Feeling Stuck in Your Rental Laundry Program?

This is the first in a six-part series making general, common-sense recommendations for exiting a laundry rental contract based on strategies that have worked for other companies. Follow along with our series (new posts coming soon!) to learn more about each step.

Feeling stuck in your rental laundry program, with the associated service issues and hidden fees? Good news: OSHA has repeatedly indicated that employers are not required to launder PPE for employees, and home laundering offers undisputable advantages. Not to mention your company can cut spending by as much as 50% by transitioning to a purchase program.

But the idea of leaving your contract can be a bit daunting—not to mention expensive. With the decision to terminate your legacy rental contract, your company will need to understand and manage the liabilities associated with having thousands of garments in your system, all owned by the rental provider and all needing to be returned. Plus, you’ll need to prepare to negotiate a fair and proper termination settlement.

Luckily, successful transitions made by other companies light a path forward—and out.

In order to arrive at an equitable termination agreement, at a fair cost, it’s best for both parties to have access to the same, objective facts. However, in most cases, information is more readily accessible to the rental provider than it is to you, the customer.

Accordingly, the key is to gather objective information, enabling your company to demonstrate the capabilities and knowledge to ensure you are receiving a fair deal. This, in turn, places the onus on the rental provider to deliver in the high-quality and straightforward manner that your company expects.

Generally, there are several common-sense steps to a successful transition; follow along with our series (new posts coming soon!) to learn more:

  • Understanding the Contract
  • Understanding the Associated Liabilities
  • Managing Garment Turn-In and Physical Inspection
  • Verifying and Auditing the Buy-Out Invoice
  • Final Negotiation

Planning your next move? Explore a flexible purchase program that minimizes costs while maximizing satisfaction, service, and compliance.

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