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Happy Halloween Week!

October 28th, 2013 | Posted by Ajax Union in Snack Machines | Vending machines - (Comments Off on Happy Halloween Week!)

Happy early Halloween from eVending! There are hundreds of iconic horror movie props that have made their way into our memories, from hockey masks to axes and even a VHS tape. This Halloween season, the marketing team at Rice Krispies has certainly moved snack machines, and vending machines at large, into the that-was-really-scary part of many hungry mall-goers’ minds.

A recent Halloween prank from Rice Krispies involved passersby that were looking for a quick and tasty snack from a spooky-looking vending machine that dispensed Rice Krispies “Scares.” What they received in return was a momentarily terrifying experience where horrifying hands suddenly appeared where they were expecting a sweet snack. Check out the video below to see this machine in action!

Finding Yourself, Online

September 30th, 2013 | Posted by Ajax Union 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.

Dare to Be Tender Vending Campaign

September 9th, 2013 | Posted by Ajax Union 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.

Nabisco Factory to Luxury Condo

August 19th, 2013 | Posted by Ajax Union in Snack Machines - (Comments Off on Nabisco Factory to Luxury Condo)

There are few things that delight a sense of smell more than freshly baked bread and other baked goods. That might be what the developers of a new condo building in Chicago were thinking when they turned a former Nabisco factory into a set of luxury apartments.

The apartment, at 1000 West Washington Boulevard in Chicago’s West Loop is an impressive feat of remodeling. The original factory was constructed in the early 1900’s and used primarily for production of the company’s Uneeda Biscuit. The Nabisco factory had long been abandoned by the time it was purchased and reconstruction began in 1995.

For enthusiasts of snack machines and the delicious treats they vend, what could be better than living in the very rooms and ovens of a factory that produced such an iconic snack. The one catch is that this deliciously decorated apartment is currently on sale for $499,500. Due to some legal issues, this rent is actually $100k-$150k less than similarly-sized listings in the area.

The condo unit for sale is quite impressive though with 2,000 square feet, two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a private rooftop deck. Even though eVending is in the business of making fine vending machines, real-estate news about vending snack companies doesn’t come around too often!

Top 5 Snack Vending Machine Selections

July 29th, 2013 | Posted by Ajax Union in Snack Machines | Snack vending machines - (Comments Off on Top 5 Snack Vending Machine Selections)

Combo Drink Snack MachinesAll of us have our go-to snacks and drinks that we have to have during a trip to the vending machine. Maybe you enjoy a satisfying granola bar, like to satisfy your sweet tooth with a candy bar, or munch on a savory bag of potato chips. Whatever your snacking favorite might be, there are certainly some snacks that stand out as vending machine all-time favorites. There is a huge variety in the types of things snack machines can vend, and many locations have specialized selections, but here are the five top-selling snacks according to American Merchandiser:

  1. Snickers
  2. Doritos Big Grab
  3. Peanut M&Ms
  4. Cheetos
  5. Cheez-It Original

While your favorite snack might not have made the cut for the Top 5 list, the results do include snacks and treats that just about anyone who has visited a vending machine has selected. After reviewing the list, did you see any selections that you have memorized the number and letter combination of?

eVending has been around long enough to see more than a few snack options come and go, but we agree that these top selling snacks have stood the test of time and season after season keep vending patrons coming back for a quick snack.

buy vending machinesFor more than 80 years, vending machines have been our specialty. In that time, our industry of choice has seen its share of innovations. From early coin-operated gumball machines to the ubiquitous cigarette dispensers of the 1940s, to finally the combo drink snack machines of today, eVending has thrived through it all. One of our latest breakthroughs is the development of environmentally friendly snack machines.

Because the nature of our business demands constant energy, we wanted to make sure our products were efficient without compromising quality. Our engineers have implemented the latest in electrical, lighting, insulation, and refrigeration technology to ensure our vending machines not only meet market standards, but exceed them with state-of-the-art features. These include long-lasting LED lighting, airtight urethane insulation, and wireless access to cut costs on driving.

In addition to these innovations, our electrostatic paint undergoes an extensive pre-wash procedure that recycles water for several stages and recovers 99.9% of unused paint for subsequent parts. Our dedication to compact and functional design also allows for low power consumption, with an average rate of only 2.5 Amps. We not only design eco-friendly vending machines, but have created a building process that is eco-friendly in itself! How is that for refreshing?

