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SB16 Single Brew Coffee Vendor

August 3rd, 2016 | Posted by DT in Buy vending machines | Vending machine business | Vending machines | Vending machines for sale - (Comments Off on SB16 Single Brew Coffee Vendor)

Coffee Consumption Trends

Full-size-CTop-Pod-Vending-MachineMillennials’ taste preferences are a driving force in recent coffee consumption trends. According to an article on Vending Market Watch, in the last eight years consumption of gourmet coffee beverages increased from 13% to 36% among consumers aged 18 to 24 while gourmet coffee consumption for older Millennials (aged 25 to 39) increased from 19% to 41%.

With increasing numbers of Millennials and younger generations entering the workforce, it’s time to start thinking about ways to offer a coffee service solution that fits the consumption trends. According to 2016 NCDT data, 70% of the cups of coffee consumed at work come from the office coffee area, with over half of the respondents unhappy with their current coffee situation it’s time for a change. One solution could be offering a single serve coffee maker, such as the Keurig® Brewing System. These machines offer a wider range of coffee options that will appeal to Millennials. Consumers can choose between their favorite brand of a traditional cup of coffee or a more gourmet option, like espresso-based coffee without having to leave the office.

With the growing popularity of single serve coffee machines and the demand for more coffee variety in offices, more companies will likely offer single serve brewing machines in their break areas. Subsequently, these businesses will need a way to control their coffee pod inventory.

eVending is on the forefront of innovation with their SB16 Single Brew Coffee Vendor which offers professional, secure dispensing of single serve coffee pods, including K-Cups®. With the SB16’s built-in security you will never have to worry about employees walking off with coffee pods again. The compact size of the machine is perfect for placement on any standard 36 inch countertop with 18 inch cabinet to counter spacing. Plus the sleek modern design with glass front display shows all items on hand and will draw customers in.  With 16 unique single serve coffee pod selections and a capacity of 256 total single serve coffee pods, the SB16 Single Brew Coffee Vendor offers employees with a great selection of popular, brand-name coffee pods.

Let the SB16 Single Brew integrate seamlessly into your vending business while increasing sales opportunities. This machine allows you to see which items are popular and which are not so that you can select the best coffee pods, including K-Cups®, for your location. With this feature you can drive your revenue up by stocking your machines with the preferences of customers at each location. The SB16 Coffee Vendor will fit perfectly in any office area and offers the perfect solution for businesses to dispense their coffee pod inventory.

Mobile Payment Options Increase Vending Machine Sales

June 29th, 2016 | Posted by DT in Buy vending machines | Vending machines - (Comments Off on Mobile Payment Options Increase Vending Machine Sales)

CardReaderAs technology progresses, fewer and fewer consumers are carrying cash and coins. Instead, financial transactions via credit and mobile devices are becoming more common. What’s more, card swiping devices, mobile payment, and other digital payment options are predicted to overtake ‘traditional’ payment methods in the near future, making it a must have in today’s vending market.

Research reveals that 49% of consumers, and 56% of Millennials, are already using / interested in using mobile payment technology and 18% of consumers say that they would use mobile payments if more locations accepted it.

Many consumers today, Millennials in particular, rarely carry cash and prefer cashless options such as credit / debit cards or other options such as Apple Pay which will likely be a revenue driver for vending machines. In fact, a recent study that began in March of 2016 found that vending machines advertising Apple Pay increased overall revenue by 22% while contactless purchases from those same vending machines rose 89%.

With all of that said, the market for cash and coin vending is still viable so don’t scrap your traditional payment acceptors just yet. The best way to increase your profit would be to provide customers with the best of both worlds by installing both cashless payment options and coin and cash acceptors on your machines.

All of eVending’s machines are equipped with the latest electronic coin changer and bill acceptor and have a standard peripheral opening for additional payment options such as Greenlite, a cashless system that accepts debit / credit cards and mobile payments including Apple Pay.  With Greenlite, you are able to remotely monitor your vending machine’s transactions from your web-based account.

Contact eVending today if you are interested purchasing a new vending machine with a cashless system or would like to add Greenlite’s mobile / wireless payment option to an existing vending machine.

