The Single-Serve Coffee Merchandiser by USelectIt

 

 

Long gone are the days when paper filters and coffee pots were necessary to brew that steamy cup of joe. Today, the office single serve pod brewer is probably the hardest working employee in your firm! The rapid transition from traditional coffee brewing to single-cup, espresso-pod based coffee machines has been pretty drastic.

 

U-Select-It’s Geneva Coffee – Hot Beverage Vending Machine provides that delicious, hot fuel to offices everywhere, kickstarting productivity and saving you and your employees hundreds of dollars that would’ve gone straight to your local coffee shop’s register. And we are pleased to offer another avenue to provide energizing hot beverages to your employees – our CTop Single-Serve Coffee Merchandiser.

 

Our CTop Single-Serve Coffee Pod Merchandiser provides professional, secure dispensing of single serve coffee pods, including K-Cups®. With its simple, reliable, proven dispensing and payment systems, the CTop Single-Serve Coffee Pod Merchandiser is quick and easy to use. Plus, its small footprint allows placement on a standard 36″ countertop with 18″ cabinet-to-counter spacing.

 

Manufactured in the USA at our facility in Des Moines, Iowa, USI’ CTop Vending Machine has a 256 single serve coffee pod capacity with a glass front display for simple live menu changeability and LED lighting for optimal merchantability of product. And, with the iVend® guaranteed delivery system our CTop Single-Serve Coffee Pod Merchandiser ensures customers receive their pod selections every transaction or they receive their money back.

 

Are you interested in cementing your status as “Best Place to Work,” by catering to your employees’ needs and making their workplace the ideal environment for productivity?  With USI’s CTop Single-Serve Coffee Pod Merchandiser you will not only increase employee productivity, but will improve morale by making your employees’ lives better in a small but thoughtful way.

 

Get in touch with our team to learn more about our CTop Single-Serve Coffee Pod Merchandiser. Our customer support team is here to answer any questions and quote requests you may have!

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USelectIt is ADA Compliant

USELECTIT IS ADA COMPLIANT

USelectIt is proud to be ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant. Every machine we produce is fully up to standard with the guidelines set forth by the Department of Justice.

WHAT DOES ADA COMPLIANCE MEAN?

The ADA Standards for Accessible Design were established in September 2010. These standards ensure that all electronics and information technology machinery must be accessible to people with disabilities. Practically speaking, this means that all of our vending machines are easily accessible to people with mobile disabilities, such as those who are wheelchair bound.

IS IT STRICTLY ENFORCED?

There are no “watchdogs” from the DOJ to ensure these standards are being enforced in our industry, USelectIt, as a socially responsible and sustainable company, choose to be compliant as a matter of moral imperative and customer service.

WHAT ARE THE RISKS FOR NON-COMPLIANCE?

For industries such as hospitals, hotels, and schools, non-ADA compliance can lead to government interference and lawsuits. For private service industries, the risks of non-compliance reflect in customer satisfaction and social sustainability. But not catering our products to those who fall within ADA standards, we limit our product reach and accessibility to a wide, diverse customer base.

WHO ISN’T ADA COMPLIANT?

Alternative vending companies, who often boast impossibly low prices and “get-rich-quick” vending partnerships, are rarely ADA-compliant. Ask your vending provider about their status. Or visit the DOJ’s A.D.A. compliance site to learn more.

USelectIt is proud to be ADA Compliant and looks forward to serving the disabled community with dignity, accessibility, and quality for years to come. Visit USelectIt.com to learn more about our vending services.

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The Top 10 Features of the Evoke Snack 6

Our all-new, Evoke Snack 6 snack and food vending machine is already making waves in the vending machine industry. We’re proud to reveal the full scope of it’s innovative features with YOU, our dedicated customers and readers. Here are our Top Ten Features of the Evoke Snack 6 vending machine.

