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3 Ways Our Smart Vending Machines Are Keeping Up with Modern Times


Vending machines operate on the principle of accessibility and affordability. The vending machine industry follows its motto of providing low-cost snacks and beverages to people on the go. However, the recent health crisis has dealt a massive blow to the business.

A report by Bloomberg stated that Japanese vending machine businesses suffered a steep decrease of 35% in their sales, despite vending machines in Japan being prevalent among its citizens.


The vending machine industry needs to introduce technologically advanced and smart vending machines to help them recover from last year's loss and keep pace with developments in the modern world.


Here are some ways our smart vending machines leverage new technology to reinvent their mage and stay relevant today.


Providing Cashless Options


The world is still dealing with a pandemic in 2021 that has shifted the way businesses operate around the globe. One such change is trying to limit touch and friction with various objects as much as possible.


Hence, non-traditional payment methods like PayPal, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, and Apple Pay and cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin have recently gained traction in the financial world.

The vending machine industry also needs to align its payment system with current preferences to continue offering its products to customers and generate revenue.


Our smart vending machines in San Jose offer cashless options and e-payment solutions to our customers, including Apple Pay, Google Wallet and credit/debit cards.



Using Cloud Technology


The contemporary world is dependent on machine learning and artificial intelligence. These can help you perform everyday actions such as sending an email using voice recognition to handling automated and driverless cars.


Research has shown that vending machines that are technologically developed and use machine learning are more successful in different parts of the world. Our smart vending machines have cloud technology that enables us to monitor vending machines remotely and ensure they remain stocked with healthy eating options at all times.


Installing Energy-Efficient Vending Machines


Sustainability must become a core value for businesses if they want to succeed in a competitive market, increase their profits, and protect the environment. The same is true for the vending machine industry.


Our smart vending machines are energy-efficient and have a power-saving mode which allows the devices to shut down and save energy and resources when not in use for long stretches of time, such as at night in a school or university.


Stock your company or school in San Jose with healthy vending machines from MeFit Vending. We offer excellent vending services, and our eco-friendly food vending machines provide employees and students with healthy eating options. Contact us today for a free 60-day trial.