eziPOD vs Self-Service Laundry

Laundry is the bane of our existence, but it’s a necessary evil. A day of doing laundry involves setting aside several hours for washing, drying, and folding (plus ironing for easily-wrinkled clothes). Then again, having a stack of freshly-laundered outfits to choose from daily is worth the effort. So how do one breeze through his or her laundry like a boss? The default choice for most is self-service laundry, where you drop by at local laundromats to use coin-operated washing machines and dryers. However, new players like eziPOD has emerged in the laundry industry of late to revolutionise our laundry routine. Which one is far superior? Here’s the lowdown.


Prior to eziPOD’s existence, the concept of laundry lockers was almost unheard of in Malaysia. Powered by Thailand-based Box24, eziPOD is essentially a 24/7 laundry locker service that offers premium dry cleaning and ironing services to tackle your everyday laundry needs. What differs these smart laundry lockers from your typical self-service laundry? They focus on making laundry simple, as the operation at consumer’s end is conducted entirely via its in-house eziPOD app. Talk about convenience at its finest.

Did we mention that these laundry lockers are available 24/7? Now you don’t have to plan your laundry routine according to a laundromat’s opening hours. Yes, there are 24-hour self-service laundry shops around town, but are you willing to visit a laundromat and do your laundry at odd hours? Save yourself the hassle of waiting aimlessly by dropping off your dirty load at the nearest eziPOD laundry lockers, and pick up your clean garments within 2 working days.

Worry about excessive laundry charges? eziPOD offers incredibly competitive prices while providing hotel-quality dry clean and laundry services. You can rest assured that your favourite clothes are given the pampering they deserve. Best of all, there’s no minimum order value required (yay!). Plus, you can go cashless with eziPOD – just top up your credits via the app and eziPOD will deduct automatically after your order price is confirmed. Who said technology makes life complicated?

Self-Service Laundry

Before self-service laundry, there were traditional dhoby shops. Many relied on these old-school laundry outlets to handle their delicate clothes and large household items like curtains and bedding. However, not everyone had pleasant experiences. Lost garments, ruined delicates, and laundry mix-ups were common issues that consumers faced back then. At times, dhoby shops had to turn away new orders because they have maxed out their capacity.

Since then, coin-operated laundromats have been mushrooming significantly to cater to all walks of life from working adults to university students. Some of these self-service laundries run 24 hours a day, while others limit their business hours. Coin-operated laundry provides the perfect solution for those who don’t have laundry appliances or ample drying space at home. The main inconvenience would be having to lug your load to the nearest laundromat.

What makes self-service laundry appealing to the masses is that your laundry can be tackled within the same day. Just find a vacant washing machine and dryer, insert the correct change into the money slot, and let ‘em run their course. It sounds simple, but the wait can be a drag if you don’t keep yourself occupied. Another issue to deal with is full occupancy. As coin-operated laundry equipment is available on first come, first served basis, you may have to wait longer than usual to secure one.

Both smart laundry lockers and self-service laundry have their pros and cons. At the end of the day, the choice is yours. Which laundry service would you choose, and why?

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