WHY CREDIT CARDS?
Why Accept Credit Cards?
At the end of 2004, the Federal Reserve noted that for the first time, transactions on cards surpassed transactions made with cash and checks. According to the 2006 Visa USA annual report, in the twelve months prior to September 30th 2005 Visa's total U.S. point of sale volume was over $1.3 trillion, an increase of 17 percent over the previous year and Visa members had 503 million cards in circulation in the United States, an increase of over 11 percent over the previous year.

Self service customers are spending an average of 40% more using the CardMate Carwash Activation system than those using coin. In addition, it takes the average cash customer 95 seconds to walk to the changer, get bills out of their pocket, feed them into the changer, walk back to the bay and deposit $2 into the coin box. The average credit card customer is washing within 14 seconds.


  • Attract more customers
  • Improve customer frequency
  • Attract corporate clients
  • Less time breaking bills
  • Less money in vaults lowers exposure to criminals
  • Less coin to count/deposit/transport
  • Fewer trips to stock changers






CardMate is a Complete System
The CardMate system has everything you need to start accepting credit, fleet and gift (pre-paid) cards at your self service car wash. With CardWorks, Credit cards are authorized instantly over the internet and fleet and gift cards are approved right on your computer based on credit limits, machine privileges and schedules you set. Because CardWorks has a complete Fleet & Gift card accounting package there's no need to connect to a remote service for fleet or gift card authorization or import your data into accounting software when it's time for billing. When transactions are completed they are immediately sent to the PC and available for reports or billing within CardWorks. CardWorks even backs up its own data automatically.

CardMate harnesses the power of the PC and ethernet networking technology so it can accommodate up to 50 terminals. Because the PC is the controller, no additional controllers are required for expansion.


  • Ethernet based
  • Virtually unlimited memory
  • No importing transactions
  • No third party software to buy
  • No downloading transactions







CardMate Fleet and Gift Cards
Fleet Cards promote customer loyalty, provide a systematic method of giving discounts and improve purchase frequency. Gift Cards are also a great way to market your business.

With the best price on cards in the industry, you can afford to sell them at a discount or give samples to prospective Fleet customers.

  • Attract corporate clients
  • Implement discounts
  • Improve customer loyalty
  • Get paid in advance
  • Entice prospective fleets
  • Track promotional efforts
  • Automate the sales process