Posts made in February 2019

What Are Artisan Cleaners?

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In the world of artisan beer, cheese, pizza, and more, we now have artisan cleaning businesses. Some dry cleaners employ artisans to take care of wedding gowns, formals, and tuxedos, but they may not call themselves an “artisan cleaning business.” Many artisan dry cleaners hand wash delicate items, and clean oversize items like blankets, quilts, comforters, draperies, and area rugs. They may also handle such special requests as using fragrance-free, dye-free soap for sensitive skin. Also, they can automatically e-mail their customers to let them know that their order is ready.

The presumable difference offered by artisan cleaners is that the customer is getting the best care for his or her garments. Some artisan cleaners use specialized methods, to ensure unparalleled service for the designer, couture, and other high-end garments. You might say these cleaners specialize in “luxury garment care.” Their experts clean and restore garments one at a time. The clothes are meticulously hand finished, which ensures every piece gets the proper care and handling.

If you own a collection of rare fabrics and need unconventional cleaning methods and specialized equipment to address your item’s exact fabric, trim, and finish requirements, you might find the artisan cleaners that are located near you.

For dry cleaning businesses that are considering upping their services, be sure to contact Fabricare Systems, LLC, a leading provider of effective dry cleaning POS software.

 

Part 2: Things to Consider When Buying a Dry Cleaner Business

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To continue our blog on “Things to Consider When Buying a Dry Cleaner Business,” we are adding the following financial questions to ask to be sure you are making the most informed possible decision about your purchase.

Property
You may be leasing the location of your dry cleaning business, but you want to determine whether the business owner owns the space. If he or she owns the space, ask if they intend to sell the real estate in the future. If you are leasing the space, speak with the landlord and review the agreement to determine whether or not the lease is transferable.

Equipment
Between presses, form finishers, and toppers, the cost of dry cleaning equipment like presses, form finishers, and toppers adds up quickly. By talking with the existing owner, you can determine whether or not the dry cleaning equipment is included in the sale of the business. If the equipment is not included, you will also be making a sizable investment in purchasing the essential equipment for your business.

Operating Expenses
When you are serious about buying a dry cleaning business, you need to request to review pertinent financial documents, contracts, taxes, and utility bills, to understand the average operating expenses of the business.

Asking Price
It’s fair game for you to ask the existing owner how he or she arrived at the asking price. Was it chosen by a professional valuation service? If so, it’s likely an accurate reflection of the value of the business.

When you are considering getting becoming the owner of a dry cleaner’s business, contact Fabricare Systems, LLC to learn about the best dry cleaning software available on today’s market. Our software covers every aspect of the business for ideal effectiveness and efficiency.