In the fast-paced world of cell phones, microwaves, and instant everything, we continue to tolerate some basic routines of daily life that harken back to the mid- 20th century. Consider dry cleaning establishments and their hours of operation. They are generally open for business while we’re traveling to work, at work, returning from work, or on Saturdays. ZoomLocker offers an alternative that actually suits our 21st century lifestyle. Zoom- Locker is an innovative concept that modernizes a tedious, yet anxietyladen chore (“I hope I get there before they close!”). Simply stated the idea is: drop, schedule, zoom. Their patented 24/7 lockers are available anytime, any day.
Drop your clothing into a locker. Lock it with your own four-digit PIN. Submit your order by email, text or by iPhone app (yes, there is an app for that).Then, zoom off. Go about your business. When your order is ready for pick up, ZoomLocker will send you a text and email. And you are all set to pick up your order from the locker at your convenience.
This April, ZoomLocker opens its first retail location in Coral Gables, adding to their successful commercial/residential business. The location at Ponce and Alhambra will provide dry cleaning, wash and fold, shoeshine, and package delivery services via 24/7 accessible lockers.
“The software is the key to everything,” said Marcel Monnar, vice president of marketing for ZoomLocker.
This innovation in dry cleaning and laundry works flawlessly and painlessly thanks to revolutionary software that incorporates a barcode inventory system. After your items are picked up and delivered to the cleaning facility, they are photographed and inventoried upon arrival. In a few minutes you will receive an email and text message confirming your order; included in the email are pictures of your items and the invoice. Once your order is delivered, ZoomLocker charges your onfile credit or debit card, and a message is sent (with the locker code) that your reasonably-priced order of professionally cleaned items is ready and waiting for you to retrieve at a time that is convenient for you.
In addition to dry cleaning and laundry services, Zoom- Locker also offers discounted laundry plans and the ability to customize laundry products and machine settings for your order.
Developed in San Francisco, as the “Laundry Locker” about eight years ago, the company is now the number one dry cleaner in the City by the Bay. From California, this revolutionary concept has spread to New York City, Chicago, and Miami. ZoomLocker has established several locations in large residential buildings and continues to expand the business on the commercial and retail fronts. As their first retail location, the Coral Gables ZoomLocker will streamline dry cleaning and laundry services for those who live and work in the community.
The grand opening of Zoom Locker is scheduled for May 8, 2014, at 6:30 pm, at 166 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables. For more information, please visit their website at: www.zoomlocker.com.