Oh, man. With apologies to @joelhamill, but I consider myself one of the people who are mocking this company. Yes, it's a rude thing to do and I probably shouldn't.
But a service. To deliver quarters. My mind, I can't even, what.
Okay, I can maybe maybe see this is useful for people who do laundry. Granted, this is a projection bias, but I know when I did laundry at a laundromat, it was never a spontaneous thing -- like I knew I was going to do laundry tomorrow, so I made sure I had quarters before hand.
The one scenario that I maybe possibly almost think would come in handy would be for parking. That is something that happens a lot more random and it's like, "ah crap! We need to feed the meter and of course there's no change in our car!"
I could easily see these guys being bought by a bank and incorporated into some kind of at-home banking service.
I don't understand why everyone is mocking this company. So they are charging $5 to ship quarters to people. They are trying to provide a service to a portion of people that don't want to deal with converting money. I think that is a valid service for some people.
Hey Kris, I'm Caleb Brown, Co-founder of Washboard. You're certainly not wrong! Washboard is indeed niche. That being said, the target market actually isn't folks that go to the laundromat at all. The last 5 apartments I've had have had a coin-op washer/dryer on-site but! no coin machine. I want to do my own laundry but I don't want to go to the bank. Washboard is the solution for folks like myself and my co-founder. It certainly isn't for everyone!
I'm sure there are a good amount of people who would pay $5 in a convenience fee to avoid having to deal with a hassle that you don't understand. But, that's the deal, we all rate companies on our needs and opinions and don't see the or believe that we know the needs and opinions of other people.
I have now said twice that there are probably people who will find this useful. TWICE.
Apologizes. For some reason I'm in a super defensive mode about this today even though it is something that I wouldn't use but, something I completely understand the reason for using.