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The Snack Evolution is here

The wait is now over. SandenVendo have produced an insight into the future of vending machines and it certainly gets our attention. An innovative concept that further evolves the popular G-Snack range. It is the G-Snack Evolution and it has arrived at Intelligent Wholesale. What sets it apart from other machines on the market, other than the attractive and elegant design, is the central delivery port which avoids the need for consumers to bend down to receive their items from the lower bin area as with most standard systems on the market. The G-Snack Evolution also has up to 56 selections and comes with optical sensors as standard. To get your hands on this machine and more check out the range on our web-page.

Offers galore!

For those of you who haven’t visited us at Intelligent Wholesale, the new offers have arrived. As a nation we are gearing ourselves up for the Summer and we think some of these special items will definitely be on your ‘must-have’ list. Follow our link above to view products for pest control, washrooms, vending machines and more. If you need any further guidance then the staff at Intelligent Vending will always be happy to give you a little of their time and experience to find the right product for your needs. Don’t delay, these offers wont be here for long .

It’s what’s inside that counts.

For most wall-mounted vending machines it is not only recommended but essential that products are boxed to ensure reliable vending. To aid the safe and reliable delivery of all products, we sell a variety of different flat, folding, plain vending boxes ideal for use in our range of  vending machines. If there is an irregular shaped product in the machine, which doesn’t stack well, it can often lead to the machine vending too many products at once or none at all. For machines that use spirals to dispense products (typical snack or combination vending machines) this is less of an issue. However, even though these machines with spiral mechanisms are more reliable when it comes to vending unusually shaped products, due to their nature, the relative total product capacity vs the space required is often much lower than a machine that uses a stacking system. If you think that the products you want to vend may be an unconventional shape then the purchase of a box should be a vital consideration for you to reduce any time wasting or machine maintenance issues. The range of boxes we sell are vast, much like our line of vending machines so it is essential to check the dimensions of the boxes against your machine before ordering, if you need any help or advise on this then the knowledgeable chaps at Intelligent Wholesale are always happy to advise. For that extra touch of class, we also provide a printing service so boxes can be personalised with a company or product brand – or any other design you might like to advertise to consumers!

Summertime Essentials

With the summer on the horizon, now is the perfect time to start thinking positive about the summer heat wave we are willing to happen. Essentials for a brilliant and safe summer must include a good source of hydration…and it so happens we have just the thing! The V217-6 is a superb cold drinks vending machine suitable for vending PET bottles and cans. It uses a reliable vending mechanism which has been tried and tested in the field for a number of years. The product has thermostatically controlled forced air-cooling as well as having product pre-cooling. Each column has an individual vend motor and boasts an anti-theft device. Whether your desired location is in an office, school, university, leisure centre, airport or more, this drinks vending machine offers convenient and essential thirst-quenching cold drinks at the push of a button.

 

Board with Intelligent Wholesale? Never!

Intelligent Wholesale has a rare treat of some, never-before used control boards compatible with SandenVendo machines! They can be quickly reset to factory default settings and reprogrammed via a USB key. Here at Intelligent Wholesale we are very excited about having this cool piece of kit available, but we are sure we won’t have them for long now that the world knows about it! To see a list of machines they are compatible with follow our helpful little link above.

Transparent Touch Screen Vending Machines

We would like to introduce a new concept – transparent touch screen display vending machines. Transparent touchscreen displays are an impressive and exciting new technology with thousands of potential applications. Combine a sleek transparent display with touchscreen interactivity and the result is technology so impressive it could have been pulled straight out of a science fiction film.

For vending machines, the integration of transparent touch displays offers numerous advantages. Not only can customers see the actual products in the machines – just as with traditional glass-fronted machines – all the enhancements a high definition digital display can provide are also at the operators disposal. This could include video promotions of products and services; providing highly detailed information about the products for sale; or perhaps even a novel game to help attract and entice passers-by to the machine.

Although still very much in its infancy, this is a technology you can expect to see a lot more of in the near future. A video of a transparent touchscreen vending machine in action can be seen on our website at the following link:

www.intelligentvending.co.uk/transparent-touchscreen-vending-machines.htm

If you have a few moments, we would very much like to hear your thoughts and opinions on this new technology. You can give us your feedback by submitting the form found at the bottom of the link provided above. There are only a few simple questions, and your answers may help us to learn of key ideas and features which would improve the functionality of these machines. It is entirely possible that your ideas could find their way in to the next incarnation of these machines!

Office Closed for Festive Season

Just a quick note to let everyone know that the Intelligent Vending office will be closed for the festive season  from the end of 23rd Dec 2011 and will be reopened on 3rd Jan 2012:

  • Calls made during this time will still be answered and will be handled by our 24/7 call centre.
  • Any urgent issues will still be taken care of throughout this period by a member of staff on call.
  • While we will still be accepting orders throughout this period, they may not be processed until our return in the New Year.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers for their support in 2011 as we wish you all the best for the Festive Season and a very happy and prosperous New Year from all at Intelligent Vending.

 

Ohhhh…Japan

Yet again, Japan have made technological advances in the vending world the rest of us can but dream of.

Intel, Snaken and Okaya Electronics have taken the next step in touch screen vending machines. This latest incarnation boasts a 65-inch HD screen (!) and understated graphics so as to drawn people in with out being garish and obnoxious.

GizModo called it the “vending machine of tomorrow” thanks to the 65″ screen, which like its predecessors features a transparent screen so consumers can still see the product inside, whilst being entertained by a touch screen – similar to that on a smart phone – but with subtle animations of birds  that do not distract from he transparency of the machines touch controlled window.

To make this even more exciting and intuitive, the machine has an inbuilt camera to identify customers based on age and gender to therefore generate demographic appropriate adverts. What makes this machine extra special, is, should there be an emergency, it will display evacuation routes.

Although currently vending snacks and drinks, this machine could open up to a potential market including cosmetics and wine.

What do you think to this? Can you see super intuitive vending machines working over here England? Would you like to see adverts based on your gender or age? As ever, leave a comment below and let us know how you feel!!

BACK IN STOCK

Just to brighten up your Monday morning, please take note that …. (drumroll please) … Cadbury Creme Eggs are now back in stock on the website!

We have fantastic prices on a wide range of cadbury chocolates, walkers crisps and various soft drinks on our online shop, perfect for vending machines, a treat for your office, or even just to take home and munch your way through!

Enjoy!

Pay with potatoes!

Lays Crisps (Walkers in the UK) have introduced a new promotional machine to show how fresh and pure their crisps really are. Instead of paying with spare change, consumers are asked to put a whole potato into the vending machine and then watch as it is washed, peeled, sliced and fried to be turned into the ready salted crisps they know and love, quite the contrast to last weeks post about free crisps when the recession is mentioned!

This is a digital video, but gives a great insight into how the machine will work and could potentially brighten up snack time, especially as it shows the whole process of getting a bag of crisps, right from real potato, to being sealed into their bag for freshness.

Lays Vending Machine

Here at Intelligent Vending, we think this is a fab machine, exciting to watch and also serves as a reminder as to where food actually comes from, the act of putting in a real, possibly field-muddy potato brings the bag of crisps back to earth, especially for children who are perhaps so used to eating from a packet that they wouldn’t even know that crisps are made from potatoes grown in muddy fields.

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