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Office Upgrades

November 18th, 2013 | Posted by DT in Combo vending machines | Small vending machines | Vending machines for sale - (Comments Off on Office Upgrades)

Vending Machine ComboHave you been looking for a great way to upgrade your office? Combo drink snack machines are an easy way to add a new feature to your office or break room and with the space saving design of the Futura vending machine from eVending, you will have both drinks and snacks in on machine!

To start your office vending service initiative, first make sure that you have space and demand for the machine. Taking a quick survey of the office and finding out what employees needs and wants you can meet with a office vending machine will help you determine what kind of machine you will need to purchase. Space is important because while the Futura vending machine is a space saver with its combination design, it is still a large piece of equipment and if your doors, hallways or break room are not big enough installing the machine will be very difficult.

If space is at a premium in your office, eVending also offers a Table Top vending machine that fits up to 150 items and is only “25 inches tall!

Financing to Buy Vending Machines

November 11th, 2013 | Posted by DT in Buy vending machines | Vending machine business - (Comments Off on Financing to Buy Vending Machines)

Vending Machines for SaleStarting your own vending business can be a very exciting endeavor. A difficult part of starting your own vending operation for many can be the up-front cost of purchasing your first machine or machines and the product to put in them. eVending makes this initial leap into your future industry easy with flexible payment plans!

When you are ready to buy vending machines from us, like the Futura combo machine, we will help you sort through the variety of payment plans we offer. Plans range from 6 months to 48 months and there are no monthly payments for the first 90 days! 90 days that you can set up your machines and start seeing profits that will help you pay for your financing plan. Many vending machines can become profitable enough to pay for themselves over time. eVending offers the help and support you will need for a successful endeavor and the buying process is simple and straightforward.

Beautiful Vending Machine Location

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

Happy Halloween Week!

October 28th, 2013 | Posted by DT 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!

Successful Vending Takes More than Just Numbers

October 21st, 2013 | Posted by DT in Vending machine business | Vending machines for sale - (Comments Off on Successful Vending Takes More than Just Numbers)

Combo Drink Snack MachinesVending machines for sale currently often feature great software that allows operators to monitor a multitude of operations their machines perform. From knowing how much revenue was made by the hour, how much of each product sold, any service issues that may have occurred and more, vending machines are becoming smarter and able to track more and more useful information. This data is extremely useful for vending operators, like any business person, and often helps to solve a lot of problems and make decisions. An article at Vending Times by Hank Schlesinger discusses the value of feedback from sources other than vending machines.

The people that interact with vending machines and the facilities that they are located in often have anecdotal information that can be crucial to a successful vending service. As vending operators that have machines located anywhere people interact with them, you have to have a feel for how each of your locations operate, how the managers and owners you interact with feel or think about different things and how your customers go about their day-to-day business among other things.

While eVending loves the advances in technology that give vending operators a wealth of information to work with, keeping in touch with the people that interact with your machine is extremely important for a successful vending operation.

Cashless Trends

October 14th, 2013 | Posted by DT in Snack vending machines | Vending machines for sale - (Comments Off on Cashless Trends)

Snack MachinesCashless payments are more popular than ever. Retailers, restaurants, online stores and even utility companies are switching (or more than likely have switched) to some form of digital payment. For retailers, the use of NFC technology has become increasingly popular. This technology allows customers to use credit and debit cards with small chips or cell phones with NFC technology to interact with NFC readers and make cashless payments without having to swipe a card or scan anything.

For credit and debit card users, payment options are becoming even easier as well. Especially for small businesses or vending machine operators, there are more and more options available that are easy to use. For retailers, products such as Apple’s Square card reader give small businesses the ability to process credit and debit card transactions with only a Square device and their Apple iPad or iPhone. New vending machines for sale like the Futura models from eVending have card readers that give patrons the option to pay for snacks and drinks with credit and debit cards. For vending operators, this feature also creates opportunities to track transactions and monitor machine performance.

Tech Spotlight: Guaranteed Vend Sensor

October 7th, 2013 | Posted by DT in Buy vending machines | Vending machines - (Comments Off on Tech Spotlight: Guaranteed Vend Sensor)

eVendingFor this tech spotlight we will be covering one of the unique features of the Futura vending machines from eVending: the Guaranteed Vend Sensor.

Futura combo drink snack machines are equipped with this technology that ensures all drinks and snacks are dispensed. This technology helps to alleviate the problem of snacks getting caught in the distribution mechanisms by ensuring that they reach the dispensing tray. Features such as this create more positive experiences for vending machine patrons and keep vending machine operators coming back to eVending for more machines. Not properly vending a snack or “eating someone’s money” is one of the biggest reasons customers will not return to a particular vending machine and technology that helps avoid those negative notions will go a long way in increasing the profitability of your machines.

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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.