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Vending in the News: Tampa Bay Vending Machines To Dispense Art

December 27th, 2012 | Posted by DT in Combo vending machines - (Comments Off on Vending in the News: Tampa Bay Vending Machines To Dispense Art)

eVendingIf you are as enthusiastic about the vending industry as we are here at eVending, you have likely read up on dozens of new vending innovations ranging from caviar combo vending machines to novelty devices that dish out used books. Well, much like the industry itself, the creativity of the vending world is far from its limit, as a recent 83 Degrees article reveals that new machines in Tampa, Florida will be selling good old fashioned art to its customers.

Modern vending machines have essentially condensed the convenience of a full-on retail store into a small device, so it is only natural that an art retailer can now enjoy the same transformation. After winning Awesome Tampa Bay’s microgrants program, Daniel Markovich is now transforming outdated sticker vending machines into mini stores for all types of visual art. Set to include prints, sticker art, and photographs, these innovative machines will allow Tampa artists to reach their audience in an all-new way.

“With so many talented people very often overlooked, I sought out to find a way to help distribute their work that is fun, affordable and engaging,” said Markovich.

We love hearing about new creations such as Markovich’s brainchild, and we look forward to seeing how this unique art dispenser pans out. If you are inspired by his vision and want to become part of the vending industry at a basic snack and drink level, browse our selection of vending machines for sale today!

Vending in the News: CAT Rack Makes Bulk Vending Easy

December 18th, 2012 | Posted by DT in Vending machines for sale - (Comments Off on Vending in the News: CAT Rack Makes Bulk Vending Easy)

eVendingWe are huge fans of vending innovations here at eVending, and a recent story on the Vending Times could not help but catch our attention. The new “CAT rack” bulk operator makes using small candy and gumball vending machines easier than ever, while no longer limiting their customer base to those who have a few loose quarters around.

Short for Currency Activated Technology, the CAT rack acts as a central hub for a series of small snack vending machines. Customers can insert a dollar bill into the rack, after which they can freely choose which vending machine they would like to receive a treat from. Novelty vending machines such as the ones found in movie theaters and supermarkets typically force consumers to find somewhere to make change, but the CAT rack finally makes the dollar useable with a quarter machine. The device is currently being tested in upper Manhattan, New York.

While this device is only being tested on mini vending machines, the potential of the CAT rack is endless. The CAT’s creator would like the product to evolve to the point of cashless transactions and become compatible with new point of sale methods. Could this device ever tie together a network of our vending machines for sale? We shall wait and see!

Vending in the News: Tecom’s Reverse Vending Machine

December 10th, 2012 | Posted by DT in Vending machines for sale - (Comments Off on Vending in the News: Tecom’s Reverse Vending Machine)

eVendingWhen you hear the term “reverse vending machine,” you might imagine a traditional snack machine turned upside down, or perhaps a bag of chips walking up to a machine to purchase humans. Well, reverse vending machines do exist, but they are not as out there as they might sound.

Through a unique partnership, Dubai’s Tecom Business Parks just launched the ReVa reverse vending machine. A collaboration between Enpark, Averda, and Air Miles, the machine allows customers to exchange plastic bottles and aluminum cans for Air Miles points, which yeild users a variety of shopping rewards. Customers receive two Air Miles per unit recycled at any of the 15 ReVa machines in the Tecom parks.

“By making recycling more accessible, the ReVa reverse vending machine is also working to change the habits of those working in and living near Tecom free zones,” said Enpark director Saad Bin Ghubash in a recent Trade Arabia article. Not only does the ReVa offer excellent rewards to users, but it encourages a habit of recycling that benefits the entire world in the end.

The ReVa machine is just one of the many examples of how much the vending industry has achieved. Are you looking for an affordable way to become a part of this exciting business? Our vending machines for sale are a great way to get started!

Vending in the News: Caviar from a Vending Machine?

December 3rd, 2012 | Posted by DT in Vending machine business - (Comments Off on Vending in the News: Caviar from a Vending Machine?)

eVendingDo not adjust your monitor. You read that headline correctly. While modern day vending machines have typically been evolving to serve more and more everyday goods, Beverly Hills Caviar believes that those with expensive, exquisite tastes should have a means to satisfy their cravings all throughout the day. The first ever caviar vending machines have been placed in various malls in the Los Angeles area, finally allowing the appetizer of the wealthy to be purchased from a snack vending machine.

According to the LA Times,  these unique gourmet vending machines dispense fish eggs, truffles, escargot, oils, salts, and more. The machines also provide special utensils meant to preserve caviar’s unique taste. For those with a sudden late-night craving for expensive food, the caviar machine at the Burbank Town Center stays open until 2 AM. Given the usual high price of caviar, these machines are not likely to draw in the average mall-goer. Still, like the other modern vending machines we have covered, these caviar dispensers are a true testament to the industry’s ability to grow and reach all types of customers.

While you may not be serving caviar to your customer base any time soon, it is still a great time to become a part of the vending machine business. Whether you want a modern combo drink and snack machine or a simplified table top vending machine, the products available here at eVending make it easier than ever to earn some extra profit!