Every invention that comes into existence has some advantages and some or few disadvantages. So to measure the viability of an invention, it is important to evaluate its worth in regard to the need and the circumstances under which its inception becomes inevitable.
After the industrial revolution, which started in the United States in the early 19th century, ever growing faster pace of life has made time and convenience two of the most important factors for humans. Keeping the aforementioned need into consideration has led to the invention of many scientific wonders, vending machines being one of them. So what is a vending machine? There’s hardly anyone these days without an answer to this this question. Vending machines have become an essential part of our daily lives. Underlying reason for the invention of vending machines is need for automation for convenience and saving time.
Vending machine is not a very new invention, but in recent decades a lot of new technically advanced and user friendly vending machines have moved into the market.
Lots of daily activities that generally take place during or after normal business hours are facilitated by vending machines. Let’s review a few important vending machines in existence today:
- Coffee vending machines
- Soda vending machines
- Ice vending machines
- Snack vending machines
- Card vending machines
- DVD vending machines
- Water vending machines
- Toy vending machines
- Coin Vending machines
- Magazines and newspaper vending machines
- Sanitation items vending machines
Products arranged beautifully with easy access gives customer a sense of purchase satisfaction, along with the benefit of convenience and saving valuable time.
The growing demand of vending machines in the present commercial environment is mainly attributed to its benefit of customer attraction. Increased customer flow means more economic activities, hence increased revenue.
Vending machines, due to their ease of installation, mostly compact in space occupancy, little and easy maintenance and simple stock replenishing, have made them an easy choice of small to medium sized business entities for supplement source of revenue generation.