Just because your snack machines are spread out and operating independently, does not mean you are stretched too thin when it comes to managing them. We have paired our Futura combo vending machine with the leading software in vending management: Vend-Trak.

With Vend-Trak, you can oversee your entire business from your home, office, and more. In fact, because Vend-Trak is web-based, you can access the software anywhere with an Internet connection; there is absolutely nothing to install. More than convenience, our software provides complete security. The Vend-Trak servers are backed up daily, meaning you never have to worry about losing data due to personal computer failure.

From wherever you are, Vend-Trak delivers your products, inventory, and expenses with just a few keystrokes. The software is at once user-friendly and extremely detailed. Vend-Trak will even suggest which one of your combo vending machines to service next.

We are all about saving you time, and with our bundled software, we make it easy. Vend-Trak comes with built-in Google Maps, so you always know where you are going and how much product to bring with printable inventory sheets. Without our software, vending business owners lose up to 30% of their income due to inefficiency. With eVending, you earn everything!

No Payments for Three Months

October 15th, 2012 | Posted by Ajax Union in Buy vending machines | Snack Machines | Vending machine business | Vending machine sales | Vending machines for sale - (Comments Off on No Payments for Three Months)

At eVending.com, we are confident in our line of quality snack machines, but we understand some customers may feel they cannot afford to purchase a machine. That is why we are now offering a special finance plan for all of our new customers, as well as several other benefits for our loyal customer base.

  1. combo vending machinesMake no payments for three months. When you buy vending machines from eVending.com, you do not have to make any payments for three entire months. Those are 90 worry-free days of watching your new customers delight in your Futura or mini vending machines.
  2. Enjoy a lifetime of toll-free technical phone support. You are never alone when you work with eVending. In addition to our standard five-year limited parts warranty, our technicians are here to help you with programming, energy usage, or any other questions you may have, Monday through Friday.  We also offer extensive email support. Should you require local assistance, we have more than 400 vending service centers nearby to give you one-on-one help.
  3. Receive replacement manuals via email. Sometimes you do not need extra assistance; you have simply misplaced the manual. No need to worry. Click here anytime to request another manual and we will send it to you right away.

A Compact Table Top Vending Machine

September 7th, 2012 | Posted by Ajax Union in Snack Machines - (Comments Off on A Compact Table Top Vending Machine)

mini vending machinePeople interested in vending machine solutions tend to think big. A large machine–taking up plenty of space in the breakroom–with dozens, upon dozens of choices. But what if your company only has 10 or less employees? What if you cannot afford, or rather, do not want to spend a great deal of money on a vending machine?

eVending has just the solution, one you most likely will not find amongst any other vending machine company. The table top snack vending machine is ideal for those who are either tight on space or money, or simply do not need a machine with 50 snack and drink choices. The machine will fit snugly on a countertop or table. It can fit 14 selections of chips, candy, and other snack goods and has an overall capacity of 150. With this countertop vending machine your employees will no longer be denied a mid-day snack just because there is little room in the office.

The mini vending machine is also energy efficient with an LED light and tempered glass display. It accepts coins as well as $1-$5 bills with an internal automatic vertical bill stacker. The machine offers flexibility and convenience for your snack needs. Visit our website to learn more and keep workers happy with a light snack!

Snack Machines Are Available in Several Sizes and Styles

June 1st, 2012 | Posted by Ajax Union in Snack Machines - (Comments Off on Snack Machines Are Available in Several Sizes and Styles)

We are familiar with the tall soda and snack machines that seem to have, in one way or another, been around forever. We have all spent countless nickels, dimes and quarters in them buying our favorite candy bars and sodas, yet the face of the snack machine has been changing over the last few years with the advent of table top models and combination machines.

The Way You Pay For Snacks in Machines Has Changed

Not only has the basic design of snack machines been changing to meet more modern times, you are going to find that the way your customers will be paying has changed. With more people relying on their credit and debit cards to pay for everything, it only stands to reason that you would be able to get a credit card reader complete with cell phone connection for your machines to attract as many customers as possible.