PSD Codax, specialist in the development of token-free control systems for car care equipment, is helping retail giant Shell strengthen control of car wash sales at its UK forecourts.

New Codax Code Generator technology is being integrated with point-of-sale systems at more than 150 Shell UK forecourt sites following a deal with POS IT support company Wincor-Nixdorf.

Linking Codax technology with its POS systems will enable Shell head office to gather accurate data about car wash sales and customer buying habits. It will also help retailers improve revenue control and simplify the sales process for shop staff who will be able to sell washes direct from their POS screen.

A single Codax Code Generator Terminal (CCGT), which has ethernet connectivity, eliminates the need for under-counter wiring and multiple Codax ticket printer terminals, according to Graham Round, managing director of PSD Codax. "The CCGT plugs directly into the in-store network so that all POS terminals can be used to sell car wash and jet wash programmes, and customer access code tickets are then printed by the local POS retail printer," he explained.

Car wash codes are issued only after a sale has been completed which stops unauthorised issues and speeds up the sales process, and greatly improves the daily reconciliation process for station managers.

“Shell UK is the latest major retailer to integrate our Codax Code Generator with its POS systems to tighten control of car wash sales revenue," said Round. "Our CCGT simplifies the sales process for staff, provides accurate reconciliation for retailers and presents detailed sales data to head office.

"As well as providing accurate sales data for head office, this new Codax technology will help to improve security and create more opportunities for forecourt staff to sell car wash and valet services."