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Coca Cola’s new innovation in their vending machine allows its customers to check-in and choose an avatar that would fit their personality with the use of QR Codes. Presently, there are about 400,000 vending machines in the country with QR codes and around 420,000 more machines will be installed QR codes by the end of March 2012. This is part of Coca-Cola’s “Happiness Quest” campaign.
Japan is very famous for its vending machines. Wherever you go, you’ll surely bump into one. And now with their innovative technology they are advancing their machines by knowing its customers more on a personal level with the use of QR code.
Customers can take a photo of the QR code through their cell phones which will allow them to check in and choose an avatar that would represent them. You can earn points every time you check in and can use the points to customize your avatar. There are also badges to be earned and you can compare it with your friends.
Another very smart and cool idea on vending machines from the Japanese vending machine manufacturer. It is a machine that dispenses sodas and other kinds of drinks but it doesn’t display the actual cans or bottles the customer wants to purchase. There’s only a large touchscreen where you can choose your drinks and also serves as a signage. You can also pay using pre-paid cards to grab that cold drink to quench your thirst.
If you’re looking for a vending machine to start your vending business, then you’ll never go wrong with a brand new Hospeco VP-75-300 Pink Vending Machine Tampon Dispenser Starter Kit. The kit already includes 300 dittie vended plastic applicator tampons (refill HOS VP-300, sold separately) and the dispenser itself. The dispenser best suites in public comfort rooms for women. The pink machine also supports Breast Cancer Awareness for women since pink is the recognized color for fighting the disease. You can easily purchase this machine through amazon.com with no shipping cost.
Glamour Nail, the first and only nail art vending machine has had some improvements in their machines. There’s a new print system installed in the machine which allows the machine to apply nail art on each finger in just 10 seconds. The touch screen interface has also been improved to make it more convenient for its customers.
The Glamour Nail kiosk is a great investment for anyone who wants to join vending because it is not only very easy to use, customers also has the option to choose from 1000 designs. It is also very compact which can easily be placed in locations with small spaces.
The vending machines in Richmond hospitals and community centers use to sell 50% healthy food options to its consumers but not anymore. The city’s health department has decided to have the vending machines sell 100% healthier food options instead. This means that you can’t find a snickers bars and regular sodas into their vending machines.
Although some employees don’t like these healthier vending machines, they have the option to bring in to work whatever they like to eat.