form strategic local
Naturally people look to Laundry Care to get the low down on the local Dry Cleaners. After all, we use them as a third party vendor when a client requests items dry cleaned. And we have the same high expectations as our laundry clients! A local dry cleaner that DOES NOT OFFER WASH & FOLD SERVICE would make a great potential partner.
Partnerships with other local businesses can pay off BIG! The key is to find the RIGHT partner.
Find the RIGHT Partner
The best businesses to partner with are ones that offer similar (but NOT COMPETING) services and are likely often asked for recommendations for great local laundry service.
Independent House Cleaners
Real Estate Agents
Your target partners are businesses that match Laundry Care in certain ways. For example, they:
1. Have a good reputation
2. DO NOT offer wash & fold laundry services
3. Have reasonable prices
Make it Happen
Once you’ve found your ideal partner - go introduce yourself. Tell them what you do and why they should work with you. The conversation could go something like this:
“Hi there! My name is _______ . I provide a wash & fold laundry service here in town. I noticed your business does not offer wash & fold service, is that correct?
...I offer courier service for my clients with dry cleaning needs and I'm looking for a great local dry cleaner to bring my clients clothes to. Would you consider partnering with me? In exchange, I just ask that you refer your clients to me for their wash and fold needs."