If you own a car wash as a small business, you are in good company. Small business owners make up 90% of the car wash proprietors in the United States, washing eight million cars on a daily basis. Automobile owners are more often choosing car washes over cleaning the vehicles themselves, with a 69% increase between 1998 and 2013. The industry is growing to meet the demand, and altogether, car wash businesses are generating nearly $6 billion in revenue.
There are several types of car washes that you may own, from the standard automatic in-bay facilities to the full-service options. However, what all types have in common is the need for a car wash POS system to handle sales transactions. Clover POS systems offer you a wealth of advantages.
As a business owner, you already know the truth of the old saying: "Time is money." This is especially true when you run a car wash. It is a chore that most people try to finish when they have a free moment in between tasks, such as over a lunch hour or when driving the kids home from school. Therefore, they want to finish the process as quickly as possible. You need credit card processing services that can handle the transaction with speed and agility.
The Clover 2.0 POS system can handle any type of payment method. The old system required a special accessory to read EMV cards, but the new generation includes this as a built-in feature.
The Clover station 2018 is a countertop model with a wide range of features and versatility. However, you may not have a countertop available at your facility, meaning that you may need something smaller. Fortunately, there are several other options available:
- Clover Flex
- Clover Mini
- Clover Mobile
At least one of these options is sure to fit your needs.
As the owner of a car wash, you already know all about your responsibility to the environment. That is why you take the necessary steps to dispose properly of the detergents and other chemicals you use once they have served their purpose so that they do not contaminate rivers and groundwater. You also help your customers avoid unwittingly contaminating the water supply when they wash their cars at home, preventing them from allowing runoff to enter the sewers.
You certainly take your environmental responsibility seriously, which is why you are probably concerned about generating too much waste paper. One way to avoid this is by emailing customers their receipts rather than printing them out. Not only does this help reduce waste, but it is convenient for the customer as well. Clover POS systems can accomplish this task for you and your customers with ease.
Because you are a small business owner, a data breach could potentially be catastrophic for your company. You need a super secure network to protect customer information as well as your own. Clover POS systems offer dedicated hardware and end-to-end encryption.
A car wash can be a lucrative endeavor, but it also requires you to put in a lot of work. Clover POS systems may make your job a little easier. Find out more about how credit card processing services can benefit you and your business.