How Expensive Is It to Maintain a Car Wash POS System?

Effective point-of-sale (POS) systems cost next to nothing to maintain. For instance, Washify’s hardware is engineered to withstand the environment of a professional car wash. It is designed to repel water, last for years, and provide reliable, durable service to you, your customers, and your employees. Get a demo of the Washify system today by clicking on our Contact Us page. You can see for yourself that our POS system is easy and inexpensive to maintain.

Your POS System Should Withstand the Environment

A car wash POS isn’t the same as a retail store’s POS. Your environment is wet, exposed to sunlight, often has high winds for drying, contains soap and other chemicals, and can be quite hot. The POS system you use should be able to handle those elements. Here are some of the ways Washify’s system is adapted to the car wash environment:
  • Durable materials that repel water
  • Cloud-based storage, so no need for on-site servers
  • Thermal printer, so you never run out of ink
  • Wireless options for increased throughput

What You Do Need to Maintain

While the materials of your POS system should function for years without costly maintenance, you do need to keep up to date on PCI DSS requirements.

What Is PCI DSS?

The acronym stands for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. It’s the list of compliance requirements that have been developed to keep consumers’ credit card and payment information safe and secure. Without PCI DSS compliance, you could be liable for damages related to fraud.

How Much Does Compliance Cost?

The answer to this question depends on several factors, including the size of your business, annual revenue, and other details. That’s because the compliance requirements are based on the number of transactions your business undertakes within a year. The low end of PCI compliance, consisting of a few changes in your software and the cost of a yearly self-administered questionnaire, is around $300. On the other hand, large corporations who process more than 6,000,000 transactions per year may need to pay for a $40,000 audit of their system. Unless you have a nationwide car wash conglomerate, it’s unlikely you’ll need to spend anywhere near that much on compliance issues.

Schedule a Demonstration of Washify’s POS System

Don’t let the idea of paying a few hundred bucks per year turn you off to getting a POS system. With Washify’s technology, you stand to grow your business, process exponentially more customers, and rake in higher revenue. Schedule your demo of our car wash POS system today by heading over to our contact page. Call our office at (855) 927-4439 if you have any questions about POS system installation or maintenance.