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What’s kickin’ at the kiosk?

  Laundromat pay kiosks have been around for decades.  What began with the simple push-pull of a coin slide spitting out wafer-thin wash tickets graduated to ones and fives being exchanged [...]

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Making bank at the dryer bank

Dryer pricing resembles limbo dancing: Lower the minutes and you might take a tumble. The bar sure isn’t set very high when it comes to minutes-per-quarter on a 30-pounder. So I’ll ask: How low [...]

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Time for your own money system?

  If there were any lingering doubts as to how big a role coin plays in the laundromat business, then the pandemic surely put those to rest.  In June, just as self-service laundry traffic [...]

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Laundromats crack the code

  Laundromats have finally cracked the code on getting more people to use them: Bring the store to their front door. That’s right, put the laundromat at the welcome mat. Picking up and [...]

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The two coin solution

  The laundromat industry’s long overdue move from quarter-only to dual coin pay appears to be taking hold. Dollar coin acceptance is up six percentage points and now ranks as the third most [...]

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The quarter dilemma… Solved!

Quarters made sense back when wash used to cost a few dollars, not eight bucks. The supersized machines of today may hold a lot, but the money boxes sure don’t. Scott Badarak in San Diego saw the [...]

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Not just any mentor

Few are fortunate enough in life to have business mentors. I’ve been blessed with many. My father taught me four quarters make a buck and I learned how to parlay that into much more from my [...]

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