Benefits of contactless vending machines
You may not need much convincing when it comes to contactless payment for your vending machines, but in case you’ve yet to upgrade your machine, here’s some of the many benefits cashless vending can provide to businesses, no matter your industry.
1. Total Convenience
Long before the invention of contactless payment, the use of cash began steadily declining since debit cards first stepped onto the scene. Throw contactless payments into the mix and most people may find themselves rarely needing to use an ATM and therefore have less cash or ‘change’ to pay for smaller purchases.
Providing contactless payment options in the workplace, for such technologies as a vending machine allows for employees and visitors to enjoy snacks, drinks and even hot and cold meals at the convenience of a single tap.
2. Care and Hygiene
If you’re one of the many workplaces who are trying to resume as normal pre-pandemic, and invite employees back into the office, you may be wondering how you can improve the health and safety of staff and visitors.
Cashless and contactless vending, whether it’s an upgrade or a new machine, gives you the ability to decrease the number of touch points someone needs to use when ordering their food or drink, ensuring there is less risk of transmitting germs.
3. Time and Cost Savings
Have you found yourself spending time (that you don’t have) counting cash from the office vending machine? Installing a contactless card reader will not only save you hours counting the pounds, all profits from the machine go straight to your businesses bank account.
Less physical cash in the machine also means there is less risk of damage and theft, resulting in the loss of profit that could have otherwise been invested back into the business.
Payment Quick Facts!
- 83% of people in the UK use a contactless payment method (UK Finance)
- There are 135 million contactless cards in circulation (UK Finance)
- A third of adults pay through their mobile or smart watch (UK Finance)
- Only 23% of payments in 2019 used cash (Bank of England)