Sunday June 16, 2019

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NY Online Laundry Delivery: Brinkmat vs. Spotless City

Laundromat in Toronto, Canada

Laundromat in Toronto, Canada (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Laundromats in NY have been offering pick-up and delivery services for quite some time. However, until now, there has never been a central hub for customers to choose which laundromat they want to do business with. According to BetaBeat, a few dozen stores have signed onto Brinkmat, a NY-based online service that allows people to view different laundromats in the area, estimated turnaround time, and cost. The site also lets customers pay online with a credit card, while most of Brinkmat’s clients are focused on the Upper East Side and Financial District, with smaller concentrations in the West Village.

But like all startups, there is usually competitor in the space, which in this case is Brooklyn-based Spotless City, which  is slightly larger and charges laundromats for being listed on their site. Overall, Brinkmat’s founder Jay Winters says to BetaBeat of this budding industry , “A lot of people have issues communicating with their laundromat owners and stuff like that. It’s a natural place for technology to fit in the middle.”