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!
Aug
14
2019

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Opening A Laundromat

Avoid These 5 Mistakes When Opening A Laundromat Published: August 14, 2019 Written by: Martin Ray Laundry Systems After decades of helping laundry investors get started in the...

Jul
11
2019

4 Easy Ways to Improve Your Laundromat Customers' Experience

4 Easy Ways to Improve Your Laundromat Customers' Experience Published: July 11, 2019 Written by: Martin Ray Laundry Systems If you were a customer at your laundromat, would...

Jun
26
2019

Simple Ways to Save Money & Lower Utility Costs at Your Laundromat

Simple Ways to Save Money & Lower Utility Costs at Your Laundromat Published: June 26, 2019 Written by: Martin Ray Laundry Systems Utility costs are a big deal for...

Jun
11
2019

Easy Ways to Prevent Slips & Falls at Your Laundromat

Easy Ways to Prevent Slips & Falls at Your Laundromat Published: June 11, 2019 Written by: Martin Ray Laundry Systems According to the National Floor Safety Institute ,...

May
29
2019

5 Signs It's Time to Upgrade Your Commercial Laundry Equipment

5 Signs It's Time to Upgrade Your Commercial Laundry Equipment Published: May 29, 2019 Written by: Martin Ray Laundry Systems Unfortunately, laundry equipment doesn’t last...

May
12
2019

Pros & Cons of Offering Wash and Fold Service at Your Laundromat

Pros & Cons of Offering Wash and Fold Service at Your Laundromat Published: May 12, 2019 Written by: Martin Ray Laundry Systems As you look for ways to better serve your...

Apr
25
2019

Quick & Easy Design Tips to Give Your Laundry Business an Upgrade this Spring

Quick & Easy Design Tips to Give Your Laundry Business an Upgrade this Spring Published: April 25, 2019 Written by: Martin Ray Laundry Systems Many of us take the time to clean...

Apr
16
2019

6 Reasons to Open A Laundromat

6 Reasons to Open A Laundromat Published: April 16, 2019 Written by: Martin Ray Laundry Systems So you're thinking about opening a laundromat, huh? Great! We love being a part of...

Mar
28
2019

What To Look For In A Laundry Equipment Distributor - And What to Avoid

What To Look For In A Laundry Equipment Distributor - And What to Avoid Published: March 28, 2019 Written by: Martin Ray Laundry Systems Diving into the laundry industry and...

Mar
12
2019

Don't Panic! What to Do When Your Commercial Laundry Equipment Breaks Down

Don't Panic! What to Do When Your Commercial Laundry Equipment Breaks Down Published: March 12, 2019 Written by: Martin Ray Laundry Systems   If you have high-quality...

Feb
20
2019

How to Save Money & Increase Efficiency in your On-Premise Laundry Room

How to Save Money & Increase Efficiency in your On-Premise Laundry Room Published: February 20, 2019 Written by: Martin Ray Laundry Systems   What goes into running a...

Feb
5
2019

7 Elements of a Profitable Laundromat

7 Elements of a Profitable Laundromat Published: February 5, 2019 Written by: Martin Ray Laundry Systems There's obviously no "one-size-fits-all" solution to running a successful...

Jan
18
2019

Key Things to Look For When Purchasing Commercial Laundry Equipment

Key Things to Look For When Purchasing Commercial Laundry Equipment Published: January 18, 2019 Written by: Martin Ray Laundry Systems Choosing the right commercial laundry equipment...

Jan
8
2019

The Inside Scoop On On-Premise Laundry Verses A Laundry Service

The Inside Scoop On On-Premise Laundry Verses A Laundry Service Published: January 8, 2019 Written by: Martin Ray Laundry Systems Should you take care of laundry in-house or...

Dec
19
2018

5 Things That Are Driving Your Laundromat Customers Away

5 Things That Are Driving Your Laundromat Customers Away When was the last time you stopped and took a good hard look at your coin laundry business from a customer’s perspective?...

Dec
4
2018

16 Pros & Cons of Owning A Laundromat New Investors Need to Know

16 Pros & Cons of Owning A Laundromat New Investors Need to Know So, you're considering opening a coin laundry business? Congratulations! It's a really great industry; one that all of us here...

