How To Successfully Develop Your Own Laundry App in 2021

How To Successfully Develop Your Own Laundry App in 2021

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Potential Revenues of the laundry business will amount to roughly $87 billion in the USA for the year 2021.

Laundry business is going through a great phase of digitization. Many laundry businesses are trying to target younger generation of students, office workers and stay at home parents who don’t have laundry equipment at home or need to use laundry services for other such reasons. Its a service that is ripe for digital change and transformation.

 

Introduction To Laundry Apps Development

 

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Growth of Laundry industry in this decade

 

Due to the wide spread adaptation of smart phones, every service and product is being converted into an app or being offered as an app for example, e-Commerce apps, weather apps, food & shopping delivery apps. Such apps provide convenience and nearly instantaneous placing of orders. As these apps can accept orders 24/7, many businesses are looking at apps development to fulfill the demand being generated when their physical businesses are not open or to shift online from offline. It also saves overhead costs such as rent, electricity and so on.

Checkout the growth of Revenue for laundry Services in United States of America From 2008 to 2020 in the chart above.

 

Laundry App Features You Need To Add

Major and minor features can make or break your app. We have listed the top app features you must have to make your laundry app successful.

Feature for Customer Panel of Laundry App

Easy User Registration

User can register/login with phone number or social or email account credentials for availing the laundry services in a very convenient and seamless way.

Check Availability of Nearest Laundry Services

With real time location tracking, users can track and locate their nearest laundry services provider and avail the services, book their spot and conduct business with the provider.

Select Laundry Services and Pricing

Select the right laundry services type that is needed by the user and check the pricing and pay online if the user wants to.

Users can select appropriate laundry option such as washing, ironing, or dry-cleaning as per their needs and pricing.

Select Pick-up and Delivery Date

Using this feature, users can select pickup date & time for clothes and can set delivery date & time as per their needs.

Send Laundry Request

Users can avail home pickup and drop of services from the laundry service providers who offer this option.

View Order Status

Once order is verified by the laundry owner, Users can easily see the order’s progress and check its status.

View Order History

Users can keep all order records in order section and he/she can check past history of laundry orders and can repeat it again.

Offers & Discounts Section

Users can avail the right discounts and offers before placing an order by going to the offers section.

Earn Rewards

Laundry owners can reward repeat purchases of users with rewards and gifts. This can create a loyal customer base.

 

Laundry Service Provider Features

These features are a necessity for laundry app service providers as it will help them manage the app and the users who avail their services.

Log in/Sign Up

Similar as the custom panel, laundry owner can sign up/login with help of phone number, social media accounts and email account.

View and Manage Profile

This feature allows the laundry owner to view his profile and update personal information and other account related information such as email, phone numbers and so on.

Manage Laundry Charges

Charges for the services offered and all the pricing features including delivery fees, taxes and other applicable charges can be added by the laundry shop owner.

View and Mange Order Requests

The owner can manage the customer requests and start working on them or add them to the queue.

Manage Offers and Discounts

The laundry store owner can add or remove various offers and discounts he is running for the end user.

View Reviews and Ratings

The store owner can view and respond to the reviews left by the end user after availing the services of his store.

 

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A proposed app interface for Laundry app

 

Advance Features of Laundry App

 

Push Notification

Push notifications helps users stay connected to the app. Users can get all the latest information, notifications from their nearby laundry shops and notifications on offers and discounts with push notifications. Push notifications can be used to increase usage of the app and create more loyalty. Third party notifications can also be allowed for their customer base through the app.

In-app Chat

The user and store owner can initiate chats for faster communication, problem solving and for providing or availing information by live chats from the app. With this feature, store owners can provide a personalized touch to their services and users will feel like that they are talking to a real person and not just using an app.

Payment Options

With payment options, users can opt for different payment methods such as subscriptions, one time fees and recurring subscriptions. Because laundry services are needed on an ongoing basis, people might opt for subscription model which will enhance the revenue for the laundry store.

Payment Gateways

Integration with the major payment gateways so that users can pay online and pay through cards or other payment methods such as Venmo or online banking.

 

Conclusion

Laundry apps are a major revenue opportunity for aspiring app entrepreneurs. The laundry business is awash with opportunities for digitization and the right app entrepreneur if he can offer the right type of app with the best possible features, he can certainly capture a large share of the market.

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Posted on June 10, 2021 by Krish Nair
Krish Nair
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