Vending Ubiquity (UPDATE)

On-demand retail to increase customer independence
Implications - Vending machines are no longer limited to selling snack foods and beverages; some now offer products that, in the past, were only available in grocery or department stores. The rise of vended retail reflects a consumer desire for convenience, including 24/7 accessibility to everything from food to apparel.
SCORE: 4.8
Warm Top 6 Examples: 102,518 Total Clicks Jan 09 - Oct 09
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Boutique Vending Machines - ‘U*tique' Upscale Automated Retail Shopping
SCORE: 6.1
Hot 48,832 Clicks Pub: Mar 23, 09
Boutique Vending Machines
‘U*tique' Upscale Automated Retail Shopping
U*tique is an interactive, touch-sensitive, automated luxury store for “life’s little emergencies and indulgences.” The shops offer an assortment of luxury and personal-care items and have made their debut… [More]
Street Artist Stencils - iBanksyMachine Lets Everyday People Become Famous Artists
SCORE: 5.4
Warm 12,090 Clicks Pub: Jun 22, 09
Street Artist Stencils
iBanksyMachine Lets Everyday People Become Famous Artists
Have you ever wanted to instantly become a famous street artist like Banksy? Well, with the iBanksyMachine, you can pretend to be. The vending machine sells stencil kits of some of Banksy’s most popular… [More]
Free Products On Demand - Boobox Vending Machine Spews Out Free Samples
SCORE: 5.6
Warm 14,273 Clicks Pub: Mar 5, 09
Free Products On Demand
Boobox Vending Machine Spews Out Free Samples
We’ve seen vending machines that give dispense goods if you watch a 30 second commercial, but now there’s a model for vending machines that give you goodies for free, without having to sit through any… [More]
Vending Machine Boutiques - Mobil-Tee-Vending May be the Next Clothing Retail Channel
SCORE: 4.5
Warm 7,939 Clicks Pub: Sep 25, 09
Vending Machine Boutiques
Mobil-Tee-Vending May be the Next Clothing Retail Channel
If you have some funky, self-made t-shirts to sell, but not enough funds to open a store, let me introduce you to Mobil-Tee-Vending. Available for purchase or lease, the Mobil-Tee-Vending machines are… [More]
Denim Vending Machines - Buying Designer Jeans Just Got As Easy As Buying a Soda
SCORE: 3.2
Mild 13,838 Clicks Pub: Jan 31, 09
Denim Vending Machines
Buying Designer Jeans Just Got As Easy As Buying a Soda
Closed, a Hamburg-based jeans brand, has just presented their first vending machine for jeans in Florence, Italy. The idea is to place these vending machines at airports and train stations so that travelers… [More]
Farm Fresh Vending - German Man Expedites Feeding Process via Regiomat Vending Machine
SCORE: 3.6
Mild 5,546 Clicks Pub: Oct 8, 09
Farm Fresh Vending
German Man Expedites Feeding Process via Regiomat Vending Machine
Peter-und-Paul-Hof got tired of selling his products to large supermarkets for low prices. He wanted to sell his home-grown product straight to the people, without the corporate middle man. The solution… [More]