Which type of vending service would be a better fit for your break room or facility? Everyone knows what a vending machine is. Micro-markets, on the other hand, haven’t existed for as long. Understanding which service is better for your company, however, may require a bit more knowledge.
While making that decision might feel like a lot, it doesn’t have to be. Let’s break down the things that are similar and different between vending machines and micro-markets.
Each Vending Service Offers
To begin, both services are open 24/7, making it easy for employees to access at any time of the day. Menus can include healthy and regular snacks, cold drinks, and fresh food. Employers only need to choose the products their employees want.
Technology plays a big role. State-of-the-art tools such as mobile payment options and wireless inventory tracking ensure a smooth purchase.
In addition, refreshment providers can turn any break room into a workplace benefit. All it takes is a great vending service. When Augusta employers cover all or part of the cost for their employees, the break room becomes an even better benefit.
Things That Are Different
…In a Vending Machine
A vending machine is a self-contained store. In the past, they only sold sweet and salty snacks or cold beverages. Today, however, vending machines can sell anything as long as it is small enough.
Two positive things about vending machines are their footprint or size and product security. Because of these, a vending machine can be put almost anywhere. The one must for choosing a spot is access to electricity. Without electricity a vending machine won’t work.
…In a Micro-Market
A micro-market is like a convenience store. It has open racks or shelves and glass-front coolers full of options. As a result, the extra space means that there is more product variety. More variety might mean more healthy snacks on the racks or fresh food in the coolers. Augusta employees can pick up an item and read the nutritional information and ingredients label before making a purchase.
Self-checkout kiosks, wireless inventory tracking, and security cameras are just a few of the tools a micro-market uses. Each tool helps the market to run smoothly 24/7. Unlike vending machines, products in a micro-market are always out in the open. So, security cameras watch over the space to help prevent theft.
Are you ready to take the next step? Riverside Refreshments can help your Augusta business decide which vending service would be the best fit for your space and employees. For more information about our vending, micro-market, and accompanying coffee services, please call us at 706-793-2723.