'Acure Pass' Allows One to Pre-Purchase Drinks from a Smartphone

By: Laura McQuarrie - Mar 29, 2017
References: play.google & japantrends
A recent project from vending solutions company Acure involved connecting a network of vending machines to the cloud, so that the convenience that they offer could be enhanced with smartphones.

Now, with the Acure Pass app, those in Japan have the chance to use the application to pre-order drinks remotely for pickup, collect points that can be put towards free drinks in the future and even order in bulk. Another neat feature of the app is that users may also opt to send a drink to a friend.

This 'Innovation Vending Machines' project is out to make it easier for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the ease of getting beverages from vending machines across Japan—a place that is home to millions of vending machines.