5 Marketing Tips for Opening Your Laundromat

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If you’re planning on opening a laundromat, you’ll need to make sure your marketing strategy is on point. Gone are the “Field of Dreams” days of “If you build it, they will come.” You’ll need to invest a little more time, energy, and even money into marketing your laundromat when you first open. Use these five tips to help you get started:  
  1. Establish a strong online presence for your laundromat.
  2. Develop a solid marketing strategy.
  3. Get involved in your community.
  4. Offer incentives and discounts.
  5. Make a great first impression on the community with a business grand opening.
By following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to attracting new customers and growing your business. We’ll go through each of these individually to make them as practical as possible.

Establish a strong online presence for your laundromat

When you’re first opening a laundromat, it’s important to make sure you have a strong online presence. Your website should be up-to-date and informative, and you should be active on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. This will help potential customers learn more about your business, and it will also make it easier for them to find you when they’re searching for a laundromat in your area.

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In addition, make sure that you have a complete Google Business Profile. This will help you to be found on Google when people search for laundromats in your area. It will also put you on the map, literally, of Google maps. This step alone will drive free traffic to your laundromat business.   If you want to DIY a solid laundromat website, check out our FREE course on how to build your own laundromat website. Anyone can do it and you’ll have a great-looking website when it’s done!

Develop a solid marketing strategy

When you’re first starting out, it’s important to develop a solid marketing strategy. You’ll need to decide who your target market is and what methods you’ll use to reach them. Some common marketing methods include print ads, online ads, direct mail, and word-of-mouth. Figure out which method or combination of methods will work best for reaching your target market, and then invest time and money into making it happen.

The best online ads to invest in for a laundromat are Google AdWords and Facebook ads. Google AdWords are the ads that show up on the top and sides of a Google search. They are pay-per-click, which means you only pay when someone clicks on your ad. You can set a daily budget, so you never have to worry about overspending. Facebook ads are also pay-per-click, and they allow you to target a specific audience with your ad. For example, you could target people who live in your city and are interested in laundry services.

Get involved in your community

One great way to market your laundromat is to get involved in your community. Sponsor local events, partner with other businesses, and host charity fundraisers at your laundromat to help raise awareness of your brand. Getting involved in the community will not only help you market your business, but it will also make you a more recognizable and trusted presence in the area.

Offer incentives and discounts

Give your customers a reason to choose your laundromat over others by offering coupons, discounts, and loyalty programs. By offering these incentives, you’ll be more likely to attract new customers and keep them coming back.

Some incentives you can offer are discounts for first-time customers, discounts for referrals, and loyalty points for every dollar spent. You could also offer a free laundry bag or detergent with the purchase of a certain amount of laundry. Get creative with your incentives, and make sure they’re attractive to your target market.

Make a great first impression on the community with a grand opening

Make sure your grand opening event is well-planned and publicized to generate excitement and draw in customers. This is your chance to make a great first impression on the community, so take advantage of it!

Some ideas to make sure your grand opening event is a success are to partner with other businesses, offer discounts and giveaways, and have fun activities for kids. You could also host a ribbon-cutting ceremony or a grand opening celebration to really draw attention to your event.


By following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to attracting new customers and growing your business. Establishing a strong online presence, developing a solid marketing strategy, getting involved in your community, and offering incentives and discounts are all great ways to market your laundromat. And finally, don’t forget to make a great first impression with a well-planned grand opening event. With these tips in mind, you’re sure to succeed in the laundry business.

Now that you know some tips for marketing your laundromat, it’s time to get started! Use these tips to create a marketing plan and start promoting your business. soon, you’ll be on your way to a successful grand opening.

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