We explored Uber for Food startups in India recently. Uber for X startups in India are going into other domains as well. Here’s a look at the Laundry service startups in India. The valley equivalent is Washio.
No App. Phone based scheduling. Starting at Rs.80/KG.
Web App. Starting at Rs.19/piece.
Chennai based. Present in Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai.
Android and iOS app. Starting at Rs.35/piece. Franchisee based model.
Web App. Starting at Rs.50/KG (wash only). Monthly subscription also.
They are competing against the local dhobi and neighborhood drycleaner. In an urban household drycleaning is few times a year, while dhobi’s are scheduled to visit every week or so, with no minimums or extra delivery cost. And we also have full time household helps who wash and iron. In US there are self serve laundromats which isn’t much known in India. The value add in India is small when compared to incumbent services. Trust and insurance for a higher fee might work. When it comes to convenience, they might be a good substitute for the neighborhood drycleaner but not the local dhobi. Delyver used to provide pickup/drop for BandBox but it seems the service is stopped now.