TAMPA, Fla. — Washlava, the mobile technology company that enables laundry customers to reserve and pay for machines from their smartphone, reports it has opened the world’s second cashless, exclusively app-enabled Laundromat in the Astoria neighborhood of Queens, N.Y.
“We have seen truly compelling results with our Washlava locations,” says Todd Belveal, serial entrepreneur and Washlava founder and CEO. “By eliminating cash and connecting users to machines, we provide customers with a safer, faster, more convenient laundry experience. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.”
In addition to enabling mobile payments, the Washlava technology allows customers to find Washlava locations, see machine availability, reserve machines, get notified when their laundry is finished, get help if they need it, and earn free laundry credits when they share Washlava with a friend.
The first Washlava Laundromat launched in Tampa in July 2017. Today, the location is seeing revenue increases over 50% from the same time the year before, the company says.
In addition to launching in a new city, the company has expanded its compatibility to Dexter Laundry.
“Dexter is a very well-respected and widely used line of Laundromat equipment, so we are excited to provide that brand as an option to our customers,” says Belveal.
Washlava technology can be found in Laundromats, college campuses, in apartments and hotels, and is available on the LG, Huebsch, Speed Queen, Maytag and Dexter brands of equipment.