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Why Join DLI?

In the last six months the business of drycleaning has been turned upside down and shaken to the core. Yesterday’s business model will need to change “now” to reflect the new normal. DLI has also had to embrace the new normal and change the way we do business right along with you. 

Within the past few months DLI introduced several new benefits including live training videos covering topics on wash-dry-fold, routes, finishing, diversifications, maintenance, marketing, relief money, and much more.

With DLI’s help, members are pivoting and working to increase business in ways they never thought possible. Not only will you learn from DLI, but you will learn from your peers whose challenges are no different from the ones you face today. We know you need us now more than ever. DLI is committed to helping you work through new challenges and succeed. 

There is a tool or resource for nearly every drycleaner need. Better yet, almost everything is included with membership, so all you have to decide is what membership level fits your needs.

Browse through our services---call, email, or use our online chat if you have any questions---and join today. 

Membership Benefits

Each week, DLI presents new training and informative webinars. Members can tune in and watch live or review the recordings in the archive on demand. DLI launched this weekly training webinars initiative in March 2020. The online archive contains about 40 videos and growing. 
All members are invited to participate in weekly DLI Members Only Zoom meetings to band together and share ideas. We host two meetings weekly, centered around a given industry topic or question.
Includes 100+ ready-made social media posts for you to promote your business. We’ve been building this archive since April 2020, adding three new designs each week. All posts include print and social versions. Many also include video versions to attract even more attention online. 
A beautiful website, optimized for smartphones and tablets. 

Do you need a website or want to upgrade your current site to a design that is ready for any mobile device? DLI provides dry cleaners with a field-tested web design that gives your future customers all the information they need to start using your services. 
Grow your Facebook outreach without lifting a finger. 

Want to launch a social media strategy for your company but don't have the time or expertise? Let DLI post weekly curated content to your business Facebook page that's engaging and shareable. Posts are always professional and your account stays under your control. 
Don't let ruined garments hurt your wallet or reputation. 

Want to know why a garment got distorted or who is liable? Open DLI's Garment Analysis app, fill out a short form, and take some pictures. Then sit back and wait for a report with all the details you and your customers need to settle the problem. 

Can't get the information you need online? Mail the garment to DLI for an in-depth evaluation by one of our expert drycleaners.
Step-by-step stain removal instructions for any fabric. 

Are there stains or fabrics your staff have difficulty cleaning? DLI has created an app that guides your staff through the toughest garments on the spotting board. Pick a stain, pick a fabric, then follow the stain removal instructions. It's that simple. 
A database of dry cleaning guides at your fingertips. 

A customer's jacket became discolored and they blame you. How do you convince them it was a manufacturer issue? For quick answers open the Encyclopedia of Drycleaning app and search hundreds of dry cleaner articles. 
Resident courses help company staff: 
  • Learn the latest in drycleaning technology. 
  • Streamline production.
  • Reduce the occurrence of damaged garments.
  • Lower labor costs.
  • Increase customer satisfaction.

Our hands-on learning process allows students to master lessons in an optimal environment. Lectures are broken down into manageable chunks and applied soon afterwards on the latest industry equipment to accelerate learning. 
Get a proper drycleaning education anywhere in the world. Learn about:
  • Fabrics and Fibers
  • Stain Removal
  • Finishing Procedures
  • Drycleaning Fundamentals
  • Customer Service
  • Business Management
  • Wetcleaning
  • Drycleaning and the Environment
In-depth training videos on a host of topics, including:
  • Quality Pants Finishing
  • Quality Coat Finishing
  • Quality Shirt Finishing
  • Inspection Perfection
  • Basic Stain Removal
  • Advanced Stain Removal
  • Quality Finishing Techniques
  • Customer Service
Reach new customers and grow customer retention. Course sections include: 
  • Understanding your market
  • Email marketing
  • Facebook marketing
  • Instagram marketing
  • Outsource strategies
  • The power of positioning
  • The power of audio
Awarded to DLI professionals that demonstrate a high level of professional expertise, customer service, and consistent quality cleaning, DLI’s Award of Excellence is marketable recognition that tells customers and prospects they can trust your business to deliver outstanding service and quality.
Show your customers that your employees are experts in their field with DLI’s certification programs.

