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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Commercial Dry-Cleaning & Laundry Services
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Commercial Dry-Cleaning & Laundry Services?

What is the average price of Commercial Dry-Cleaning & Laundry Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Commercial Dry-Cleaning & Laundry Services. Our analysts provide a benchmark price and a price range based on key pricing factors to help you understand what you should be paying for this specific product or service. To see the average price for this and hundreds of other products and services, subscribe to ProcurementIQ.

Has the price of Commercial Dry-Cleaning & Laundry Services been rising or falling?

Analysts look at market data from the previous three years to determine an overall price trend. You can use the recent price trends to help you understand price volatility and plan your budget.

I’m not ready to purchase Commercial Dry-Cleaning & Laundry Services yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?

We forecast the next three years of price movements by looking at factors likely to affect the market's supply chain, such as inputs, demand and competition. You can then use the price forecast to figure out the best time to purchase.

What other costs are associated with purchasing Commercial Dry-Cleaning & Laundry Services?

Our analysts calculate the total cost of ownership and assign a level of low, moderate or high, depending on things like customization, integration and installation. Use this information to budget for Commercial Dry-Cleaning & Laundry Services with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

See how we display average pricing information, trends and market data.

Find the vendor to meet your needs

Where can I purchase ?

The market for commercial dry-cleaning and laundry services is fragmented and highly competitive, resulting in low market share concentration. Of the estimated 10,300 commercial dry-cleaning and laundry service providers in the United States, the top four players account for less than 30.0% of total revenue generated. Suppliers are typically small... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Additional Services

Do you offer alterations on site?

How quickly can you finish a hemming job?

Do you offer custom tailoring?

Do you press all items you dry clean?

Do you offer steaming? Ironing?

Do you pick up and drop off laundry loads? If so, is it included in the rate? If not, what is the additional cost?

Relationships with Other Suppliers

Do you have additional capacity through other suppliers in the area?

What is the likelihood that another supplier will utilize your capacity on a given day?

Can you accommodate larger-than-anticipated orders on any given day? If so, do you require additional time to complete the order? If not, do you have an alternate supplier to which you can refer me?

Does transferring my order to another supplier cost more?

Supplier Financial Risk

Has your company ever been at risk of bankruptcy?

How much of your revenue comes from your five largest customers? What impact on your profitability would there be if you lost a big customer? What impact has the COVID-19 pandemic had on your business, if any?

How does your company stay profitable during economic downturns?

How have rising input costs affected your profitability?


How many years of experience do you have within my field?

Do you have experience in related fields?

Have you had to deal with toxic or pathogenic stains? If so, how did you handle it? Were you able to salvage the article of clothing?

What methods or chemicals do you use to treat my specific type of garment?

How many more clients in my field do you serve?

What is your contract renewal rate?

Why have clients canceled or failed to renew contracts with you in the past? What have you done to rectify the situation?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should specify their budget for the desired commercial laundry and dry-cleaning services as well as related products and services, such as delivery of cleaned items.

Buyers can reference the Benchmark Price and Total Cost of Ownership sections of this report for assistance in creating a budget.

Selection Criteria

Buyers will evaluate potential vendors based on their compliance with technical specifications stated in the RFP.

Buyers will evaluate potential vendors based on their ability to provide a superior level of customer service, as evidenced by references.

Buyers will evaluate potential vendors based on their qualifications and experience.

For other selection criteria requirements, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should outline all key dates in the RFP process.

Buyers should include the date when proposals are due and when the award will be announced.

Buyers should specify the desired contract start and end dates.

Buyers should outline the length and terms of the contract and the cancellation policy.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

The supply chain for commercial dry-cleaning and laundry services is moderately risky, which hampers buyer power. The primary risk associated with the supply chain pertains to upstream suppliers of key inputs used in providing the service, such as chemicals, solvents and soap. Given that many chemical and soap compounds are... Subscribe to learn more.