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How Tokens Pay for Themselves

October 28, 2022
Carwash tokens

On average, tokens cost 40% to 50% of the coins they replace. Here's some simple math to determine how long it can take to recoup the cost of tokens. 

Cost of tokens  - $0.45 each

Quantity Ordered - 10,000

10,000 x $0.45 = $4,500

Total cost of the tokens - $4,500

Average Loss per Week - 2%-5%.

Value of the Tokens - $1.00

200 tokens x $0.45 + $90.00

$200.00 - $90.00 = $110 profit

In less than 1 year (41 weeks) you've recouped your entire investment.

But wait, there's additional savings!

  • Less capital tied up in currency
  • Customers spend more time washing
  • Eliminated cross-play from competitors' tokens
  • Reduce the amount of damage caused by break-ins


And additional benefits!

  • Tokens weigh 60% less than quarters, resulting in less back breaking work
  • Cash boxes fill up slower, requiring less frequent service
  • Your carwash is no longer the "local bank" for people who need change
  • Tokens (especially high security tokens) can only be used at your facility
  • Tokens inflict less wear and tear on mechs and changers
  • Branded tokens act as "mini billboards", advertising your facility
  • Tokens don't require a trip to the bank and are readily available
  • Value can be changed quickly, without changing the actual tokens
  • Reduce employee skimming

If you have questions about how tokens can increase profits and how to make the change from quarters to tokens, give us a call. As the token experts, we're happy to help and provide information that will walk you through how to add tokens to the mix or to switch to tokens entirely. 

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