How vending machines are keeping up with the modern trends?
The vending machines business is growing rapidly in India. With the modern trends, India has adapted very well with the technology. There are so many different kinds of unique smart vending machines around the world that you just can’t imagine, for every thing there is a vending machines. For example pizza vending machines, cloth vending machines, panipuri vending machines, beer vending machines and even car vending machines. We have talked about some of these unique smart vending machines on our YouTube channel (Hindi & English). Do check them out.
Since everything is moving towards modernization, the demand for smart retail is also growing. As the traditional form of retail is also shifting towards modern retail, smart vending machines become a great option for retailers.
A smart vending machine can be a cloth, snacks, toys, grocery, stationery or any other vending machine, it can have anything a retailer needs to fulfil the customer’s needs.
Unique vending machines
As discussed above, with the growing technology vending machine have come a long way, you can see vending machine which can dispense gold, crabs, cloths, stationary, medicines, and whatnot. Who would have thought that a vending machine can dispense items like this. In Japan there are vending machines for almost everything, you name it and they have it. They are already living in 2030. Japan has over 5 million vending machines nationwide, which makes 1 vending machine for every 23 Japanese.
Digitalization of vending machines
In the early stages of vending machines, coins were the only way to purchase something from a vending machine. Late cash was also introduced which made things a little easier.
Now a vending machine can accept not only coins and notes, but digital payments as well. You can make payment through different mobile apps, debit card, credit card, UPI, even vending machine operators have their own cards with which you can buy anything from a vending machine.
But this is not it, in the modern vending machine you will see huge displays in the vending machine which makes it easier for customers to interact with the vending machine and these displays are also used by a vending machine operator to advertise their products in the vending machine.
Vending machines vs Traditional stores
Since the pandemic, people are maintaining social distance and are avoiding any physical contact as much as they can. And that makes vending machine the best option for customers as there is no physical interaction between the customers and vending machine. It is a fully contact less and automated machine.
One of the major differences between a vending machine and a traditional store. In a traditional store you need someone to always attend the store, and in case of vending machine there is no such requirement as it is a completely automated smart store.
Generally in a traditional store you have to stand in a long queue to get your product, but in the case of a vending machine you can get your product instantly. And the best thing about vending is unlike a traditional store which runs for a few hours a day. From a vending machine you can get your desired product at any time of the day, because it runs 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
We waste a lot of our time in searching for a product in a store. But in a vending machine you have the live inventory of the machine in the display or some operators even provide their mobile app to make the experience even better. This saves a lot of time for the consumer and provides a great customer experience.
Why do we need vending machine
By now I hope you have got an idea how helpful vending machine are in our daily life. Especially in the current Covid-19 scenario where people have to maintain social distancing. So instead of standing in long cues, wasting precious time in getting your product. All this can be solved with a vending machine in picture.
As vending machine work 24/7, imagine how helpful it will be in an office or a hospital. Generally stores are open till 9 to 10 PM, and we know some office buildings and hospitals run 24/7 so to cater the needs to these consumers who stay at office or hospitals at night, it will be very helpful for them.
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