If you want to maximise your laundry’s usage and make your students life simpler and easier it’s probably time to offer cashless laundry, either as a standalone cashless service or as part of your wider cashless campus.
The simplest way to take control of your machines and dryers is by using laundry controllers; these allow users to pay for their laundry with a simple swipe of a card, removing the need for cash. Potentially controlling up to 24 washers/dryers, the controller displays the status of each individual machine, showing whether it is in use or how long until the machine will become free.
There are many benefits, aside from the obvious cashless convenience, such as 24 hour self-service access to your laundry facilities. Students are protected if cards are lost or stolen as no value is held on their card. Students can choose from multiple wash/dry options and laundry controllers have offline capability so services are not affected during network failures. Users can browse their transaction history via a browser based interface as well as check availability ahead of going down to the laundry area.
Laundry controllers are a simple and cost effective way to control laundry vending. Easy to deploy using your existing Ethernet network, they communicate with our transaction management system, meaning real time transaction and device usage history is quickly available. This includes whether the selected cycle was a wash, a dry or a dry top-off cycle, the price paid and any discounts applied to the user. Diagnostics and support can all be done remotely, making laundry controllers a super simple asset to manage.
Using laundry controllers for laundry vending also allows you to maximise profit by reducing coin collection overhead, onsite attendants and service calls. Online access to user funds will increase facility usage and drive up loyalty. As laundry usage will be auditable (rather than relying on operator reporting) the service will deliver an understanding of income on actual laundry service usage, regardless of whether the service is outsourced or owned. Cashless laundry will also decrease theft, vandalism and coin jams.
With greater clarity of usage via reporting, marketing incentives for off peak usage or frequent users can be put in place.
If you want to know more about how you can make your laundry cashless please either download our brochure or call us on 01494 565066