We receive several support phone calls every week on how to properly load receipt paper into the kiosk.
While the loading process is easy and straightforward, there are several important steps that must be followed to ensure proper installation:
Throughout this series, we've stressed the importance of maintaining proper care of your kiosk - and the bill acceptor is one of the most critical pieces required for your kiosk to operate correctly.
TROY, MI -- 365 Retail Markets
reports that it is partnering with LightSpeed Automation
(Suwanee, GA) in a limited beta test of a new interface between 365's SmartHQ software and LightSpeed's FastTrack warehouse automation system. The latter is widely used in the full-line vending industry.
Information overload is a common reaction after attempting to optimize your MicroMarket. There are a wealth of experts claiming to have the one-size-fits-all solution for market best practices, and once you've encountered an overwhelming amount of information, it's easy to resort to stocking your market with whatever you see at your local convenience store or pulling from a top 100 list of global vending sales - completely disregarding the ecosystem unique to your location
Math Proves Bacon Is a Miracle Food: based on the conclusions from a recent Wired Magazine and Food Network…ahem…”study,” which analyzed close to 50,000 recipes and 1 Million user-submitted comments, everything but desserts benefited from a little bacon!
The study goes on to analyze everything from how many ways are there to fry a pork chop (22!), to food fads and how they’ve fared over the last 7 years. For instance, low-carb is on the decline, while salted caramel is hot right now- while I personally don’t know why that might be, it’s an interesting data point and something that you (365 can help) can do with your sales data.
Ranging from fingerprint payments to market cards and the recent addition of FreedomPay, 365 Retail Markets has the most expansive options for account payments in the MicroMarket industry. Not only do these options provide ultimate flexibility for kiosk operators, but they allow for substantial savings on processing fees through one-time account funding rather than a charge on each purchase.
We have included a chart breaking down every transaction by payment method processed through any of our 365 SmartHUBs:
While you may not think it is important to keep the inside of your kiosk clean, proper airflow is critical to keeping all the kiosk components cool and functioning properly.
There is no doubt that the rise of MicroMarkets and the stored value accounts which power over half their transactions has both operators and manufacturers alike excited to explore promotions and loyalty programs similar to other retail channels. Why not? For the first time operators not only know exactly what is being sold, but who is buying it and when - powerful data points to be sure!
TROY, MI -- Micromarket innovator 365 Retail Markets
reports that it has invested in and is partnering with AirVend
(Provo, UT) to offer cashless touchscreen peripherals to vending operators. The new solution will be called 365SmartVend.