Frozen Food Month

March is Frozen Food Month, but at Vending.com, we celebrate frozen food everyday with our AB Frozen Food Vending Machine. With best-in-class energy efficiency, this merchandiser is the perfect machine to deliver frozen meals, sandwiches and desserts to your employees to help them power through a day at the office. 

The AB Frozen Food Vending Machine offers 28 standard items and has a capacity of up to 320 items. It has the capability to vend a variety of frozen packages including sandwiches, desserts and even entire meals. These frozen food options have the ability to provide employees with breakfast, lunch and snacks, so they can perform to the best of their abilities both personally and professionally.

Like many other machines offered by Vending.com, our AB Frozen Food Vending Machine comes with a variety of features in order to ensure employees and additional customers are fully satisfied. This merchandiser features next-generation airflow technology, as well as the latest in electronic controls. It comes fully equipped with iVend Guaranteed Technology, so your products will be delivered, or your customers will receive their money back.

The AB Frozen Food Vending Machine is fully Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ready. It also comes standard with a large keypad and Braille identified keys. This merchandiser ensures that your products are featured prominently with enhanced LED lighting. 

With this merchandiser, you have complete control over all sales and accounting. The AB Frozen Food Vending Machine has the capability to include the Greenlite Credit / Debit card reader, so you never miss out on sales. You will also have the capability to fully track every product like skincell sold, as well as the health of your machine. 

Keep your employees satisfied, full and focused, while celebrating Frozen Food Month with the AB Frozen Food Vending Machine. Read more about the various features of the AB Frozen Food Vending Machine and find out more about our other vending machines by calling us at 855-928-0626.

Advantages to Vending in the Workplace

Vending machines are a common staple in most workplaces, but are there any real advantages to having a vending machine in the office? Absolutely! Having a vending machine that your employees can utilize has multiple advantages that cannot be overlooked, including increased productivity, low maintenance and keeping your employees healthy.

Picture this. Two o’clock rolls around and your employees are starting to get hungry and restless, but they have a major deadline they have to meet by 5pm. In order to get it done, they need to leave the office, go pick up a snack and then come back. That time that they spent doing that could have gone towards finishing the project. Instead, they have to work even harder to make up for that time. If they had access to a vending machine in the office, however, they would not waste as much time looking for a snack. Instead, they simply have to go to the machine, vend a product and get back to working on the project. It allows your employees to stay productive and focused throughout the entire day.

One of the best aspects about vending machines is that they are low maintenance. You can do just about everything yourself, directly onsite, meaning that you do not have to pay anyone to run a vending machine. Plus, restocking products is a simple task that can be done in no time. If a problem should arise, however, technical support through Vendnet is always available to help. They have a library of troubleshooting videos, manuals and even a place to order parts for your vending machine.

By providing a vending machine with healthy food and beverage options, you are doing your part to ensure that your employees are living a healthy lifestyle. Additionally, having healthy food options, such as granola bars or yogurt parfaits, will allow your employees to focus more on the task at hand. Not all of your products need to be healthy but having a mix of healthy and unhealthy options means that all of your employees will be satisfied throughout the day.

It is important that you set your employees up for success in the workplace. Having vending machines in your office allows your employees to stay productive throughout and live a healthy lifestyle. For more information about vending in the workplace, call us at 855-296-8064.

Healthy Vending Provides Opportunity

More than ever before people are on the hunt for healthier food options, whether they are at home or on the go or on premise at work. Evidence of this is everywhere and it presents us with an enormous opportunity. Finally! Demand and sales are converging.

Carla Balakgie, NAMA President & CEO

According to the National Automated Merchandisers Association’s President & CEO, Carla Balakgie, the growing market demands for healthier food options is a great opportunity for the vending industry to thrive. “As the convenient services industry we want to be viewed as a solution provider for both the clients you serve and the customers, the very people who are on the hunt for these healthier options being part of the solution.” Vending services need to think about how to solve problems customers are facing and doing their best to meet their needs directly. Vendors can make money selling healthier products to consumers. They only thing they consumers more than healthier options is healthier options delivered with the press of a button. As the customer demands increase the potential for vendors to benefit financially increases as well.

