Order tracking

Tracking Orders

I had a couple of recent discussions with fellow laundromat owners researching point-of-sale systems for their drop-off laundry Wash-Dry-Fold services in which the same question came up:


How do you track orders through every stage of cleaning?


It’s a good question!  Unlike with dry cleaning where every item is individually tagged or barcoded, bulk laundry cleaning by the pound does not lend itself well to individual garment tracking.  Just whose socks are those, anyway?  Great systems that inherently help prevent mixups will benefit your laundromat business and help your Wash-Dry-Fold service thrive.

Here is a system we came up with at my family’s business, Liberty Laundry, which can be used with any system, whether or not you’re using a fancy computer point-of-sale system like what I sell or are still using an old-fashioned cash register with carbon-copy tickets:

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Equipment Problem Log and Order Checkout Form Using Google Forms



Hey, Brian Henderson here of Liberty Laundry and Wash-Dry-Fold POS. Today I’m going to show you how to use a free tool called Google Forms, as well as Google Sheets, in order to make an equipment problem log that’s online and accessible anywhere, including from your smartphone for your laundromat, as well as how to create an order check out form for your drop-off laundry service. Whenever an order is handed out for your drop-off laundry service, then you know exactly who handed it out to whom, and when.

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