Years earlier, the community of hairdressers weren’t exactly given their due share of respect as the profession was considered as not being a part of an organised sector; but times have changed now! The arrival of names as Naturals, Green Trends, and Tony & Guys Salon has rewritten the scenario & they have carved a niche for themselves by setting new trends in the field of hairdressing!
Same could be said of the washing industry too that is currently undergoing phenomenal changes!
WASSUP, pioneers of Chennai’s first neighbourhood Laundromat concept has been ring in new trends giving a facelift to the community of Dhobis!
They have recently announced the inauguration of their first laundromat in Chennai’s store at Chamiers Road. Mamatha Chari of Big Boss fame participated in the launch of this store!
Chennaiyin FC team has also been associated with the launch of Chennai’s the first Wassup laundromat.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Balachandar R, Co Founder& CEO, Wassup stated: ‘We are proud to be associated with Chennaiyin FC team and thank them for their involvement in the launch of Chennai’s the first Wassup laundromat. We wish Chennaiyin FC the very best in the season ahead and cheer them loudly for every goal scored by them’.
He continued further, ‘Wassup Laundry and Chennaiyin FC have a lot in common. Both are futuristic stars in their respective fields. In a country dominated by cricket, The ISL and CFC are opening up opportunities for youth with world class talent in sports other than the highly competitive cricket. Besides, ISL &CFC has facilitated huge opportunities for youth from Tier 2 & Tier 3 cities of India besides the rural interiors. They are also kindling interest and increasing awareness of football among Indian children in a significant and most interesting way. Wassuptoo is a pioneer … earlier in the space of organised and professional laundry services and presently the neighbourhood laundromat store concept’.
Laundromat is a place where there are laundry washing machines, dryers and ironing facility available where customers can walk in with dirty laundry and have it processed right in front of their eyes. Wassup Laundry, a company founded in Chennai, is setting up neighbourhood laundromats, and the first one is setup at Chamiers Road, Alwarpet. Ambitious plans are on to scale up to 25 outlets in less than 12 months within Chennai and over 200 across cities in India.
The neighbourhood laundromat will collect your laundry, wash it, press it and return it within 48 hours, at affordable prices starting from Rs. 18/- per piece. Attractive monthly packages of Rs 1000, Rs 2000, Rs 3000 and Rs 5000 that can cover an entire month's laundry requirements are also on offer. The laundromat will also service your Dry-cleaning and premium laundry requirements.
Wassup is a recognized pioneer in on-demand Laundry space in India and was founded in 2012. Wassup is present across 5 cities servicing over 3 lakh customers and has so far washed over 60 Million pieces. Wassup is listed among Global Services brands by Steve Dunn as a leader in the laundry space globally. Wassuphas been recognized as a Top 3 Retail Startup of the year 2017 by Retailers Association of India and Future Group at Retail Start-up Awards. Wassup is the only ‘Fully integrated Hybrid Omni Channel’ player and has launched neighbourhood laundromats in the Franchise Model. Wassup is also an approved laundry partner for leading hospitality brands like Taj, Oberoi, Marriotts, Sheraton, Radisson, Ascott and Holiday Inn to name a few!
Balachandar R, Co-Founder & CEO, Wassup is a Dun & Bradstreet Gold Medallist in his Masters specializing in International Business conducted by IIFT at PSG Tech, Coimbatore. He has over 15 years of diverse experience in General Management, Marketing and Retail Brands. Bala has skill sets required to manage retail expansion with hands on experience in managing large front end teams as Head Retail Business for Hidesign and post that in his consulting and entrepreneurial ventures.