  1. More total product capacity: that means more products to sell and more profits!
  2. Larger product display window: catch more eyes and make more sales.
  3. Bigger user interface touch screen: submitting your choice of snack has never been easier or more pleasant.
  4. Ergonomic 10° recessed user interface: just another way to make customers’ lives easier and happier.
  5. PayRange capacity: this feature allows customers to pay with their phones, a must in our mobile-first society
  6. Fewer operator visits: the machine requires less maintenance and boasts an intuitive operating system, so you incur fewer operational bills.
  7. Optimal for high-traffic locations: the combination of an easy interface, great product selection, and large, attractive display makes this machine ideal for busy spaces
  8. 100% brighter LED lighting: this machine is a true stand-out, day or night!
  9. Payment system versatility: treat your customers royally by allowing several payment options. No need to fish around in your pockets for change!
  10. iVend Guaranteed delivery system: end the unnecessary headaches and potential dangers of tipped vending machines by ensuring that all products are successfully vended, discouraging customer meddling.

Want to learn about additional features of the incredible Evoke Snack 6 vending machine? Yes, there’s MORE! Visit our site to discover the full power of the machine, then feel free to get in touch with our team for questions and quote inquiries.

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Yes, you CAN afford a high-quality vending machine! Learn how:

At U-Select-It, we are proud to offer the highest quality vending machines on the market, and we want every vending operatortto experience the U-Select-It difference. There’s a widespread misconception that growing your vending business is simply out of financial reach for the small to medium sized vending operator. We’re here to show you that isn’t true! Whether you’re looking to replace out-dated equipment or expanding your fleet of equipment to offer the latest in technology and styling, , there’s no need to let finances get in your way.

We understand that every one of our valued customers financing needs are different. Therefore, U-Select-It is pleased to offer a variety of payment plans and financing options for our customers. Upfront payments are always accepted, and financing payment programs are accepted for terms up to 48 months. Through our in-house financing company, our financing programs can be crafted to compliment your vending machine revenues so you can turn a profit right away! By utilizing our easy credit approval process, as well as our automatic payment options, you add our profit-generating, user-friendly, and stylish equipment to your fleet within days!

In addition to our competitive financing programs, there’s another key difference in the U-Select-It experience: our impeccable support. Through our parts and service division, VendNet, we provide technical and financing support every step of the way. Hop on a phone call with our support staff for quick answers and/or general information. If you’re looking for full technical support on your machine(s), our network of service technicians all across the U.S. are ready to lend you a hand! As industry veterans and enthusiasts, we want to enjoy your machine – and the process – as much as possible, so we’re here for you whenever you need us.

To recap, here’s a summary of the financing options we offer:

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Conserve Energy with a Combo Vending Machine

 

Why not have the best of both worlds? USI offers a unique selection of combination vending machines that can vend both snack and drinks. By combining the value of two machines into one, you conserve floor space, electrical energy, and servicing fees. Our unique combo vending machines offer temperature-varying technology, ensuring your offerings stay fresh and ready for purchase.

Our Alpine collection features sleek, cutting-edge machines that do double-duty, dispensing a variety of treats for your customers and employees.  The Alpine VT machines feature two separate temperature areas, allowing you to keep your drink selection icy cold while making sure your chips and cookies remain at a normal room temperature.  Plus, the iVend guaranteed delivery sensor system does not register a sale until the product passes through a series of infrared lights. No more pounding on the machine to get your snacks.

USI’s Alpine series includes the Alpine VT5000, Alpine VT5000 Outdoor, Alpine VT3000 and our popular Alpine Elevator.  The Alpine 5000 Elevator is the latest version of USI’s class leading glass front food and beverage vending machine designed to gently serve a wider variety of prepackaged meals, sandwiches, salads, dairy, fresh fruit and beverages.  

Elevate your sales by choosing USI’s Alpine Elevator over a shopper machine…

Plus, through its affiliate companies, USI offers many unique benefits to customers including:

Discover the difference a combo machine will make for your business. Get in touch with a USI representative to learn more about these incredible machines, or visit this page to learn more.

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10 Must-Have Snacks in Your Vending Machines

Americans sure like snack foods! Snack vending machines are wildly popular throughout the 50 states because the convenience of delicious snack foods at great prices is an unbeatable combination. When you purchase a vending machine, you should do some research into what items to stock in your machine. How do you conduct this research?

