Ever since the start of the pandemic, many businesses have been closing and struggling to keep their business alive—especially those dependent on clientele like the outsourcing services industry.
Outsourcing service giants like housekeeping and laundry businesses are having a difficult time because people are advised to stay at home and not to contact other people as much as they can. With the ongoing pandemic’s end not clearly in sight, here are some strategies you could apply to help your outsourcing service business to survive.
Do you own a laundry service? Here are some tips for you.
There are many ways in which you can still go on with your business in this pandemic. If you are healthy and have no health problems, just follow the guidelines given to you by your Health Department. But there must always be changes because everything is not the same as before.
Establishing your store and staff protocols in line with the guidelines provided by the Health Department is a start. Making your laundry services pandemic-adjusted will make your business strive in these times.
- Limit the number of self-service customers inside your store. You can allow 5 persons at a time.
- Market your business, especially on the internet. Let customers know who you are and what services you provide.
- Provide hand sanitizers or alcohol at your store’s door.
- Make protocols or rules for washing machine usage.
- Providing a cashless form of payment could reduce physical contact.
- Provide a laundry pickup and dropoff service. Dropoff and pickup services have seen a boom in the pandemic since most people tend to stay indoors. Making it a contactless form of pickup and dropoff service could also be an option.
The housekeeping service business is facing a new normal like all businesses. Monitor your staff’s health and check if they are a possible risk. Keeping track of your health department’s changing protocols and incorporating it into your own business is the new norm.
To keep your business afloat, you should consider the following.
- Apply up-to-date protocols such as social distancing.
- Provide your workers with proper training, personal protective equipment, and alcohol disinfection pressure sprayers.
- Carefully vet your potential clients before providing your service.
- Market your business on the social media platform. Maintain high-quality reviews
- Contact a local internet vlogger to whom you can provide service. Some of today’s vloggers love to share their day-to-day lives. Especially types of business that they would deem new content. These could introduce you to potential new clients.
- Choose a client type your housekeeping service would target. There are three types of services, domestic or residential, offices and commercial, and specialized areas such as window cleaning. Branching out could also provide you some flexibility.
There are so many limitations on what a business can do in this pandemic. Despite the situation, there are still workarounds on keeping your business up and running. In the end, though, your business survival is dictated by your customer’s wants and needs. Providing and learning those needs is key to any business.