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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.

Vending Machine Service School: Get an Education in Vending Operations

VendNet USA Vending Machine Service SchoolHave you always dreamed of owning your own business? Interested in having a career that offers excellent hours, flexibility, and income? Have you considered joining other vending machine operators as an owner and operator? Are you a current owner who would like the ability to better service your own machines? If so, we have good news for you. Class is in session!

Vending Machine School: An Education in Vending

Vending machine maintenance is a critical component of a vending business. Vending machines, while extremely reliable, can fall victim to ordinary wear and tear. Occasional replacement of vending machine parts will be necessary for any owner. The ability to handle these situations yourself, rather than employing an outside service, will protect your profit margins and increase your satisfaction in a job well done.

VendNet USA, a leading provider of vending machines and vending machine parts, is offering a two-day service school special at its Des Moines, Iowa offices. Classes will include repairs to snack, cold drink, cold and frozen food, and hot drink machines. School will be in session the following dates:

  • April 20-21, 2016
  • July 20-21, 2016
  • October 19-20, 2016

To make a reservation contact, VendNet USA at 1-888-VENDNET. The course fee is $195.00 per person and includes educational materials and lunch. Other travel and accommodation expenses are not covered. Group accommodations have been arranged at Wildwood Lodge and daily transportation to class will be provided. To make lodging accommodations, contact Wildwood Lodge at 844-538-6564 and mention Wittern Group Services to receive the special group pricing. You may choose to make your own accommodations at a different hotel, but you will need to provide your own transportation to class each day.

Register for class at least three weeks ahead of time and receive a free bill validator or coin mech repair.

Whether you are new to vending or a veteran vending machine owner, our service school will enable you to decrease operating and maintenance costs, thus increasing your vending machine profits. Download a registration form and get registered today.

The Importance of Maintaining Condom Vending Machines

IMG_20141201_145613With more than 35 million people in the world living with the AIDS virus, unsafe sex prevention is imperative. Business owners should implement condom vending machines inside of organizations such as hotels, motels and other institutions where people can be exposed to the disease. The fight against the disease needs to be maintained at all times. Therefore, establishments that have these machines must keep them maintained. A defunct condom machine does not prevent sexually transmitted diseases from spreading in the least.

Vending machine maintenance is necessary any time a building owner notices a blinking light. A vendor who notices an error code will need to request vending machine repairs, as well. Vending machine companies carry the vending machine parts that are necessary to get a machine back to pristine functionality. Maintaining a machine only requires regular inspections and contact with a specialist. The building administrator will want to monitor the machine closely for depleting products, as well. Condoms that have depleted to a bare minimum stash will need to be refilled so that no person misses the opportunity to use one. A condom machine is one of the most important pieces of machinery to have.

Promoting Sex vs. Preventing Disease Transmission

Some teens and adults will have sex whether they have a condom available or not. The responsibility of protecting people from the disease is up to each business owner who knows that such activities may occur within the establishment or outside of the establishment. Condom machines can be setup in a variety of locations such as movie theaters, gas stations, bars, clubs and more. Not only would they protect the patrons from engaging in unsafe activities, but also the vendors and the building owners can earn money, which should be a secondary goal.

Getting Vending Machine Repairs

Someone within the building should be in charge of keeping an eye on the machine for a possible vending machine repair. The vendor will want to check each machine at least once a week to ensure that the products are stocked. The client can call the vending machine company if something goes wrong with the machine. Error codes are the first sign of a necessary repair. Other signs of the need for a vending machine repair are money failing to dispense into the machine and items being stuck in the machine. The machine may need a simple adjustment, or the vendor may need to stack the items in a different order.

In the worst case, the vending machine may require technical assistance. Keeping the number to a reliable repair firm is the best way to prevent machines from becoming defunct. The goal of keeping a condom machine operational is to keep the numbers of AIDS cases from increasing.

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What to Do When Your Vending Machine Arrives

Have you recently received your vending machine? Expecting it in a few days? We know you cant wait to fill and test it out, but before you sign, be sure go through the following steps to make sure everything is in check!

  1. Examine the exterior of the package to make sure there is no visible damage.
  2. Unwrap your vending machine carefully and make sure that no damages were covered up or missed when you looked it over before.
  3. Make sure there are no scratches or dents on the machine.
  4. Make sure the front window and door of your vending machine are tightly intact.

If everything looks good, go ahead and sign!

If anything listed above is wrong with the machine, show it to the driver and be sure to contact the freight company before the driver leaves to file a claim.

Check out this video tutorial to watch how you should inspect your vending machine upon its arrival.