How to Drink More Water Daily

March 30th, 2016 | Posted by DT in Vending machines - (Comments Off on How to Drink More Water Daily)

Drink More Water

 

With the health and wellness trends quickly becoming eminent in all our lives today, we have constantly been reminded of the importance of water. Everyone has been told once in their life to “Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day!”. But, why are we still constantly being reminded if we should already have this ingrained in our heads by now?

Shocking Fact: Just 5 years ago, Americans consumed close to 50 billion liters of soda a year, which is basically 216 liters (57 gallons) per person! (Source: NationMaster)

Thankfully, in a study conducted less than a year ago, soda consumption has fallen drastically and the consumption of water is at the top again, and now 63% of Americans actively avoid soda (Source: Mercola). That’s great news health-wise! However, many people have resorted to other liquids such as energy drinks, juices, and unnatural flavorings. That might be a step up from soda, but it really doesn’t help control our sugar consumption daily.

Water is essential to our bodies to help metabolism, remove toxins, cooling, pH regulation, transporting substances, and a whole lot more. So how can we get into this habit of drinking more water everyday? Here are a few tips:

  1. Drink a little water after you wake up, before you brush your teethFlavored Water
  2. Add your own natural flavor to your water – sliced fruit/vegetables/herbs
  3. Set a daily goal
  4. Track how much water you drink – by using an app or log book
  5. Get a bottle that you’ll actually want to use and carry around
  6. Drink a glass of water before every meal
  7. Consume more water-based foods – such as watermelon, cantaloupe, etc
  8. Add a little spice to your food
  9. Drink less caffeine – Caffeine dehydrates you

Are Consumers Cutting Down on Spending?

June 10th, 2014 | Posted by DT in Vending machines - (Comments Off on Are Consumers Cutting Down on Spending?)

According to recently released figures by the Commerce Department in Washington, household purchases fell 0.1 percent in April. Once the figure was adjusted to account for inflation, the number looked even worse as it revealed spending had dropped by the biggest margin since September 2009.

Stephen Stanley, chief economist at Pierpoint Securities LLC, predicted this decline and stated “the risk at this point is that the consumer is falling back into a pattern of mediocre spending growth.” Stanley places the blame for the curbed spending on the fact that incomes have not risen to meet the increased cost of living.

What does this mean for the vending machine companies?
Unfortunately, whenever discretionary spending is hindered, the vending machine and other similar industries do feel the squeeze. There isn’t much that company owners can do, however, except wait on the economy to right itself, which will lead to consumers spending their extra money on candy bars and sodas once again.

The economy is always dipping and rising, seemingly at random. However, the vending machine business has held strong throughout all the turmoil and will indeed persevere through this latest downturn in spending.

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.

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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.

Electronic Payment Options Preferred Over Cash in Most Cases

April 14th, 2014 | Posted by DT in Vending machines - (Comments Off on Electronic Payment Options Preferred Over Cash in Most Cases)

Vending machine companies are going increasingly digital, and a closer look at the benefits of digital payment options shows why.

Convenience for customers is one of the primary benefits of digital payment options. Carrying cash is becoming increasingly infrequent, as debit cards are small, secure and easy to use. The consumer between the ages of 18 and 34 uses a debit card 51 percent of the time, according to recent statistics. When today’s consumer visits combo drink snack machines, chances are high they have no spare change jingling around in their pocket. Machines that take digital payments cater to the needs of the average consumer. Cashless Vending

For the snack machine’s owner, digital payments also provide benefits. Since a high number of people prefer to use debit cards the majority of the time, this may lead to an increase in sales from vending machines. Also, combo drink snack machines that take credit cards are accessible to consumers who are out of cash when they want a snack.

Debit cards have not yet eliminated the need for cash, which is why vending machine companies are investing in machines that take both. To maximize their income, today’s investors who own drink and snack machines should consider both as well.

Location, Location, Location to Boost Vending Profits

December 30th, 2013 | Posted by DT in Combo vending machines | Vending machines - (Comments Off on Location, Location, Location to Boost Vending Profits)

snack machinesA popular business mantra, location, location, location, also assists vending machine owners in making a profit. Finding the right spots takes a bit of research, but the investment yields big rewards as vending machine owners take advantage of great locations.

