Meet Washingguns – Backed by 6 Eng Graduates [ Story ]
Washingguns is an on-demand online laundry & dry cleaning service provider in Delhi & NCR. We offer Laundry and Dry cleaning service, to retail customers and businesses like Hotels, Corporates, Outlet and institutions.
We get a chance to know inside out of story from founders, there is a lot to learn from the team.
Bizztor: Firstly, can you please tell us a bit about yourself and Where the things started and What motivated you to become an entrepreneur ?
We were 6 friends, all engineering graduate working in IT companies like Adobe, Newgen. Our life was going good but we had this problem, very often we had to compromise fun on weekends due to laundry problem. We looked for some solutions and realized that all available solutions were very costly & not reliable. Then we realized that it was everyone’s problem as nobody likes to do laundry by himself. This is how Washingguns came into picture on 1st Jan 2015.
Bizztor: What is WASHINGGUNS all about? Which customer pain you are solving and How ?
Washingguns main aim is to provide economic & reliable laundry service to people. And only if it is economical, it can reach to masses. We provide hassle free & most economic laundry service in Delhi NCR to end customer with very low TAT.
Bizztor: What was the first thing you did to get the word out about your startup and how did you measure the effectiveness of this?
We tried to reach our actual customers i.e. students, bachelors & working couple & after talking to them we found that people really wanted such a service but unfortunately none was available. We started our trial service in New Ashok Nagar area of East delhi and got very good response from customers with several feedback. It prompted us to expand to other areas as well.
Bizztor: “What’s the hardest decision you’ve made so far?”
When we started this business, we had two business model to choose from Aggregator model & Inventory model. First one was easier, scalable & investors preferred choice but we knew that if we choose this model we won’t be able to achieve our goal i.e. to provide economic & reliable laundry service to masses. So we had to choose the tougher path i..e Inventory model. But after successfully running this business form last one year we can say that although it is a tougher path but only through this we have achieved our goal i.e. currently we are most economic & reliable laundry service provider in Delhi & NCR.
Bizztor: What mistakes have you made thus far in this business and what have you learned?
When we started this business, we did not did restrictive marketing as a result came pouring in from all parts of Delhi & NCR & we were operational in selected areas and we had a tough time then. From this we learnt how to promote our brand only in specific areas and get customers from specific regions.
Bizztor: As a founder, what do believe to be the end goal for this startup?
We want to become one stop laundry & Dry-cleaning solutions across Pan India.
Bizztor: What helps you when you doubt yourself?
Our team spirit & the bonding between 6 of us has helped to overcome all sort of difficulties and remain motivated for our goal.
Bizztor: Finally, would you have any inspirational tips for aspiring entrepreneurs about to kickstart their startup dream?
Don’t chase investors & lucrative valuations instead work hard to make your business stable & profitable in the long run.
Bizztor: What does it take to start an online business nowadays? A unique innovative idea? Know-how? Long working hours? People? What is your recipe?
A good founding team & believe in your idea will help you travel the distance.
Bizztor: Last question for everyone – Before we let you go, where can we find you online?
We have a dynamic online presence across all social media channels be it facebook, linked in or google+.
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