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What payment systems can be used on a vending machine?

Payment systems which can be used by vending machines are:

  • coins,
  • banknotes,
  • prepaid cards or tags,
  • tokens.


A prepaid card or tag for vending machine comes in addition to, or as a replacement for traditional coin mechanisms. It must be topped up by the user so that it can be used on the vending machine. The most traditional topping-up system uses the vending machine’s coin mechanism: the magnetic strip is placed right onto the scanner while coins are inserted into the machine to top up the account. In this case, the coin mechanism can of course also be used to directly pay for a product with cash.

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