Alcohol Vending Machines
Alcohol vending machines offer all the flexibility and convenience of soft drinks vending, with the potential to deliver bottles, cans, or cartons of alcohol to customers. Beers, spirits and wine, including a combination of drinks and containers can be served via alcohol vending machines.
The only restriction is that owners/users of alcohol vending machines must comply with prevailing alcohol licensing legislation, which may limit when and how and to whom alcohol can be sold. Typically, alcohol vending machines would be suited to bars and night clubs where over 18 only age restrictions apply (UK), but they could also potentially be located in more open environments where the use of high-end system controls are used (i.e. in hotel, pub or nightclub locations). It is important that prior to purchase, customers establish with their local licensing authorities, that alcohol vending machines are suitable for the environment concerned.
Alcohol vending machines offer the potential to relieve busy bar staff at busy periods and therefore avoid possible loss of sales. This arrangement would be particularly effective where there are predicted peak periods or where there are intense periods of demand e.g. during intermissions in a concert performance etc. Alcohol vending machines are also useful to supplement normal bar arrangements at music festivals, sports festivals and the like.
The ability to brand machines with a company design or logo provides added benefit from a marketing perspective, and a well designed alcohol vending machine can contribute significantly to overall theming and presentation within a sales environment.