Are you seeking a business opportunity that offers the potential for long-term passive income? Look no further than the vended laundry industry. With low labor costs and a steady repeat customer base, laundromats are recession resistant, while offering a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs to generate a reliable stream of income.
A successful vended laundry business requires a few essential components, one of which is selecting the right location that appeals to the local community & is close to conveniences that help generate foot traffic. Also consider that your selected location needs to have easy access to parking, to make offloading laundry & transporting to / from your store, a simple experience.
Designing a beautiful space that is well lit, has good seating & folding facilities, with free wifi / music / television, makes the time spent in your store enjoyable. This helps increase repeat & referral business. The cost of shop fittings can often be substantial & must be included when budgeting store costs.
Investing in quality equipment is a crucial long-term decision for your laundromat business. High-quality industrial machines not only attract more customers, but also provide superior wash results, which in turn leads to increased customer satisfaction and repeat business. This investment in equipment can greatly impact your revenue and earning potential.
At Richard Jay, we are proud to offer a variety of options through the Electrolux Professional and LG Commercial equipment brands, designed to streamline efficiency while reducing per-wash costs and resource consumption.
Our range includes machines with varying capacities, ensuring that businesses of all sizes can find the perfect solution for their workloads.
For those seeking to generate more passive income through their laundromat business, we’ve handpicked some of our most cost-efficient models. These machines will not only improve the bottom line, but also provide customers with a superior experience. Below we’ve included the details of some of our popular models.
WH6-11CP – Electrolux Industrial Washer, 450G, 11KG
$8 per cycle x 30,000 cycles = $240,000 maximum yield
This model also keeps costs low, using only 110 liters of water and $0.30 worth of chemical in each cycle.
WH6-20CP – Electrolux Industrial Washer, 450G, 20KG
$16 per cycle x 30,000 cycles = $480,000 maximum yield
This model uses exactly twice as much water and resources as the WH6-11CP, at 220 liters water and $0.60 worth of chemical in each cycle.
TD6-17S – Electrolux Industrial Stack Dryer, 17KG (paired with WH6-11CP)
$6 per pocket for 30 mins x 2 pockets x 30,000 cycles = $360,000 maximum yield
This model uses 38 MJ of gas per cycle at a cost of $0.03 per MJ for a total of $1.14 per cycle.
TD6-24S – Electrolux Industrial Stack Dryer, 24KG (paired with WH6-20CP)
$9 per pocket for 30 mins x 2 pockets x 30,000 cycles = $540,000 max yield
This model uses 50 MJ of gas per cycle at a cost of $0.03 per MJ for a total of $1.50 per cycle. While more costly than the TD6-17S to operate long-term, the TD6-24S also has a higher maximum yield that offsets the cost difference.
Having advised countless laundromat owners and managers over the past 54 years, Richard Jay has below to be fairly common choices for customers with around 80 square meters of space available, pending store dimensions & demographics.
The following configuration is ideal for businesses serving a target market of single people and couples as the mix of smaller capacity machines is greater, with larger machines being available for processing exceptional larger items, i.e. doonas.
- 8 x WH6-11CP – Electrolux Industrial Washer, 450G, 11KG
- 4 x WH6-20CP – Electrolux Industrial Washer, 450G, 20KG
- 4 x TD6-17S – Electrolux Industrial Stack Dryer, 17KG
- 2 x TD6-24S – Electrolux Industrial Stack Dryer, 24KG
For businesses serving families, the following configuration includes a greater mix of larger capacity equipment, to better handle the larger loads that need to be processed from families.
- 4 x WH6-11CP – Electrolux Industrial Washer, 450G, 11KG
- 8 x WH6-20CP – Electrolux Industrial Washer, 450G, 20KG
- 2 x TD6-17S – Electrolux Industrial Stack Dryer, 17KG
- 4 x TD6-24S – Electrolux Industrial Stack Dryer, 24KG
No two laundries are the same, and the Richard Jay team specialises in tailoring solutions to individual businesses. Do you need advice on selecting the right equipment for a new or existing laundromat business or assistance with layout options?