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4 Advantages of SmartCard Technology

Every company has a flagship product, and for us it’s the SmartCard payment system. This system is simple to use and set up and is a favorite among multi-housing laundry operators at thousands of locations across the globe. These cards can be customizable, have multiple uses, and are compatible with all laundry equipment on the market. If you’re an owner or operator of a laundromat, this state-of-the-art technology will change the way you do business. There are many advantages of SmartCard technology and we’ve broken down the top four below.

One of the best advantages of SmartCard technology is that it’s a stand-alone system

Consumers want convenience, especially when it comes to saving time and using easy systems. One great benefit of SmartCard’s is that your customers can easily purchase their own card directly from your laundromat through a Value Transfer Machine (VTM™). Depending on the type of machine you have, your customers can load their cards using cash, credit cards, or debit cards.

After payment is provided, the value is loaded onto the embedded chip in the card and is ready for use. All customers have to do is select the washer or dryer of their choosing and insert the card into the CardSlide reader. If sufficient funds are available, the reader signals the machine to start. From beginning to end, the process is conveniently designed so your customer will feel confident that they know what to do every step of the way.

SmartCards are easy to set up and manage

One awesome perk of the SmartCard system is that they’re super easy to install and oversee. We have created ESD management cards which you can use to initially set up all CardSlide units and VTM™’s. These cards are created through our unique Laundry Logic Management Software, which allows you to establish cycle times, pricing specials, and manage card/vend pricing. Other great perks of management cards? They can also help you establish Spanish prompts as well as track a customer’s card usage.

With a SmartCard, you don’t need coins anymore

Coins can be a hassle and the SmartCard system eliminates the need for coins. Without quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, you can avoid the associated headaches operators face when accepting coins. Additionally, your customers love that this single card makes it so they don’t have to worry about carrying quarters or using bill changers.

SmartCards have flexible revalue options

Streamlined processes are best when there’s the ability to also be flexible. That’s why we’ve created multiple ways to revalue SmartCards, allowing you to tailor your laundromat operation. Depending on the VTM™ you use, residents can add value using multiple payment methods. From cash and credit cards to smartphone pay and NFC devices, you can offer a variety of payment methods to your customers, giving them the ultimate flexibility.

There are a few other advantages of SmartCard technology like the secure environment you create by eliminating cash and the streamlined process your customers can take advantage of. Another great bonus is that all SmartCard products are protected by our limited factory warranty. Finally, if you’re looking to add versatility to the SmartCard system, we offer additional products and accessories to help up your game. When you’re ready to stay ahead of the curve and offer state-of-the-art technology in your laundromat, give us a call at 215-628-0860.