"I've read the statistics, I have an interest in the Mobile Dry Cleaner Success Program, but how do I know this is the business for me? ..."What is my job and what's in it for me?"
In the final chapter of the Mobile Dry Cleaning Manual, both questions are answered. Using actual sales figures from a Pennsylvania Mobile Dry Cleaner, you are shown how a nine (9) hour work week yields $447.84 weekly income or $23,387.68 annually and what the route operator had to do to earn that money. Here is a portion of that discussion:
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A distinctive advantage of The Mobile Dry Cleaning Business is the elimination of hanging inventory. You deliver the order to the customer as soon as it is completed and collect your money immediately. No holding onto finished orders waiting for the customer to pick them up.
Approximately 10% to 20% of the orders you see in a dry cleaning store may never be picked up. Customers forget them, perhaps they gained weight and can no longer wear that particular garment, perhaps the garment is out of style and the customer doesn't want to have to pay for something they will never wear again. Many reasons contribute to garments remaining on the dry cleaners rack. But, the fact remains, these unclaimed orders are lost revenues.
As a Mobile Dry Cleaner, you deliver the garment to the customer. and are paid upon delivery. It is rare that a customer will refuse to pay for completed work when presented with the order. the majority of your orders turn over in three days, the remainder within a week and the proceeds are received in cash.
The following illustrations compare actual weekly sales information for a two-day route of a Pennsylvania drycleaner. Table 1 reveals sales for a peak business period between 05/07/01- 05/12/01 and Table 2 reveals sales for a flat business period between 09/03/01 - 09/09/01.
- Flat Sales Period
- Flat Sales Period
· Approximately forty-eight customers were served and twelve households prospected during a 4½-hour period. Varying workloads and traffic conditions will have a direct effect on this time schedule, but the time quoted is an accurate average.
· The Dry Cleaner’s statistics reveal that each ticket written, both dry cleaning and laundry, averages three garments (Pcs/Tick) for both Tables.
· The average revenue per piece for dry cleaning was $7.81 and $6.75 respectively. Laundry revenue was consistent at $1.82-1.81. (Individual figures may vary depending on pricing policies.)
· The revenue per ticket (Rev/Tick) was $25.42 for Table I versus $20.25 for Table II. Laundry revenue was similar during both periods at approximately $5.30.
· Eighty-six (86) orders totaling $1714.80 were recorded for Table I and fifty-three (53) orders totaling $908.52 for Table II. (For processing purposes, drycleaning orders and laundry orders are listed on separate receipts; consequently, one customer may have more than one order resulting in a greater number of orders written than customers served.)
Using the illustrated sales figures, the following formulae calculates weekly net profit and hourly income:
Averaging sales for both periods yields $49.76 profit per hour, $447.84 for a 9-hour workweek, or $23,387.68 annually working part-time two days a week.
marketing supplemental services, such as, tailoring services, leather
cleaning, wedding gown cleaning and preservation or those listed in the Mobile
Dry Cleaning Manual, could increase profits an additional 25% or more
returning $62.20 /hr. or $29,109.60 annually.
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