Being ahead of the curve in automated retail technology and innovation is a core value of HUMAN's - in fact, we believe it's a responsibility we have to our franchisees. We want to make the vending industry fun again and give consumers what they want
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 14, 2013
HUMAN Healthy Vending (http://www.healthyvending.com), the nation’s leading franchisor of healthy vending machine businesses, has just announced the launch of its industry-first, next-generation vending machine platform that unites innovative 100% touch-screen controlled technology with proprietary remote monitoring and telemetry software. By incorporating touch screen technology, loyalty programs and user personalization that has not previously been implemented in the healthy vending industry, HUMAN Healthy Vending’s machines are the most user-friendly, intuitive and technologically advanced healthy vending machines on the market.
HUMAN Healthy Vending is making touch-screen vending mainstream—touch screens will no longer be reserved only for airports or specialty placements. This touch screen technology transforms the consumer vending experience by making it more enjoyable and personalized. The state of the art technology utilizes an intuitive touch screen interface that consumers can use to instantly gain valuable information on the products in the healthy vending machine, including photos, ingredient lists, and nutrition facts such as calories, ingredients, and allergen information. This allows the healthy vending machines to meet all federal and state calorie display requirements. The machines’ touch screens range from 7" all the way up to 42”.
“We’re bringing vending into the 21st century - not only by vending more healthful options, but also by making the technology more fun to use and more ‘connected’ to the rest of the world,” said Sean Kelly, CEO and co-founder of HUMAN Healthy Vending. “HUMAN believes that while the 42” full front door touch screens look appealing, they're not as practical or useful as the machines that utilize smaller touch screens that measure from 7 to 11 inches diagonally. Consumers still want to be able to see products - especially food and drinks - before purchasing them." Therefore, HUMAN expects its line of more economical, smaller-touch-screen-enabled machines to be those preferred by the majority of its customers.
HUMAN’s new mobile payment technology will allow users to store monetary and credit card value on their phones via a safe mobile app thus creating ease in transactions and allowing cashless payments at the point of sale. The loyalty program will allow consumers to easily access their previous sales, purchase base on their order history, bundle sales (purchase multiple products in the same transaction), gain insight into similar products (i.e. recommendations), and access exclusive promotions and coupons.
For healthy vending franchisees, these advanced healthy vending machines will offer the real-time collection of point-of-sale information for analytics tracking and organized access to a two-way connection with consumers in a manner previously not possible: at the very point of sale. Franchisees will have access to sales information, inventory, planograms, and more, from any computer, or mobile device with a web browser.
“We're very excited about the launch of our touch-screen-enabled line of hi-tech healthy vending machines," said Andy Mackensen, co-founder of HUMAN Healthy Vending. “Being ahead of the curve in automated retail technology and innovation is a core value of HUMAN's - in fact, we believe it's a responsibility we have to our franchisees. We want to make the vending industry fun again and give consumers what they want: instant and seamless access to healthier products as well as valuable information.”
HUMAN Healthy Vending’s touch screen machines are currently available while certain advanced features such as the mobile payment integration is in its final stages of development and expected to launch in Q2 of 2013. Those interested in having this exclusive technology at their locations can visit http://www.healthyvending.com or call 310.845.7745.