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Top 10 Things to Know About Adding a Self-Serve Dog Wash to Your Pet Store

Top 10 Things to Know About Adding a Self-Serve Dog Wash to Your Pet Store

The addition of an automated self-serve dog wash to your pet store or grooming salon can be a great way to increase foot traffic and generate an additional stream of revenue for your brick-and-mortar business. Before you get started, here are 10 key factors to keep in mind.

  1. Space and Location: Ensure you have adequate space for the machine and easy accessibility for your customers. Choose a convenient location within your store to encourage more usage.
  2. Budgeting: Determine the cost of purchasing, installing, and maintaining the dog wash machine. Factor in ongoing expenses such as water, electricity, and maintenance. On average, water and electricity is $0.45 per wash, and stores typically charge customers $10-$15 per wash.
  3. Machine Selection: Choose a high-quality, reliable, easy-to-use automated machine with features like pre-set water temperature, built in shampoo, conditioner and disinfectant, and drying options.
  4. Consider Accessibility: Has your selected dog wash machine been designed to be usable and accessible to all? Does the equipment comply with the intent of the ADA to provide equal enjoyment of goods and services to people with disabilities?
  5. Maintenance and Cleaning: Develop a regular maintenance schedule to ensure your dog wash remains clean and in good working condition. Your machine should have built in cleaning features and a triple filtration drain.
  6. Customer Instructions: Clearly display instructions on how to use the machine, including any safety precautions.
  7. Marketing and Promotion: Promote the self-serve dog wash through signage, social media, and in-store advertising to attract customers.
  8. Customer Experience: Aim to create a positive experience for both pets and their owners. Provide amenities like towels, brushes, and a pleasant environment.
  9. Feedback and Improvement: Collect feedback from customers to make improvements and adjustments as needed.
  10. Record Keeping: Keep records of machine usage, revenue, and maintenance to track performance and profitability.

Adding a self-serve automated dog wash machine can be a valuable service to offer customers, but careful planning and attention to these considerations are crucial for success. Including Evolution Dog Wash in your business plans will ensure overall efficiency and customer satisfaction. The automated design saves water, electricity, and product; and it saves your staff time with built-in sanitation features. Evolution Dog Wash is easy to operate and created with dogs’ well-being in mind. For more information on our models, pricing, or specs, visit our website.

Have questions? If you are interested in adding an Evolution Dog Wash to your store or grooming salon, give us a call at 888-303-0553. We have experience helping people add dog wash machines to existing spaces and we have also built stores from ground up. We’d love to help you too!

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