Channel Advisor's Wingo Invests in App-Powered Mobile Car Wash

posted 11 November, 2014 by Spiffy

Editor's note: Scot Wingo, co-founder and CEO of global ecommerce services provider ChannelAdvisor and an angel investor is making a play in the mobile app space. He's backing Spiffy, a Triangle-based mobile car wash venture powered by a mobile app. ExitEvent's Laura Baverman has the details. ExitEvent is a news partner of WRAL TechWire.

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. - Here’s an unlikely pair: Karl Murphy, the operator of a pair of Triangle area car washes, and Scot Wingo, co-founder and CEO of ChannelAdvisor, one of the Triangle’s most successful, now-public tech startups.

First Ever Mobile Car Wash App

Today, with Murphy as operator and Wingo as investor and chairman, they launch Spiffy, the first mobile car wash powered by an app.

Consumers and office workers around the Triangle can now schedule and pay for a car wash on their mobile device. A technician in one of 10 Spiffy vans, outfitted with water, soap, wax, vacuum and other car-washing necessities, shows up to a driveway or parking spot to perform the service. In most cases, the vehicle owner doesn’t need to be present.

Like Airbnb, Lyft and Uber before it, Spiffy automates a process typically paper, phone and time intensive. According to Murphy, the business is twice as profitable as his two physical Carolina Auto Spas, requires a fraction of the start-up costs and positions Spiffy to become the first national brand in car washes.

The full story can be read at ExitEvent.

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Born & raised in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park, our team at Spiffy® has always had an affinity for technology and customer experience. Since 2014, we’ve used those passions to pursue our goal of truly convenient and eco-conscious car care for individuals and fleets across the country.