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5 Must-Have Features for Your Vending Machine

December 2nd, 2019 | Posted by Lindsay Hottovy in Vending machines - (Comments Off on 5 Must-Have Features for Your Vending Machine)

Equipping your vending machine with the latest technology is a sure-fire way to ensure that you are setting your vending business up for complete success. eVending provides vendors with standard and optional features to do just that. Below are our top five features that are a must-have for any vending business.

Greenlite

Greenlite Cashless Payment System is an optional feature that will take your vending business to a whole new level. Greenlite offers cashless vending for your machine, meaning that it will accept credit, debit and mobile payments. With less and less people carrying cash around, installing Greenlite is a must in order to increase your profit. In fact, those who have installed Greenlite have reported an increase in machine sales by an average of 35%. Additionally, Greenlite gives you the capability to track your sales and inventory from wherever you are. 

iVend

A standard feature on eVending’s machines, the iVend Delivery Sensor System ensures your customers are receiving their product 100% of the time. This feature uses infrared technology, so if your items are not vending correctly, your customers will receive their money back. They will also have the option to try and vend a different item. iVend increases your customer’s satisfaction by virtually eliminating misvends from your machine.  

ADA Compliant

Did you know that eVending’s most popular vending machine models comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations?  Standard ADA Compliant models include, but are not limited to the Futura Snack and Drink Combo, CB500 Cold Drink, 29 Selection Combo Elevator, and Coffee Express Hot Beverage, as well as our new Elite Series Snack 5W and 6W machines. This means that the usability components of a vending machine must be between 15” and 48” from the floor.  In addition, most of our other equipment models are standard ADA-ready, meaning they have the option to include an ADA delivery box in order to make the unit fully ADA Compliant. This option includes a lift mechanism, so that the product can be delivered at 15”. It also only takes one hand to operate this feature. 

Flexible Product Capability

Product packages are always changing, so what good is your machine if it does not change with them? eVending’s vending machines come standard with adjustable snack and drink selections. This feature allows you to easily configure the machine to fit the product packaging that you are selling. Now, you can forget about trying to find products that fit your machine perfectly. Instead, you can adjust the machine to your products.

Easy Vending

Our machines come equipped with features that make vending easy for everyone. For one, our machines include LED lights to properly showcase your products. It allows your customers to see your products clearly in your machine. Our machines also have customer-friendly controls with large selection buttons and Braille identification. These features make vending easy for everyone.

Give us a call at 888-568-4896 for more information about any of these features and how they can work for your vending machine.

NFC – The Future of Vending Machines

April 7th, 2014 | Posted by Ajax Union in Combo vending machines - (Comments Off on NFC – The Future of Vending Machines)

Cashless Vending Machine SoftwareImagine walking up to a bank of combo drink snack machines, keying in your selection and then, instead of hunting for change, simply tapping your smartphone against the machine. Sound far-fetched? It’s actually one major possibility of vending’s future.

NFC-enabled phones — that is, phones capable of near field communication — are increasingly used for swapping contacts, exchanging data, and, now in Japan, paying for items vended by new, NFC-compatible machines. The first NFC vending machines have been installed in Tokyo, and allow Android users to approach a kiosk to shop for exclusive free and paid apps.

The advance makes a lot of sense. With the rise of digital payment systems like credit cards, debit and direct deposit, fewer and fewer people carry cash. Vending machine companies are already adapting to this trend by offering machines with credit card readers. Since most people always carry their phones, why not take advantage of this new convenience?

Savvy vending machine owners are always looking for new ways to expand their income and simplify their business lives. The next time you are ready to buy vending machines, come to us for cutting-edge equipment.

Electronic Payments Help You Get Paid Faster

March 17th, 2014 | Posted by Ajax Union in Vending machine business - (Comments Off on Electronic Payments Help You Get Paid Faster)

combo drink snack machinesWhen you buy vending machines, look for ones that offer options to improve or expand your business. One money and time-saving option to consider: vending machines that offer electronic payment options like credit card readers
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Allowing customers to use electronic payments at the machine doesn’t just make it easier on them; it makes your job easier, too. Money arrives in your accounts more quickly. And, you are spared the time that you would normally have to invest in tasks like counting and rolling coins, making manual entries into your accounting records and waiting in line at the bank with heavy deposit bags. And, with electronic records, recording your payments into your accounting program of choice is a snap.

eVending offers a number of vending machine options to fit any business. And, we have over 400 support facilities throughout the country to make sure that you always have the help and support you need for your growing vending route. Contact us to learn more about our vending machines for sale.

Healthy vs. Unhealthy Vending Options

February 17th, 2014 | Posted by Ajax Union in Buy vending machines | Combo vending machines | Small vending machines | Snack machine | Snack vending machines - (Comments Off on Healthy vs. Unhealthy Vending Options)

According to the Center for Disease Control, 69.2 percent of adults 20 years of age or older are overweight. Therefore, it is obvious America has a big problem with health and weight. Although eating habits regarding breakfast, lunch and dinner are the most important, what individuals snack on is also very key when trying to reduce weight. Therefore, learning how to choose good food out of a vending machine is a wise idea in order to maintain a healthy weight. Below is a list courtesy of Emily Saunders, a fitness trainer, of bad and good food choices found in typical vending machines:

Bad foods:Combo Vending Machine
All snack cakes, cookies and chips are unhealthy snacks that should be avoided completely. This is due to the fact that this food will cause a spike in blood sugar. In addition, they contain empty calories, which leaves individuals feeling hungry again soon after consuming them. It is also important to not be fooled by foods that “look” healthy such as Fig Newtons or oatmeal cookies, because they are in reality just sugar filled cookies with no nutritional value.