Take a look at those who populate the area you’d like to install the machine. If you’re a medical facility, perhaps people are looking for healthier options, and/or sugar-rush inducing options. Ask your employees/patrons what they’d like to see. If you’re still unsure about what to stock in the machine, take a look at our Top 10 Must-Have Snacks for some inspiration:

10: Crackers (cheese, peanut butter, etc. )

9: Bars (nut bars, granola bars, nutrition bars etc. )

8: Cookies (sugar cookies, chocolate chip, Oreos™, etc. )

7: Nuts (peanuts, cashews, almonds, etc.)

6: Breath mints (gum, sucking candies, etc.)

5: Chips (wavy, barbeque, Pringles™, etc.)

4: Gum (fruity, cinnamon, long-lasting, etc.)

3: Chocolate (Hershey™, Mars™, etc.)

2: Pretzels (salted, mini, etc.)

1: Candy – from Mike and Ikes™ to Starbursts™, and anything in between, candy is always a must-have in every machine.

If you have any questions about stocking your vending machine, get in touch with one of our representatives! We’d love to help make this process as smooth as possible. Still looking for the perfect snack machine? We’ve got you covered. Visit our site and browse our amazing vending machines for sale.

 

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NAMA’s 2017 Fly-In Gives Platform for Vending Industry Advocates

Held on July 25th and 26th, the 2017 Fly-In drew some 300 members for a day of orientation and another of action. Last year’s Fly-In attracted 275 industry advocates.

Founded in 1936, NAMA is the association representing the $25 billion U.S. convenience services industry. With more than 1,100 member companies – including many of the world’s most recognized brands – NAMA provides advocacy, education and research for its membership.

NAMA senior director and counsel, government affairs Sandy Larson welcomed the group and introduced Amy Showalter, principal of the Showalter Group (Washington), an expert in legislative advocacy, to offer informed insights into speaking with lawmakers.

The goal for the 2017 NAMA Fly-In was to:

The first day’s activities culminated in a dinner keynoted by U.S. Chamber of Commerce senior vice president and national political director Rob Engstrom, who offered an informed perspective on the present political situation.

NAMA advocates and industry delegates expressed their concern about three issues which remain problematic not only for vending but for small businesses in general. They are:

Heidi Chico, Jerry Parle, and Ashley Huber, represented U-Select-It at the 2017 NAMA DC Fly-In.

No matter where in the world your business is located, the vending machines supplied by U-Select-It are perfect for expanding the reach of your brand and bringing in additional revenue.


For all of your vending machine needs, U-Select-It is here for you. Contact us today with any questions you may have.

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4 Ways to Get the Best Out of Product Merchandising

Implementing the right product merchandising plan in vending machines is critical for the success of your vending business. How can you successfully go about creating the right plan?

Here we have 4 ways to get more out of your product merchandising initiatives:

 

 

The key to making products move is to stock the items that your customers most often want. The product mix should lean more towards what is selling, with a smaller margin of new or seasonal products. Analyze the trends of what consumers are purchasing, maybe it means more health-minded products, or fresher products, etc. Stay up to date with trends.

 

 

Slow movers, or bottom-SKUs, are products that just don’t sell, and for one reason or another, you keep filling your vending machine with them. Stay abreast with what your customer needs are, keep in mind seasons, and use general common sense when ordering products for your vending business. Always put yourself in the customer’s shoes.

 

 

Have you noticed that each state, each country, and even each region has their own preferences? What people in one state like/need can be different than what people in another state like/need. Keeping a close eye on these trends based off of geographic information can help push your merchandise easier.

 

 

It may seem simple, and you are probably already doing it, but are you using it correctly for your vending business? We mean a calendar that is specifically dedicated to your vending machines, for service repairs, routes, and tracking trends. Keep a separate calendar for each group of machines to make your product merchandising efforts more seamless.

We’d love to hear what system works for you, contact us to share your story of what works for your vending business!

For all of your vending machine needs, U-Select-It is here for you. Contact us today with any questions you may have.

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USI and Wittern CEO, and Incoming NAMA Chair Heidi Chico Talks Industry

VendingMarketWatch.com interviewed USI and Wittern CEO, and Incoming NAMA Chair Heidi Chico. Heidi reviewed the opportunities and challenges for the industry. Below is the interview between Heidi Chico and Emily Refermat of Vending Market Watch.

