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May 21, 2021

How to Build an On-Demand Laundry App?

May 21, 2021

How to Build an On-Demand Laundry App?

Looking for an on-demand app for your laundry business? In this guide know how to make on-demand laundry app and how much does it cost to develop an app.

The concept of on-demand solutions expanding worldwide and improving the lives of people in managing daily basic needs. Today, everything is available online whether it is electronic, clothes, food delivery items or any variety of equipment.

Before 4-5 years ago, when laundry person come to our doorstep or home to pick-up clothes for cleaning, ironing, or dry-cleaning work but the time is totally changed now with on-demand laundry mobile apps. Every business owner, students, working professionals want to use their good time on work productivity, where they do not want to consume their time with other unnecessary household duties. As a result, now the on-demand laundry apps make a significant income for laundry business owners and entrepreneurs. According to Statista, the outlook revenue of dry-cleaning app services in the United States is expected to reach 7,660 Million USD by 2022.

As of now FlyCleaners and Rinse on-demand dry cleaning and laundry services are the present leaders, with the highest annual revenues. However, start-ups in the “Uber for laundry” domain, such as WashClub and Laundryheap, are successfully competing with these laundry giants.

But what, apart from high revenue, can you gain by creating an on-demand laundry app? Let us take a look at the benefits customers and laundry businesses can get.

How does an on-demand laundry service work?

To know how to develop a laundry app, it is important to look at how such apps work:

Place an order

Using a website or app, a customer places an order and schedules a pickup time.

Service pickup

A delivery crew picks up the clothes to be washed, puts them in special containers, and takes them to the laundry.

Service process tracking

After the order has been processed, a professional staff washes, dries, and irons the clothes.

Service Delivery

When the clothes are ready, they are delivered back to the customer at an appointed time.

Business models for on-demand laundry services

Existing companies in the on-demand laundry industry follow one of two business models:

  • On-site
  • Marketplace (aggregation model)

If you own a laundry but are struggling to scale your business, the on-site model is for you. You can create a website and an app that enables users to order laundry pickup and delivery at convenient times and for a reasonable price.

The marketplace model is suitable for start-ups that do not have their own equipment. This model involves creating a platform where users can connect to different laundry services. Transactions are handled by the marketplace operator, who collects data about users’ locations and preferences to arrange delivery to laundries that partner with the platform.

How to make an on-demand laundry app?

Building an on-demand laundry service app requires developing a customer app, a delivery app, a laundry app, and an admin panel. These apps are slightly different but work together to provide a smooth user experience.

Customer/User App

The customer app includes customer profiles with personal data such as a customer’s full name, address, and phone number. The customer app enables users to:

  • Register and log in
  • Choose the type of service and add details (fabric, kinds of clothes, detergent preferences, etc.)
  • Schedule pickup and drop off
  • Calculate the cost of service and pay online
  • Track orders and get notifications
  • View order history and review the service
Delivery Executive App

When a customer leaves an order, it goes to the delivery app. Within this app, employees can:

  • Get information about orders together with preferred pickup and drop off times
  • Confirm orders
  • Set up tracking and change the status of an order when it’s ready for pick-up
  • Add locations on the map and build a convenient route for pickups and deliveries

To keep the delivery system running like clockwork, each driver who picks up dirty laundry and delivers clean laundry has a smartphone application that uses a mapping algorithm to match addresses to deliveries and build the most efficient route. With this app, drivers can deliver clean clothes several times faster than if they manually created routes.

Laundry Vendor App

The delivery app is connected to the laundry app. The laundry app receives information about an order such as the order number, type of service (dry cleaning or wash and fold), details about fabric and detergents, etc. When an order is completed, control of operations returns to the delivery app.

All these processes are controlled by the admin panel, which incorporates:

  • Client data
  • Order histories
  • Statistics and analytics (income, positive and negative reviews, etc.)
  • Data about employees
  • Map and calendar views
  • Dashboard

Admin Panel Features

  • Category Management
  • Payment Management
  • Content Management
  • Customer Management
  • User Management
  • Manage Commission
  • View Analytics
  • Run Marketing Campaigns
  • Sent Push Notification

Cost and Expenses

The development cost for an on-demand laundry service app can be varying with the key factors as:

In India- The app development cost is exceptionally low when compared with other regions like Europe and the USA. It is $12-$80 every hour for building up an on-demand flower delivery app with the features listed in this guide.

In Europe and America- The value range is $120-$250 every hour.

Looking to launch online laundry service business?

We have a team of UI/UX designers and developers with experience in multi-domain applications that are developing scalable and prominent solutions in React Native, iOS, and Android of different complexities. Feel free to write us in case of any queries.

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