Top 10 Ways the National Chains Make Money From You.

  1. They have multiple price increases every year.

  2. They sometimes have their annual price increase after only after 11 months, not 12 months.

  3. They overstock you so you pay for inventory that never gets used. (The route person gets paid a commission so their pay goes up.)

  4. Their garment maintenance programs are costly and don’t cover everything.

  5. They look for garments they can to replace so they can charge you high rates for damage.

  6. They want your employees to quit so they can charge you their high rates for loss.

  7. They want your employees to quit so they can charge high rates for garment preparation, name, and emblems for your new employees.

  8. Their garment maintenance programs are costly and still don’t cover everything.

  9. They may only change the mats “as needed”. They still charge you whether they change them or not.

  10. They love setting you up on paper and chemical programs so they can charge you weekly. You have no way of knowing if they actually do the service each week.

*Each of these items may not apply to all of the national chains.