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Electronic Payment Options Preferred Over Cash in Most Cases

April 14th, 2014 | Posted by DT 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.

Financing to Buy Vending Machines

November 11th, 2013 | Posted by DT 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.

Beautiful Vending Machine Location

November 4th, 2013 | Posted by DT in Vending machine business | Vending machines - (Comments Off on Beautiful Vending Machine Location)
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Photo: L’Oréal Paris

Most vending machine companies and businesses will tell you that one of the key factors to a successful vending operation is having your machines in the right locations. With the “right” location depending on many factors, it can sometimes be hard to decide where exactly the best places for your various kinds of machines might be.

Beauty product giant, L’Oréal Paris was the latest big-name brand to make a splash in the vending machine marketing trend and picked a location that most vending machine operators can only dream about. After striking a first-ever deal with New York City’s Metro-Transit Authority, the organization that runs the city’s public transportation, L’Oréal has launched its branded vending kiosk at the 42nd Street-Bryant Park station, one of the busiest stations in the city.

The campaign for this vending machine will run through November and December and will cost $700,000 to $1 million; now that’s an expensive vending machine! According to the MTA, more than 4 million people will go through the station during that time period. eVending can only guess at the number of sales the machine will have, but more importantly, the branding potential of this machine is what will make it worth the costs.

Cashless Trends

October 14th, 2013 | Posted by DT in Snack vending machines | Vending machines for sale - (Comments Off on Cashless Trends)

Snack MachinesCashless payments are more popular than ever. Retailers, restaurants, online stores and even utility companies are switching (or more than likely have switched) to some form of digital payment. For retailers, the use of NFC technology has become increasingly popular. This technology allows customers to use credit and debit cards with small chips or cell phones with NFC technology to interact with NFC readers and make cashless payments without having to swipe a card or scan anything.

For credit and debit card users, payment options are becoming even easier as well. Especially for small businesses or vending machine operators, there are more and more options available that are easy to use. For retailers, products such as Apple’s Square card reader give small businesses the ability to process credit and debit card transactions with only a Square device and their Apple iPad or iPhone. New vending machines for sale like the Futura models from eVending have card readers that give patrons the option to pay for snacks and drinks with credit and debit cards. For vending operators, this feature also creates opportunities to track transactions and monitor machine performance.

Finding Yourself, Online

September 30th, 2013 | Posted by DT in Snack Machines | Snack vending machines - (Comments Off on Finding Yourself, Online)

According to a study conducted by the Pew Research Center, 56% of internet users have searched for themselves online. Often, when people think about others searching for themselves on Google they think that it is an exercise in vanity and that they just want to see their own names on their computer monitors.

Increasingly though, people are having to search for themselves in order to maintain control of their online presence. Searching for a person online is an easy way to quickly gain information about the person and if your search results are not positive, this can damage a potential employer’s view on you.

For small businesses, searching for your own company on Google can help you find information that may be helping or hurting your business. If you own snack machines from eVending in various locations but don’t have an online presence, searching for “vending machines at (location)” can help you find if anyone has commented about them. Searching for the building or location your vending machines are in as well can often lead to discoveries of helpful news or reviews.

If you don’t like what you see online about your business, or if you don’t see anything at all, you should be proactive and engage with customers and communities online to help create a positive image for your business.

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 Laws Cracking Down on Tobacco Vending Machines

May 6th, 2013 | Posted by DT in Combo vending machines - (Comments Off on New Laws Cracking Down on Tobacco Vending Machines)

eVendingWhile the vending machine business continues to expand to sell everything from hot meals to expensive electronics, there is one product the industry is trying to phase out. While cigarette vending machines are almost as old as the business itself, new laws could make the tobacco dispensers obsolete.

According to ThisIsJersey.com, new legislation could potentially ban not only tobacoo vending machines, but also prominent displays of the product within stores. The potential law was voted 43 to two in favor of the tobacco ban. If successful, cigarette vending products will have to be removed from their respective establishments over the next 18 months. Perhaps the biggest part of tobacco marketing is the bevy of cigarette packs behind convenience store counters, so their removal would surely have a huge impact on the industry.

People will likely be split over this potential ban, as the move helps promote an overall healthy country while making cigarettes less acessible for smokers. It will be interesting to see how the legislation pans out, as well as whether or not store owners will replace their cigarette machines with more traditional combo vending machines. Even with the industry evolving every single day, this story proves the importance of making sure today’s machines are vending the right products.