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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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Dollar coins in laundry make sense

(This edited article originally appeared in the June 2019 issue of Coin Laundry News) Coin is the first name of the Coin Laundry Association and synonymous with our industry. Every year, CLA’s [...]

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Tokens? You gotta be jokin’

Coinless pay at every washer and dryer. Credit card friendly. Big bill bonuses. In-and-out collections. All topped by a sweet float. Sounds appealing? Get ready for the year 1984. That’s right, [...]

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Zeroing in on Gen Z

Photo by © Mirko Vitali  It turns out that self-service pay for some laundromat owners comes down to letters, not numbers. Little by little, Generations X and Y are taking over the reins from [...]

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Clean and simple

The Ultimate Car Wash is just a couple of clicks south of the Fort Lauderdale International Airport on Federal Highway in Dania Beach, Florida. It’s neither flashy nor the new kid on the block. [...]

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Are discounts smart for phone pay?

Americans love their phones, but apparently not when it comes to payment. The high hopes of app makers are being dashed by low adoption rates. An estimated 195 million U.S. adults own smartphones [...]

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