Choosing how users pay for their items is an important part of setting up your vending machine. You can choose between the traditional coin payment method or set up a card system (an easily rechargeable card is issued to employees, students, gym members etc to be used in any of the vending machines on site). The benefits of coin payment are that anyone can use the machine and it’s simple and easy to operate. However, charge cards ensure that the machine is only used by who it is designed for and prevent issues such as not having enough change. In some cases you may wish to opt for free vend if you want to offer complimentary products (to customers in a showroom, for example).
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- How much energy does a vending machine consume?
- Can I save energy by unplugging my vending machines on weekends and holidays?
- What are my options for restocking and servicing my vending machine?
- What sort of cleaning/disinfecting is required for vending machines?
- How does a drinks vending machine keep drinks cold?
- Are compact/tabletop vending machines available?
- What’s the best way to deal with users who lose money in my vending machine?
- What’s the difference between self-managed and fully-managed service vending machines?
- Which is the most fraud-proof type of vending machine?
- What infrastructure is required to install a vending machine?
- Can I move my vending machine from one room to another?