Vending Machines Are Smart, Too

Smartphones represent just one of the intelligent technologies available to consumers. Smarter-and-smarter vending machine technology is also enhancing the shopping experience.
As Fresh INFOS reports:
“Today, a lot of manufacturer companies are testing out new and improved vending machines with touch screen controls, gesture based technologies and even cashless payment methods. ‘Did you know that smart vending machines can interpret facial gestures, and can tell if you need a can of coke or a sandwich based on your expression, gender and age? The vending machine of the future will be able to view its audience and tailor make choices based on demographic. It is projected that there will be 2 million smart vending machines installed by 2016, so the future of vending technology will be infinitely different.'”
Take a look at this infographic from Westways Vending.

 

 

This entry was posted in Part 3: Targeting Customers and Gathering Information, Part 4: Store Location Planning, Part 5: Managing a Retail Business, Part 6: Merchandise Management and Pricing, Part 7: Communicating with the Customer, Technology in Retailing and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

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