Why Upgrade Your Commercial Washing Machines
18/06/2018
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Coin Slide vs. Coin Drop vs. Credit Card Laundry Machines

Whether setting up, renovating or upgrading a laundry, it can be a tough choice between Coin Drop, Coin Slide and Credit Card operated Laundry machines.

We’re here – as one of Australia’s leading suppliers – to help you decide with a list of comparisons between the three.

Now keep in mind, these pros and cons will vary depending on which manufacturer you go with. We recommend Maytag and Girbau washing machines. But of course, the choice is yours.

With that, let’s get into it: Coin Slide vs. Coin Drop vs. Credit Card Operated Laundry Machines:

Durability & Maintenance

Pros Cons
Coin Slide Easy to repair or rebuild on-site

Inexpensive repairs
Likely to jam from bent coins, etc.

Accumulate dirt & dust

Likely to be jammed up to get free wash’s

People may not carry coins

Coin Drop Difficult to jam up or use foreign coins.


Takes $1 and $2 coins

Accumulate dirt & dust

More expensive repairs

People may not carry coins

Credit Card No coin jams

Instant notification of errors

Future proof your laundry

Use the payment method your customers have on them

Likely cannot be repaired on-site

More expensive repairs

Purchase & Installation Cost

Pros Cons
Coin Slide Low initial cost
Coin Drop Low initial cost
Credit Card Can be installed on existing machines Modern equipment is more expensive

Pricing & Owner Management

Pros Cons
Coin Slide Price change options are limited

Owner must count & collect coins

Vandalism is likely to  occur for dollar coins

Coin Drop Easier to change cost Owner must count & collect coins

Vandalism is likely to  occur for dollar coins

Credit Card Change prices any time

Run promotions & discounts easily

No need to count & collect coins

Instant, real-time accounting

Modern equipment is more expensive initially

Customer Experience

Pros Cons
Coin Slide Most Customer Effort

Customers must carry coins

Customers can get confused about how much money to put in

Looks old-fashioned

Coin Drop Look more modern Some Customer Effort

Customers must carry coins
Credit Card Easiest Customer Effort

No coins necessary

payWave / PayPass available

Apple pay available

Security

Pros Cons
Coin Slide Least secure

Requires money to be kept on-site

Coin Drop More secure Requires money to be kept on-site
Credit Card Most secure

No money kept on-site

The Choice is Yours – But We’re Here to Help

So which type of washer is right for you?  The short answer is – it depends.

Your needs, the amount and type of clothes you’re washing, and the way your business runs will all change the ideal machine for you.

But we’re here to help.

Contact us with any questions.

Start here if you’re looking to buy industrial washing machines.

Start here if you’re looking to buy commercial washing machines.