Most of us have experienced the scenario of using a commercial washer or dryer and fumbling around for change hoping to find the correct amount. Luckily, these days are long gone thanks to better technology and smart card laundry systems. If you are a multi-housing rental property owners, a smart card operated laundry facility can offer you many benefits. First, you may be aware that having access to an on-site laundry facility is of utmost importance to potential renters. Many do not want to take on the extra responsibility of having to leave the premises and haul laundry to an off-site area, using time, money and energy in the process. When comparing rental properties, most potential renters will opt for a building or complex that offers an on-site laundry area. In addition to helping you secure future tenants, providing a state-of-the-art laundry facility can also help you maintain tenant retention. Furthermore, if you have been considering different ways to generate additional income, a commercial laundry facility on-site is a great place to start.
When equipping or updating their laundry facility, many customers have been taking advantage of our smart card laundry systems. Not only are smart card systems easy to use, but they decrease time commitments for property owners and are less hassle. When it comes time to choose between coin operated and smart card commercial laundry systems, here are a few benefits to keep in mind about the latter:
- Improved Technology – If your property is one focused on technology and making life as comfortable and easy for renters as possible, a smart card commercial laundry facility would be ideal. With this system, you will have a CleanPay Kiosk located within your laundry area, control units that will be attached to each washer and dryer, and smart cards that will be provided to your occupants. Rather than paying for each load with coins, tenants will add value to their smart card by using cash or a debit/credit card at the CleanPay Kiosk. When the tenant is ready to run a cycle of laundry, all he or she needs to do is quickly swipe the card through the control unit.
- Less Hassle and More Time – Every property owner can use more time in the day to catch up on daily responsibilities. With a commercial laundry smart card system, this is possible! Coin operated laundry machines come with the responsibility to collect, count and deposit coins from each machine. Occasionally these machines will also require service or repair from broken or jammed coin slides, or coin boxes that have been tampered with. Not only does a smart card system have no moving parts, meaning less to repair, but the CleanPay Kiosk provides a clear, digital audit trail freeing up your time spent on bookkeeping.
- Revenue Benefits – Smart card systems are a great way to increase your revenue. With coin operated systems, price increases are very noticeable to tenants as they have to occur in large amounts. With smart card technology, you can enact small price increases depending on the time of day, day of the week, specific wash cycle, etc., which usually go unnoticed. In addition, you will also reduce revenue loss. Coin operated machines can sometimes be filled with foreign coins or slugs, causing you to lose money. Coin boxes can also be tampered with or stolen. Smart card systems remove all of these negative scenarios and also help improve safety of the laundry area and your tenants, as users can carry less cash.
These are just a few of the incredible benefits a smart card commercial laundry equipment system can offer your commercial building or property. Speak with one of our expert team members today to find out how you can make an on-site laundry facility work for you.