NEW YORK | August 26, 2022 — Cents, the leading venture-backed technology company revolutionizing the way laundromats and dry cleaners run their business, has acquired Starchup, a leading pickup and delivery, dry cleaning, and POS software. Through this acquisition, Cents will be able to bolster their existing pickup and delivery platform by adding functionality and further investing in new tools and features to help laundry and dry cleaning owners grow their business.
“At Cents, we are committed to investing in innovative products and features that will enable our customers to run their businesses at the highest level. From hardware to software, POS to payroll, laundry and dry cleaning, it’s our mission to create the best all-in-one platform," said Alexander Jekowsky, CEO of Cents, “We are so excited to be acquiring Starchup in order to deepen our expertise and product offering of Pickup and Delivery management tools for operators managing their own vehicles, mobile order experiences, and more.”
Pickup and delivery continues to present itself as the most exciting growth potential for the laundry industry. Cents believes investing in modern technology to support operators helps them take advantage of this rising service to better grow, manage, and understand their business. By consolidating the advanced pickup and delivery platform that Starchup has built with the product Cents has developed for gig economy pickup and delivery, they will be able to offer the single best pickup and delivery solution on the market: Cents Dispatch.
“It’s always been important for me to find the best tools to run my business. I chose Starchup because they had an incredibly powerful delivery platform, and it was a no-brainer to add Cents to power my POS and in-store operations.” Said Paul Hansen of Su Nueva Lavanderia, “With Starchup joining Cents, I’m excited to have the best of both worlds all in one place!”
“We have loved supporting hundreds of operators with a focus on growing and optimizing their online order and delivery management. The entire Starchup team is thrilled to bring our best-in-class delivery products to Cents to support and empower thousands of operators across the country,” said Nick Chapleau, CEO of Starchup. “We’ve seen a lot of companies enter into the tech space in our industry, but I’ve never had such confidence in a product and team as I do in Cents.”
With the formal launch of Cents Dispatch, the suite of pickup and delivery products and integrations, Nick Chapleau will be joining Cents as the Head of Dispatch, responsible for the continued education, development, and advancement of our product.
To learn more about the Cents and Starchup acquisition, visit www.trycents.com/starchup.