Blog

Whether you own a laundromat or run an on-premises laundry facility, the Martin-Ray Laundry Systems Blog is your resource for staying up to date with commercial laundry industry news and company updates. Get tips and tricks, advice and more from our team of laundry professionals!
Jul
17
2017

3 Reasons Customer Service Matters for Your Laundromat

laundromat. A machine may unexpectedly break down, the card payment system may not work properly, or there may be a long wait time for the dryers – all of which can leave patrons...

Jun
30
2017

The Benefits of Purchasing Speed Queen Laundry Equipment

As the leading laundry supplier and service provider in the Rocky Mountain region, Martin-Ray Laundry Systems is committed to selling and installing the highest quality commercial laundry...

Jun
12
2017

Pros and Cons of Purchasing an Existing Laundromat vs Building Your Own

If you’re looking to invest in a laundromat , there are plenty of things to consider . One of the first things you’ll want to decide is whether you want to purchase an existing...

May
25
2017

3 Advantages of Adding a Laundry Pickup and Delivery Service to Your Business

As a coin laundry owner, you know that the success of your business goes beyond just having the best commercial laundry equipment . As customers’ needs are changing, so are the business...

May
10
2017

The Benefits of a Tiered Pricing System for Laundromats

As a vended laundry owner, there are countless costs associated with doing business in the laundromat industry, including utilities and commercial laundry equipment . In a competitive market,...

Apr
25
2017

How Sales Tax is Threatening Nebraska Laundromats

For decades, laundry tax exemption s has been an important topic for those involved in the coin laundry industry. Exemption from sales tax, which varies state-by-state, allows self-service...

Mar
27
2017

3 Tips for Marketing Your Laundromat

The laundry industry is a competitive market where washateria owners need to make smart and informed business decisions to help differentiate their facilities from others. Sure, upgrading your...

Feb
28
2017

The Importance of Performing Preventative Maintenance on Commercial Laundry Equipment

Whether you are an on-premises , vended , or multi-housing laundry owner, keeping your commercial laundry equipment operating at peak performance should always be a priority. Performing...

Feb
13
2017

How to Grow Your Laundromat Customer Base

As an established laundromat owner, it can be hard to grow your customer base if you are stuck in day-to-day business activities. The Coin Laundry Association shares that vended laundry facilities...

Feb
7
2017

Why Purchasing Laundry Equipment from a Distributor with a Strong Service Department Matters

As a vended , multi-housing , or on-premise laundry owner, maintaining your facility's equipment is a top priority. When machines are down, money and customer satisfaction is lost. Martin-Ray...

Feb
3
2017

The Top Things to Consider When Opening a Laundromat

When it comes to investment opportunities, laundromats are proven to have low failure rates, start-up costs, and franchise fees. Compared to other business ventures , vended laundry has unmatched...

Oct
18
2016

Benefits of Partnering with an Equipment Distributor When Opening a Laundromat

There are many advantages to investing in laundromats, including a 94.5% success rate according to Speed Queen®  Financial Services.  If you are ready to make a sound business...

Sep
26
2016

Advantages of Replacing Your Laundry Equipment

Regardless of whether you own vended , multi-housing , or on-premise laundry equipment , there are countless advantages to replacing old, out-of-date machines. The laundry industry is known to...

Sep
12
2016

How to Operate an Energy-Efficient Laundry Facility

Owning an energy-efficient laundry facility can boast a lot of benefits including reduced utility bills, reduced environmental footprint and improved community image. Making changes to become more...

Sep
6
2016

5 Tips for Opening a Vended Laundromat

If you’re considering opening a vended laundromat, there are plenty of choices to make and advice to consider in bettering your chances of success. While any business opportunity poses a...

Aug
31
2016

The Benefits of Entering Speed Queen's 2016 Art of the Journey Contest

  Open to laundromat owners who have invested in new, state-of-the-art Speed Queen laundry equipment , financed through Speed Queen Financial Services , the 2016 Speed Queen Art of...

Jul
6
2016

Benefits of Attending Martin-Ray's Fall Open House

Open to both existing vended laundromat customers and future laundromat owners, this is a great opportunity to explore the types of products and services Martin-Ray has to offer. Dates,...

May
27
2016

Benefits of Upgrading Your Commercial Laundry Equipment

Are you considering upgrading your commercial laundry equipment? Some of the benefits are easy to pick out, while others might not be so obvious. Martin-Ray Laundry Systems offers up some top...

Apr
29
2016

Benefits of Partnering with Martin-Ray Laundry Systems

Looking for a commercial laundry equipment distributor that meets your needs, budget and service requirements can be a daunting task. Martin-Ray Laundry Systems makes your choice easy by providing...