Linen service companies can make their service and products look very appealing, but what they dish out can be completely different. They can show you items from a catalog that can look like the exact items you want for your restaurant, while offering them at a price that seems more than reasonable. Sounds good so far right?
Abracadabra! A simple wave of the magic price wand… and Poof – your linen prices have been raised!
Woah, I just signed the contract less than a year ago. Can they do that and without warning? What is being taken to the cleaners, my laundry or my business? (yeah, pun was completely intended).
Profiteering & Price Gouging in Linen and Uniform Services. Unbelievable but true. So how does this happen? Well, a couple of ways actually.
Price Gouging happens in many industries. For example, during natural disasters gasoline stations raise their prices knowing the consumer has limited options. They need gas to get around. If they are one of the stations that were not affected by the events they will seize the opportunity to raise prices. Luckily there are government regulations that help prevent this from happening. However this is a shady, dark and dirty area for many laundries.
With linen service a major event does not need to occur in order to merit a price increase. Here comes the magic wand again. POOF! BAM! KAPOW! Your linen service company has just raised your prices again! Hold up, BAM, AGAIN!? The answer is yes. Unless specific increases are written into your contact the linen service company can increase your prices… just like that.
How can you protect yourself? A reputable linen service company will be established and come with good references to back them up. These companies have been in business for many years and do not want to lose their community goodwill. But how do you know if a linen service company is really who they say they are? That’s where we can help. We’ve already done the homework for you. We have excellent relationships with companies all over the U.S. and Canada to meet your business’s linen service needs. Act now to receive a Free Quote from Linen Service today!
I get it, it’s 2017. Things have changed. Ideas are shared – especially good ones. I’ve even been known to borrow a good idea or two (but I always return them!). What to do though when an upstart steals the core design concept and exact content of your website? Even the placement of the words and ampersands. Really my man, the &’s?
Fortunately some things haven’t changed in this digital era, like lawsuits.