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How One Grandma Started a Vending Business to Make Extra Cash

May 26th, 2014 | Posted by DT in Vending machine business - (Comments Off on How One Grandma Started a Vending Business to Make Extra Cash)

When grandmother Karen Bailey heard that her son wanted to give away his vending machines, she asked if he’d give them to her. She used her combo drink and snack vending machines to open her own small business in Great Falls, Montana. Since September, 2014, she’s supplemented her fixed income with proceeds from 11 machines in nine locations. Besides the cash, Bailey enjoys meeting customers and getting to know what they like.

She advises others who are considering vending machines for sale to prioritize location. At least 20 people regular congregate around her favorite vending machine locations. Additionally, she suggests supplementing healthy beef jerky, granola bars and pistachios with candy bars, cookies and chips. Her snack machines experience has proven that people like to treat themselves sometimes with traditional snack foods. No matter what’s in her vending machines, Bailey looks forward to many more years of business ownership.

If you’re interested in starting a vending machine business, check out our selection of eVending table-top and combo vending machines. Want a free quote? Give us a call at 1800-944-5524.

Eating Healthy is Easier Thanks to Tweeting Vending Machine

May 19th, 2014 | Posted by DT in Snack vending machines - (Comments Off on Eating Healthy is Easier Thanks to Tweeting Vending Machine)

For health-conscious consumers or those trying to break a bad candy habit, a hacked vending machine tweets all purchases. Unlike regular snack machines, this one tells members of a private social media account about all the purchases made by the group’s members.

The tweeting vending machine originates in the UK. A group of hackers and programmers bought a vending machine off eBay, modified it to send tweets and use it to encourage purchasers to make healthier snack choices.

Users of the tweeting machine initially showed amusement at it. However, they soon became annoyed with the exposure of their snack purchases. Thus, the machine has been shut down for now.

New and existing vending machine companies may not want to build a tweeting machine, but combo drink snack machines that provide healthy options do exist. They can feature anything from fresh salads, pre-packaged vegetables, flavored water and granola bars.

The Convenience of Small Tabletop Vending Machines

May 12th, 2014 | Posted by DT in Small vending machines - (Comments Off on The Convenience of Small Tabletop Vending Machines)

Think you don’t have room for a vending machine on your property? Think again. Mini vending machines can fit into spaces where larger machines can’t. eVending’s compact models fit where full-sized machines would be impractical. Place these compact machines in the break room, in your office’s kitchen area or even on a hallway table.

Employees enjoy the convenience of having snacks and drinks on-site for those times that they can’t get away from the office. The small size means that the machines fit in most break rooms; this saves workers on time spent fetching snacks and gives them more time to relax during their breaks and return to work refreshed. Our machines are equipped with credit and debit card readers so that workers can grab a snack even if they left their cash at home.

Combo drink snack machines allow you to fit a surprisingly large selection of options to get them through midday hunger. Our tabletop vending machine model accommodates 14 products so that there is something everyone can enjoy. You can offer juices, sodas, candies and other snacks to combat mid-afternoon hunger and help people get back to work and feel more productive.

Full-sized machines often require a team and a hand truck or other equipment. eVending’s small machines are light and far easier to move than full-sized drink or snack machines. A single person could easily position or move a machine with little effort. Plus, smaller machines take less power. This makes them more eco-friendly and easier on your wallet.

When you are looking at vending machine options, consider the benefits of mini vending machines. eVending has a compact vending machines for sale on our site. Contact us to learn more about your vending options.

Avoid the Angry Customer

May 5th, 2014 | Posted by DT in Vending machines - (Comments Off on Avoid the Angry Customer)

Customers and vending machines have a tricky relationship. If the snack machines take the customer’s money and then deliver the selected item, the customer is happy and the relationship is saved. If the snack machines take the money and refuse to deliver the selected product, you’ll have one angry customer on your hands.

Vending Machine Manufacturer

You can easily avoid the angry customer when you buy vending machines by looking for a machine that has Guaranteed Vend Technology. Available on select combo drink snack machines, this advanced technology ensures the customer either receives the selected item or credit to make another selection if the vending machine fails to deliver.

How It Works

Vending machines equipped with Guaranteed Vend Technology fhttp://www.evending.com/blog/wp-admin/edit.phpeature an infrared light sensor known as the Intelligent Vend Sensor, or iVend Sensor. Snacks or drinks must pass through iVend Sensor to confirm the transaction is complete. If items fail to pass through the sensor, the amount of the purchase shows up as credit on the machine, allowing the customer to pick something else.

Why You Need It

Avoiding the angry customer is essential in any business, but it’s particularly important when it comes to vending machines. Since machines are not always supervised, angry customers could end up taking their frustrations out on the machine. They may shake or knock the machine in an attempt to dislodge the product, damaging the machine as well as the floor beneath it.

Angry customers could also damage a vending machine company’s reputation. If irate consumers hold a grudge, they may steer clear of vending machines owned by the same company or, worse yet, take to the Internet to air their grievances and spread mistrust.

Combo drink snack machines equipped with Guaranteed Vend Technology takes care of problem before it can even start, keeping customers and vending machine owners happy.