Vending.com is working to be part of the solution to consumer demands with healthy vending machines.  Our healthy vending machines offer an alternative to the snacks traditionally sold in vending machines. Healthy vending machines provide low fat, low sugar, low carb, products. You can vend nutritious foods, snack & drinks all from a healthy vending machine. High protein meats, nuts, bars, also whole grains and natural waters and juices are some items that could appeal to your healthier customers.

It is vital to remain on the pulse of consumer wants and desires moving into the future. The ever-increasing demand for convenient healthy food is a wonderful opportunity for vending operators to profit as they adjust from just selling the typical junk food and branching out into healthier options. If you have any question about you can take advantage of the demand for healthier food contact us today at 1-855- 253-7880.

We believe it is the right time to demonstrate that our industry is part of the solution in promoting public health and in meeting consumer demands while also protecting our businesses and enabling them to grow on our terms.

Carla Balakgie, NAMA President & CEO

Placing Vending Machines Part: 2

In Placing Vending Machines Part: 1 we discussed strategies for securing locations for your vending machines and how getting accounts is not about finding places without vending services as much as it is finding a location unhappy with their current vending service. When you do it’s important to come across as a better provider. It’s important not to be intimidated by big vending companies, because these companies can be the easiest to take locations from. In this blog we will detail how to use this strategy most effectively and other relevant tips for securing locations for your vending services.

Companies that get too big can have trouble or overlook details that smaller businesses are better equipped to handle. Sometimes large vending companies are staffed by part-time workers who do not care about customers and are just concerned with earning their hourly wage. Their route drivers may not really care about the appearance of equipment or satisfaction of the customer. Employees at big companies don’t have the same amount of investment in the business as workers at smaller companies. In contrast to a large vending conglomerate, your vending company can offer locations personalized service, easy accessibility to company ownership, quicker adaptability and more flexibility.

The following is an example of a script you could use when approaching a business owner about vending at their location. “Good morning, my name is John Smith, president of Smith Vending. How are you today? Great! I won’t take up too much of your time. I just want to drop off my card in case you need my vending services sometime. By the way, are you happy with the vending service you have now? Is there anything at all I can do for you?” Try to stay friendly and concise with you comments. Your goal should be to “test the waters” to see if they’re satisfied with their current vending operator and to let them know you are available to help them.

If the location communicates that they are satisfied with their current vending services, we advise thanking them for their time, leaving your business card and doing your best to make a positive impression of yourself and your company. The location also may communicate their displeasure with their current vending service. If they do this, we advise you to ask about why they are dissatisfied, how many machines do they have, what is sold and for how much. You don’t want to overwhelm them with questions, but you want to gain useful information that can help you communicate how your vending business is superior and how your smaller business cares about the details of their vending needs.

Working to secure locations does not have to be scary or intimidating. Presenting your business in a courteous, professional manner goes a long way in making a good impression. You may not find a location in your first handful of attempts, but keep going. Perseverance is important in the vending industry. It will be worth it when you do find your first couple of locations. If you have any questions or need assistance for your vending business please give us a call at 1-855-661-3298.

Placing Vending Machines Part: 1

What comes first the location or the machine? We recommend securing locations for your vending machines before committing yourself to using a certain machine. This is because each location is different and your goal as a vending operator is to provide the location with what they want or need, and you cannot know what that is until you ask them. How can you secure the all important locations for your vending business? In this short blog series we will present a few tips about finding locations to vend and also how to build positive business relationships at your locations.

A common mistake newcomers to the vending industry make is to only consider locations that have no vending machines. It is very possible that there is no vending machine there, because it is not a profitable location. If you only look at locations where there is no vending presence you may find many locations too small to be profitable.

We recommend approaching high-traffic businesses that already have vending equipment. Striking out at a profitable location is better than wasting your resources on a location that is easy to get but won’t make you money. Ask the location if they are satisfied with the vending service they have now. They very well could be, but there’s no guarantee they will be in the future. Hand out your business card and invite them to give you a call if there’s anything you can do to help them in the future. Make sure you leave a good impression and make it easy for then to contact you. Don’t get discouraged if you cannot find a location dissatisfied with their vending service, it will be worth it when you find one that is.    

Selling vending services is not about twisting someone’s arm, intense negotiations or hiding additional fees. You should always carry yourself in a professional manner and represent you business well, however selling your services is not about convincing a business to switch from another service to yours. Instead, you are looking for places that are already unhappy with their current vendor. All you have to do is find these locations and demonstrate that you will offer better machines and better service.

