How to Decide on the Right Laundromat Software - Jordan Berry's 2 Cents

Laundromat business owners have to juggle a lot of duties on a day-to-day basis. It can be hard to keep track of everything, but with the right laundromat software, you can make your life a little bit easier. Deciding to purchase a laundromat software package is not one to be taken lightly. There are a few key factors you will want to take into account before making your final selection. 

Here are some factors to consider when looking for the right laundromat software for you:

  • Ease of use: You'll want to choose a software package that is easy to use and navigate.

  • Features: Make sure the software package you choose has all the features you need. For example, if you want to track your inventory, then make sure the software package you choose has an inventory management system.

  • Pricing: Be sure to compare pricing between different software packages. You'll want to make sure you're getting the best value possible.

  • Customer support: Choose a software package that offers good customer support. This way, if you have any questions or problems, you can get help from a real person in a reasonable amount of time.

  • Equipment: Make sure the software package you choose is compatible with the equipment you have. If you're not sure, ask a representative from the software company.


What Software is Available for Laundromat Owners?

There are different software programs available to laundromat owners. Some programs are more comprehensive than others. It is important to decide what type of features you need before selecting a software program.

The most popular types of software used by laundromat owners include:

Many laundry software companies are starting to implement the "All-in-One" approach to their software services. With an all-inclusive system, you get a fully centralized data center to get a comprehensive look at all business operations, which you can then use to make well-informed business decisions for long-term growth.


Laundry Management Systems (LMS)

Laundry management systems are software programs designed to help laundromat business owners manage their businesses more efficiently.

Laundry management systems typically have features that include:

  • An inventory management system to track what items are being sold and how many of each item is in stock

  • A sales tracking system to keep track of revenue

  • A customer management system to track customer orders and payments

  • An employee management system to keep track of employee hours and wages


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Point of Sale Systems (POS)

Point-of-sale systems are software programs that help businesses manage transactions. POS systems can be used for a variety of businesses, including laundromats.

POS systems typically have features that include:

  • A system to process customer transactions

  • Convenient payment options

  • Ease of use for customers and employees

  • Cloud-based software


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Laundromat Card Systems

Laundromat card systems are a type of software used specifically by laundromat businesses. They allow customers to pay for their laundry services with a card or app, which makes the process more convenient and faster. It also makes it easier for business owners to collect and track payments. Some stores use only cashless payments and some use hybrid models that accept coins and cards.

Laundromat card systems typically have features that include:

  • A way to process customer payments

  • Ease of use for customers

  • Convenient payment options

  • Cloud-based software

  • Cashless system

  • No coin collecting (if the store is fully cashless)

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All-in-One Systems

All-in-one systems are software programs that offer a comprehensive solution for businesses. All-in-one systems are becoming more popular in the laundromat industry and most providers are starting to transition their software into a single solution.

All-in-one systems typically have features that include:

  • Laundry Management System (LMS)

  • Point of Sale (POS)

  • Laundromat Card System

  • Customer relationship management

  • Employee management

  • Ways to track inventory levels

  • Sales tracking system

One all-in-one laundromat software solution that is a partner with Laundromat Resource is Cents. Cents provides everything you need to grow your laundry business with tools like a point of sale, business management, pickup and delivery platform, machine integration, and more. Laundromat Resource is excited to have Cents offering a Laundromat Resource Pro Perk. 

Once you've chosen your software and provider, you can start reaping the benefits of improved efficiency and customer service. If you're ready to take your laundromat business to the next level, consider investing in laundromat software today!