  • Look for Foot Traffic: A vending machine combo located near a bustling train station or in a major hospital receives more business than one that sits in a secluded spot away from foot traffic. Savvy business owners research locations and collect data before strategically placing their combo and snack machines along busy routes.
  • Stock Waiting Areas: Bored people eat, which makes waiting rooms an ideal location for compact mini vending machines. These small machines take up little room, yet they potentially bring in steady income for vending business owners. Suggested waiting areas include medical offices, municipal buildings, shopping centers, colleges, churches and post offices.
  • Offer a Unique Selection: An area with plenty of foot traffic or near a waiting area may already have a vending machine, but those locations could be prime real estate if they offer minimal or unattractive choices. Placing combo drink snack machines in these areas provides customers with a unique selection and increases the chances of financial success.

In the vending machine business, location must be a priority. In the right spot, quality, reliable and affordable vending machines from eVending have a great chance of being profitable.

Reliable and Affordable Used Vending Machines for Sale Increase Profits

December 23rd, 2013 | Posted by DT in Buy vending machines | Used vending machines | Vending machines - (Comments Off on Reliable and Affordable Used Vending Machines for Sale Increase Profits)

Starting a new vending machine business or growing an existing one requires a tremendous amount of time and money. The high cost of new machines, however, involves a large financial commitment and ultimately reduces profits. Since entrepreneurs work hard to achieve financial success, they wisely buy vending machines that have been refurbished.

These high quality used vending machines undergo an extensive inspection before they’re distributed. Professional technicians replace broken and worn parts, check the electronics multiple times and perform essential upgrades. This inspection gives business owners peace of mind since they confidently know that the machines work properly and will begin distributing products and earning money right away.

With reliable used vending machines, business owners expand their services. In addition to snack machines, they can offer selections from drink vending and mini snack machines. Likewise, versatile used machines fit perfectly with new locations. Not only do they cut the cost associated with expansion, but they’re also reliable and guaranteed to last.

Whether expanding a current vending business or pursuing this type of career as a new entrepreneur, business owners benefit from affordable and reliable used vending machines for sale. These machines from eVending enable business owners to cut costs, grow their business and achieve financial goals.

Vending Machines and Social Media

December 9th, 2013 | Posted by DT in Snack Machines | Vending machines - (Comments Off on Vending Machines and Social Media)

Combo Drink Snack MachinesAs a vending machine company, we spend a lot of time talking about and reading about vending machines online. From news articles to instruction manuals and Tweets, we are constantly looking for great information and insights about snack machines, drink machines and more.

On social media platforms, especially Twitter where you are more likely to see users share information about what they are doing that exact moment, most buzz about vending machines comes in the form of negative reviews. Complaining about vending machines distributing the wrong items, being broken or eating money without vending anything are among the most popular topics.

eVending has seen that Tweets and other social posts that you will see about vending machines are about remarkable vending machines. Machines that are either created for marketing campaigns so they are truly outrageous or out of the ordinary, or machines that deliver surprising satisfaction through product selection or new technology.

For vending operators, this means that many of your customers are more likely to complain about your vending services than they are to praise them. This is especially true if you don’t pay attention to your customers’ wants when it comes to machine technology or product offering. To avoid this, finding quality machines, keeping your products fresh and interesting, and staying on top of maintenance and servicing will help keep your machines talked about in a positive way.

Beautiful Vending Machine Location

November 4th, 2013 | Posted by DT in Vending machine business | Vending machines - (Comments Off on Beautiful Vending Machine Location)
Vending Machine Companies

Photo: L’Oréal Paris

Most vending machine companies and businesses will tell you that one of the key factors to a successful vending operation is having your machines in the right locations. With the “right” location depending on many factors, it can sometimes be hard to decide where exactly the best places for your various kinds of machines might be.

Beauty product giant, L’Oréal Paris was the latest big-name brand to make a splash in the vending machine marketing trend and picked a location that most vending machine operators can only dream about. After striking a first-ever deal with New York City’s Metro-Transit Authority, the organization that runs the city’s public transportation, L’Oréal has launched its branded vending kiosk at the 42nd Street-Bryant Park station, one of the busiest stations in the city.

The campaign for this vending machine will run through November and December and will cost $700,000 to $1 million; now that’s an expensive vending machine! According to the MTA, more than 4 million people will go through the station during that time period. eVending can only guess at the number of sales the machine will have, but more importantly, the branding potential of this machine is what will make it worth the costs.