 

VendingMarketWatch.com: As you take the role of Chair for NAMA, what, in brief, are your views of the opportunities and challenges for the industry?

 

Heidi Chico: We all generally share similar aspirations in our industry: providing great jobs, a great working environment, and great refreshment services to our customers. That’s true in U.S. cities like Des Moines – where The Wittern Group, the company I now have the privilege to lead, is headquartered – and it’s true all over the world. What’s also true, and too often overlooked, is the vital role that convenience services play.

 

Our industry is constantly evolving and adapting to business and consumer trends by delivering quality refreshments through vending, foodservice, OCS, micro markets, and pantry services. But is that enough in today’s world of “Uberized” delivery? We are seeing our industry being penetrated by QSR delivery, Whole Food/Amazon, Online pre-order apps, and the list goes on. Our challenge: how does our industry create enduring value? Finding the successful path forward means demonstrating we are best suited to perfect small drop distribution to the workplace.

 

One of our focuses this year is defining convenience services. The business world is looking for frictionless fulfillment services to help manage their foodservice needs. What other products or needs are our clients purchasing from others? Are these opportunities that we may want to provide in the future? Consumers are paying for prepared foods to be delivered to their homes like Blue Apron, and Hello Fresh. Why can’t that be delivered in the workplace? Our industry is at a tipping point and it’s our job to meet our customers’ demands for convenience and frictionless solutions.

 

VMW.com: How does the Fly-In tie into that?

 

HC: The NAMA Fly-In is a significant opportunity to talk to lawmakers about the convenience service industry, and to communicate how unique we are as an industry. When I visit DC to represent our industry – and even when I’m in Des Moines — my approach involves considering three key points:

 

  1. Tell Our Story: make it a priority to communicate what’s new regarding the convenience services industry. Our elected officials – at every level – should better understand our industry’s challenges.

 

  1. Advocacy is Everyone’s Job: I encourage everyone to support the Fly-In, to build relationships with elected officials and to support advocacy overall.

 

  1. Make it Fun: NAMA members are passionate and dedicated to our industry – getting involved and adding value is also fun.

 

VMW.com: I’ve heard that the Fly-In is one of your favorite NAMA events. Can you share some reasons why?

 

HC: I have been on NAMA board for 11 years now; over the years, I have seen a huge difference in how we approach advocacy. We made the decision in 2008 to make an annual trip to Washington DC with the main goal to focus on advocacy for this industry. This event taught me that one person matters and our industry can be heard, making a difference in DC.

 

From this experience, I’ve progressively built positive relationships with our representatives from our state. In fact, I often see them in airports. When this happens, I make it a priority to get on issues pertaining to our industry, and it’s pretty rewarding when an elected representative knows you by your first name and you can get business done in a meaningful conversation.

 

Looking ahead, July 25 and 26, I’ll attend our Fly-In as proud member of the 300+ NAMA delegation in DC. Join us and let’s work together to ensure our industry’s voice is heard!

 

For all of your vending machine needs, U-Select-It is here for you. Contact us today with any questions you may have.

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Variety in Healthy Vending Machines

 

It’s worthwhile to consider why it’s beneficial to offer more than snacks in your vending machines. In a world full of options, it’s important to maintain vending options that correlate with that your customer wants and needs.

 

Healthier Options

Traditional vending machine snacks are not necessarily the healthiest. This particular option is important if you have vending machines in a school. More and more administrators are requiring that food provided to students is healthier in nature. Sugary snacks can lead to all sorts of health issues, so offering healthier options can propel healthful ideals amongst students and families.

 

More Variety, Better Options

People like variety. You’re going to miss out on great opportunities for vending if you limit the options available, then you could possibly miss out on sales. Adding variety increases your sales opportunities within your vending machine.

 

Compare Sales via Testing

Adding healthy varieties in your vending machine allows you to test what does or does not sell. You can use your vending machine to test what your customer likes, and then continue to build upon those items that are selling well.

 

For all of your vending machine needs, U-Select-It is here for you. Contact us today with any questions you may have.

 

 

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