Shopping for the holidays is something I love to do, so me and my friend were out enjoying just that. Instead of searching all over the facility for each other when we are done though we just wait outdoors for each other. I decided to go over to a vending machine to get a cold drink while I waited.
The one I used only offered bottled drinks and it allowed them to be dispensed completely in an upright position. The design of the machine is very smart as it pushes the selection forward and then moves it to the side. It is then pushed forward again to reach you.
During the entire transfer of the drink I purchased, the bottle of soda was never turned sideways or upside down. I was able to open it without worrying that it had been shaken up. All of us have opened a drink at one time or another and ended up wearing part of it. With this ingenious technology behind a vending machine though it definitely reduces that risk.
This was quite a busy soda dispensing machine that day in just the 20 or so minutes that I sat there waiting for my friend to finish shopping. People of all ages were going to that particular machine to make a purchase. The older style of vending machines surrounding it were just left alone.
My friend laughed because when she came out of the store I didn’t rush to show her the items I had purchased. Instead I wanted her to get a soda from that machine. She liked the idea behind it too. I guess the idea is starting to be advertised because at the movies there was a short skit with cartoon characters inside of a vending machine while a person waited outside for their drink.
I think many vending machine business owners are excited about this new concept. Some of them will rush out to buy them but I am sure they are expensive. The novelty of them will soon wear off and then they may be stuck with a high dollar vending machine they struggle to pay for.
There may be some quirks to work out with this new vending concept too. You never know what will happen in the industry until you give it a chance. Many owners in this business will pay attention to see how well they hold up before they make a decision to invest in them or not.
I only saw one of this type of machine and observed it for about 25 minutes. With the traffic I saw at this site as well as directly to that machine, it would be worth it for vending machine business owners to conduct their own observation studies. They may find that this type of vending machine is exactly what they need to increase sales in areas where they have plenty of competition.
Source by Robert Farnham