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Vending Machines Reinvented

Vending Machines Reinvented

Posted on 11/07/2022 by RSL
Estimated reading time: 1 min read
Categories: Business and Industry, Vending

10, 15, or 20 years ago, did you ever imagine a world where vending machines are changing the game? You probably didn’t because they were just big clunky machines that broke down every 10 minutes.

Now, 10, 15, and 20 years later, vending machines are changing the game in a huge fashion. Never underestimate the modern vending machine. 

How is vending different from the past?

Vending machines have been around for centuries, you’ve had machines like the Holy Water vending machine from the 1st century, postcard machines, gum machines etc. However, it’s not just about the product inside the machine, it’s also about the technology that makes the vending machine work. These days vending machines are powered by AI (Artificial Intelligence), the Internet of Things, Telemetry and so much more.

They’re not the slow, boxy machines they used to be. They’re high-powered, intelligent machines that have completely changed the customer experience and come complete with an elegant look.

What RSL can offer you

Time has changed and so have we (because of you). You have allowed us to take one step further in really utilizing technology which has driven us into a new era of vending machine innovation and its possibilities.

A completely bespoke solution could be yours. VendSmart can provide you with any product you want. You’re not limited to snacks and cold drinks anymore. The look of the machines can be branded up to your needs. Our dedicated sales team will work with you every step of the way to ensure you have everything you need from your new vending estate. 

VendSmart can deliver unmatched customer engagement with the most bespoke display on the planet.


If you have any questions that you think you need answering, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us. There is a lot of consideration when deciding on a vending or coffee machine. However, our BDMs are here to put you on the path to starting your vending estate.  

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