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A Coffee Vending Machine That Knows When You Yawn?

July 22nd, 2013 | Posted by DT in Combo vending machines - (Comments Off on A Coffee Vending Machine That Knows When You Yawn?)

Vending machine manufacturers are always coming up with clever ways to market their products, and we’ve certainly just seen one of the most unique marketing campaigns yet. Everyone loves coffee vending machines as it is, but could you imagine one that knows when you’re tired and need some java most? According to Eater, Coffee brand Douwe Egberts decided to try the concept out, and put the results up for public viewing on YouTube.

In order to attract sleepy coffee addicts, Douwe Egberts planted a special vending machine in a Johannesburg airport that dispensed free coffee upon “seeing” a customer yawn. This was done via facial recognition technology, and the customers in the YouTube video are pleasantly surprised when their sleep-deprived state earns them a complimentary cup of Java. This isn’t the first example of facial recognition technology being used in vending units, as manufacturers are experimenting with the concept to deliver more personalized customer service. We’re not sure if yawn-detectors will become a staple of the vending industry, but they’re certainly an innovative move from a marketing standpoint.

Whether you want to be on the front lines of the vending industry or would prefer to sell the classics to your customers, visit eVending today and learn how to become a part of this exciting business!

What if You Could Vend a Sound?

July 15th, 2013 | Posted by DT in Combo vending machines - (Comments Off on What if You Could Vend a Sound?)

Vending machines are a deeply ingrained part of our history for the better part of the last century, ranging from the world’s first gumball machine to the fully-featured combo vending machines we currently enjoy everyday. And while there are a variety of unique vending devices out there today, a recent report from Gizmodo reveals that companies have been experimenting with the vending machine model for decades.

We buy snacks and sodas from vending machines just about every single day, but what if we could buy sounds? That’s what a few coin-op engineers were wondering when they created a coin-operated radio. It worked very much like a classic vending device; All a user had to do was put their money in and they were able to hear music for a set amount of time with the option to buy more at the end of a five-minute session. And while the concept seems silly in an age where we hear music just by walking around outside, the model can be seen as a precursor to today’s music subscription services such as Spotify and Sony Music.

While it may no longer be necessary to vend music out of a vending machine, this classic find reminds us that innovation has always existed within our exciting industry. If you’re ready to get in on the action, browse the vending machines for sale at eVending.com today!

Going Cashless For Extra Convenience

July 8th, 2013 | Posted by DT in Combo vending machines - (Comments Off on Going Cashless For Extra Convenience)

eVendingPeople love vending machines for the instant convenience they provide, as well as their ability to consistently evolve alongside the needs of customers. Cashless spending has become the go-to transaction method for most consumers, so it’s only natural that snack enthusiasts prefer to pay for their products without having to dig into their wallets for dollar bills. Thanks to eVending, you can provide classic combo vending machine options while also allowing customers to enjoy the instant efficiency of credit and debit card payments.

We’re always looking to outfit our vending products with the very best technology in the business, and we are proud to offer credit card readers\ for our full line of machines. Whether you just purchased a Futura machine for your busy office or a mini vending machine for your reception area, our credit card add-ons will bring even more revenue to your establishment.

Our digital card reader benefits the operator as much  as it does the customer, as machine owners can access important transaction data remotely once they’ve installed the device. Want to run your business on the go? This is the product for you.

Not everyone carries cash on them anymore, but everyone gets hungry for a great snack. Thanks to the cashless options available on eVending.com, your customers can enjoy chips, colas, and more without lifting a single bill!

Snack Spotlight: Lay’s

June 24th, 2013 | Posted by DT in Snack machine - (Comments Off on Snack Spotlight: Lay’s)

The contents of the bright yellow bag with the iconic “Lay’s” logo need no introduction. Lay’s chips have been around since the 1930s, and quickly became their own brand responsible for spawning additional snacks such as Doritos, Fritos, and Sun Chips. However, today’s post is dedicated to the classic treat that has defined the snack vending machine since its inception: Classic Lay’s!

