Alternate Payment Systems
DEBIT CARD SYSTEMS OR HYBRID COIN/CARD
Coin-operated equipment is great but it does have its headaches. Say goodbye to hours of collecting, sorting, and transporting heavy coins. Say hello to a new world of advanced laundry payment systems. Coin acceptors on the washers and dryers are replaced by card readers which activate the machines when a store-provided card is inserted. The system then deducts the necessary amount from the balance on the card. Cards can be purchased from a kiosk in the laundromat, which can dispense new cards or add value to existing cards.
Alternatively, some store owners prefer to give their customers options for means of payment. Some systems allow customers to start their washers and dryers right at the machine with either coins or their credit card. There are also hybrid systems in which machines can be started with coins, or from a kiosk which accepts coins, bills, and credit cards.
As with our washers and dryers, we have a choice of what brands of alternate payment systems to offer.
ELS carries the three major systems (CCI, ESD, and Spyderwash) as they each serve a different purpose. Our sales team will work with you to tailor a system to the specific needs of your business.
Coinless LaundryCard™ system was developed to give store owners the right tools needed to easily succeed. Custom Laundry Cards, On-The-Fly Reporting, Custom Marketing Tools, and Remote Management Abilities are just a few of the Unique Features LaundryCard™ has to offer.
The Totally Automated Store (TAS) concept was developed by one of CCI’s founders Steve Marcionetti during the company's formation back in 2000. All of the products and services which CCI produces are built around the idea of automating and simplifying the operation of running a vended Laundromat. CCI’s unique development focus comes from its family roots who have been actively involved in the Laundromat industry for over 35 years. This experience has been essential to the company’s growth. With over 350 Laundromats across the US and Canada CCI is positioned firmly in the marketplace.
CCI’s core product, LaundryCard™ replaces all of the coin acceptors in a laundry with card readers. Traditional change machines are replaced by kiosks (called X-Changers). These kiosks dispense 'debit cards' that customers can add value to and start machines. The system maintains the customer’s card balance and allows them to revalue their card with either cash or a credit card. Along with LaundryCard™ CCI manufactures and distributes other ancillary products that complement the Laundromat operations. All of the technologies are designed to be easy to use, easy to implement, and easy to support.
The ESD Card System
At the heart of the system is the ESD CardSlide, or smart card reader, which communicates with the machine on which it is mounted. ESD builds CardSlides that can be adapted to interface with over 60 different types and brands of laundry equipment and CardSlides that can be made to interface with literally hundreds
of different types of vending equipment. These stand alone slides feature a large LED display, no moving parts, and offer the operator the possibility of numerous promotional opportunities including time of day and day of the week pricing specials, various classes of customers and penny increment pricing. The actual smart card has an embedded silicon chip that provides high-level security and information storage capability. ESD has invested in several of the most technologically advanced machines available to manufacture the smart card in-house. This unique capability allows ESD to offer its customers more economy, more flexibility and more personalized creativity and attention than any other manufacturer. A third part of the System are Value Transfer Machines (VTM®) that will dispense new cards, or will transfer value from cash, credit cards, or debit cards onto an existing ESD card.
Since its creation in 2009, the SpyderWash Payment System has revolutionized the Laundry Industry. Our system allows your customers the convenience of using Coin, Credit/Debit card, Loyalty Card, RFID Contactless Credit Cards, or NFC Mobile Wallets to pay for their Laundry.
Regardless of social status, credit cards have become the standard for money management. The cost of a wash has come to the point where it’s a major inconvenience to use coin. Your customers want the option to use their credit cards for laundry just like they do for all their other “every-day” transactions. This is why we created SpyderWash, the most technologically advanced payment system in the coin laundry market. With SpyderWash, track all revenue whether coin, credit, debit or loyalty card from any internet enabled device. Utilizing the latest high level Bluetooth encryption, our PCI Compliant system ensures your data stays safe and secure. It’s wireless, easy to install and all transactions are batched at the end of the day, keeping fees to a minimum.
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