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When starting your vending business venture, you have to consider what you want to supply in your vending machine. Are you going to offer snacks? Are you going to offer drinks? The Futura Combo Snack and Drink Vending Machine makes this decision easier for you by allowing you to offer both snacks and drinks for your customers. The Futura Combo Snack and Drink Machine allows for 20 snack, candy and healthy food options, as well as 9 drink and beverage options, including square, bottle and can beverages, which makes this machine a one-stop-shop for your customers.

There are several features that the Futura Combo Snack and Drink Vending Machine has that makes it stand out above the rest. For one, it accepts coins, tokens and $1-20 bills. Additionally, it is compatible with the Greenlite Cashless System. Greenlite is a cellular-based system that accepts credit cards and mobile payments and allows you to monitor your machine’s transactions. Greenlite helps you sell more snacks and drinks from your vending machines.

One of the best features of the Futura Combo Snack and Drink Vending Machine is the Guaranteed Vend Technology. This ensures that snacks and drinks will dispense, or the money will be returned to the customer to make another selection. It makes the entire vending machine experience more pleasant and eliminates the machine from taking the customer’s money.

The Futura Combo Snack and Drink Vending Machine is ADA Compliant and has been manufactured in Des Moines, Iowa for 88 years. It also comes with a 5-year limited parts warranty. These features make the entire vending experience positive for not only your customers but you as well. As always, the Futura Combo Snack and Drink Vending Machine offers financing, to make vending an affordable business for you.

Do not forget to check out eVending’s Fall Special! For a limited time, pay only $48 a month for the first 10 months. To take advantage of this opportunity, or to learn more about this promotion, contact eVending at 888-840-3621.

Eating Healthy is Easier Thanks to Tweeting Vending Machine

May 19th, 2014 | Posted by Ajax Union in Snack vending machines - (Comments Off on Eating Healthy is Easier Thanks to Tweeting Vending Machine)

For health-conscious consumers or those trying to break a bad candy habit, a hacked vending machine tweets all purchases. Unlike regular snack machines, this one tells members of a private social media account about all the purchases made by the group’s members.

The tweeting vending machine originates in the UK. A group of hackers and programmers bought a vending machine off eBay, modified it to send tweets and use it to encourage purchasers to make healthier snack choices.

Users of the tweeting machine initially showed amusement at it. However, they soon became annoyed with the exposure of their snack purchases. Thus, the machine has been shut down for now.

New and existing vending machine companies may not want to build a tweeting machine, but combo drink snack machines that provide healthy options do exist. They can feature anything from fresh salads, pre-packaged vegetables, flavored water and granola bars.

Avoid the Angry Customer

May 5th, 2014 | Posted by Ajax Union 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 Ajax Union 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.

Avoid the Dangling Snack

March 24th, 2014 | Posted by Ajax Union in Combo vending machines - (Comments Off on Avoid the Dangling Snack)

Combo Vending MachineIt’s the fodder of office comedy TV shows and movies: the snack machine that fails to give up the product after someone surrenders their coins. There was even a recent news story concerning a man in Des Moines, Iowa who was fired from his job when he used a forklift to lift and drop a vending machine that failed to dispense his candy bar.

Happily, with good planning and careful management, you can keep your snack machines from leaving snacks dangling and customers frustrated and hungry:

  • Keep machines clean. Sticky insides can keep machines from dispensing properly.
  • Periodically test your machines. Each time you visit your machines to collect money and add inventory, do a test vend to make sure everything is in working order.
  • Buy vending machines that offer our Guaranteed Vend Sensor technology. Sensors inside the machine detect whether a snack has dropped and automatically give credit to choose another snack if one vending machine item fails to be delivered.

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new machines to your route or updating your equipment? Talk to use about vending machine combo options and mini vending machines.

Boost Vending from Your Snack Machines with Cashless Vending

January 27th, 2014 | Posted by Ajax Union in Buy vending machines - (Comments Off on Boost Vending from Your Snack Machines with Cashless Vending)

Vending Machine CompaniesBetween automatic deposits of paychecks and widespread use of debit and credit cards, we are gradually becoming a cashless society. But, that doesn’t mean the end for vending machine companies. You can keep your revenue high by adding credit card readers to your snack machines.

When you buy vending machines with credit card readers, you add versatility to your vending business. Hungry or thirsty customers often do not have change or bills, but, almost everyone who is carrying a wallet has a credit or debit card. Having the means to accept these payments means that you can capture business that would otherwise be lost.

eVending has state of the art vending machines for sale in both compact and full-size models. In addition to integrated credit card readers, our machines offer modern features like low-power LED illumination, remote cellular sales tracking and sleek, modern design. Whether you are just getting started or expanding your line, eVending offers the best, most up-to-date options for your vending business.

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.

Location, Location, Location to Boost Vending Profits

December 30th, 2013 | Posted by Ajax Union 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.

Vending Machines and Social Media

December 9th, 2013 | Posted by Ajax Union 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.