One day there may be a new saying doing the rounds of the tumble dryer. The best things in life are computerized. Or; the best things in life run by computer. All around the world more and more people are coming around to the fact that not all good things, especially those that are necessary, will come for free. And from the customer’s point of view, the dry cleaning still needs to be done. And it has still got to be paid for, one way or another.
The dry cleaners computer may, however, contribute positively towards getting the customer’s laundry bills down to a more reasonable level. Because that is the benefit of having this system as the dry cleaner’s front-end manager, all in a single terminal, stationed on the business owner’s desk, powered by hardware and driven by software. The computer has eliminated a number of labor-intensive tasks.
It no longer requires twenty casual workers to come and help fold and pack the washing once it has been dried through when the computer manipulates the dry cleaning operation’s conveyor belt-like system to carry this and a number of other tasks. But with a lot more efficiency and speed. Perhaps it could be added at this point in time that from the customer’s point of view; the best things in life are also on time.
And that is quite important. There are business implications for the customer whose dry cleaning is not ready and collected on time. The dry cleaning business owner has more control over all operating expenses as well now that he has a computerized accountant or bookkeeper looking out for his operating expenses and making sure that there are no customers’ bills outstanding. This all makes things easier for the dry cleaner.