EM NEWS 2009


Equipment Marketers Hosts Successful One Day Sale—Generates Enthusiasm among Coin Laundry Store Owners

CHERRY HILL, NJ (Nov. 9, 2009) – Equipment Marketers, the exclusive Maytag Commercial distributor in the Delaware Valley, celebrated record attendance at their annual One Day Sale and Service Seminar on Friday, November 6, 2009. Owners and managers of commercial laundries, including coin laundries and multiple housing facilities, were among those in attendance that day who had the opportunity to speak with Maytag Commercial representatives to learn about the latest equipment and also how to make repairs on laundry equipment from the Maytag Commercial Service Manager in the Service Seminar. Everyone had the opportunity to see and learn about the most current laundry equipment available to suit their laundry needs, be it for coin laundries, apartment buildings or on-premise locations such as hotels and motels.

Attendees also took advantage of the One Day Only special sale prices on laundry equipment and parts. As a special promotion at this One Day Sale, Equipment Marketers' Cash for Clunkers Program offered to pay the customer for each machine replaced with new Maytag Commercial equipment - $400 to $3,000 for each washer and $1,500 for each dryer. At the sale, Equipment Marketers had bags of cash on display to show what they were giving away for any old clunker machine! Due to the success of this program, it has been extended until the end of this year.

For customers interested in purchasing laundry equipment, in addition to the Cash for Clunkers Program, Equipment Marketers offered great financing deals as well as informed customers about the enormous tax benefits for purchasing equipment before the end of the year. The government is providing tax credits for customers for 50% of qualifying equipment purchases up to $10,000 due to the Americans with Disabilities Act. The government is also allowing a 100% deduction of up to $250,000 of equipment purchases before the end of 2009. This is an opportune time to start a new or re-equip a coin laundry store, especially considering coin laundry stores typically have upwards of a 50% return on investment and it is currently a buyers' market for real estate.

Equipment Marketers is always committed to informing its customer base on the latest and greatest in commercial laundry. This year the company held a live, interactive web-based seminar during the One Day Sale on WashCard Systems, an innovative way to add credit card capability to laundry equipment. This was a well received seminar and generated a lot of interest among laundry owners interested in adding credit card acceptance to some or all of their laundry equipment while retaining the ability to also accept coins. WashCard is a system that has been in use for years in the car wash industry but is just finding its niche in the laundry industry. Equipment Marketers is now distributing this new laundry feature. There was also a separate seminar on smart card technology, using debit cards and electronic readers on laundry equipment. For anyone interested in learning about the newest product innovations for commercial laundry, Equipment Marketers is the distributor to turn to.

As always, everyone also enjoyed the free breakfast and grand buffet lunch that was served and multitude of door prizes and Maytag logo items given away. The highlight of the day was when a brand new Maytag Commercial High-Efficiency washer was raffled off and one lucky attendee went home with it!
Sign up now for Equipment Marketers' Spring Service Seminar on Thursday, May 6, 2010. Vendors and representatives from every laundry sector attend, including Maytag Commercial Laundry, debit card systems, change machines, laundry equipment online notification systems, utility savings companies and many others! Register at www.equipmentmarketets.net/register or call (800) 223-1376. Early bird registration before March 31st is only $25 (deposit is refunded as voucher on the day of show) and attendees receive a BONUS $10 gift card.

About Equipment Marketers: In business since 1945, Equipment Marketers is an expert in the design and development of Maytag® Commercial Equipped Laundromats in the Mid-Atlantic area. Maytag's dependability for quality equipment is matched only by Equipment Marketers' reputation for superior Red Carpet Service and customer support. Equipment Marketers' specialized sales representatives can provide broad-based knowledge in successful commercial laundry development, including information on demographics, store layout, laundry accessories and the proper mix of equipment. Equipment Marketers also distributes the highest technology in credit/smart card programs, online laundry monitoring systems, and other ancillary laundry supplies. The company's extensive parts warehouse and personalized attention are just a few reasons why people have continued to patronize Equipment Marketers for over a half a century. 

For more information on Equipment Marketers' products and services, call 800.223.1376 or visit www.equipmentmarketers.net.