Invenda Group has announced the arrival, in September, of an F&B vending machine with the potential to disrupt the UK marketplace. The new smart device is made in the EU and is hailed as a stepping stone in Invenda’s mission to change the way the world shops.
The new model has been designed, in response to customer feedback, by Invenda’s innovative in-house team, which explored a variety of solutions aimed at delivering the highest operational and environmental standards.
As we’ve come to expect from Invenda, the technology has been delivered without compromise to the aesthetic appeal of the machine – and vice-versa. In common with its predecessor, the new device made in the EU will look impressive in any location.
Invenda promises that the new machine will be both operationally efficient and revenue increasing. This has been music to the ears of operators across Europe and explains the fact that the Invenda order book is filling up fast ahead of the end-of-summer arrival.
‘We’re in the middle of an exciting period in our development’, Mark Crandell, Chief Commercial Officer at Invenda, told PV. ‘Late last year, we added access to programmatic advertising platforms to our automated retail ecosystem, as an opportunity for clients to generate additional revenue. Then, in the spring, we announced our new partnership with Adyen, the global financial technology platform. Adyen’s advanced technology will be incorporated to enable Invenda Wallet, a download-free web app that enables mobile shopping for consumers.
`In many ways, the new European model is the icing on the cake’, Mark said. ‘It encompasses the best of AI, IoT, and cloud technology to provide operators with sales opportunities and ease of management on a scale that the industry has never seen before. And with the amount of consumer insight our platform provides, we’re basically merging e-commerce and traditional shopping.’
The operational benefits are not restricted to eye-appeal or technology. The device has practical advantages, as Mark pointed out. ‘It’s a slim piece of equipment – it fits through a standard door – but it still has a large capacity that’s capable of offering consumers a wide variety of drinks and snacks options.’
‘We’ve made it easy to access the machine for maintenance and repairs. For example, the cooling unit can easily be installed and removed from the front of the machine. Having said that’, says Mark, ‘I think that the two-year warranty that comes as standard with this machine shows our partners how much confidence we have in it.’
As you’d expect, the new model shares some of its features with the other products in Invenda’s portfolio of Intelligent Vending Machines. They all offer a forty-nine-inch touchscreen and an accessibility option for wheelchair users; all are cooled by R290 refrigerant, and they all offer an Eco-mode of operation.
‘I know it’s a cliché to say that a new product has ‘got the lot’, but the new model made in EU really does tick every box. It looks great, it works efficiently; it can run advertising that, for many UK operators, will mean a new source of revenue. It can even accept a consumer’s payment method of choice… I said before, and it bears repeating’, Mark said, ‘this machine provides operators with sales opportunities and ease of management on a scale that the industry has never seen before and when all is said and done, that’s why our order book is already filling up with sales of the new model.’
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