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The Greenlite Cashless Solution

In this tech-first society, it’s critical to accommodate the growing need for cashless operating systems for your customers. Credit card purchases have almost fully eclipsed cash purchases, and it’s crucial for you to update purchasing options across all areas of your business to keep up with customer demand and the competitive business climate. This rings particularly true for vending machines.

Vending machines have long been associated with fishing through your pockets for spare change – that ends today! VendNet USA is pleased to offer the Greenlite cashless solution to bring your business up-to-date in the credit-first world. Other than the obvious benefit of allowing customers to make vending machine purchases with their cards instead of cash, there are several other benefits of placing the Greenlite apparatus on your compatible machines:

  • The machine is completely secure: no chance of hard cash theft
  • 24/7 management capability: from any location.
  • Machine sales tracking: what items are doing well and should be restocked? What items should you no longer order?
  • Integrated cash and cashless reporting: get up-to-date reports of cash AND cashless inflow
  • Alerts for machine health and status: Is your machine experiencing difficulties? You’ll know right away.
  • Daily bank deposits: receive your daily cash into your account immediately!

…and more.

Interested in the Greenlite Cashless system? We’d be pleased to walk you through additional benefits, pricing, installation and more! Get in touch with our team today.

Can I Get a Refill? Everything You Need To Know About Coffee Vending Machines

Nothing says “Good Morning!” like a delicious, freshly brewed coffee. Other than the obvious caffeine jolt it provides, a piping-hot, strong coffee warms you from the inside. Coffee’s popularity has turned it into a necessity for a majority of the population world-wide.

Perhaps that’s why espresso vending machines are so profitable. Owning a coffee vending machine and can help you capitalize on the vending industry while providing a service your customers and employees will thank you for time and time again. Here are some FAQs we’re often asked when savvy business owners begin their research into coffee vending machines.

Why should I invest in an espresso vending machine?

An average specialty coffee drink at a gourmet coffee shop costs about $2.50, and consumers are willing to pay the price! The same is true in vending; consumers are willing to pay a premium for a quality cup of coffee, cappuccino and more.

Where do I start?

Begin by looking into the make and model of the coffee vending machine you’d like to purchase. Once you’ve settled on your machine of choice, you can begin ordering supplies, testing out the popularity of different items, and learning more about servicing your coffee machine on your own.

What should I order to stock my machine?

Here at VendNet USA, we offer the king of coffee vending suppliers: Aristocrat Premium Fresh Brew Coffee. Check out this chart for a general picture of how much product you should be stocking your machine with. This obviously varies based on make/model, cup size, and your budget, so make sure to speak to a representative before placing your first order.

How do I service my machine?

If your vending machine is in need of fixing, we can supply you with comprehensive vending machine repair and diagnosis services as well as vending machine parts and products. It’s important to keep your coffee vending machine working to continue making a profit.

Ready to make this “bold” move? Get in touch with a representative of VendNet USA right here and start brewing up the profits! Want to learn more? Visit this page for more coffee vending machine information.

4 Simple Vending Machine Maintenance Tips for New Vending Operators

You may be a new vending operator, or just need a refresh on vending machine maintenance – the key to a properly functioning vending machine is preventative maintenance, here we have 4 tips that will give you peace of mind now, and in the future:

Keep It Powered

It may seem simple, but we see this a lot. Sometimes you think your vending machine just stopped working, and when we come out for a service check, it’s simply not plugged in. Many machines have some sort of control board in them. Make sure your machines are plugged into an electrical outlet so they function properly. You can always reset your circuit breaker if the outlet isn’t working. Check the connections to all of the vending components, as they can get loose.

Keep It Clean

Your vending machine, is beyond anything, a machine  – and machines need to stay clean in order to function properly for extended periods of time. Keep the pathways for the bill validator and coin mechanism clean to ensure proper function. Always retest the machine before leaving it. Keep the refrigeration system clean. You can use air or even a brush to keep the lint out of the refrigeration unit area.

Keep It Primed

When setting up new products in your machine, you must prime each selection. Priming is the action of testing a new selection in your machine until it is ready to be vended. During this process it helps to keep your machine level.

Keep It Priced Right

A common complaint from vending customers is that the pricing is not set up correctly. Take the time to set the price in accordance with the correct product in your machine. It is helpful to test each new selection and product as well. This will help limit the number of service calls you will have to make.

Overall, the vending machine business is fascinating, with lots of opportunity for growth. Take the time to make preventative measures in your vending business.

Your team at VendNet USA is here to help you with all of your vending machine repairs. Contact us by phone at 1-888-836-3638 or web today to get started!