Truck and Car Wash Charge Accounts

Car Wash Charge Accounts: How a Truck & Car Wash Combined Commercial and Consumer Needs

A Truck & Car Wash in the 21st Century

At the request of the subject of this study, their location and name will remain undisclosed.

This site’s customer base is mainly composed of regular consumers looking for a car wash with oversized bays for larger vehicles such as RVs and trailers and commercial clients. While the Exacta car wash system in use before was capable of handling in-bay transactions (credit only) for regular customers, it fell short on being able to easily and simply manage charge accounts and pre-paid cards. The old system had difficulty with accurate reporting and efficient management of charge account usage; it was also only capable of printing physical reports which had to be manually inputted into the site’s accounting software.

1
Convenience Store
1
Automatic Heavy Duty Truck Wash
1
Detail Station
1
Heavy Duty Truck Self-serve Bay
10
Oversized Self-serve Bays
car wash charge account

Wiz-Tec’s system combined the site’s consumer and commercial operations into one, allowing regular consumers to pay with their preferred payment and commercial customers to use charge codes with optional passcodes directly in the bays.

The Results

The ability to take tap and debit payments in the self-serve bays allowed customers to use the site during the COVID-19 pandemic with more confidence since they were no longer restricted to credit card use alone. Another benefit found through the use of Wiz-Tec’s point of sale system was the improved reconciliation and management of corporate car wash charge accounts. The system in place before had to be reconciled into their accounting software manually from printed sales
reports. They are now able to import the invoices right into their accounting software directly from iPOS without the need for manual data entry.

The ability to take tap and debit payments in the self-serve bays allowed customers to use the site during the COVID-19 pandemic with more confidence since they were no longer restricted to credit card use alone.

IssuesSolutionsResults
Lack of detailed sales reports
through old Exacta system
iPOS Point of SaleImproved
charge account and
sales reporting
No debit acceptance in-bayONICS TapFaster
transaction times
in-store
No tap payments in-bayONICS TapCombined
consumer & commercial
payment points
Inefficient charge account
management
iPOS Point of SaleEfficient
commercial account
management tools

Service & Support

The installation at this high-volume truck and car wash was the first one after the initial launch of Wiz-Tec’s car wash technologies at the Calgary pilot site (Go Detail). Since the systems were still being developed to work in perfect cohesion with car wash operations, and this wash was very large in size and scale, there were some issues along the way. However, with attention from the service team at Wiz-Tec, these issues were resolved to match the wash’s needs.

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Carla Rodriguez

Carla Rodriguez

Carla is the Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Wiz-Tec, a leading point of sale and payment solutions provider in Canada. With a BComm in International Business Strategy, Carla creates engaging and educational content for all walks of life. You can find her cooking and binging Netflix when she'd not writing or researching.

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