Vending 3.0

Hi-tech features turn vending machines into interactive buying experiences
Implications - Non-traditional vending machines have become more prevalent in the retail landscape, dispensing everything from movies to underwear. The breadth of offerings from these machines has grown, and so too has the technology behind them. Now, these portable and convenient dispensers do everything from provide you with Wi-Fi and social media connectivity to item suggestions based on facial and demographic recognition software, thereby increasing the level of convenience and interactivity available to busy shoppers.
SCORE: 5.2
Mild Top 6 Examples: 30,936 Total Clicks Dec 11 - Oct 12
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Tweet-Enabled Treat Dispensers - The BEV Twitter Vending Machine Trades Hash Tags for Iced Tea
SCORE: 6.3
Hot 6,749 Clicks Pub: Jun 20, 12
Tweet-Enabled Treat Dispensers
The BEV Twitter Vending Machine Trades Hash Tags for Iced Tea
In the case of the BEV Twitter Vending machine you not only are what you eat, but also what you tweet. The machine rewards thirsty Twitter enthusiasts at Cape Town’s Wembley Square with a... [More]
Dancing Soda Dispensers - The Coke Dance Vending Machine Rewards Participants for Dancing in Public
SCORE: 6.2
Warm 9,985 Clicks Pub: Oct 3, 12
Dancing Soda Dispensers
The Coke Dance Vending Machine Rewards Participants for Dancing in Public
The new Coke dance vending machine is like Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) meets Xbox’s Kinect in this awesome new ad campaign. Coca-Cola is no newcomer to memorable interactive marketing and... [More]
Facial Recognition Product Dispensers - Sanden Vending Machine Provides Extreme Customization
SCORE: 4.6
Mild 3,552 Clicks Pub: Dec 21, 11
Facial Recognition Product Dispensers
Sanden Vending Machine Provides Extreme Customization
Alternative and unique vending machines are becoming the norm, and this Sanden vending machine is definitely one of the most innovative. This concept vending machine created in collaboration with Intel… [More]
Wi-Fi Drink Dispensers - Asahi Beverages Rolls Out Vending Machines That Provide Internet Access
SCORE: 4.9
Mild 2,536 Clicks Pub: Jan 4, 12
Wi-Fi Drink Dispensers
Asahi Beverages Rolls Out Vending Machines That Provide Internet Access
For those living in Japan, you might never have to worry about getting a Wi-Fi signal ever again, thanks to a new line of vending machines set to be rolled out by Asahi Beverages. The company will be providing… [More]
Bartering Vending Machines - The Swap-O-Matic Trades Products for Recyclable Materials
SCORE: 4
Mild 3,121 Clicks Pub: Jan 25, 12
Bartering Vending Machines
The Swap-O-Matic Trades Products for Recyclable Materials
Instead of taking money as a form of payment, the Swap-O-Matic vendor machine shoots out items based on the recyclable materials it receives. The Swap-O-Matic encourages green living as it promotes recycling… [More]
Internet Access Vending Machines - The Coca Cola Happiness Refill Fountain Lets You Log On
SCORE: 3.5
Untested 4,993 Clicks Pub: Apr 26, 12
Internet Access Vending Machines
The Coca Cola Happiness Refill Fountain Lets You Log On
Here’s something new for people visiting Brazil’s beaches: free Internet from a Coke vending machine aptly named the Happiness Refill. Coke has installed this vending machine at one of... [More]