In their discussion, Jeff explained how they handle new product introductions from suppliers. In the past, the process involved reaching out to drivers and requesting the swift integration of these products into vending machines. However, with today’s technology, specifically the 365 system, this entire process has been streamlined. They can now seamlessly input new products into their system, and it’s available in all their markets, thanks to the seamless integration with Lightspeed. This speedy process not only keeps them ahead of their competition but sometimes even outpaces traditional grocery stores.
The synergy between 365 and Lightspeed, being part of the same product family, is another aspect that Jeff touched upon. This alignment makes the execution of their operations much more efficient, ultimately benefitting their business and customers.
For Jeff, the future looks even more promising with 365, as it consolidates various elements into one cohesive system. Imagine having a centralized location and a unified tech stack to manage points of sale, routing, scheduling, product, swabs, inventory reporting, and much more. It’s a game-changer for his vending business.
To those wondering whether Lightspeed’s inventory and stock management software are worth the investment, Jeff had a straightforward message: you’re missing out. He explained how Lightspeed allowed them to optimize their routes and redirect employees to boost their warehouse capacity. In hindsight, he admitted that if he could turn back time, he would have adopted Lightspeed even earlier.
In wrapping up their insightful conversation, Jeff left us with the assurance that the integration of technology into vending operations is a fundamental change. The vending industry is evolving, and technology, especially with solutions like Lightspeed and 365, is the key to staying ahead of the curve.
We hope you enjoyed this episode of “A Minute with Marler” as much as we did. Stay tuned for more engaging discussions and success stories in the world of business and technology, with a special focus on inventory and stock management software.