CONCORD, N.C. — This is the story of a dress, but not your normal dress. Cleaning this dress is the way to get your customers talking and to set yourself apart from the “me too” operators.
This dress will get the customer talking to her friends and neighbors and make her your customer for life. This dress is also a wonderful way to review the stain-removal process. Here is the story of what it takes to get a customer swearing about the results instead of swearing at the cleaner.
The floor-length maroon silk dress featured a mixture of clear and silver sequins on its bodice. The care label read simply Dry Clean Only. The mother of the groom had worn it for the first time to the wedding ceremony and the reception that followed. There, someone had bumped her elbow, causing her to spill a full glass of white wine down the front of her new dress.