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Getting current with consumers: What’s Next.

Getting current with consumers: What’s Next.

Right now in the car wash industry there are still a large percentage of car wash operators that haven’t implemented credit card payment acceptance capability. It’s actually a really large gap when you consider how retailers in virtually every other industry transact business.  Many operators simply don’t feel they need to the gap. Many would rather only deal with coins […]

Easy Changes = Big Returns

Easy Changes = Big Returns

Now is the time to make some easy changes and get big returns. WOW! Look at that weather map. Things are definitely starting to turn this week. Oh sure, winter’s not over and spring storms can be brutal, but, it’s time to get ready for better weather and more business.  One of the mistakes it is easy to make is […]

UWashApp 2.0 Release

UWashApp 2.0 Release

CENTERVILLE, Minn. – DATE – Dan Yarusso, president of WashCard Systems, today announced upgrades to the company’s mobile car wash app named UWashApp. The app helps car wash owners attract new customers, produce more revenue, and operate more efficiently.  “The UWashApp can activate self-serve washes, in-bay automatic washes, pet washes, vacuums and fragrance, and vending,” said Yarusso. “So UWashApp makes […]

2020 Tax Write Off

2020 Tax Write Off

It may be tough to come up with some cash, but now is the time. There aren’t too many opportunities to basically get something for nothing – but this might be one of those times. The Section 179 Tax Credit program is the way to be able to write 100% of the cost of new equipment off of your 2020 […]

The “Make it up in volume” Myth

The “Make it up in volume” Myth

When your best customer is your least favorite customer.There are times in retailing when your very best customers become your least favorite customers. Like, when what you wanted to sell the most of becomes what you sell the most of: Unlimited. Don’t get me wrong. Unlimited car wash programs can be awesome; and they can work. They can create excitement and traffic and build lots […]

Lowering Your Car Wash Expenses With an App

Lowering Your Car Wash Expenses With an App

When I started my car wash 30 years ago, I built my sales 25 cents at a time. And, I controlled my expenses that way also. Every single nickel I could save in power, water, chemicals and equipment meant more profit and success. Every expense pushed into self-service or out of the operation means more profit – and more opportunity […]

Safer, No-Touch Payment Systems Becoming a Necessity

Safer, No-Touch Payment Systems Becoming a Necessity

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) outlines lots of procedures for keeping people safe by slowing the spread of COVID. There are loads of examples and plenty of good direction on the CDC website; many specific to retail outlets. Obviously, the CDC offers guidance to retailers when exchanging paper and coin money like: do not touch your face afterward, asking customers to […]

Who Shredded My Cheese

Who Shredded My Cheese

I’m not sure but they need to be paid for doing it. I was talking with my buddy who spent decades in the supermarket business about how new consumer payment technologies cost money and affect transaction costs and margins. I know several car wash owners who are hesitant to use an app to promote their business because of the percentage […]