Nov
26
2018

Easy and Effective Ways to Promote Your Vended Laundry Business

Easy and Effective Ways to Promote Your Vended Laundry Business According to the Coin Laundry Association, almost 90% of your core demographic lives within one mile of your laundry...

Nov
14
2018

4 Ways Commercial Laundry Equipment Can Improve Your Restaurant or Catering Business

4 Ways Commercial Laundry Equipment Can Improve Your Restaurant or Catering Business   From towels to aprons to tablecloths, every restaurant, food service, and catering business...

Oct
29
2018

8 Ways Your Laundry Business Can Give Back This Holiday Season

8 Ways Your Laundry Business Can Give Back This Holiday Season The busy holiday season is fast approaching. Hopefully that is putting you and your employees in the giving spirit. Giving...

Oct
11
2018

Why Safety Is So Important in Your Community Laundry Room

Why Safety Is So Important in Your Community Laundry Room We've discussed tips for keeping your laundromat business safe , but what about laundry room safety for multi-housing facilities?...

Sep
20
2018

4 Easy Ways To Make Your Laundromat Feel More Like Home For Higher Profits + Better Customer Loyalty

4 Easy Ways To Make Your Laundromat Feel More Like Home For Higher Profits + Better Customer Loyalty Your laundromat may be great, but there really is no place like home. Most people...

Sep
12
2018

Why Speed Queen is the Best Choice For Your Commercial Laundry Needs

Why Speed Queen is the Best Choice For Your Commercial Laundry Needs There are so many options when it comes to commercial laundry equipment. It can be hard to know where to start. Investing...

Aug
20
2018

Back to School: What You Need to Know About Students and Laundry

Back to School: What You Need to Know About Students and Laundry Summer is winding down. That means teachers and students everywhere are starting to prepare to head back to school. Back to...

Aug
13
2018

3 Ways Commercial Laundry Equipment Can Improve Your Fitness Center

3 Ways Commercial Laundry Equipment Can Improve Your Fitness Center When you think about running a successful gym, athletic facility, or health club, laundry equipment probably isn't the first...

Jul
26
2018

3 Things Residents Look for in the Laundry Room at Apartment Complexes

3 Things Residents Look for in the Laundry Room at Apartment Complexes Everyone needs to do laundry. That's why it's no surprise that laundry is a top amenity renters are looking for ....

Jul
9
2018

How Speed Queen Technology is Making Laundromat Owner's Lives Easier

How Speed Queen Technology is Making Laundromat Owner's Lives Easier If you haven't looked into Speed Queen Insights yet, you're missing out. The cutting-edge laundry management and mobile...

Jun
25
2018

6 Handy Accessories to Improve Your Commercial Laundry Business

6 Handy Accessories to Improve Your Commercial Laundry Business There's a lot that goes into building the perfect laundry business besides commercial washers and dryers . Your facility's...

May
10
2018

10 Ideas for Your Laundromat Grand Opening

10 Ideas for Your Laundromat Grand Opening Opening your new laundromat or expanding your current business is an incredibly exciting time. You've researching, planned, and invested, and now...

Mar
19
2018

Tips for Attracting Students to Your Laundromat

Tips for Attracting Students to Your Laundromat College students can be great patrons for your laundromat business. Many of them live on campus or nearby in apartment buildings and rental...

Nov
21
2017

Attract More Customers with Special Events

Attract More Customers with Special Events Who says doing laundry has to be boring? Fun and engaging special events and promotions can be a great way to foster customer loyalty and attract new...

Oct
25
2017

Current Trends in the Coin-Operated Laundry Industry

Current Trends in the Coin-Operated Laundry Industry With advances in technology, the rise of the Internet and social media, and changing customer demographics, the coin-operated laundry...

Sep
22
2017

ICYMI: Martin-Ray Named Speed Queen Distributor of the Year

Martin-Ray Named Speed Queen Distributor of the Year Martin-Ray Laundry Systems is proud to be the Speed Queen 2016 Distributor of the Year. We received the award in June during Clean...

Aug
21
2017

How Quantum Controls Can Raise Your Laundry Game

How Quantum Controls Can Raise Your Laundry Game Do you want to increase revenue, reduce utility costs, and maximize profits at your laundromat? Look no further than the state-of-the art...

Jul
17
2017

3 Reasons Customer Service Matters for Your Laundromat

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...

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...