An excerpt from an interesting local story on Dry Clean Depot:

“DryClean Depot founder Randy M. Lievan charged store owners 5 percent of their gross sales, up to $6,000 a year, to fund regional advertisements.”

Geez, I hope that’s a typo. If $6,000 is 5% of a typical chain’s gross sales, that’s a grand total of $120,000 in GROSS sales. That’s awful! That amounts to $10,000 a month, which means that each day would see less than $350 in sales. According to Dry Clean Depot’s policy of $.99 a shirt and $1.75 for all other garments, that means that this theoretical store must process 200 to 350 items each day. Assuming typical hours of 7:00 am to 7:00 pm or so, that’s roughly 15 to 30 items per hour, or one every two to four minutes.

Remind me never to go into the dry cleaning business, unless I do it five stores at a time.

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