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4 Proven Steps to Launching New Products in Micro Markets

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When you install a micro market you never want to just set it and forget it, right? But how do you stay on top of bringing in new products without breaking the bank or taking up valuable space in your warehouse to find out later that it wasn’t selling? Below are four proven ways to test new products in a micro market that are sure to drum up excitement, help boost sales, and benefit the overall consumer experience at your market. (more…)

Optimize Your Operations and Increase Revenue with DATA

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Over the past couple of decades, the rise in volume of transactional data available at vending machines coupled with the emergence and evolution of information technology have enabled vending operators to capture, analyze, and transform real-time operational data into actionable insights. Unattended retail operators are now able to leverage data to significantly improve route efficiency, inventory and machine management, and increase profitability. (more…)

Cash Accountability:  4 Ways to Increase Your Bottom Line (Part 2)

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In our blog post Cash Accountability: Common Challenges Faced by Vending Operators (Part 1), we discussed the challenges that operators face when it comes to Cash Accountability.  They included outdated and inaccurate “pencil and paper” accounting, internal theft, balancing cash accounts from hundreds or thousands of machines, and facing cash shortages because of not knowing how much cash you have on hand.  In this blog, we pick up where we left off and discuss steps you can take to ease these challenges and increase your bottom line with just five minutes per day per route. (more…)

Cash Accountability: Common Challenges Faced by Vending Operators – Part 1

Don’t worry, you’re not alone when it comes to facing the challenges that come with managing the cash coming in and out of your vending operation on a daily basis.  In a recent Cantaloupe Systems webinar, Jason Pardue, a consulting services manager at Cantaloupe and our guest, customer Jared Detwiler, Vice President of Operations for One Source Office Refreshment Services discussed how spending just five minutes a day, per route can increase your bottom line. (more…)

The Secret Sauce to Unraveling All That DATA!

As an operator, your biggest competitive advantage is knowing how to use data to run a more profitable, efficient, and productive business to drive year over year growth. We all want year over year growth, right? So how do we leverage the abundance of data we now have at our fingertips as we implement new technologies into our operations?  (more…)

One Source Office Refreshments Empowers Its People with Seed Data!

It all started with connecting our world. Ever wonder if that machine got stocked on the 7th stop with Dr Pepper last Tuesday? Well, we did, and all the time. As our company continued to get bigger we knew we had to evolve,” said Tim Greble, Director of Markets at One Source Office Refreshments. Adding Seed (a telemetry device) to our machines turned the organization a full 180 degrees as they saw the impact of a connected world on their operations. (more…)

5 Ways to Leverage Technology for Vending Acquisitions

When we think of technology in vending, we usually imagine it to be used for the backbone of operations, financial transactions, customer communications and a plethora of other critical business needs. The one activity we don’t imagine technology being useful for in the vending industry is acquisitions. With the industry witnessing an unprecedented number of mergers and acquisitions, the right technology is essential to ensure a smooth transition for merged business operations. (more…)

5 Ways to Run a Leaner Warehouse

In the vending industry, bringing operational costs down is one of the best ways you can improve margins, and what better place to show you mean business than your own warehouse. Vending machine operators are starting to become aware of how a lean warehouse can deliver margin gains in the long run. (more…)

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