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How do I make my vending machine cashless?

Published: 21st July 2021

Vending machines are a common sight in most public spaces and workplaces nowadays. They are a quick and convenient way to grab a snack or a drink on the go, but the majority require payment by cash leaving customers rooting through their pocks for change.

As the world changes, cash is something that less and less people carry, but that does not mean that your vending machines no longer have a use. It’s actually easier than you think to bring your existing machines into the 21st century and offer a cashless payment system to suit every customer.

A new way of thinking

The COVID-19 pandemic had a lot of effects on the way we live our lives, and one of them has been that many retailers now insist on contactless payments to reduce the handling of money and keep everyone safe.

This is not a new phenomenon, as card payments overtook cash in the UK back in 2017 as the digital revolution really started to take hold, and less than 40% of all payment transactions are now made using cash.

So many of us now pay for things using our cards, phones or even watches, leaving us with fewer actual pennies in our pockets, which can leave you short when faced with a vending machine. This has led to fears that installing or upgrading to specialist vending machines in the workplace would be at a prohibitive cost, but it is not always the case, especially with our contactless vending machine solution.

Introducing the Nayax VPOS Touch

This increasing move towards a cashless society might leave you worried that you will need to make massive investments in new vending machines that can offer more advanced payment systems. However, this is not the case, as our Nayax VPOS Touch can be retro fitted to almost any existing vending machine quickly and easily to help you adapt to preferred methods of payment.

This contactless card reader can accept payment from credit/debit cards as well as pre-paid cards, mobile apps, QR codes, contactless and swipe transactions. It offers secure communications and a continuous connection and monitors the inventory and cash in real time with alerts and reports.

Our attractive colour touchscreen is fitted with gorilla glass to keep it safe and voice capabilities make it accessible for all. These fantastic facilities mean that it work for a vending machine in any environment and meet any number of needs.

Easy setup and installation

Fitting these readers to your current vending machines is easy to do, meaning that you will not need to upgrade your machines. They still give you the option to accept cash alongside the contactless system, so you can be sure that you are catering for everyone. This makes payments more convenient for all now that cash in no longer king.

Get in touch today

If you’re interested in making your vending machine cashless, or even purchase a cashless vending machine, then you can browse our wide variety of products today. Any questions you may have, feel free to ask or get in touch on 01157 845 845, or drop us an email on sales@cemavending.co.uk.

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