Customised Floor Standing Machines
Intelligent Vending are experts at providing customised vending solutions for our clients. Floor standing vending machines have the largest capacity, and therefore offer the greatest flexibility in terms of the wide range of products they can deliver. They can also incorporate refrigeration if goods are perishable (eg food items), and need to be maintained at below normal temperature.
Typically, because they are in such common usage (eg on stations, in shopping centres etc.), floor standing machines are associated with the sale of drinks in cans or bottles, or snacks such as crisps and chocolate bars. In reality, floor standing machines can be customised to vend most items, including objects that one would not normally link to vending. A German company developed a machine to vend gold bars in airports which particularly well-heeled travellers were known to use; in Japan there are machines that vend live crabs! While somewhat strange, this just serves to show what is possible with a bit of creative thinking.
We are frequently approached by clients who have an idea for vending, but are not clear whether it would work in practice. Very rarely do we say 'forget it!', because there is usually a solution to even the strangest proposition. Typically in this situation, we would take a brief from the client, then offer early advice regarding whether we think the idea is feasible or not. Then, if we think it is, we identify the type of machine that best fits the bill, and then look at customisation, or new machine development where applicable. Quite often, depending on the product, the internal configuration of the machine will need to be changed in order to vend the item. We establish whether this is possible, and at this point we would request sample items to test within the machine to see if the vending operation is reliable and works in practice.
So if you have a good vending idea, but are not certain whether it would work, why not give Intelligent Vending a ring. If it is possible and you have the appropriate budget, we'll make it a reality!