20 Facts About Vending machines


Vending machines machine is an automated machine that provides items such as snacks, beverages, cigarettes, and lottery tickets to consumers after cash, a credit card, or other forms of payment are inserted into the machine or otherwise made.

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The first modern vending machines were developed in England in the early 1880s and dispensed postcards.

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Vending machines exist in many countries and, in more recent times, specialized vending machines that provide less common products compared to traditional vending machine items have been created.

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Vending machines's machine accepted a coin and then dispensed holy water.

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Coin-operated Vending machines that dispensed tobacco were being operated as early as 1615 in the taverns of England.

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The success of such Vending machines is predicated on the assumption that the customer will be honest, and need only one copy.

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Typically these Vending machines are used to provide coins in exchange for paper currency, in which case they are often known as bill changers.

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The various Vending machines installed in pubs and cafes, other publicly accessible buildings, and on the street accept one or more of the following as proof of age: the buyer's identity card, bank debit card, or European Union driver's license.

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Food vending machines that provide shelf-stable foods such as chips, cookies, cakes, and other such snacks are common.

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Some food vending machines are refrigerated or frozen, such as for chilled soft drinks and ice cream treats, and some machines provide hot food.

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Some unique food vending machines exist that are specialized and less common, such as the French fry vending machine and hot pizza vending machines, such as Let's Pizza.

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Newspaper vending machines are used worldwide, and they can be one of the main distribution methods for newspaper publishers.

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Older photo booth vending machines used film and involved the process of developing the film using liquid chemicals.

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Vending machines extended increasingly into non-traditional areas like electronics, or even artwork or short stories.

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The trend of specialization and proliferation of vending machines is perhaps most apparent in Japan where vending machines sell products from toilet paper to hot meals and pornography, and there is 1 vending machine per 23 people.

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The first experiments in distributing marijuana through vending machines started in the early 2010s, when they were already in use in the United States and Canada.

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Mold-A-Rama Vending machines debuted in late 1962 and grew in prominence at the 1964 New York World's Fair.

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Apart from the most popular drink vending machines, Japanese vending machines offer certain products depending on the demand and need for different locations.

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Similar to the development of traditional mobile phones into smartphones, vending machines have progressively, though at a much slower pace, evolved into smart vending machines.

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Smart vending machines were No 79 by JWT Intelligence on its list of 100 Things to Watch in 2014.

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