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6 Things to Consider when partnering with a Laundromat Equipment Distributor


People today lead busy lives, and when they need services, they look for providers that offer reliability, convenience, and affordability. Most people have washing machines and dryers in their homes or apartment buildings. However, they may still need to visit a laundromat to wash and dry the bulkier items such as blankets, comforters, bedspreads, etc. that will not fit into standard home laundry appliances.

As a laundromat owner, you have a business that will always be needed. While many companies offer coin-operated machine sales and services, not all are made equal. Here are some things you should be looking for in a laundromat equipment distributor.

It is crucial to look for a local laundromat equipment distributors that can meet your needs. As a laundromat owner, you’ll want a company that you can develop a long term partnership with, a true “one-stop” shop. Here is what to look for before choosing one:

  • Customized services – Look for a partner who is proactive with providing solutions and willing to work with you to offer customized services to meet your needs. Equipment such as Speed Queen washers and dryers represents a significant investment for you. You need to be sure the company that provides coin-operated and other machines is there to offer input that will add value to your business.

  • Strong company reputation – Check how long the company has been in business and its reputation in the market. Hermes Commercial Laundry Equipment, for example, was founded in 1969 and is one of the largest volume distributors in the US. They are highly regarded on social media sites, like Facebook, where they continuously score high marks by clients and customers.

  • Comprehensive service offering – Look for a laundromat equipment distributor that provides a host of comprehensive services, including maintenance of the products they sell, access to spare parts, and accessories to support your purchases. You do not want to get stuck with equipment challenging to repair or where you can’t find someone to handle the services. Our teams are seasoned and skilled, with decades of experience and can service and install all types of coin-operated machines.

  • Local support – make sure you have a partner located in the areas of your facilities. Hermes Equipment, for example, has the most territory in Illinois, and is the largest in stock Speed Queen distributor in the Midwest. This will allow for fast service and a relationship with your local sales and repair team.

  • Support your profitability – We are committed to helping you increase your bottom line. Hermes will work with you to cut operating costs and increase efficiency while creating higher customer satisfaction. We offer the latest in advanced energy-efficient vended equipment and third party ancillary products like payment systems, ozone cleaning systems, vending machines, and bill breakers.

  • Coin laundry accessories and spare parts – From washer-extractor drains to lint components, our company can supply it. Our fully stocked warehouse can provide any part you may need. We carry everything from ignition controllers and water valves to control boards and drain valves.

With all the points presented above, laundromat owners should have a clear choice in selecting a partner to meet their needs. For more information about Hermes Equipment and our solutions, contact us today!

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Mark Wilkins/Owner: mark.wilkins@hermesequipment.com