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Provide a Safer Experience with UVend Technology

Vending.com’s patent-pending UVend Technology makes the high-touch surfaces of vending machines safer by quickly killing or inactivating some of the most common viruses and bacteria, including influenza and the COVID-19 virus (SARS-CoV-2). It provides your employees and customers with a safer way to enjoy the convenience of on-site snacks and beverages.

UVend Technology is up to 99.9% in killing or inactivating some of the most common viruses and bacteria. It has been independently tested by accredited third-party testing labs to generate UV light within the germicidal frequencies and with enough power to be effective and sanitizing surfaces. The UVC light that is used in UVend Technology is the same UVC technology that is in use by healthcare organizations, schools, prisons, retailers and the transportation and hospitality industries.

For user safety, UVend Technology features an automated motion sensor and visible blue light. The motion sensor ensures no presence is detected in front of the machine before activating and the blue light indicates quick sanitization is in process, allowing the machine’s keypad and delivery door to be sanitized after almost every use.

It is time to provide a safer experience for your customers and employees. It gives them peace of mind that the technology is creating a safer environment for employees and customers. It is a chemical-free solution that does not rely on human behavior.

To find out more about UVend Technology, click HERE or call 1-800-548-1982.

Popular Snacks & Drink for Your Business

Deciding what snacks and drinks to put in your vending machine is no simple task. It is essential to fill your machine with products that your customers will love. If you are struggling to find a place to start, check out some of the most popular vending machine items on the market.

Snacks

For eight years in a row, Snickers has been named the most popular candy bar in the United States, meaning you can’t go wrong with adding this top selling vending machine item to your inventory. Another great go-to product for your snack machine is Pop-Tarts. This top vending machine snack is the perfect, convenient alternative when people are on the go and do not have time for breakfast. For a healthier snack, people prefer Clif Bars, MixMeister Fusion, Trail Mix and Granola Bars.

Hot Take: When it comes to choosing the right vending machine to hold snacks, we recommend one of our MarketOne Snack 5W Food Selling Machines or the MarketOne Snack 6W Vending Machine. These machines feature a large merchandising window and LED lighting for an unbeatable merchandising experience. 

Drinks

Is it any surprise that water is the most popular beverage in vending machines? Water may be easy to find, but people often forget water bottles and need to find ways to stay hydrated while on the go. Additionally, the popularity of coffee from vending machines continues to grow, especially among Millennials, particularly cold coffee. Add the top selling vending machine product to your inventory, it’s the perfect product to give customers a quick boost during the day.

Hot Take: One of our most popular vending machines, The Express Combo Vending Machine, has the ability to vend both snacks and beverages. Its eco-friendly, compact design can hold up to 20 snack selections and 9 drink selections to vend products to customers. 

For more information on the best snacks and drinks for your vending equipment, give us a call at 1-800-548-1982.

Vending Products for Each Generation

Finding a location and purchasing a vending machine is only part of building a successful vending business. It is also crucial that you choose the right snacks to go into your vending equipment based on your location’s demographic in order to ensure your business is as successful as it can be. Follow along as we break down the most popular vending products of each generation.

Generation Z

If you think Gen Zers are going to consume copious amounts of pop products, think again. While this generation does enjoy a beverage that gives them energy, they are more likely to consume coffee products, as opposed to popular pop products that we have seen previously. Additionally, this generation often turns to smoothies and sports drinks. As winthruster Gen Zers begin entering college, these are the types of products they will be looking for on college campuses.

If your location is mainly comprised of Generation Z, we recommend installing the Coffee Vending Machine. It provides customers with gourmet coffee and hot beverage options with coffee shop quality. 

Millennials

When it comes to filling your vending machine at a location that is highly populated by Millennials, such as an apartment building or some offices, consider what is going on around you. According to a study, Millennials are influenced by the opinion of others. If there is a snack or beverage that is circling the web, chances are, Millennials are dying to get their hands on it. Another great option is to fill your vending machine with healthy snack and beverage products.

Instead of having two separate vending machines with one filled with snacks and one filled with drinks for Millennials, we recommend installing our most popular machine, the Express Combo Vending Machine. Millennials will be able to purchase their favorite healthy snacks and beverages, all from one vending machine.

Baby Boomers

When it comes to appealing to the older generation, such as Baby Boomers, it is important to note that their palettes are not the same as a Gen Z or a Millennial. In fact, many Boomers are searching for snacks that are low in sodium and high in protein. Additionally, while Gen Zers are turning to coffee, Baby Boomers are in search of a beverage with little to no caffeine. 

For locations with a high population of Baby Boomers, we recommend installing one of our newest vending machines, the MarketOne Snack 6W. With up to 71 selections, customers will love the variety of low-sodium, high-protein snacks and food products that this machine has to offer.

When building your vending business, consider the demographic that your vending machine will be placed in order to fill your machine with the correct products. For more information, contact Vending.com at 1-800-548-1982.

