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Vending Ubiquity

New vending machines are reinventing the industry

Implications - Almost any product and many services can be vended on a 24-hour basis, requiring no on-site staff and little maintenance. They can even benefit social activism and charities. Machines that dispense free merchandise in exchange for watching advertisements is an ingenious marketing tool.
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Featured Examples

Bicycle Vending Machine
Bicycle Vending Machine
BikeDispenser.com
This urban bicycle-rental stand was one of the winners of the 2007 Spark Design & Architecture Awards. It's supposed to work like a U-Haul with one way trips to other stands. The bikes would be equipped… MORE
Vending Ubiquity
Vending Ubiquity
The Top 16 Innovations in Vending Machines (SUPER-GALLERY)
Vending machines aren't just for pop anymore. From mobile phones to soccer balls, you can get anything in modern vending machines. In fact, you don't even have to 'get'. You can also 'give' with charitable… MORE
Nail Art Vending Machines
Nail Art Vending Machines
The traditional approach to beauty is slowly fading away. Women would typically visit a department store for their cosmetics needs, or a salon for services such as having their nails done. In today's… MORE
Pizza Vending Machines
Pizza Vending Machines
The Wonderpizza of Italy Kiosk
The first of its kind, and high time, the world now has a pizza vending machine. The Wonderpizza of Italy is a kiosk which holds, cooks and serves 9” whole pizza pies in just 2 minutes.  Three different… MORE
Solar-Powered Vending Machines
Solar-Powered Vending Machines
Golf Balls & Drinks
Considering that vending machines are popping up all over the place and recognizing the booming trend to go green, it was only a matter of time before the first solar-powered vending machines were designed.… MORE
Free Drink Vending Machines
Free Drink Vending Machines
Pay By Watching Commercials
Would you be willing to watch a 30-second advertisement on a vending machine to get a free drink?  According to a vending machine operator Apex Corp, soon, “thirsty Japanese customers will be able to drink… MORE
WaterWerkz Vending Machines Mix Drinks On The Fly
WaterWerkz Vending Machines Mix Drinks On The Fly
WaterWerkz has created a cool new concept in beverage vending machines with their patented PouchLink system. You can customize the size of packaging and mix contents of your drink to your heart's content… MORE

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