In the next blog in our series, Placing Vending Machines, we will discuss why you should not be intimidated by bigger vending services and also how to interact with contacts for your possible locations.

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Adding Cashless Payments Increases Profits

Is it just me or do people carry less cash around than they used to? The only time I’ve been paid in cash was my allowance growing up. God bless my amazingly generous grandfather who still pays cash taking our family out to eat, but I normally see most people using other cashless forms of payment. If my friend owes me money or vice versa Venmo is likely where we’ll complete the transaction. Credit cards and mobile payments make it easy to spend money without having a wad of cash bulging from you pocket. Customers at vending machines that accept cashless payments are not limited by the amount of change or bills they have with them. They can spend more money and they can do it easier. Here are some facts that support the profitable trend toward cashless transaction systems for vending machines.

“American adults under 30 dislike using cash so much that 51% of them use credit or debit cards for purchases — even for transactions under $5 (the price point where vending lives),” said Christopher Blomquist, Parlevel’s marketing content manager in a Vending Times article.

In a study of 84,000 vending machines by USA Tech, 10,600 were low volume machines with less than $2,000 in pre-cashless sales per year. After accepting cashless payments the 10,600 machines reported an 86% growth in top line sales after 18 months. Machines adding cashless transaction systems increased average monthly sales from $104 to $193. According to USA Tech, vending consumers spend 37 percent more using cashless credit, debit, NFC contactless or mobile wallet payments than they do using cash. Annually. total sales in machines adding cashless payments goes from $1,248 to $2,316. A more recent Vending Times article notes a Parlevel Systems study that states cashless machines have an average transaction that is 40 cents more than machines that are cash only.

Cashless payment systems are very important to the profitability of a vending machine. Vending.com provides the Greenlite cashless system to help vending operators embrace the need for cashless payments. Efficient and easy to use, Greenlite will make sure you do not miss a cashless purchase. Greenlite also offers important tools for product management that makes it simple to track what’s gone in and out of your machine.

 

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Trimline II Combo Financing Special!

Vending.com is excited to introduce our brand new, limited-time financing special on the new Trimline II Combo Vending Machine! With our new financing special you can pay off your monthly finance payment for the machine and generate $70 in profit with a mere 12 sales a day. With its new state of the art technology, the Trimline II Combo can easily help you bring your vending business to the next level.

Who doesn’t love a snack and a cold drink? The Trimline II Combo scratches both itches at the same time while looking sleek and providing you with the profit you need to stay ahead.

Features of the Trimline II Combo Vending Machine:

  • Can host a wide range of both snacks and cold drinks 29 different snack/drink selections
  • ADA Compliant
  • Credit/Debit capable
  • Accounting mode to monitor transactions and data
  • LIFETIME toll free support
  • Electronic controller
  • iVend® Delivery Sensor System
  • Lighted Braille system

With benefits like these, taking advantage of this offer makes clear sense.  Satisfy the need to pay for the machine while creating revenue and benefiting your bottom line.

Learn more and apply for our limited time financing special today!

 

Until next time!

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About Vending.com

Vending.com brings together a multitude of vending expertise through our circle of services. Everything you need to start, grow, or manage your vending business is provided through our easy online access. We provide vending services, financing, vending industry news, technical repair, parts and much more. Vending.com is one of the companies under the Wittern Group umbrella. Whether you are an entrepreneur starting your own vending machine business or expanding your current business, Vending.com offers you a full range of vending machines, financing, location assistance and other services to meet all of your vending needs. As a full-line vending sales company we provide customers nationwide with the right equipment for their client’s location. Our large selection of snack, soda machines, hot beverage, cold and frozen food and other quality vending machines can be configured and customized to fit any size location from small businesses to large factories. Let our network of vending machine companies go to work for you.

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Motivate Your Employees With a Coffee Vending Machine

Waiting in line for a simple cup of coffee is almost never a pleasant experience. No one is all too cheerful before they have their morning dose of caffeine, and no one is EVER happy to be waiting on a line that doesn’t seem to end when they’re already 20 minutes late to work. After shouting your order to the barista over the din of blenders and complaints, shelling out $6 for about 12 ounces of the brew, you just want to run back home and dive into bed.

