Category: Combo vending machines

eVendingWhile many cigarette vending machines have become banned as of late, North Carolina-based artist Clark Whittington has found an all-new purpose for them. These former tobacco product dispensers have been renamed as “Art-o-Mat” machines, named after their sole purpose: To dispense mini-sized works of art to the public! In a world dominated by traditional drink and snack vending machines, Whittington’s work proves that there is always room for some retro-themed innovation.

This project started gaining steam around 1997, when Whittington installed his first machine in Winston-Salem in 1997. His re-purposed cigarette vending machines dispense black-and-white photos the size of cigarette packs for about a dollar, allowing just about anyone to enjoy the results of this unique vending creation. Whittington has turned over 100 cigarette machines into Art-o-Mat devices since he began the project, and he now has works featured everywhere from the Whitney Museum in NYC and Washington D.C.’s National Portrait Gallery. These vending machines have since expanded to feature everything from wearable art, notepads, small cartoons, and more.

We are constantly surprised and delighted whenever the vending machine business produces unique products like this, and we look forward to seeing the trend continue. Of course, if you are looking to enter the industry at a more base level, our vending machines for sale are a great place to start!

Art Sold Through Old Cigarette Vending Machines

While many cigarette vending machines have become banned as of late, North Carolina-based artist Clark Whittington has found an all-new purpose for them. These former tobacco product dispensers have been renamed as “Art-o-Mat” machines, named after their sole purpose: To dispense mini-sized works of art to the public! In a world dominated by traditional drink

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eVendingWhile the average airport is typically rife with combo vending machines, you usually have to hit up a pricey airport shop of you want a refreshing scoop of delicious ice cream. However, thanks to a creative-minded Ohio ice cream shop, you will be able to grab your favorite frozen flavor on the way to your flight with the same convenience that comes with buying a bag of chips.

According to The Columbus Dispatch, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has designed and installed two special ice cream vending machines for the Port Columbus airport. Once passengers pass through security, they are treated to the tasty machines, which dispense ice cream, ice cream sandwiches, and frozen yogurt.

“We are pleased to offer our customers another quality concession option, and we appreciate the opportunity to partner with Jeni’s on their new self-service vending,” said Columbus Regional Airport Authority CEO Elaine Roberts. Customers craving ice cream on the way to their flight can use their credit and debit cards, allowing to quickly grab a refreshing treat before hitting the skies.

Just like our vending machines for sale keep customers happy in establishments all over the world, this innovative product is able to provide a classic dessert more conveniently than ever. Wherever you go, we wish you the very best in snacking!

Ice Cream Vending at the Airport

While the average airport is typically rife with combo vending machines, you usually have to hit up a pricey airport shop of you want a refreshing scoop of delicious ice cream. However, thanks to a creative-minded Ohio ice cream shop, you will be able to grab your favorite frozen flavor on the way to your

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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.

New Laws Cracking Down on Tobacco Vending Machines

While 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

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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!

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

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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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Creative Chefs Come Up with Gourmet Vending Machine

While 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

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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!

Looking Towards the Future of Vending

The 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

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

Ever 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

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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!

Drink Spotlight: Dr. Pepper

Our 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.

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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!

Going Cashless For Extra Convenience

People 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

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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!

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

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