5 Tips For Choosing the Best Commercial Laundry Equipment Distributor

how to choose the best commercial laundry equipment distributor

When it’s time to invest in a commercial washer and/or dryer, choosing the best equipment distributor is just as important as choosing the right equipment. Whether you’re a first-time laundromat owner or an experienced hotel manager, it is vital that the equipment you choose adequately supports your long-term business goals, and an experienced distributor can be key to success. So, how do you choose the right commercial laundry distributor? Use these 5 tips to get started:

  1. Ask About Their Expertise: Look for a distributor whose knowledge goes beyond the equipment. While product expertise is a given, the best distributors are more like trusted business advisors. Choose a company that offers full service support and solutions, from business plan development and competitive analyses to layout designs and even workflow analysis. Having a knowledgeable, experienced partner to rely on will help you avoid many common mistakes, ensure your business is optimized from the start, and set you up for success.

  2. Look for Broad Equipment Offerings: Laundry equipment needs vary by business, so steer clear of any equipment distributor who offers a one-size-fits-all solution. Instead, choose a distributor who offers a variety of equipment suited for a range of industries. From coin laundry equipment to high-capacity washers and dryers and specialty features, a distributor with a wide range of products and deep product knowledge will help you select the commercial washers and dryers best suited for your business.

  3. Inquire About Ongoing Support: Even with proper maintenance and upkeep, all commercial laundry equipment will eventually require service. Look for a distributor who offers ongoing support with training, OEM parts, service, and warranties. This indicates the supplier stands behind the equipment they are selling and won’t desert you once the sale is final.

  4. Confirm They're an Authorized Dealer: Make sure your laundry distributor is authorized to sell the brands they carry. When a supplier is authorized, they are not only trusted to sell directly to other businesses on the brand’s behalf, but they are also able to issue warranties and provide after-sales support with genuine parts and manufacturer trained technicians.

  5. Consider Flexible Financing & Programs: A distributor with flexible lease and finance options allows you to choose the path that’s best for your business. They should also offer assistance in choosing the right financing program to ensure you’re creating a well-rounded plan from the start.

Worldwide Laundry is an authorized distributor for many of the industry’s leading manufacturers, including Dexter Laundry Equipment. With equipment and expertise to serve a wide variety of industries, we’re proud to be a partner to laundromat owners and on-premise laundry managers worldwide. Contact us today to learn how we will exceed your expectations, from consultation to installation, to help start your business and support it as it grows.

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