Laundry Smart-Card systems have revolutionized the Multi-Housing Laundry industry.
The laundry card system eliminates quarters and all associated hassles from the modern multi-housing Laundry room. The laundry card systems are a private issue, debit card system where customers place money on the card before the card is used, and the card can only be used in your Laundry rooms.
There are several advantages of the Laundry Card to your Customers:
- Laundry Cards are fun & hi-tech - forget hunting around for quarters, just swipe the smart card and the washer or dryer starts - by magic! Customers will spend more money in a card operated Laundry room.
- No more fumbling with quarters - Laundry Cards eliminate the need for any quarters!
- Budget money for Laundry Day - Once the money is placed on the laundry card the value never diminishes or disappears. The funds are there forever or until the customer uses them. This is a great way to budget for life basic necessities.
For the multi-housing ownership Laundry Cards offer additional advantages:
- Satisfied customers - Once customers learn the routine, they all love the ease and convenience of the Laundry Card.
- Several different Payment Options - Multi-housing laundry owners can choose to have their tenants just use currency to add value onto their laundry cards, Credit & Debit cards for adding value or a combination of both. Each option has pros & cons so be sure to discuss your options with your HK Sales specialist,
- Penny Increment Pricing - Washer and dryer vend prices can now be set in penny increments. This allows the owner to tweak prices according to increases in utility costs, (just like gas stations do). This is especially helpful in "shared revenue" accounts where both parties benefit from small increases.
- No More Quarters - This is a huge convenience for your residents. No more hunting & scrounging around for quarters. This also will keep more tenants in the building to do their laundry and provides more revenue for the building.
- 100% Audit-ability - How can any business run in today's competitive marketplace unless you know your true business numbers? Laundry Card systems assure that every dollar collected is a dollar reported.
- Washer money boxes are a finite size - If your Laundry company misses a collection, the quarters will fill up to the point where the washers just not accept any more money in the money box and the machines will fail to operate. No customer enjoys losing their money-even just a quarter or two. This creates bad will and eventually will lose customers.
- Customer Loyalty - Your Laundry Card system will only work with your Laundry room. This creates customer loyalty and keeps your customers spending their money within the building.
- Less repairs - With a card system we eliminate the coin mechanism which can be one of the most common problem areas of washer and dryer repairs. Generally, card systems are more reliable then quarter operated stores.
FasCard system just accepts Credit Cards or Debit cards to operate the Laundry Equipment.
The FasCard (or hybrid card) systems are where Laundry rooms can operate just on Credit & Debit cards or with currency or with both. The washers & dryers can be operated by Credit, Debit or Laundry Card. The FasCard card system allows for the ultimate in customer payment convenience. Young adults put every purchase on their plastic (McDonalds, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts) why not laundry too. The hybrid card systems allow the owner to remotely monitor the Laundry room.
For Hybrid (FasCard) Store Operators there are several advantages:
- Satisfied customers - Once customers learn the routine, they all love the ease and convenience of the FasCard system.
- 100% Convenience - Whether a customer prefers currency, Credit or non-pin Debit FasCard provides the ultimate in convince by accepting all types of payment,
- 100% Audit-ability – If all of the washers & dryers have the FasCard readers, then the revenue for the entire store can easily be monitored remotely from the board president's tablet to the property manager's computer or laptop. How can any business run in today's competitive marketplace unless you know your true business numbers?
- Laundry Card systems are "brother-in-law proof" - Ever want to go on vacation? Worried about your cash business? With a Laundry Card system, you have created an automated control system for your cash business.
- Unlimited number of locations - With quarter based Laundromats there are only so many hours in the day to collect and process quarters. With a Laundry Card operated Laundromat you can have 1 or 100 card-operated laundry rooms and still be able to control your business. It's just not that simple with quarters.
- Email Alerts when your system goes down - If you lose your internet this is a problem in accepting credit & debit card transactions. You can get an email notification if there is a problem with your internet service.
- Customer Loyalty -Your Laundry Card system will only work with your Laundromat. This creates customer loyalty and keeps your customers coming back again and again.
- Remote monitoring - Card operated Laundromats have the ability to be monitored remotely by a high-speed internet connection. Anywhere you’re Android or iPhone has internet, you will be able to connect to your Laundromat and see up to the minute transactions. This is another huge step toward the "automated Laundry Room".
- Instant Refunds – Now with a laundry card system if a customer calls up with a problem, you can start their machine or credit their account instantly. Things go wrong all the time, how you handle the customers and how fast they get resolution determines your customer’s impression of your business. The faster the response, the greater the satisfied customer. Card systems are the tools of the present and the future that will allow the Laundromat owner to leverage their time and efforts in operating successful Laundromats.
Please contact an HK specialist to see how a Card System could work in your building.