Dry Cleaning Business Name Generator
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How to name your dry cleaning business
Hey, I’m Ashley (Branding Expert) and I’m going to guide you through our four steps to name your dry cleaning business. Below you’ll find twenty example names I created in this process and next, I’ll show you how you can create your own. To get started try our dry cleaning business name generator above and then scroll below to find the first step in the naming process.
- Green & Clean
- Oasis Dry Cleaning
- Be Clean
- Dry Laundering Services
- City Dry Cleaners
- 24/7 Dry Cleaning
- Stop In Dry Cleaning
- Dry Clean Express
- Suits & Skirts Cleaners
- Quality Cleaners
- The Dry Rinse
- Dripless Cleaning Services
- Dry Bubbles Cleaning
- Simply Clean
- Mystic Cleaners
- The Professional’s Cleaner
- Executive Clean Check
- Clean Suit Solutions
- Quick Clean Services
Four steps to naming your dry cleaning business
This four-step process will help you name your dry cleaning business. In this example, I’m creating a name for a dry cleaning business that conveys the convenient and professional nature of the service. Here’s each step I took in crafting these business names.
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#1) Brainstorm your name ideas
Start by brainstorming what words could fit into your business name. In my name ideas, I used words like “Green”, “Oasis”, “Dripless” and “Bubbles”. These words apply to dry cleaning as well as create imagery of clean or eco-friendly services. Your goal here is to create a list of words or names that come to mind when thinking about your business.
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Here are my name ideas after brainstorming:
#2) Shortlist your ideas
Once you’ve developed a list of possible names, do an analysis of your ideas. Remove any names that could be hard to remember, spell or speak aloud. Keep names that are brandable, sound great, are memorable and communicate your brand values, product or service to your target audience.
Here’s a quick checklist you can run your ideas through to help shorten your list of name:
- Is the name simple and easy to remember?
- Is the name easy to read and say aloud?
- Is the name different from competitors?
- Does the name convey a relevant meaning?
- Does the name avoid overused words or cliches?
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#3) Get some feedback
You’ll now have a list of 3-6 great dry cleaning business names and you can start to ask potential customers or people working in the industry for feedback (your target audience). Avoid feedback from family and friends, are more likely to praise all your ideas and they aren’t your customer.
Be sure to ask questions like:
- What first comes to mind when you first hear the name?
- How would you spell it?
With you’re customer feedback you can now ask yourself is the name still relevant? and did it represent your business how you intended?
My customer feedback:
This name conveys a dry cleaning service that is not only useful, but also eco-friendly.
This name conveys quick services that will get you in and out.
This name conveys dry cleaning in a way that is more folksy.
This name conveys the service in a way that is more fantastic and interesting.
#4) Check It’s available
At this point, it’s good to have at least three great dry cleaning business names on your list, in case your any of your names are already taken. You can do a quick Business Name Search online to find out if you’re name is available within your country/state, also be sure to search if the name is also available for Trademark and Domain name Registration.
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Competitor Name Analysis
To help you brainstorm potential business names, let’s take a look at three successful dry cleaning businesses and break down why and how they’ve chosen to name their business and why it works for them.
Comet Cleaners portrays the imagery of a comet speeding through space. As a result, customers can connect the name to the idea that this business works quickly to get their dry cleaning done.
OXXO Care Cleaners is a name that implies that a lot of care is taken when it comes to cleaning your clothing. It’s also a more accessible name, due to the colloquial nature.
ZIPS Dry Cleaners suggests a whole lot of speed when it comes to dry cleaning. It’s also a name that customers are going to be able to remember easily.
1. Do a Competitor Analysis
Doing a competitor analysis as your first step will save you a lot of time in the future, knowing what names to avoid and understanding why and how your competitors business name words for them will help you in forming your own business names. When analyzing competitors think about:
- What business or product values are they conveying in their business name? How does that work for them?
- Is there a trend in how these businesses are naming themselves? It’s best to avoid sounding like “just another one of those businesses”.
- Who does it best? Why does it work and how can I produce a better name?
2. Focus on Naming your Business not Describing it.
A typical pitfall most businesses run into is describing their business name too literally, using overused dry cleaning terms like clean, wash or clothes. A more effective business name should convey to customers your businesses and product values at a deeper level. Try name your business in a way that has a story behind it.
Let’s take for example a real dry cleaning business named “OXXO Care Cleaners”.
Most people want to know that their clothes are in good hands, and the name of this business is able to put those concerns to rest. It’s also a modern, slang name that can feel a little more casual than others out there.
3. How to make a more memorable name
Creating a memorable business name is the first step in getting into a customers mind and is also a task that’s easier said than done. Your business name should aim to stop a customer in their tracks and give an extra thought on your product among your wave of competitors. Some tips to create a memorable name would be:
- Use rhythmic pronunciation or alliteration (Suit Solutions, Green and Clean
- Try using a word that wouldn’t be relevant when out of context (Suits & Skirts Cleaners – literally refers to cleaning suits and skirts)
- Keep it short and simple.
4. Try purchasing a Brandable business name
Brandable business names are names that are non-sensical but read and are pronounced well. They often use letter patterns of Vowel/Consonant/Vowel as these word structures are typically short, catchy and easy to say and remember. For example, some brandable dry cleaning business names could be:
- Podena Dry Cleaning
- Diridu Dry Cleaning
- Yolipo Dry Cleaning
You can find a full list of Brandable business names at Domainify.com
5. Avoid combining words just to create a unique name.
Another mistake business owners typically make is creating bad word combinations when they find out that their business name idea is already taken. For example, John names his business Quick Dry Cleaning and finds out it’s already taken. Because he’s already decided this is what he’ll name his business he tries to opt for similar sounding names like Quickk Dry Cleaning, Quickleaning or Quickk Dry Cleaning.
You can see how these ideas are a step backward as they are not catchy, easily pronounceable or memorable. In these situations, we suggest starting from scratch and trying the tips we mentioned previously.
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Words Dry Cleaning often describes
(“dry clean ______”)
You can use these words to create dry cleaning business names like ‘Dry Clean Express’ and ‘Dry Clean Alternatives’.
How Dry Cleaning is often described
(“______ dry cleaning”)
Example dry cleaning company names using these related descriptive words ‘Quality Cleaners’ and ‘Daily Dry Clean Co.’.
Dry Cleaning Adjectives
You can use an adjective in your business name to create a business name like ‘Busy Cleaners‘ or ‘Easy Clean Company‘.
Dry Cleaning Verbs
You can use a verb in your dry cleaning business name to create business names like ‘The Dry Eraser‘ or ‘Required Cleaning‘.
We’ve taken words from above and from our generator results and combined the words to create new dry cleaning company names.
Dry Cleaning in Foreign Languages
Consider using foreign words in your business name to give the impression of an international or exotic brand.
Latin: noun (purgato sicco).
French: noun (le nettoyage à sec, le pressing, le dégraissage).
Italian: noun (levaggio a secco, lavare a secco, pulire a secco).
Spanish: noun (la limpieza en seco, la limpia en seco).