Lapels Dry Cleaning to introduce Express Drop Zones in December

December 14, 2017 // Franchising.com // HANOVER, MA - Lapels Dry Cleaning, an innovative, environmentally friendly dry cleaning company headquartered in Hanover, Massachusetts, recently introduced its Lapels Express Drop Zone offering for current and future franchise owners. This new wrinkle to the Lapels Dry Cleaning franchise opportunity provides owners with the mechanism to install drop-off spots within local establishments.

The concept is fairly straightforward. Lapels Dry Cleaning owners negotiate with local businesses to essentially rent out part of the store as a drop-off zone. A typical drop zone would require around 100 square feet to accommodate a drop-off container. Store customers store can drop off their clothes in a Lapels Dry Cleaning garment bag, which can either be purchased at the local Lapels Dry Cleaning store or at the store itself.

When clothes are ready for pickup, customers can either pay at the store’s cashier or pre-pay via Lapels’ app. Pick-ups and drop-offs would take place two days per week - probably Monday/Tuesday and Thursday/Friday, depending on the store.

“The drop zone express concept works on so many levels. For the franchise owner, it’s like having a satellite location but without having to staff the location or pay an expensive rent. For the store owner, it’s a way to offer additional services to their customer base - essentially guaranteeing a return visit for the customer - and earn some extra revenue by renting out the space for the drop-off,” said Kevin Dubois, CEO of Lapels Dry Cleaning.

Dubois continued, “Most importantly, for customers, this is a big win. There’s the convenience of an additional place to get their clothes dry cleaned. If it’s a convenience store, the chances are good that it will be open later than typical Lapels Dry Cleaning store hours. It also provides an opportunity to take care of other errands (e.g. picking up a gallon of milk) by going to one location.”

The price point for the build-out for a Lapels Dry Cleaning Drop-off Express is up to $5,000. For a Lapels Dry Cleaning franchise owner to be eligible, they must own and operate a dry cleaning plant; Lapels Dry Cleaning owners with just a satellite location are not eligible.

Over its 14-year history, Lapels has pioneered an eco-friendly dry cleaning experience. Part of that effort includes a partnership agreement with GreenEarth®, the dry cleaning industry’s only non-toxic cleaning alternative. Lapels Dry Cleaning’s newer locations use GreenEarth® solutions. Using these kinds of solutions and the latest technology in equipment, Lapels is one of the few dry cleaners able to boast that there is no hazardous waste in their process.

Lapels offers it’s customers Automatic Rewards earning them credit towards free dry cleaning for every dollar they spend, Loyalty Programs, a VIP Program which eliminates the need to wait in line, the use of a 24 Hour Drop Off Service and FREE Home Delivery to all its customers. Same day service is also available with pick-up after 5 pm. Lapels also offers a “car hop” service where customers can drop off and pick up their clothing without ever leaving their cars.

To learn more about franchise opportunities with Lapels Dry Cleaning, call toll free (866) 695-2735 or email sales@lapelsdrycleaning.com. Additional information and up-to-date company news can also be found on the company’s Web site, www.lapelsdrycleaning.com.

Lapels Dry Cleaning – Environmentally Friendly Cleaners

Each Lapels Dry Cleaning store offers a full slate of services, including: same-day dry cleaning; shirt service; tailoring; shoe repair; wedding gown preservation; suede and leather processing; box storage and fur storage. Lapels Dry Cleaning has stores in Arizona (Gilbert, Chandler, Phoenix, Scottsdale), Colorado (Littleton), Connecticut (Cromwell), Florida (Fleming Island, Orange Park, Tampa) Louisiana (Monroe, West Monroe, Delhi, Rayville, Winnsboro), Massachusetts (Abington, Allston, Bedford, Boston, Boston Seaport, South Boston, Brighton, Burlington, Canton, Cohasset, Dedham, Easton, Framingham, Hanover, Hingham, Kingston, North Andover, Malden, Marshfield, Martha’s Vineyard, Newtonville, Norton, Quincy, Somerville, Stoughton, Walpole, Waltham, Wakefield, Wellesley, Westford, Westwood and Wilmington), Michigan (Beverly Hills, Rochester Hills, West Bloomfield), Mississippi (New Albany, Tupelo, Oxford, Pontotoc), Missouri (Wildwood), New Jersey (Brick, Livingston, Somerville), Ohio (Liberty Township), Oklahoma (Edmond, Oklahoma City), Pennsylvania (Bloomsburg), South Carolina (Myrtle Beach, Pawleys Island), Texas (Bee Cave, Brownsville, Katy, Richmond). Additional locations are coming soon to Boston, MA, Piscataway, NJ, Latham, NY, Franklin, TN, Nashville, TN, Sugar Land, TX and Doha, Qatar.

Lapels Dry Cleaning has received several accolades in the franchise world. That includes being ranked as the number one franchise in the Dry Cleaning and Delivery Services category for Entrepreneur’s Annual “Franchise 500” for 2016. Entrepreneur's “Franchise 500” is the best and most comprehensive rating of franchises in the world and is based on objective, quantifiable measures of a franchise operation. Lapels Dry Cleaning has also been named to Franchise Times Top 200+.

Lapels has also achieved acclaim in the dry cleaning industry. Lapels Dry Cleaning CEO Kevin Dubois is the co-author of Entrepreneurial Insanity in the Dry Cleaning Business, sold on Amazon.com.

Lapels Dry Cleaning corporate offices are located at 962 Washington Street, Hanover, MA 02339.

To learn more about franchise opportunities with Lapels Dry Cleaning, call toll free (866) 695-2735 or email sales@lapelsdrycleaning.com. Additional information and up-to-date company news can also be found on the company’s Web site, www.lapelsdrycleaning.com.

Contact:

Steven V. Dubin
(781) 582-1061
sdubin@prworkzone.com

SOURCE Lapels Dry Cleaning

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