How many times have you stood in front of a vending machine trying to get it to accept your dollar bill? Probably more than you care to admit. We understand your frustration. Any cashier would gladly accept the same dollar bill, so why won't the vending machine take your money? The answer is at once complicated and simple, and lies in how the dollar bill validator works.
Vending machine technology has made significant strides in recent years. The days of managing account information on paper are long gone, and it's now easier than ever for vending companies to track, measure, and service locations.
Thanks to the development of new software programs, operators are given a bird's-eye view of their entire business all the way down to specific items in the machines. But what does this mean for consumers?
Vending machines have come a long way since Ancient Greece. From accepting coins and dollar bills to machines with credit card readers, vending companies have been quick to adjust with the times. Just this month, Vagabond Vending and Automated Merchandising Systems (AMS) have partnered to create a touchless vending machine. Thanks to Vagabond's viv technology, their design eliminates the use of coin mechanisms, dollar bill validators, and even credit card readers, benefiting both consumers and operators.