Good foods:
Look for sunflower seeds, beef jerky or bags of peanuts when trying to find healthy vending machine snacks. These food contain protein and will help individuals feel full longer. If individuals have to have something sweet, select a bag of peanut M&M’s, which contains both the sweet aspect and the protein element.

If you think you may buy vending machines and are interested in a vending machine combo, the above information is likely helpful.

Trending Toward Cashless Vending

February 3rd, 2014 | Posted by Ajax Union in Buy vending machines | Combo vending machines | Small vending machines | Vending machine | Vending machine business - (Comments Off on Trending Toward Cashless Vending)

vending machine companiesAt the current time, vending machine companies say that 93% of all vending machines lack cashless options. But, that may change soon. A few of the reasons to go cashless in your future snack machines:

  • More customers. Many people never carry cash. Allowing them to swipe a card instead means that they can always use your machines. Research indicates that sales increase by 30% when you add credit card readers to your machines.
  • It’s a cleaner option. 94% of all dollar bills in the US carry some sort of pathogens.
  • Less vulnerability to theft. Experts say that Americans lose billions of dollars in thefts of cash every year. Cashless vending is a safe and secure alternative.
  • Convenience. When you buy vending machines that offer credit card readers and remote vending management, you can check your profits and inventory without having to physically visit your machine. Log on from home or on the go on your smart phone.

Are you in the market for new, upgraded options for your vending machines? Contact us to learn more about vending machine combo options, cashless vending and convenient remote monitoring systems.

Should You Vend Cans or Bottles?

January 14th, 2014 | Posted by Ajax Union in Snack Machines - (Comments Off on Should You Vend Cans or Bottles?)

buy vending machinesEach time you buy vending machines you face a choice: should you buy machines made for bottles or cans? There are benefits and drawbacks to both options and which you pick will ultimately lie with which factors matter most to you.

One of the biggest advantages of cans over bottles is shelf-life. Canned drinks can last for months longer than those in bottles. This gives you the freedom to buy in bulk and perhaps get lower prices on your stock.

Bottles have the advantage of offering a higher profit margin. Plus, many customers prefer bottles over cans because they can be resealed. However, many vendors have found that their suppliers require larger orders for bottles than can be sold before they expire. If you are still building a high-traffic route, it may make sense to wait on bottles until you are better established.

In the end, one of the best options can be drink and snack machines that hold either bottles or cans. This gives you the freedom to balance your stock depending on your location, adapting to fit your current vending clients’ needs.

The Convenience of Table Top Snack Machines

January 10th, 2014 | Posted by Ajax Union in Buy vending machines | Small vending machines | Snack Machines - (Comments Off on The Convenience of Table Top Snack Machines)

Whether you are expanding or just starting out, mini vending machines are a versatile option for your business. These machines fit where larger machines can’t, allowing you to get into spots you might not otherwise have to pass by. The small and light machines are easier to move than full-sized models. And, their low power usage means they cost less to operate. But, the small size still allows for a lucrative assortment of snacks. eVending’s table top model can hold 14 separate offerings to appeal to a range of tastes.

Compact snack machines mean that your snacks are right there are the break room table for customers to enjoy. This convenience eliminates the need to possibly move between a vending area and a break room where meals and snacks are actually consumed, giving your customers more time to relax during their breaks. When it’s time to buy vending machines, include mini vending machines in your research. eVending has both full size and compact vending machines for sale on our site.

Reliable and Affordable Used Vending Machines for Sale Increase Profits

December 23rd, 2013 | Posted by Ajax Union 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.

What to Consider When Buying Your First Vending Machine

December 16th, 2013 | Posted by Ajax Union in Buy vending machines | Combo vending machines | Vending machine business - (Comments Off on What to Consider When Buying Your First Vending Machine)

Combo Drink Snack MachinesIf you have decided to enter into the vending machine business, you need to learn more about the business from an insider’s perspective. Therefore, the information listed below is invaluable as it will reveal all you need to know as you consider buying your first vending machine:

Select some locations for your machines:
It is important to have a good idea of locations in mind when considering a vending machine business. For example, check local offices or schools to determine if they have need of a vending machine. You also want to determine what type of clientele frequents the area and match your product with that location’s needs.

Pitch the idea:
Once you have some locations in mind and know what types of machines you will use,  speak to the business owners about placing your vending machines in your chosen locations. This step requires an investment in some marketing material such as business cards and brochures, which will show potential clients what types of machines you are going to use and other important factors about your business.

Get a permit and be ready to pay taxes:
In many cities, vending machines owners have to get a permit for operating a machine from their county clerk. In addition, you will have to pay taxes on your sales, which is important to keep in mind.

Get your machine and contents:
Find a reputable vending machine company, and purchase a vending machine. Then, find a good wholesale company where you can purchase the product you plan to stock in your machine. Finally, purchase any supplies and equipment you will need to keep your machine well stocked and clean.

These steps listed above will help you as you begin your vending machine business. eVending is here to help!

Financing to Buy Vending Machines

November 11th, 2013 | Posted by Ajax Union 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.