A Custom Vending Machine for Any Business

Whatever business you have, Vending.com can help you grow your business. We offer a number of retail vending machines that are created with the customer in mind. Add more ways for your customers to access the products they want, without having to pay for an extra employee. 

Storage Supply Depot

Sell all of your top-selling storage supplies from one machine with the Storage Supply Depot! The Storage Supply Depot features a high-security outdoor package to reduce the number of break-ins your machine experiences. This includes an alarm, which sounds when the machine is tipped or a door opened without proper authorization. With reconfigurable trays, you can dispense all brand-named products including locks, tape, storage bags and more.

Ebonite Bowling Supplies Vending Machine

Your bowling customers will love having access to their favorite bowling supplies, even with the Pro Shop is not open, with the Ebonite Bowling Supplies Vending Machine. It has the ability to vend a number of popular bowling products of various shapes and sizes including towels, cleaning sprays or wrist bands. Plus, with iVend Guaranteed Delivery, your products are guaranteed to vend, or customers will receive their money back to try a different product.

Auto Vend Plus Car Wash Vending Machine

Finally, the Auto Vend Plus Car Wash Vending Machine is an outdoor vending machine that can be used by customers any time they need car wash supplies. With a versatile design, customers will have access to the car wash supplies they need, no matter what time of day it is. Dispense products of various sizes including towels, sprays or small trinkets. Finally, the high-security package of this vending machine makes it able to withstand the weather and potential vandalism.

Whether you are looking to add income to your business or just looking for an expansion on your shop, Vending.com has a vending machine to help you grow. To find out more, give us a call at 1-800-548-1982.

The Right Coach for Your Vending Business

When you work with Vending.com, you are working with a trusted manufacturer with over 90 years of vending experience. Whether you are a seasoned vending professional or you are brand new to the industry, Vending.com can match you with a vending coach to help you meet your vending goals.

For vending business owners, Vending.com has the right vending machine models and financing programs to maximize your vending profits and reach your full potential. Our financing plans are catered to each business owner. No business is the same, so why should financing be the same? With a quick credit approval process and plans up to 48 months, our flexible financing options are specialized to increase sales.

New to the vending business and are unsure of where to start? No problem! Once you have secured your vending location, Vending.com coaches will help educate you on the right model and machine for that location. If you are having problems finding the right location, we recommend starting with someone you know who has their own business, such as friends and family.

Whatever your vending goals may be, Vending.com is ready to work with you to reach them. In addition to our state-of-the-art machines and financing options, we offer factory-direct pricing and professional staff to coach you every step of the way. When you purchase a vending machine from us, you receive a factory warranty and a lifetime of technical support.

Whether you are new to vending or have been here for years, Vending.com can help you every step of the way. For additional questions, please call 1-800-548-1982.

Fitness Vending Machines

Vending Machines for Any Business: Fitness Vending Machines

Vending.com offers more than simply snack, beverage and combo vending machines. Additionally, we offer three types of fitness vending machines: the Fitness and Health Vendor with Locker Add-On, the Trimline II Fitness Refreshment Center and the MarketOne Fitness Refreshment Center.

As with all fitness vending machines from Vending.com, the Fitness and Health Vendor with Locker Add-On is a great solution to add profitability to your business’ bottom line. Not only does it provide healthy snacks and beverages to your fitness members, but the add-on locker has an added capability to feature large and bulky merchandise, such as workout gear.

For a smaller fitness vending machine solution, your gym may benefit from the Trimline II Fitness Refreshment Center. Members have easy access to their favorite pre and post-workout snacks. This is a great replacement for gyms that have concessions or behind-the-counter snacks and beverages.

Finally, the MarketOne Fitness Refreshment Center is a larger and updated machine, when compared to the Trimline II Fitness Refreshment Center. It is configurable to meet your fitness centers’ merchandising needs. Its movable barrier tray allows you to adjust the temperature zones with a 20-degree variance in zones, allowing you to provide customers with a wide variety of products. Additionally, a locker can be added on for additional capacity and larger merchandise.

Whatever type of business you have, you can benefit from adding a vending machine, whether it be snack, beverage or retail. For more information, give us a call at 1-800-548-1982.

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The Magic of a Literary Vending Machine

As an educator, one encourages children to let their minds run wild and exercise their creative minds. And, being creative allowed the students and educators of Northeast Elementary School in Owasso, Oklahoma to think outside of the box when it comes to vending machines and rewards systems. 

Amanda Sordo, the school’s librarian, saw an idea from a neighboring school in which books are used in vending machines, as opposed to snacks.  The idea behind this vending machine was to provide a reward for students who have done an act of kindness for another student within the school. Sordo says, “This vending machine gives kids an opportunity to recognize other kids for the goodness they see in them. Kids write notes, which are put in a box, and then I am drawing ten names a day to give kids free books.” 

From there, students receive tokens to vend a book from the vending machine. This way, kids can build their at-home library by simply performing a good deed. 