Named after Lay’s Chips founder Herman Lay, Lay’s enjoyed rapid production soon after their invention. They were the first snack featured in a TV commercial, and can still be seen all over television today. Despite how varied and unique modern chip choices have become, Lay’s have remained a top performer in all types of snack machines all over the world. The reason for this? Some customers love sticking with the classics, and Lay’s chips have been delivering the same great signature taste for close to a century now. There are tons of variations on the Lay’s flavor, ranging from sour cream & onion and barbecue to the low-fat Baked! variation. However, the same “Betcha can’t eat just one” manta has applied to all type of Lay’s products no matter the type, as snack fans simply can’t get enough of this classic.

Here at eVending, we are proud to vend Lay’s chips in our esteemed combo vending machines!

Drink Spotlight: Dr. Pepper

June 17th, 2013 | Posted by DT in Combo vending machines - (Comments Off on Drink Spotlight: Dr. Pepper)

Vending MachinesOur combo vending machines are the perfect devices for selling today’s hottest drinks and snacks, and we’ve decided to occasionally spotlight some of our favorite refreshments. Today’s choice? If you ever passed by your local vending machine or convenience store, you’ve seen it: It’s Dr. Pepper!

A staple of shops and vending devices everywhere, Dr. Pepper started out over a century ago (you read that right!). The uniquely cherry-tinged drink was invented by Chalres Alderton and has since taken over anywhere that sells cold colas. While many soda brands are constantly pushing their latest variation, the classic Dr. Pepper taste alone has helped the drink remain a household name throughout decades. Packed with a supposed 23 flavors, drink consumers often hit the “Dr. Pepper” button on their local drink vending machine due to the unique taste that only the Doctor can provide.

Looking to provide Dr. Pepper’s classic taste to your base of consumers? Our vending machines for sale are the perfect home for any quantity of Dr. Pepper! Whether you want to include the beverage among a bevy of other drinks and snacks or want to make it a cornerstone of your machine, eVending is sure to have a product for you!

New ‘Combos’ Flavor Sure to Be a Hit in Combo Vending Machine

June 10th, 2013 | Posted by DT in Combo vending machines - (Comments Off on New ‘Combos’ Flavor Sure to Be a Hit in Combo Vending Machine)

eVendingEver since their inception in the 70s, Combos Baked Snacks have become a huge hit among all types of food fanatics. Their combination of cheesy interiors inside a pretzel shell is consumed by tons of people daily, and the snacks are a fixture in all types of combo vending machines. Fortunately for fans of the tubular baked treats, Mars is rolling out an exciting new flavor of the popular snack.

According to Vending MarketWatch, Combo fans can look forward to the “7-Layer Dip Tortilla Flavor.” This new spin on the classic Combos formula will pack the tastes of sour cream, cheddar cheese, tomato, avocado, beans, onions, and peppers into the signature bite-sized pretzels. This flavor will surely be a hit among Mexican food enthusiasts, or those who simply want even more flavor than what’s offered up by the standard Nacho Cheese variety.

“The new 7 Layer Dip Tortilla variety makes a long-time party food favorite portable, so people can enjoy the unique flavor combination anywhere they go!” said Mars North America CCO Roy Benin.

Combos are among the most popular snack found in any snack machines, and this new hybrid flavor is likely to be a big success among munchie enthusiasts. Will you be trying out the 7-layer dip!

New Vending Machine Runs on Solar Power to Sell Bike Helmets

June 4th, 2013 | Posted by DT in Buy vending machines - (Comments Off on New Vending Machine Runs on Solar Power to Sell Bike Helmets)

eVendingSafety has been a crucial factor to any combo vending machine, and modern vending units embody this principle in a variety of interesting ways. The cycling industry just gained a powerful piece of technology thanks to an upcoming solar-powered bike helmet machine, which will promote both the physical safety of bikers as well as the overall well-being of the environment thanks to its utilization of solar energy.

