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Vending in the News: IKEA Shows Off New Machines

November 27th, 2012 | Posted by DT in Vending machines for sale - (Comments Off on Vending in the News: IKEA Shows Off New Machines)

eVendingAs we mentioned last week, the vending industry is making some truly great strides when it comes to creating the machines of the future. More and more everyday products that you would not expect are winding up in vending machines all over the world, redefining the very concept of the classic combo drink and snack machine. Swedish furniture giants IKEA are one of the latest companies to get in on the trend, expanding their reach to a whole new audience.

We know what you may be thinking, and no, IKEA has not found a way to cram couches and bookcases into a metal machine. Instead, they have come up with a very clever way to market the upcoming launch of their Winnipeg store in Canada. The furniture company has placed several big yellow vending machines selling snacks and IKEA gift cards in various hotspots around the city. The bottom of each machine reads “Opening November 28th” to promote the new store. This is some truly fantastic marketing that vending machine companies should take note of, though we would not be surprised if these machines will actually dispense said furniture sometime in the future.

Feeling inspired by this? Looking to expand the reach of your business or simply earn some guaranteed pocket change? We have some excellent vending machines for sale to get you started!

Tulane University Hosts Event in Celebration of Vending Industry

November 19th, 2012 | Posted by DT in Vending machine business - (Comments Off on Tulane University Hosts Event in Celebration of Vending Industry)

eVendingWhether you have been following our blog or have simply taken a look at the vending machines around you lately, it is clear the vending industry is evolving at a rapid pace. In celebration of the growth of the vending business, Tulane University recently hosted a “Gratitude Event” that allowed consumers to enjoy free refreshments and test out some of the industry’s new technology.

Gratitude events are generally meant to be a “thank you” to consumers, which in this case were vending machine customers aged 18-29 who have been proven to prefer drink and snack vending machines over convenience stores. The National Automatic Merchandising Association, or NAMA, was on hand to educate the public about the current vending options at their disposal. Top brands such as Keurig, Coca-Cola, and Red Bull were all present to provide hands-on demonstrations of their latest vending products. Some of the all-new technology on display included advanced touchscreen capability, as well as the ability to make a purchase with the simple swipe of a mobile phone.

This recent gratitude event is just one of the many testaments to the ever-expanding vending machine business. Looking to get in on the excitement? Our affordable combo vending machines are an excellent place to start!

A Brief History of Vending Machines

November 12th, 2012 | Posted by DT in Vending machines for sale - (Comments Off on A Brief History of Vending Machines)

eVendingMost people have used vending machines for so long it is hard to imagine a world without them. That makes sense because vending machines have existed longer than most of our lifetimes. Although the combo drink and snack machines we see today have come a long way, the vending industry actually has a rich and interesting history.

While there possibly could have been machines dispensing holy water in Egyptian temples in 215 BC, the first commercial vending machines were invented in London in the 1880s to sell postcards. Around the same time, English publisher Richard Carlisle created a machine for vending books. America’s first vending machine came in 1988, when the Thomas Adams Gum Company installed tutti-trutti gum machines on train platforms. The iconic round gumball machines we still see today were created later, in 1907. Horn & Hardart had a similar idea in 1902 when they opened a restaurant run entirely on coin-operated machines. Finally, the drink vending machines that we know and love today took their first big steps during the 1940s thanks to Vendorlator Manufacturing Company.

After looking back at the history of the vending industry, one glance at our current vending machines for sale reveals a true testament to how far vending services have come. Our company has roots in the vending business since the beginning, so it is no surprise that we currently offer the products of the future.

Generate Vending Business Anywhere You Work

November 5th, 2012 | Posted by DT in Snack vending machines - (Comments Off on Generate Vending Business Anywhere You Work)

If you follow eVending or are a current customer, you already know we have some of the industry’s best vending machines for sale. Whether you just purchased one of our combo drink and snack vending machines or are looking to invest in one, let us look at the variety of establishments that can benefit from our products.

There are plenty of obvious businesses that can easily generate extra money with the help of a vending machine. Schools, offices, fitness centers, and just about any establishment with heavy public traffic are all no-brainers when it comes to adding a snack machine. But what about some less common ones? Even if you run a small grocery and think you generate enough business within your shop, a vending machine near the exit of your store or outside of it can prompt customers to make some impulse purchases that will help you profit. Do you have a home office or simply have a high frequency of house guests? Why not add a vending machine to your own home? Aside from the fun novelty of having your own machine, you can make a little extra money from your hungry friends and associates.

These are just a few of the endless applications for our top-of-the-line vending products. Between our advanced Futura machines and our more compact mini vending machines, there is no business too small or large for our services.