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A Brief History of Vending Machines

November 12th, 2012 | Posted by DT in Vending machines for sale - (Comments Off on A Brief History of Vending Machines)

eVendingMost people have used vending machines for so long it is hard to imagine a world without them. That makes sense because vending machines have existed longer than most of our lifetimes. Although the combo drink and snack machines we see today have come a long way, the vending industry actually has a rich and interesting history.

While there possibly could have been machines dispensing holy water in Egyptian temples in 215 BC, the first commercial vending machines were invented in London in the 1880s to sell postcards. Around the same time, English publisher Richard Carlisle created a machine for vending books. America’s first vending machine came in 1988, when the Thomas Adams Gum Company installed tutti-trutti gum machines on train platforms. The iconic round gumball machines we still see today were created later, in 1907. Horn & Hardart had a similar idea in 1902 when they opened a restaurant run entirely on coin-operated machines. Finally, the drink vending machines that we know and love today took their first big steps during the 1940s thanks to Vendorlator Manufacturing Company.

After looking back at the history of the vending industry, one glance at our current vending machines for sale reveals a true testament to how far vending services have come. Our company has roots in the vending business since the beginning, so it is no surprise that we currently offer the products of the future.

Generate Vending Business Anywhere You Work

November 5th, 2012 | Posted by DT in Snack vending machines - (Comments Off on Generate Vending Business Anywhere You Work)

If you follow eVending or are a current customer, you already know we have some of the industry’s best vending machines for sale. Whether you just purchased one of our combo drink and snack vending machines or are looking to invest in one, let us look at the variety of establishments that can benefit from our products.

There are plenty of obvious businesses that can easily generate extra money with the help of a vending machine. Schools, offices, fitness centers, and just about any establishment with heavy public traffic are all no-brainers when it comes to adding a snack machine. But what about some less common ones? Even if you run a small grocery and think you generate enough business within your shop, a vending machine near the exit of your store or outside of it can prompt customers to make some impulse purchases that will help you profit. Do you have a home office or simply have a high frequency of house guests? Why not add a vending machine to your own home? Aside from the fun novelty of having your own machine, you can make a little extra money from your hungry friends and associates.

These are just a few of the endless applications for our top-of-the-line vending products. Between our advanced Futura machines and our more compact mini vending machines, there is no business too small or large for our services.

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!

A Variety of Vending Options

September 12th, 2012 | Posted by DT in Snack vending machines | Vending machines - (Comments Off on A Variety of Vending Options)

buy vending machinesAt eVending we are proud to offer a great selection of vending machines for sale, for both small and large vending solutions. What you choose to stock the machines with, though, is entirely up to you. Most customers choose the typical snacks: chips, candy, crackers, soda, water, etc. With all the concern about health and obesity in America, customers should think about putting in a variety of options to please everyone.

Choosing to go either all healthy or all unhealthy is a poor choice. Those watching their food intake will be inclined to go elsewhere for a quick snack–a lost opportunity. Likewise, sometimes we want to indulge in a sweet treat or soda. Variety truly is the spice of life and you want to keep customers coming back, especially if the combo vending machine is going to be in an office. Sometimes employees need an energy boost and do not have time to run out of for a full meal. That “boost” may be a craving for a Snickers or for a healthy granola bar. Can you supply them?

We will provide quality machines, but it is up to you to offer the right food. Our machines are equipped to handle an assortment of bottles and cans of beverages, various size snacks, and even pastries and other food.

Treat Your Employees to Combo Vending Machines

June 5th, 2012 | Posted by DT in Combo vending machines - (Comments Off on Treat Your Employees to Combo Vending Machines)

How many times have you heard an employee say that they wish there were vending machines in the lobby for those times when they just did not have time to stop for something to eat or drink. Combo vending machines are the ideal solution that lets you invest in a single machine but offer your employees the snacks and drinks they want and need.

Combo Vending Machines Make Grabbing a Snack Fast

Rather than forcing an employee to run down the road for something to drink and a candy bar, combo vending machines let them grab both in a quick hurry. Just add the money they want to spend, make their choices and they are back to work with their snack in hand. Our combo machines have room for up to 400 snacks and beverages to make sure that everyone gets what they want during their break.

Combo Vending Machines Give Your Customers the Best of Both Worlds

March 12th, 2012 | Posted by DT in Combo vending machines - (Comments Off on Combo Vending Machines Give Your Customers the Best of Both Worlds)

In the greater scheme of things, you are going to find that most people who are looking for a snack are also looking for an ice cold soda to go with it. Of course this thought works the same way in reverse as you will find that most people who buy an ice cold soda are also likely to buy a snack. This is where combo vending machines can make it possible for you to take advantage of this situation.

You Get Ice Cold Soda and a Candy Bar in Combo Vending Machines

Combo vending machines are the perfect solution for those areas that are crying out for vending machines, but just do not have the space available for two full size machines. These vending machines take up the space of one full size machine and do the work of two, making them the perfect solution for places like waiting rooms and break areas.