Consumer Trends That Help Increase Vending Machine Sales

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Choosing items to stock in your vending machine can be overwhelming. One tip that you should keep in mind is to give your potential consumers plenty of options to choose from. From healthy treats to savory snacks, you can’t go wrong with having a combination of these options. By focusing on one specific kind of food, you are limiting yourself to your market size and sales turnover.

Because the vending machine industry is always changing, let’s take a look at some of the popular consumer trends that have been known to drive up sales: 

Perception of Freshness

As consumers, we are selective on the types of products that we put into our bodies. Typically, when we go into the grocery store, we instinctively want to check each item for any flaws before purchasing it. However, when we purchase foods from a vending machine, it’s harder for us to inspect. If you’re a vending machine operator, try to make sure that the expiration date is visible as you refill the machine so consumers can conveniently access and check the products’ freshness. 


Purchasing from a vending machine is more than just satisfying your craving. It’s an experience too! Your vending machine should be up to date, with interactive buttons and displays to help attract consumers and sell more products. Believe it or not, there has been proof that interactive vending machines will sell more products than those that don’t. 


Vending machines are great to incorporate into schools, hospitals, shopping centers, and other busy areas because they offer a convenient way to get snacks or meals throughout the day. Newer vending machines also offer convenient ways to pay for your food with cashless payment options or pre-pay methods. 

Product Quality

Brand loyalty is especially important in the food industry. Consumers are more likely to gravitate towards name-brand products that they are already familiar with instead of a vending machine filled with unfamiliar brands. So, as you’re choosing your next vending machine, make sure you’re finding a company that offers a variety of snacking options.

Do you need a vending machine for your business? Contact Orsino Vending today to learn more about our vending machine options! Give us a call at (201) 871-9286 or contact us online today! 

Why You Should Always Include Bottled Water in Your Vending Machines

Water is an essential nutrient that we need to consume daily. On average, we should be consuming about eight glasses of water per day. When you’re busy at work, school, or roaming around the town it’s easy to forget to continue to drink water throughout the day. For this reason, businesses should always include a water option in their vending machines. Besides quenching your thirst, drinking water has plenty of other benefits. Let’s take a look at some of them!

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Water Helps with Dehydration

Caffeinated drinks like coffee and teas can promote dehydration. If you’re an avid coffee and tea drinker, it’s important to incorporate water throughout the day. If you are experiencing foggy memory, fatigue, headaches, or irritability, then that’s a sign that you need to start drinking water!

To help keep your body hydrated, you should always have at least one glass of water with and between meals. Plus, drinking water at these times can help keep you fuller longer and tame your hunger throughout the day!

Stay Energized by Drinking Water

Dehydration also has negative effects on your mood and energy levels. During a busy day, the last thing you need is to feel fatigued and unmotivated. To work effectively, you need to remain hydrated. Drinking water throughout the workday will help maintain a healthy heart and blood pressure, as well as, keep you energized and focused throughout your long day.

A Healthy Option to Drink Throughout the Day

Consumers are starting to pay more attention to learning about the ingredients in the foods that they eat and drink every day. Water is the healthiest beverage you can drink, so it’s only right to include multiple water options in your vending machine. Not to mention, options like sparkling water, purified water and bottled water all save you calories throughout the day.

If you’re looking to add a beverage vending machine to your business, contact Orsino Vending. We have plenty of drink options, including water options, to stock your machines with! Give us a call at (201) 871-9286!

Melaleuca Oil: A Green and Effective Clean

Tree oil The vending machines you’ve seen here and there might not strike you as particularly environmentally friendly – how can a vending machine function while keeping the environment in mind, anyway? At Orsino Vending, though, we care about the Earth and are constantly looking for ways to make our operations cleaner and greener.

One of the best ways we look out for the environment is by using cleaning solutions made from melaleuca oil. Standard cleaning solutions can be pretty acidic or loaded with environmentally hazardous chemicals, but our solution provides the safest way possible to clean our machines. But what is this oil?

Melaleuca alternifolia is a tree species found in Australia. The oil that comes from this tree is perhaps better known to most people as tea tree oil, an essential oil distilled from the melaleuca tree and used in many different ways. Its properties have been known to act as an antiseptic, antifungal, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and much more. It’s also commonly found in some shampoos and conditioners.

One of its other many talents is that it can be used as a cleaning agent when combined with other ingredients. You can even make bars of soap – just combine two cups of melted glycerin soap base and two tablespoons of tea tree oil, stir, pour into soap molds and let them cool! Melaleuca oil is even used to treat acne, ear aches, athlete’s foot and warts in some cases. Check out even more uses for tea tree oil on Mother Earth Living’s website.

Given the many purposes and uses for melaleuca oil, it’s not surprising that the oil can be used by our agents when cleaning vending machines. This tree oil is so great against mold, mildew and bacteria because of its high concentration of antimicrobial and antiviral properties. This also means that like many other essential oils, a little goes a long way, and it works great to keep our vending machines clean and sanitary.

Many companies chose cheap and harmful chemical cleaners, but we prefer the natural and effective tree oil route – and now you can see why. To learn more about our green efforts or to find out about adding a vending machine from Orsino Vending at your office or business in the greater New Jersey area, call us today at 201-871-9286.