POS (Point-of-Sale) Terminal

Our car wash terminal system offers a modern, cloud-based, point-of-sale solution for your growing enterprise. Modern POS technology makes running your car wash easier, maximizes throughput, keeps your line moving, and improves customer satisfaction.

Today’s POS (point-of-sale) terminals are much more streamlined and sophisticated than historical cash registers or coin-op systems. Washify’s POS terminal is an electronic device that enables merchants way more features than simple payment processing when coupled with our customizable software.

What Does a Car Wash POS Terminal Do?

The most essential feature of our car wash POS terminal is its payment processing hardware. Combined with our software, your car wash can accept the following payment methods:


EMV Chip

Because of their enhanced ability to protect against fraud, credit and debit cards embedded with an EMV chip have increased in popularity nationwide. POS systems without EMV chip readers are old-fashioned and are less secure.

Magnetic Stripe

Though the chip card is replacing magnetic stripe (or mag stripe) cards, they’re still used on gift and loyalty cards. Stripes are also on many EMV chip cards as a backup method, and there are some people who still do not have an EMV chip car yet.

Online Payments

To equip your car wash for the future, it’s vital to choose a car wash POS terminal system that accepts online payments. This makes it easy for customers to decide their preferred payment method in advance, change their information, adjust memberships, and more.

Contactless Payment

Our car wash pay stations should answer clients’ needs to maximize efficiency. Consumers are more frequently leaving their credit cards at home and using contactless payment technology either with tap-capable cards or with their smartphone using near field communication (NFC).

As of this writing, Google Pay and Apple Pay are the most popular forms of this payment method. Also, our car wash POS system can include software that transforms your tablet, phone, or computer into a register outside of our hardware ecosystem.

This is helpful when you’re away from your terminal and out walking your property, or when employees need to ring up customers on a busy day.

Other Car Wash POS (Point-of-Sale) Terminal Features

Our terminals streamline and accelerate the complete transaction process from beginning to end. That includes capabilities other than efficient payment processing.

For example, our car wash POS terminals can give your customers the choice of receiving a printed receipt, a digital receipt (via email or text), or no receipt. We use thermal printing to reduce supply purchase costs and maintenance.

Our units can also provide discounts, issue refunds, calculate taxes, create invoices, and set up recurring payments for memberships and fleet accounts. Training your staff on the POS terminal is simple, with many users learning the software in a couple of hours.

Our car wash POS terminal system is the foundation of our hardware offerings, enabling quick transactions and an easy user experience. The unit’s touch screen is designed for durability and reliability in a car wash environment. Plus, for states requiring a customer-facing display, there’s an optional pole display attachment.

A black point-of-sale machine like this one runs on cloud-based software and can accept multiple forms of payment, including EMV-chipped cards, Google Wallet, and Apple Pay.

Your Terminal Is a Vital Part of a Car Wash POS System

Even though your POS terminal refers to the physical equipment, the software behind the equipment empowers you to better direct your day-to-day operations. It is also where you can customize your terminals to fit your needs and branding.

For owners, the most important part of the software is your dashboard. Each car wash POS terminal vendor has different dashboard capabilities. With Washify, our software empowers you to:

  • Monitor hourly car counts
  • Manage inventory
  • Gather marketing data and insights on customer behaviors
  • Customize reports, including employee, revenue, and inventory accounts
  • Check seven-day sales breakdowns (i.e., by unlimited, non-unlimited, or virtual wash purchases)
  • Confirm sales revenue in real time on your terminal or any mobile device
  • Track employee labor hours in real time
  • Report features: tip reports, daily time reports, revenue reports, day-to-day reports

Choosing the Right Terminal for Your Business

As a car wash owner, you must stay ahead of the competition. Modern POS terminals for car washes provide exceptional value to your customers. A great point-of-sale system future-proofs your car wash in terms of technology, marketing capabilities, and cloud-based software integration.

Washify’s comprehensive car wash POS terminals and software systems offer:

  • Seamless integration with gates, license plate recognition (LPR) cameras, and most car wash controllers
  • Handheld POS mobile devices that deliver on-the-go processing and scanning options to ensure you maintain the highest throughput
  • A customized, fully branded app that renders your smart device a POS hub for all your business management needs
  • A robust platform that leverages Amazon web services for guaranteed uptime
  • An automatic credit card updater that monitors your database every three days, ensuring the cards on file are up to date

Plus, when you partner with us, we’ll be with you every step of the way: from setting up your terminal, to downloading your software, to walking you through implementation and training. Vendors must also provide technical support and security patches.

Modern Car Wash POS Terminals Can Pay for Themselves Quickly

Adding a new POS system to your carwash is a big change and you may be sensitive to the price. However, these systems can pay for themselves quickly because customers will have more ways to pay and more options to choose from.

Yearly memberships are something many customers look for when evaluating which car wash to use. People like the convenience of simply driving up to the gate and getting their wash when they like. There’s something about that arm swinging open automatically that makes them feel classy!

A POS system like ours can also enable you to add services to your car wash that would be impossible otherwise. Car detailing, fleet accounts, and other luxury and commercial services are easy to implement in our software and can generate enough revenue to pay off your system faster than you think.

Can I Use My Old Car Wash POS Hardware With Modern Software?

It depends on your old POS system. We can definitely say that any system without a touchscreen interface won’t be compatible. If you do have one, contact our team and we can see if your system can support our software or not.

That said, you may wish to consider replacing all your hardware and software at the same time. This will ensure compatibility. Older systems may not have enough memory or embedded storage space to use our software to its full potential. No one wants to use a slow car wash POS system!

Experience Washify’s Next-Level POS Terminal System

Washify is widely considered the leader in POS technology in the car wash industry. Plus, we make it affordable. Purchase a competitively priced bundle that includes our car wash POS terminal system, payment kiosk, and an LPR camera and immediately enjoy:

  • Reduced labor costs
  • Improved service sales
  • An upsurge in unlimited program memberships for car washes

We’ve installed hundreds of POS terminals at car washes around the United States. To learn why we’re the number one system for automating and scaling businesses, call us or send your contact details through our online form.

Laptop displaying our car wash POS software