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New Vending Machine Regulation: Taiwan

Many vending machines in Taiwan will now be subject to a new law following recent regulation changes made by the government. The new regulation comes in to affect this month and states that all public drinks vending machines in Taiwan will now be required to have a recycle-bin situated within 50m of the machine.

As explained by an Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) executive, the new regulation has been implemented in order to close a loophole in their current waste recycling policies. Shopping centres and other shops are already obliged to recycle waste containers and batteries – now there will also be a requirement throughout the country for vending machines and beverage shops to provide recycle bins for customers.

It is reported that vending machine operators who do not comply with the new rule can be fined between $60,000 and $300,000 (Taiwan Dollars). At the time of writing, this works out to approximately &163;1,200 – &163;6,200 (UK Sterling), $2,000 – $10,100 (US Dollars) or €l1,450 – €l7,300 (Euros).

Free Vending Machines

If you are looking for a no-hassle free drinks vending machine solution for a UK mainland site, our full service package might be just what you need.

If your site or business location is busy enough, you may qualify for our fully managed, free drinks vending service. This service comes at absolutely no cost and will even generate profit for you, provided the vending machines sell drinks effectively.

Glass Fronted Vending Machine

To meet the requirements for the free vending service, your site should be able to sell a minimum of 100 drinks a week for closed fronted vending machines, or 150 drinks a week to qualify for free glass fronted vending machines.

Every aspect of the drinks vending machine service is taken care of for you. Our fully managed drinks vending service includes all this:

  • Free on-loan vending machines with telemetry including free delivery and installation
  • Free product management including stocking, ordering and regular product selection reviews to optimise sales
  • Free labour, technical support and maintenance
    • Emergency faults resolved within 4 hours
    • Major faults resolved by 9pm next day
    • Minor faults resolved within 7 days
  • Vending machines cleaned every visit
  • Free cash handling service

Not only this, the vending machines themselves are top quality and the drinks are provided by some of the biggest brand names in the industry. This includes extremely successful brands such as: Pepsi, 7up, Tango, Robinsons, Gatorade and Drench.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to take advantage of our free vending machines for your site or business – we will be delighted to help.

More information can be found on our full service soft drinks vending machine page, which is available at the following link: Full Service Drinks Vending Machines

Prejudiced Vending Machines

A new interactive touch screen vending machine has been developed in Japan which recommends drinks based on the appearance of consumers.

Two of the vending machines currently live in a train station in Shinagawa, Japan, and at the moment are the only ones of their kind. However, the manufacturers intend to install a further 500 units of the interactive touch screen vending machine around the country in the next two years.

When the drinks vending machines are not in use, the large 47 inch built-in touch screens display adverts and promotional material based on factors including time, season and temperature. However, when a customer approaches, images are shown of the drinks available from the vending machines, with personal product recommendations instantly highlighted.

Drink recommendations come from sensors integrated within the machines which attempt to recognise the age and gender of the user. With apparent 75% accuracy, this information is then used to suggest different products based on presupposed buying trends. It is hoped this method of targeted advertising will increase sales through the vending machines, which has proven successful for other sectors, such as targeted marketing through sponsored advertising on internet search engines.

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Hot Drinks Vending Machines

Hot beverages always have been and always will be, extremely popular. Both in the work place and in public areas, a nice hot drink can be comforting, relaxing or even stimulating. Hot beverage vending machines are ideal for a variety of situations, as they can be self service and provide a convenient product at a competitive price.

With the popular trend changing more to fancy coffees, and since the increase in coffee shop chains around towns and city centres, it is important that hot beverage vending machines offer up to date products to cater for consumer needs and requirements.

Today’s hot drinks machines dispense drinks of a much higher quality than they used too, and they are no longer subject to the bad reputation they once were. Hot beverage machines such as the ones from Flavia are able to provide extremely fresh drinks every time; thanks in part to the individually sealed drink sachets which keep flavours and aromas locked inside until use.

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