Vending machines, today, is a lot more then just snack and drink. It become a solution for unmanned retail. And what is the trend of vending business?
My answer is:
1、IOT technology base, smart retail.
2、A unmanned retail solution for all kinds of product.
3、Vending machine become cheaper, but better shopping experience.
1、Data driven. Every machine is connected to the internet. Every product/transaction can be tracked.
2、Different location/ community is selling different SKU base on data and the study of customer need. Inventory level control. Keep low stock level but make sure good selling SKU, always in stock. Can check sales trend of each SKU. All data available from back end server.
3、Remote control. Remote on/off machine cooling system, remote upgrade product advertisement video.
Unmanned solution for all kinds of product. Now we already have customer using our vending machine to sell: Vape, fresh fruit, vegetable, Ice cream, clothing, jeans, sim card, frozen meat, cheese, oyster, pizza, paddle racket, medicine, egg, bread… Vending machine become a unmanned retail solution for all kinds of product. A lot more then Snack and drink.
Vending machine become cheaper, but better shopping experience, Such as Micron Smart Fridge vending machine. This vending machine is: 1. Connect to cloud server, you have all real time sales data, sales report, inventory data.
2. Flexible for all kinds of product, change product any time you want. Enable you to be flexible, be data driven Sell by KG option, perfect for fresh fruit, fresh vegetable.
Grab and go shopping experience. Provide better shopping experience to your customer. No dropping, no product stucking. Compact body which do not occupy much room. Price is lower compare to traditional vending machine