You may have heard the term multi-housing laundry, but do you know where these are typically located? Because the purpose of multi-housing laundries is to serve multiple residents at a single time, they’re mostly found in apartment complexes, duplexes, and dormitories. While some of these laundries may serve a dozen clients while others serve hundreds, operators need to have the ability to customize their laundries to meet their specific needs.
According to Energy Star, the average American family washes about 300 loads of laundry each year. Because so many depend on the functionality and speed of multi-housing laundry rooms, they need to be efficient. With state-of-the-art machines and payment systems that you can count on, laundromat owners and operators rely heavily on industry experts like ESD to provide the best equipment possible. Consumers today want advanced technology and convenience and ESD payment systems are designed so you can deliver the best for your customers.
What are electronic payment systems for multi-housing laundry?
Electronic payment systems allow residents who use multi-housing laundry rooms to operate the equipment by using a variety of payment methods. Depending on the system you offer, your customers can use payment methods ranging from credit cards, debit cards, and EBT to loyalty, coins, and even smartphone payments. As a laundry operator, it’s important that you meet the needs of your consumers and what people want now is flexibility and convenience.
Tried and true: SmartCard, SmartLink, and CrossLink
SmartCard is an amazing payment system that’s easy to use and super simple to set up. Residents simply buy a SmartCard directly from the Value Transfer Machine (VTM) in your facility and add money to that card. These cards are then inserted to the washer or dryer and, if there are enough funds present, they prompt the machine to start. Customers love the convenience of a single card and the added bonus of not having to carry around coins.
SmartLink is a great option that uses high-speed WiFi to accept credit cards, debit cards, and even SmartCards. The multi-use CardSlide reader allows residents to easily pay at the machine using their preferred payment method. As an added bonus, laundry operators can easily track equipment usage, income, reporting, and more through the SmartLink compatible software, MyLaundryLink.
CrossLink is another payment system that allows residents to pay directly at the washer or dryer using coins, debit cards, and credit cards. Having the flexibility to use spare change or a credit card gives customers the flexibility they want when it comes to paying for their laundry.
Newest payment systems: CyclePay and Trident
CyclePay is our mobile payment technology that makes it easy for your customers to pay with their phones. By simply downloading the mobile app, customers can enter the machine number or QR code listed on the machine they’d like to use and start / pay directly through the app. CyclePay is simple to use and customers love the cutting-edge technology and convenience.
Last, but not least, the new Trident payment device provides the most technologically advanced acceptance for all payment options. The sleek Trident reader accepts inserted credit cards as well as tap and go credit cards. In addition to accepting contactless credit cards, the advanced Trident device also supports store branded loyalty cards, enabling you to provide your customers with the advanced payment options they love.
At ESD we know that needs vary when it comes to owning and operating multi-housing laundry rooms. That’s why we’ve built a portfolio of payment systems that are engineered to meet your specific needs, location, and budget. Want to learn more about what payment system will work best for you? Give us a call at 215-628-0860.