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Finding Yourself, Online

September 30th, 2013 | Posted by DT in Snack Machines | Snack vending machines - (Comments Off on Finding Yourself, Online)

According to a study conducted by the Pew Research Center, 56% of internet users have searched for themselves online. Often, when people think about others searching for themselves on Google they think that it is an exercise in vanity and that they just want to see their own names on their computer monitors.

Increasingly though, people are having to search for themselves in order to maintain control of their online presence. Searching for a person online is an easy way to quickly gain information about the person and if your search results are not positive, this can damage a potential employer’s view on you.

For small businesses, searching for your own company on Google can help you find information that may be helping or hurting your business. If you own snack machines from eVending in various locations but don’t have an online presence, searching for “vending machines at (location)” can help you find if anyone has commented about them. Searching for the building or location your vending machines are in as well can often lead to discoveries of helpful news or reviews.

If you don’t like what you see online about your business, or if you don’t see anything at all, you should be proactive and engage with customers and communities online to help create a positive image for your business.

Biometric Technology in Your Life

September 24th, 2013 | Posted by DT in Combo vending machines | Vending machines - (Comments Off on Biometric Technology in Your Life)

Not that long ago, biometric technology was only seen in sci-fi or spy movies. Technology that allows us to scan a fingerprint or eyes, detect specific faces through cameras or access and use computers with our hands and eyes.

Now, biometric technology, or the identification of humans by their characteristics or trains by technology, is becoming so commonplace that it is even incorporated into our cell phones. Finger print scanners are one of the most popular forms of biometric technology and are used mainly for authenticating access to devices or programs and as a replacement for passwords.

While the debate of whether biometrics are a secure replacement for traditional passwords or security measures is on-going, there is a wide range of uses for biometrics that we can use every day to make our lives easier and our daily tasks more efficient.

Combo drink snack machines can even benefit from these exciting new technologies. Just a few months ago, eVending posted about a coffee manufacturer promoted their products with a vending machine that used facial recognition to detect when someone in front of the machine yawned.  Things like voice recognition or facial recognition could provide personal greetings, payment options or selection recommendations for patrons.

Combo Drink Snack Machine Service

September 16th, 2013 | Posted by DT in Combo vending machines | Snack vending machines | Vending machine business - (Comments Off on Combo Drink Snack Machine Service)

When your vending machines are working perfectly and satisfying the thirsts and hungers of your customers, you will not hear too much from them. Other than the occasional “I need to grab something from the vending machine,” customers might not think too much about your machines. Offering exciting new products or fan favorite items, introducing new technology to your machine or giving it a graphics overhaul will probably generate some buzz about your machine, but there are a few phrases that come up more than any others when it comes to vending machine.

“The machine at my money” and “The vending machine didn’t give me what I wanted” are, unfortunately, two common phrases heard at vending machines around the world.

eVending is here to help end this vending error epidemic! eVending offers Live Support for your combo drink snack machines toll-free over the phone. Our staff of technicians will help walk you through any issue and help get your vending business running smoothly again. eVending has a network of over 400 vending service centers throughout the United States that are available to you so you will always have the service that you need.

While your perfectly operating vending machine might not get the social buzz that it deserves, your customers will be happy to know that they can rely  on your machines to vend exactly what they want without any issues every time they use them.

Dare to Be Tender Vending Campaign

September 9th, 2013 | Posted by DT in Snack Machines | Snack vending machines - (Comments Off on Dare to Be Tender Vending Campaign)

Modern societies are often criticized for our detachment from others. While we are more connected to each other than ever before through tools such as social media, emails, cell phones, and text-messages, face-to-face interactions and awareness of what is around us are suffering. One chocolate company is working to help us unite and “Dare to Be Tender” in their new marketing campaign that employs a very purple cow.

Swiss chocolate company Milka introduced a new vending machine in a public area in Argentina that encourages strangers to come together and join hands with one another in order to create a “chain of tenderness” between their chocolate snack machine and a branded purple cow statue. Once enough hands were joined to connect the statue’s hoof to a large button on the machine, free chocolate bars dispensed for all those participating.

As the vending continued throughout the day, the cow statue was moved farther and farther away from the machine, requiring more and more people to join hands. eVending agrees that there are few things more joyous than receiving free chocolate bars and this video created by Milka of this cultural-awareness lesson by a vending machine is very fun to watch.

Solutions for Cashless Customers

September 3rd, 2013 | Posted by DT in Buy vending machines | Vending machines | Vending machines for sale - (Comments Off on Solutions for Cashless Customers)

Combo Drink Snack MachinesWanting a snack or beverage from the vending machine but not having any cash for the machine is a problem many potential vending clients encounter. According to a survey conducted last year by Rasmussen Reports, 40 percent of adults in the US said that they could go an entire week without using cash to pay for anything. It might be hard to imagine not using any cash for an entire week, but when you think about it, most businesses have credit and debit card readers or mobile payment options, bills can be paid electronically, and increases in the popularity of online shopping encourages digital payments.

Vending machines for sale at eVending.com are available with cashless vending options such as credit card readers for your vending machines. In addition to providing your cashless-customers a method to purchase goods from your machines, utilizing this payment option can give you more insight into your vending business. When you purchase the cellular-based credit card reader from eVending, you gain the ability to remotely monitor your vending machine transaction anywhere you have wireless access on a computer of mobile device! Machines equipped with this technology are still able to accept cash and coin payments, making sure you do not miss any vending opportunities!