Matthew, that looks fantastic. Did you write it yourself? Is it a commercial program?The only downside is that our attendants don't speak or read English (and may not actually read Spanish, either with some) so I have a hard time integrating technology. A scrap of paper with "17" taped to a machine works fine, but the main software we are using is mostly empty of entries, other than billing information. That's my responsibility to fix, but i suddenly got religion when I had to keep coughing up cash over the past couple of weeks to keep the machines started for the big increase in volume.I'm probably being overly paranoid, but something doesn't sit right and I really want to get cash off the floor of the store.
Thank you. We built the software for ourselves, mainly so we could have one system handle the pickup and delivery and use the same software for in store wash and fold transactions too, plus we didn't have to train our employees on two different systems either. We started off just using the software ourselves, but now a lot of other laundromats are using it too, from Hawaii to New York.BTW, Pretty ingenious with the circuit boards & breadboards you're using. My father in law is an electrical engineer and teaches electronics at a local high school. I'm looking forward to showing him your post. He loves sharing with his students real world examples of the things you can do with circuit boards.
Hi Luigi,We opened 10 months ago with an attended self serve + WDF laundromat. We have new Dexter washers and dryers. The systems we had installed includes FastCard readers for card payments, coins (quarter + dollar coins) and Clear Token (bluetooth phone app). We have a solid customer base who enjoy Clear Token because they can walk in with their phones and leave their purse in the car. People always have their phones with them. Seeing how society, in general, is mobile phone driven, we felt Clear Token was a link to the future in our laundromat. Attendants use Clear Token for WDF. We bought a store mobile phone in order to have all transactions on one phone number. Clear Token reports provide us use by phone number, machine number, time and date. Clear Token records pulses and each pulse is equivalent to a quarter. As attendants use Clear Token they record credits (pulses) for each WDF on a Clear Token spreadsheet I created. This is carried in to my customer WDF spreadsheet and creates my audit trail from which I monitor costs and determine appropriate pricing. Using Clear Token allows us to avoid using cash for machine starts with our WDF service and is an easy way for attendants to start machines while giving us a managed and controlled system. If you've not heard of Clear Token, check out their website. I think you will find it interesting because it sounds like what you are describing in the creative design you have put together.