On-demand Laundry Business – an Overview

The On-Demand laundry industry has gained an impressive market position during the past years. The development of laundry and dry cleaning mobile apps and the demand for such apps is booming. Statistics in the US show that the revenue of dry cleaning and laundry services is calculated on approximately 7,660 million U.S. dollars by 2022 in that country alone.

The average urban resident spends 10 hours per month doing laundry. Cleanly is a laundry and dry cleaning delivery service that claims to solve this ‘headache’ with a single click. By a simple app, the company picks up, cleans, folds and then returns clothes within 24 hours. Their technology also automates the entire logistics chain. Their efficiency enables them to work at competitive prices, if  compared with the local cleaners. The on-demand laundry and dry cleaning service started in NYC and  has raised $7.3 million in funding so far.

However, owing to an increased focus on profitability and difficulty to raise funding in the overall laundry market, some companies have had to shut down. Cleanly claims to be known for three stated reasons: the business fundamentals, cleaning quality, and punctual delivery. Apparently, these are critical factors for an on-demand laundry service to have a good chance to prosper.