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Top 5 Interesting Facts Everyone Should Know About Vending Machines

Over the years, thousands of devices and technologies have been invented to make our lives more comfortable and convenient. Some of these inventions have resulted in solutions that make our world more connected. Vending machines offer a delightful treat or even a meal on the go when having a busy day. Vending machines Dundee offers a great selection of machines from the world, that have evolved over the years and today they offer more diverse and unique items such fresh food, sandwiches, salads etc. Here are some facts you should know about vending machines.

Holy Water Was the First Item Dispensed

In ancient Egypt, an instrument was built to dispense holy water and prevent church goers from stealing the holy water. The mechanism that was used in these devices is similar to the current vending machines. This instrument was designed by a Greek mathematician Hero of Alexandria, and it is triggered by the weight of gold coin causing the vessel to tip and then pour the holy water out. Although this great device is no longer present, there are still records of it in ancient texts.

America’s First Vending Machine dispensed fresh Mints

In the USA, the first vending machine was assembled in 1888 by the Thomas Adams Gum Company. They developed a vending machine for dispensing Tutti Frutti flavored gum to keep fresh breath. This is a clear indication that in the past Americans were more interested and concerned in freshening breath rather than quenching thirst. Today, with over 5 million vending machines found across the United States alone, soft drinks are the leading products being dispensed. Micromarkets where people can help themselves to the products they want are starting to be in huge demand around the world.

Vending Machines Were Popular for Dispensing Liquor and not Soft Drinks

In Paris, France and most parts of the world, vending machines were quite popular in dispensing luxury drinks like liquor, wine, and beer to upper class individuals. Therefore, you got it wrong if you think that soft drinks were the first and staple drinks that vending machines dispensed since their invention. Soft drinks became the norm from the early 1920s and the first soft drink vending devices dispensed soft drinks in cups unlike the current cans and bottles.

More Advanced and Innovative Vending Machines Suggest Drinks For You

If you are having challenges deciding the drinks to stock, the internet has a massive source of information that can make a decision easy. Today, some of the best solutions from vending machines Dundee includes innovative technology that incorporates contactless card and phone payment. As a result, vending machines can be accessed by people that don’t carry any cash.

You can also have a touch screen display that advertises various products to help make a consumer’s decision. These machines give targeted advertisements depending on the time of day or season.

Varieties of Products Can Be Dispensed

The increased popularity of vending machines in the UK and around the world has forced retailers to be more creative. Therefore, retailers are now stocking vending devices with diverse products other than soft drinks, crisps and sweets. From the mid to late 2000s, vending machines were dispensing fishing baits, diverse food items, and even toys. Today, you can get the best fresh food from vending machines Dundee offers and all on a contactless machine.

Vending machines have been developed over the years and are now more innovative than ever. Now you can get contactless micromarkets where you can select all the items you want, and then pay contactless for them. Furthermore, most micromarket companies now offer equipment that allows consumers to make their purchases using Apple Pay or Credit card making it even more easy for people to use.

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