According to Treehugger, the Helmet Hub vending machines will start popping up in Boston around July. For two bucks, riders can rent a helmet when they find themselves without one and return it whenever they are finished. The Helmet Hub team will regularly pick up and clean out the products, ensuring that every product rented out from the machine is fresh before use. The goal of the solar-powered unit? To ensure that riders have no excuse at all for biking around town without proper protection.

It’s refreshing and exciting to hear about such an innovative, safety-conscious product arriving to the industry, and we hope a variety of facilities buy vending machines of this nature. No one should hit the street without a helmet, and these products make safety more attainable than ever. Are you excited about this forward-thinking addition to the world of cycling?

Looking Towards the Future of Vending

May 28th, 2013 | Posted by DT in Combo vending machines - (Comments Off on Looking Towards the Future of Vending)

eVendingThe NAMA OneShow wrapped up recently, and the wide variety of vending innovations on display left a bold impression on the dispensing business as a whole. We are at a very exciting time for the industry, as technology is allowing combo vending machines to do things they simply never could before.

Emily Refermat of Vending Marketwatch recently published a multi-part feature article titled “How Technology Will Change Vending.” The in-depth piece touches on many topics that are very big in our world, from the makeup machines to the way in which customers interact with them. Like computers and smartphones, vending machines are becoming more instant and personalized than ever, and a large part of Refermat’s feature story focused on how vendors can drive sales with cashless transactions. We live in an age where consumers are used to immediate gratification, and it is important for vending operators to keep up with this customer need.

Looking to become part of the future of vending and join the business yourself? Our Futura vending machines are the perfect products to start with. With optional credit card readers and new-age Guaranteed Vend technology, our products remain on the cutting edge so that your vending business can as well!

Creative Chefs Come Up with Gourmet Vending Machine

May 20th, 2013 | Posted by DT in Combo vending machines - (Comments Off on Creative Chefs Come Up with Gourmet Vending Machine)

eVendingWhile vending machines have been serving snacks for decades, they have grown to encompass an ever-growing group of famous foods. And while everything from fruits to salads are available in today’s vending products, the industry hasn’t quite yet reached the level of quality that a restaurant provides. However, a Tennessee chef is looking to change all that with a brand-new innovation.

Step onto the Livonia campus of Schoolcraft Community College, and you just might see their brand new gourmet vending machine. While most colleges are littered with standard combo vending machines, this device vends a variety of meals ranging from pasta and chicken to stir fry. According to chef Shawn Loving, this machine is the only one like it in the entire country. . Once students choose their gourmet dish, they simply press a button and their pre-wrapped meal is automatically heated up for them. Free of preservatives, the kryo-vacing process that seals the meals gives them a shelf life of 4-6 months. This unique device started serving up meals in February, with new ones on the way.

The folks at eVending are certainly impressed with this vending innovation, and we look forward to seeing more like it pop up. Of course, if you are looking to go down the more traditional route, our vending machines for sale will make a perfect fit for any establishment!
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Vending Customers Get Pranked in New Video

May 13th, 2013 | Posted by DT in Combo vending machines - (Comments Off on Vending Customers Get Pranked in New Video)

Picture this: You just selected your favorite soda at your local combo vending machine. You reach down to grab your beverage, only to be snatched by a human hand! A few clever YouTubers wanted to see how everyday customers would react to an unexpected touch, and recorded their findings for all of the internet to see.

The Vegas pranksters got everyday passersby to reach into their vending machine under the pretense that they had a hurt back and couldn’t bend down. When the unsuspecting victims of the joke felt a human hand grab theirs, the result was almost universally some sort of surprised shriek. However, the prank was all in good fun, and everyone reacted amicably to the idea.

While the folks here at eVending have no plans on installing human hands inside our machines, we are always happy to provide a helping hand! From initial financing to machine maintenance, we are dedicated to making sure your vending machine business runs as smoothly as possible. Whether you are entering the industry for the very first time or are a weathered vending veteran, eVending has a machine for you. A veteran vending company, we will never tug your leg, or your hand for that matter!