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Distributor Role: Your Continental Distributor is Your Teammate
Your Continental distributor holds years of experience developing new, energy-efficient card and coin laundries. So, it makes good sense to partner with your Continental distributor every step of the way.
Your Continental distributor can help with locating your coin laundry, running demographic studies, handling lease negotiations, securing competitive financing, selecting and installing laundry equipment, developing laundry plans, marketing and management. Continental distributors are highly experienced – they know what works and they want you to succeed. Most importantly, Continental distributors support your success after the sale, by providing service, management and marketing help to ensure your coin laundry operates efficiently. To find your Continental distributor, visit our Continental distributor locator.
Site Selection: Store Location is Critical to Success
There are many factors to consider when selecting the location for your coin laundry, including traffic density, population, competition, availability of utilities, store visibility and even available parking. Be sure to consider a location's traffic patterns and volume, neighborhood trends and competition. Are there any other coin op laundries nearby? If so, how might their business affect yours? Your Continental distributor can help you answer these questions.
Continental distributors will conduct demographic studies of a location before you invest. In doing so, Continental distributors help you determine a population's ethnic origin, median income, rental percentage, family size and median age. Historic trends show that coin laundries perform best when located in high rental areas and where lower-income families reside. However, each situation should be analyzed individually.
Curious? Contact your Continental distributor.
Layout & Design
Location & Demographics
The location of your coin laundry is critical to its success. And, there are many factors to consider before you purchase a site or secure a lease. Your Continental distributor can help you strategically evaluate a given location.
Card or coin laundry equipment, energy-efficiency, services and flow; these are the factors to consider when designing a new store. A good coin laundry layout utilizing the right laundry equipment saves time and money. That's why, along with providing the best coin operated laundry equipment in the industry, Continental distributors offer complete design and layout services. Our Continental distribution team understands how to maximize profit potential through equipment mix, services and layout. Proper card or coin operated laundry equipment placement and sizing will maximize your coin laundry's revenue and operational efficiency.
Planning: Factors to Consider
- Water pressure
- Supply of hot water
- Size of gas lines
- Location of sewer lines
- Utility planning
- Vend variation
- Machine capacities, efficiencies, extract speeds, programmability
- Amenities: wash-dry-fold, drop-off drycleaning, ATMs, vending machines, snack shops, children's play areas, dog washes, car washes, etc.