Category Archives: Vending Machine Parts

Greenlite: Making Business Easier for Operators and Customers

In today’s economic climate, customers crave accessibility and ease, especially when purchasing products. In order to be more profitable, vending operators must strongly consider adding a cashless device, such as Greenlite Cashless, to their vending equipment. 

Greenlite is a card and mobile payment acceptance solution that features cost-saving telemetry and data management tools. It allows customers to purchase products with credit/debit cards and mobile payments. Its features do not stop there. Greenlite allows vending operators to remotely monitor and retrieve reports of sales, cash and cashless and machine information, along with a slew of management tools. 

Greenlite cashless is a helpful solution that can take any vending business to the next level. To find out more about Greenlite cashless and how it is beneficial to customers, watch the video below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKUSkthr8tI

For more information about Greenlite cashless, call Vendnet at 888-836-3638.

Prepare Your Customers for Summer

With the hot summer months around the corner, your customers will be craving frozen sweet treats including ice cream and popsicles. This also means that more customers will be looking to possibly install new frozen vending machines or work on fixing their current machines. 

One of the major tasks that customers may need to do to their frozen vending machines is replacing the refrigeration unit on models 3532, 3576 and 3589. Walkthrough how customers can replace refrigeration units on their own by watching the video below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yh0tDZ4_1Ok

To find out more about Vendnet and our services, give us a call at 888-836-3638.

Your Guide to the iVend Replacement

The iVend Guaranteed Delivery System is a standard on many vending machines from The Wittern Group. It ensures all products will be dispensed from the vending machines, or customers will receive their money back to try for a different product.

From time-to-time, the iVend Guaranteed Delivery System will need to be replaced. Take a look at the videos below to find out how to replace this feature on a combo vending machine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VZN-l2zx6k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXYk9BlsFAM

For additional information about iVend or any other questions regarding your vending machine, give Vendnet a call at 888-836-3638.

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Flex Control Board: Ease of Use for the Vending Operator

FLEX-controlled vending machines allow for easy use for not only the customer but the operator as well. Using the touch screen interface, the operator can easily maneuver the machine by setting prices, connecting to the internet and searching for the IP address.

The FLEX control board may seem intimidating but with the help of Vendnet, operators can learn the ins and outs of vending equipment. Follow along with the video below to learn how to check the internet connection on your vending machine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xghwRs521M

In order to be connected to the internet, you must use your IP address. This can only be found when you are in “Service Mode.” Watch the video below as we walk you through how to find your machine’s IP address.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vswc50Nc52o

Vendnet is here to support you in your vending machine support needs. For additional information regarding support and vending equipment, give us a call at 888-836-3638.

Do You Understand Your Machine?

Understanding your merchandiser is essential in running a successful vending business. Whether you are curious about a specific product or you just want to understand your machine like the back of your hand, Vendnet can help you. We make it easy for you to access resources to save you from scouring the internet looking for exactly what you need.

It can be a pain lugging around a vending machine manual. It can be even a bigger pain remembering where you last put your machine manual. We make it easy for you to access your machine’s manual no matter when or where you are. Our service and parts manual library is easily accessible to everyone. You want your machine to last a long time. These manuals help you understand and care for your machine, so you can do just that.

It is inevitable that one day your vending machine is going to need a new part. Instead of spending time and money looking for the exact part you need, you can order vending parts directly from the Vendnet website. You can find whatever part you need, including pumps, motors, switches and more, directly on the website. This even includes coffee products to keep employees awake and alert throughout the day.

We understand that it may be easier for some people to visually see what they need to do to care for their machines. That is why we have put together an extensive video library. These videos range from setting up your machine to programming your machine and everything in between. Making these videos easily accessible to you will ensure that your business will never skip a beat.

Like you, we want your vending business to be a success. That is why we make our manuals, parts catalog and video library so easy for you to access. If you have further questions about these items, please contact us at 888-836-3638.

Maintaining Your Air Filter

Caring for your machine is crucial in ensuring that your machine is around for the long-haul. This means keeping the outside of your machine clean, as well as the inside. Ensuring that you are using a clean air filter is imperative for the health of your machine. Failure to do so will result in your compressor running hot, which can cause premature failure for your machine.

We have put together a video to help you ensure that your air filter is kept clean on your Alpine Machines and Refrigerated glass front machines. Watch below to learn how to remove and clean your washable air filter.

While the washable air filter will cost more up front, it will save you money in the long run, since the washable air filter can be reused and you will not have to continue to purchase disposable air filters over the lifetime of your machine. While it will vary by location, it is recommended that you check your air filter every 30 days until you have a feel for the level of dirt that your filter will accumulate.

Learn more about washable air filters and purchase one yourself here. Looking to purchase other products for your machine? Access our product catalog or give us a call at 888-836-3638.

Bill Validator & Coin Mechanism Special

There’s little that is more frustrating as a vendor than being unable to receive your customer’s money.  And it’s equally as frustrating for customers wanting to purchase products from you machine! Your customer chooses an item or maybe two that they want from your machine but when they try to insert money, there is a jam or a faulty piece of equipment that prevents the sale. Old or unreliable coin mechanisms and bill validators simply aren’t worth keeping around. Vendnet’s Conlux Special gives you a good deal on replacing your coin mechanism or bill validator.

When you purchase a Conlux mech or Validator, Vendnet will accept ANY complete MDB mech or validator working or non-working for a credit to be issued upon receipt and inspection by Vendnet. Rebate form must be filled out completely and accompany the unit(s) you are returning for credit. Credit will not be given for unit(s) that are not accompanied by rebate form at the time of receipt by Vendnet. All units sent in to Vendnet for credit become the sole property of Vendnet and will not be returned. 

Units should be shipped to: 

Vendnet  

165 N 10th St 

Waukee, IA 50263 

Conlux is one of the most trusted and quality brands for bill acceptors and coin mechanisms in the vending industry. Their products are simple to use and highly reliable. Conlux offers 4-way bill acceptance and dual pellet sensing technology. 300 or 500 cash boxes with dual side entry doors are available as well. Call 1-877-4CONLUX(426-6589) or email conlux@vendnetusa.com for more information about this offer.

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!

The Greenlite Cashless Solution to Increase Vending Machine Profits

GreenliteHeaderWhen it comes to boosting your profits, you will want to accept as many forms of payment as possible. Consumers who have the ability to pay according to various methods have a higher chance of becoming not only a customer, but a repeat one.

Did you know that one in five people don’t ever carry cash on them? That’s right, which means they can’t make a purchase if no other form of payment is offered; this ultimately lowers your profit potentials. Here are three important facts to remember to help you understand how valuable mobile payments are.

  • There are more than a billion transactions in the US each year that don’t involve cash.
  • Over the next few years, the transactions will increase by as much as 16 percent
  • Cashless workplace transactions total 27 percent on average, which is a 62 percent increase when compared to the past two years

With the Greenlite vending machine, you are able to customize your vending equipment so that multiple types of payment can be accepted. It also facilitates processes that reduce the costs of filling the equipment thanks to integrated remote reporting. Whether you have vending machines in your workplace or not, there are Greenlite services and equipment that can be extremely valuable to the overall profit levels. Once a cashless payment option is added to your vending machines, you will likely see a 15 percent increase.

Automated reporting allows you to receive alerts when maintenance needs to be performed on the vending machines. You will also enjoy being able to manage your vending machine transactions and payments online. Gone are the days of having to guess which products are selling best. Instead, you can track your vending data and then alter what they offer as needed.

If you’re looking for a vending machine maintenance service provider, please contact us today. We are ready to answer any and all of your questions related to the Greenlite cashless system.