The book vending machine builds excitement for the kids when it comes to reading, but it does so much more than that. Sordo goes on to say, “These kids are reading the good things that people see in them. It’s building morale, lowering bullying and it’s getting kids to read books. It’s an all-around good thing.”

When it came to the exterior design of the vending machine, one thing was for certain. It had to be customizable to include artwork that was provided by the kids themselves. “It was really important for the kids to have a big part in the design process,” Sordo says. “None of the other schools are even thinking to use the kids’ artwork like that. It turned out a lot better than I expected.” 

The students played a huge role in the book vending machine. A fundraiser was held in which they received more than enough to purchase the vending machine. Additionally, the students of Northeast Elementary School submitted artwork in the schoolwide contest. This artwork was then taken to social media, where people could vote for the top three designs. 

The word of the book vending machine quickly spread across Oklahoma by way of social media, local news outlets and various email communications. This has led to other schools in the area considering installing a book vending machine. If anyone is looking for advice on how to go about installing a book vending machine, Sordo offers a couple of tips. One is to be aware that one of the most challenging aspects of the machine is stocking it with books that will appeal to a wide range of students, including picture books and chapter books. The other piece of advice Sordo offers is to hold a fundraiser in order to involve the students. 

When asked about the process of working with Vending.com, Sordo says it was easy and accommodating. All of the questions were answered quickly and Vending.com worked quickly. The process to add the artwork to the machine was also a simple task. When setting up the machine, we ran into a few issues. I worked with Vendnet, Vending.com’s service group, to get it set up. They were very helpful and made the process easier.

Thinking outside the box when it comes to rewarding students for their good deeds is so important. Amanda Sordo and the staff at Northeast Elementary School were able to accomplish just that. With the help of Vending.com, they are able to provide students with books, while building character.

Vending.com can help you think outside of the box when it comes to vending a variety of needs. For questions, contact Todd Carber at (515) 271-8384 or tcarber@vending.com.

Give Customers Access to the Most Important Meal

To-go breakfast options have become increasingly popular over the past year. According to a recent study done by Tastewise, breakfast is up 13% from 2019 among consumers. Additionally, to-go breakfasts are up 154% from 2019. If you are not capitalizing on these trends, your customers may be going elsewhere to get their fill.

Provide customers with a variety of their favorite breakfast meals, such as oatmeal, cereal, granola bars and iced coffee through the Express Combo Vending Machine or the MarketOne Combo Vending Machines. These options are perfect for a quick and easy on-the-go breakfast when customers do not have time to sit and eat a full breakfast in the morning.

Through frozen vending machines, allow your customers to purchase more substantial breakfast items, such as frozen, protein-packed breakfast bowls and microwavable breakfast meals. These items can be accessed by customers through a number of frozen vending machines from Vending.com. Your customers will appreciate the variety of available breakfast options with frozen vending machines.

Finally, can your morning really be complete without a hot cup of coffee or tea? The Coffee Vending Machine gives customers their morning fix with a hot cup of coffee, cappuccino, lattes, tea and more. If you only have room for a Keurig coffee machine in your office, the Cafecture Controlled Coffee Pod Merchandiser may be a more suitable option for you. 

If you are not providing customers with the to-go breakfast options they crave, you may be missing out on a number of sales. To find out more about breakfast options and vending machines, contact us at 1-800-548-1982.

The 2020 Section 179 Tax Deduction

Did you know that with the Section 179 tax deduction you can deduct the full price of new vending equipment?  This great incentive for business owners expires at the end of 2020.  To find out more about how the Section 179 tax deduction works and how you can qualify, check out the video below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jf_I9Xtc71U&t=8s 

Take advantage of Section 179 today by calling Vending.com at 1-800-548-1982.

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.

89 Years of Vending Experience

Our parent company, The Wittern Group, recently celebrated 89 years in the vending industry. Through this time, we have served customers far and wide and manufactured a countless number of vending machines. We are proud of the progress and innovations we have made thus far, but are anxious to see how our company will grow in the next 89 years. 

As a manufacturing company, we design and engineer products to last many years. Our machines are easy to maintain and have a high level of durability that is backed by an extensive quality control process. We want our customers and our products to be successful and competitive in the vending industry. 

At Vending.com, we provide a number of snack, drink and retail vending equipment to help your business grow. These machines include our Express Combo Vending Machine, MarketOne Snack Vending Machines and Sani-Center PPE Vending Machine. Each machine is manufactured with the customer and operator in mind in order to create a long-lasting presence in the vending industry. Additionally, our vending machines are easy to operate and easy for your customers to use.

Our vending equipment is proudly manufactured in Clive, Iowa in the United States. We offer an extensive line of the finest qualify and competitively priced vending machines created with American ideals, including entrepreneurship and innovation. We are proud of the line of work and quality of equipment when manufacture.

Vending.com and The Wittern Group have accomplished a lot in the past 89 years and we do not plan on slowing down anytime soon. To find out more about Vending.com and our quality machines, call us at 1-800-548-1982.