The National : DRYCLEANER DECEMBER 2018
FIC THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DRYCLEANER & LAUNDERER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2018 Dear Santa ... Dear (and I use that term of endearment loosely) Santa, I write my letter to you this year sternly and warn you in advance that my approach this year is heavy- handed. As you may recall, I write to you at this time of year on behalf of drycleaners and shirt launderers, worldwide with bonafide ideas for products that will save them money and improve their lives and their businesses. I leave the development of these products up to you and your so-called “elves”, who supposedly work year ‘round in their workshops. My analytical mind has come to hypothesize that while you sit upon your ample buttocks for 364 consecutive days, the elves move to Colorado and smoke pot for most of the year! Let’s try to get something done this year! Drycleaners need things that help them and things that improve their products and their service. Folded shirts need help! There is no way to price a folded shirt so that it makes sense. Any amount that you charge over the cost of a hangered shirt, probably goes to the cost of packaging. And it’s worst if you are still using boxes. The shirt board, the poly bag and more, all add up. It’s crazy. And if you have a good folding machine you can probably fold one shirt per minute. That is the same amount of labor as it takes to press it! So, double the labor cost! Geez! I don’t think that there is any product that we will ever come up with that will fix this, but the best that we can do is come up with something that will fold a shirt quickly and without a big investment in a costly folding machine. The closest thing that I can think of is a Flip-Fold. You know, that crazy blue thing that Sheldon Cooper uses that your elves invented in Colorado? But the problem is that it is all wrong. The size was not proportioned for the professional. (Obviously by Don Desrosiers ...
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