DLI offers three certifications: Certified Environmental Drycleaner, Certified Professional Drycleaner, Certified Professional Wetcleaner. Once you have achieved all three certifications, you are part of a select few known as “Certified Garment Care Professionals.” 

Exams may be taken from the convenience of your home computer— any time of day. Administered online during one week testing periods. 
DLI provides laundry performance evaluations to measure textile life and overall performance of washing formulas in order to maintain quality control in the laundry plant.
  • Return the cleanest and whitest whites and brightest brights to your customers.
  • Solvent quality found in many plants causes dingy, gray whites after only one cleaning.
  • Offered in single and money-saving packages.
  • Available for your drycleaning and laundry.
DLI's award-winning membership magazine is packed with the latest industry information, solutions for problem garments, legislative reports, marketing ideas, production tips, business strategies, and more. Print edition includes newly-issued bulletins. Mailed quarterly to every member.
This monthly email series and members-only archive shares consumer-ready articles that answer common questions. Use these articles on your website, blog, social media pages, newsletter, press releases, or anywhere you like.
Weekly email digest of the latest consumer marketing tips that can help you grow your business. Includes case studies & drycleaner strategies. New issues arrive weekly on Monday morning.
DLI is constantly researching and cleaning the latest clothing and fabrics. Our Heads Up! Email Series informs you on problem garments and helps you catch mistakes before they happen. 
Stay informed with a curated list of online industry-related topics. New issues arrive every Tuesday morning.
DLI has partnered with industry-focused companies that help drycleaners save money on:
  • Human Resources Management (Seay Management Consultants)
  • Fabricare Insurance (National Fire and Indemnity Exchange)
  • Legal Resources (Kollman & Saucier)
  • Payment Processing (TSYS)
  • Energy Programs (APPI Energy)
  • Route App Services (Starchup)
  • Management Consulting (Methods For Management)

Standard Membership

  • $80

    per month
  • Access to DLI's Garment Analysis Laboratory and app
    Encyclopedia of Drycleaning
    Stain app
    Effortless Web and Effortless Social Media
    Online Marketing Video Series
    Technical Help Line
    Access to DLI's Money Saving Partnerships
    Fabricare Magazine
    HeadsUp! Email Series
    Marketing Email Series
    Free legal services
    Free human resources help
    Professional marketing and consumer brochures
    20% off all DLI products/services including resident courses
    Professional affiliation window decal
    Find a Cleaner listing
  • Join Now

Budget Membership

  • $47

    per month
  • Access to DLI's Garment Analysis Laboratory and app
    Technical Help Line
    Access to DLI's Money Saving Partnerships
    Fabricare Magazine
    HeadsUp! Email Series
    Marketing Email Series
    Free legal services
    Free human resources help
    Professional marketing and consumer brochures
    Professional affiliation window decal
    Find a Cleaner listing
  • Join Now

Premier Membership

  • $255

    per month
  • Unlimited courses at DLI's School of Drycleaning Technology
    Unlimited Garment Analysis
    Unlimited access to any DLI product/service
    Encyclopedia of Drycleaning
    Stain app
    Effortless Web and Effortless Social Media
    Online Marketing Video Series
    Technical Help Line
    Access to DLI's Money Saving Partnerships
    Fabricare Magazine
    HeadsUp! Email Series
    Marketing Email Series
    Free legal services
    Free human resources help
    Professional marketing and consumer brochures
    Professional affiliation window decal
    Find a Cleaner listing
  • Join Now

International Membership

  • $499

    per year
  • Access to DLI's Garment Analysis Laboratory and app
    Encyclopedia of Drycleaning
    Stain app
    Online Marketing Video Series
    Technical Help Line
    Fabricare Magazine
    HeadsUp! Email Series
    Marketing Email Series
    Professional marketing and consumer brochures
    Professional affiliation window decal
  • Join Now

Allied Trade Membership

  • $1,400

    per year
  • Two annual email marketing blasts to all DLI members
    Encyclopedia of Drycleaning
    Stain app
    Access to DLI's Garment Analysis Laboratory and app
    Discount advertising in Fabricare Magazine
    Listing in DLI's Buyer's Guide
    Clean Show discounts
  • Join Now

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