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Dollar Bill Frustration: Straightening a Dollar Bill at the Vending Machine

April 21st, 2014 | Posted by Ajax Union in Vending machine sales - (Comments Off on Dollar Bill Frustration: Straightening a Dollar Bill at the Vending Machine)

Have you ever been stuck at a vending machine, trying to feed your dollar into it over and over, while the vending machine keeps not accepting your bill? Don’t just struggle with the machine. Most soda and snack vending machines won’t take a crumpled up dollar bill, no matter how many times you try to feed it in.

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How Can You Straighten a Crumpled Dollar Bill?

Rather than struggle at the soda vending machine, take your dollar bill and find a corner to a wall or other flat object. Holding the dollar bill at either end, run the dollar bill firmly and slowly against the corner of the wall. Repeat this a few times until the dollar bill appears flattened. Pay attention to the corners at either end of the dollar bill to ensure that none are turned up. At this point, you should be able to feed the dollar bill into the machine without any issues.

Apart from straightening your crumpled dollar bills, you may want to avoid them entirely. Consider investing in a wallet and keeping all of your dollar bills organized neatly within it. Also avoid getting your dollar bills wet, as this can further crumple and damage them.

To accommodate credit and debit card users, cashless vending machines are becoming more commonly available. Keep an eye out for vending machines with electronic payment options everywhere you go. You’ll be surprised by how many you come across.

Top Beverages to Stock Your Machines With

March 31st, 2014 | Posted by Ajax Union in Vending machine sales - (Comments Off on Top Beverages to Stock Your Machines With)

soda vending machine drinks - cokeVending machines that dispense drinks are one of the most popular and prevalent machines on the market today. Read below for the most common drinks sold around the country and thus the top beverages to stock in a cold drink machine:

Coca Cola:
Coca Cola is the most popular soft drink in America. The drink was introduced in a drugstore as a medicine, but was eventually marketed as the soft drink known today. This iconic drink is available worldwide in addition to being a hugely popular American vending machine drink.

 

Sprite:
Sprite is a lemon-lime flavored drink manufactured by the Coca Cola Company. Variations of the drink include Ice, Remix, Super Lemon, Zero and Super Chilled just name a few.

Dr. Pepper:
Introduced in 1885 as an energy drink and brain tonic, Dr. Pepper is now a hugely popular soft drink. Dr. Pepper currently has over 23 flavors.

Mountain Dew:
Manufactured by PepsiCo, Mountain Dew offers over 30 flavors. In 2004, American fast food restaurant Taco Bell sealed a deal with PepsiCo in order to carry Mountain Dew in their restaurants. In regards to vending machines, Mountain Dew is a popular vending machine drink choice.

Pepsi:
When it was first introduced in 1893, Pepsi was called Brad’s Drink. However, in August 1898, its name changed to Pepsi-Cola, which was shortened to Pepsi in 1961.

The drinks listed above represent the most popular drinks that can be found in many soda vending machines. Staying up to date with the top selling vending machine drinks is important so you can make sure you are carrying them in your vending machines.

snack machinesIt’s reasonable for a vending machine business to dread the idea of an all-plastic future and the death of cash as we know it. However, non-electronic payments are still common. The trick is accepting larger bills to make more money.

Consumers of all ages use cash for purchases of $10 or less 65% of the time. That’s good news for a soda vending machine business, but what about the 24-and-under age group, the demographic most likely to abandon cash? Fortunately for your vending machine business, the numbers don’t lie: cash accounts for 47% of all monthly purchases people 24 years and under make each month.

Cash is most often used to make smaller purchases, but many times people use $20 bills, even for totals under $5. After all, that’s what the ATM on the corner spits out when anyone makes a withdrawal. That’s why combo vending machines should not just accept $1, $5, and $10 bills. Bill recycling opens up the consumer’s wallet and allows your vending machine business to accept the $20 bills they’re carrying.

Make this change and you’re sure to make more money from each soda vending machine you manage.