 

This is how your employees feel after braving the crowds for their morning coffee. What if you could remove that small but stressful experience from their day entirely? This is where Vending.com’s Coffee Machine swoops in to save the day. By installing this top-of-the-line machine in your office, your employees save themselves the trip to the shop, the wasted cash, and the countless hours of aggravation.

 

But will the standard of our hot beverage vending machine hold up to the gourmet coffee shop’s? What about variation? Our Geneva Coffee – hot beverage vending machine offers 36 different beverage combinations allowing customers to choose exactly what they want, whether it’s coffee, espresso, cappuccino, cafe latte, cafe mocha, or hot chocolate.

Available in either instant or fresh brew configurations, the Geneva coffee – hot beverage vending machine dispenses a broad menu of premium and specialty coffees, and teas and serves them just the way your customers like them. With a state-of-the-art brewing system and precise ingredient controls, they are ensured a high quality cup each and every time. Buy with confidence the best coffee vending machine on the market from the leading vending machine manufacturer.

Interested in this machine? Get in touch with our team today. Your employees – and bottom line – will thank you.

 

 

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Discover Free Full Service Vending Programs for Business Owners!

The Vending.com full-service program is designed for businesses that are looking to upgrade their facilities with vending services. We offer this exclusive program for those unable or not looking to purchase and service the vending machines on their own.

Placing a vending machine in your facility is a simple, innovative way to increase your profits and professionalism. Do you have a busy waiting room full of antsy customers? Place a vending machine full of filling snacks and refreshing drinks to placate them as they wait. Does your facility work long hours and find productivity slipping due to mid-day slump? Perhaps a healthy vending machine is the perfect solution to that inefficiency. Looking to earn some extra cash for your business with little upkeep? A vending machine may be your perfect solution.

The Full-Service Vending Program comes at no cost to you. We provide you with high-quality vending machines stocked with your choice of drinks, snacks, or food. Our professional operators stock and service the machines as needed, and you can quickly start earning a commission off of your vending machine sales.

Now is the perfect time to take advantage of Vending.com’s exclusive offer. Beat the winter month’s spending slump by adding an additional source of revenue for your business, or combat your employee’s “winter blues” with a delicious snacking surprise to show your appreciation for their work.

How can you take advantage of this amazing offer from Vending.com? Reach out to our team to learn more about the program. Our team will determine your eligibility and get in touch with you about your status. Your new vending machine can be increasing your profits right from your lobby in a matter of weeks!

We’re looking forward to partnering with you in this exciting new development for your business! Visit our free vending services page on the Vending.com website.

How to Improve Your Patient’s Waiting Room Experience

No matter who you are, you’ve spent some time in a waiting room. If you own a practice and find yourself wanting to better the experience of your patients in the waiting room, check out the following tips.

  • Free Wi-Fi; In this day and age, free wi-fi is just about a must in any business or establishment you go to. With everyone, from an elderly grandmother to a young toddler owning either cell phones or tablets, offering free wi-fi would endear a lot of people to your practice.
  • Offer Entertainment; Whether it’s in the form of a television, magazines, or a even a table of legos. Your patients are bound to appreciate some entertainment to help keep any boredom at bay.
  • Have Vending Machines; Hungry patients are cranky patients. When the water fountain just isn’t cutting it anymore a vending machine is the way to go. From snacks to energy drinks, you can find all kinds of vending machines at Vending.com.

As cool as it might be, you don’t need something like a giant fish tank in the middle of your waiting room to better your patients’ experience. It’s the small things that can go a long way.

About Vending.com

Vending.com brings together a multitude of vending expertise through our circle of services. Everything you need to start, grow, or manage your vending business is provided through our easy online access. We provide vending services, financing, vending industry news, technical repair, parts and much more. Vending.com is one of the companies under the Wittern Group umbrella. Whether you are an entrepreneur starting your own vending machine business or expanding your current business, Vending.com offers you a full range of vending machines, financing, location assistance and other services to meet all of your vending needs. As a full-line vending sales company we provide customers nationwide with the right equipment for their client’s location. Our large selection of snack, soda machines, hot beverage, cold and frozen food and other quality vending machines can be configured and customized to fit any size location from small businesses to large factories. Let our network of vending machine companies go to work for you.