Creating Customer Engagement Through Touch

Our Evoke Snack Series delivers an exceptional experience through its iCART touch screen interface. Featured on a large & durable 10”touchscreen glass, the iCart helps customers interact with Evoke in ways that traditional vending machines would never be able to.

With the iCART interface, we are able to provide a “real shopping experience” with iCART’s Shopping Cart Mode more fit for the modern technological world.

Have you ever gone to a vending machine and wished that instead of making another transaction to get a granola bar to go with your bag of pretzels, you were able to do it all at once? With our new shopping cart mode, you are able to purchase up to three items during one transaction.

Providing more user-friendly interface is crucial to increasing vending sales, and delivering great service to the customer. Having navigable sections through iCART’s “browse mode” allows the user to not feel overwhelmed by the many selections. It can be separated into product categories such as Chips or Candies.

Another benefit of the iCART touch screen interface is the nutritional information display of a product before purchase to inform the customer of the product’s nutritional information and expedite a customer’s decision.  Plus, the ability to display caloric data allows vending operators to comply with the FDA’s Calorie Disclosure Law.

Having a modern, functional vending machine means a more interactive transaction. Learn more about the Evoke Snack Series here!

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5 Reasons Why Every Company Should Have a Vending Machine

As many of you already know, having a vending machine in your office, school, or business place is an amazing way to generate additional profit. However, some reasons fly under the radar more than others. Here are five reasons why every company should have a vending machine.

Low Maintenance

High quality vending machines such our machines at U-Select-It means the machines are easy to maintain, with very low overhead costs. Plus, our machines have have been proven to work like new after 10, 15 and even 20 years in the field!

More Productive Employees

Employees are the backbone of any company. Keeping them well-fueled in a convenient fashion is a vending machine’s job, which allows for more productivity out of your staff. Plus, increase the satisfaction of your employees by you can conducting a survey to see what kind of product selections to put in your vending machine.

Flexible Options To Promote Growth

Another benefit of vending machines is the ability to choose what kind of foods you want to put in them. It can be healthy and energizing food and drinks such as granola bars and energy drinks that have been proven to spike productivity in workers, or popular favorites such as candy bars and sodas to keep them coming back! You can test out different kinds of products and see which promote more commerce in the area.

Multiple Types of Vending Machines

You are not just limited to offering snacks in a vending machine. Depending on the type of vending machine, you  may sell multiple different items dependent on your business and what you think will generate profit. This may range from a snacks, cold drinks, refrigerated food,, frozen food, or even office supplies! A wide range of machines that can accommodate a variety of types of products, as well as various packaging shapes and sizes will allow you to capitalize on any quick trends that you see in the market.

Saves Time and Money

Going off-site to buy snacks and beverages for your company is a hassle. A vending machine not only solves that problem, but allows for your employees to stay on-site rather than going outside for “a minute” to get a quick snack or refreshment. This allows for less wasted time, and more savings for you – in addition to increased employee morale.

 

To find out more information on vending machines and our company, check us out on our website here!

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The Evoke Snack 6

Everybody loved the Evoke Snack 5 – now, we are proud to announce the all-new Evoke Snack 6. The Evoke Snack 6 is bigger, better, and hotter than ever before. Sleek, durable, and smart – it’s the ultimate customer service experience.

What makes this vending machine so special? We’re happy to tell you.

Did you know, your customers can even pay with their phones using our PayRange software? Yep, they totally can. How’s that for convenience? You can read our product guide here for a full list of all of the specifications.

The Evoke Snack 6 is the premier merchandiser for premier locations, providing industry leading technology with a sleek yet durable design to please all of your customers.

“Evoke’s sophisticated exterior stylings are cohesive with modern workplace décor and is an ideal piece of equipment for office buildings, airports, educational institutions, hospitals, and many other types of facilities.” -Customer Testimonial

Learn more about the Evoke Snack 6 vending machine and contact us here.

Until next time,

u-select-it

 

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Come to the NAMA D.C Fly-In!

Are you attending the NAMA DC Fly-In this July? Join business and industry leaders in Washington, D.C for two days to bring your voice to Congress! U-Select-It (USI) is proud to announce our participation as a sponsor of this event.

By attending, you can:

Watch this fun video to see first-hand testimonials about how NAMA affects the hundreds of people participating in this event!

Founded in 1936, NAMA is the association representing the $25 billion U.S. convenience services industry. With more than 1100 member companies – including many of the world’s most recognized brands – NAMA provides advocacy, education and research for its membership. Visit NAMA on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

You can register for the Fly-In here. Hope to see you there!

Until next time,

u-select-it

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Happy Earth Day! Did you know about our GREEN initiatives?

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APRIL 22, 2018

 

Mark your calendars – Earth Day is on April 22nd! Did you know about USI’s green initiatives? We have quite a few! Here at USI, we value our community and environment and want to make a conscious effort to be as socially responsible as possible in running our business. USI takes a proactive approach to our environmental responsibilities that shows in many corporate, design and production processes and initiatives.

Here’s a list of our commitments:

Waste Reduction and Recycling Programs

USI incorporates common sense recycling programs for its facilities including paper, aluminum, steel, plastic bottles and other recyclables. It’s really quite simple, but surprisingly it’s not as common sense as you might think for some companies!

Energy Reduction

In moving toward a more energy efficient facility, U-Select-It has implemented programs to transition to a lower energy office environment. PC’s, copy and print systems are changing over to high efficiency models and all computer monitors have been upgraded to lower energy consuming LCD models. Also, facility lighting is moving to higher efficiency lamps.

Green Commitment to Our Customers

USI products incorporate design features that take advantage of the latest production and component technologies in order to minimize environmental impact and increase product value.

Green Purchasing Policies

USI is committed to conducting our business in a way that least impacts the environment. We’re always looking for new and different ways to meet that commitment. We are proud to have supplier partners as interested in helping the environment as we are and work with them developing RoHS programs to restrict the use of certain hazardous materials including lead, cadmium and mercury.

Energy Efficient Designs

USI products are engineered to make use of the latest in electrical, lighting, refrigeration and communication technology making our products the most energy efficient and highest value products on the market. Products include energy saving features such as long life LED lighting; onboard power management controls enabling timed shut down of lighting and refrigeration; and fuel saving remote telemetry options for monitoring of inventory and service needs.

Green Painting Processes

Our state-of-the-art electrostatic paint system incorporates a multi-stage pre-wash process that recycles the water for multiple uses as well as electronically controlled spray system precisely controlling the amount of paint used on parts. The paint is applied in environmentally controlled booths that are 99.9% efficient in reclaiming unused paint and recycling it with new paint for coating of follow on parts.

Environmentally Friendly Foaming Process

Our new refrigerated and frozen vending equipment models use ecomate® blowing agent featuring zero ODP (Ozone Depletion Potential) and zero GWP (Global Warming Potential). It also is VOC exempt, meaning it does not contribute to smog.

Dedicated Refurbishing Center

USI is committed to sustainability and is able to efficiently and cost effectively extend the useful working life of vending equipment. We also provide a seamless solution to collection, recycling, treatment and disposal of end of life vending machines.

We are totally 100% committed to contributing positively to our employees, customers, community and environment. What are you going to do this Earth day to show gratitude to your community and environment? Comment below!

Until next time,


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Highlights from the NAMA Show 2018!

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U-Select-It (USI) was a proud participant as a Silver Sponsor at The NAMA Show 2018! NAMA, the National Automatic Merchandising Association, is the national trade association for the entire convenience services industry, including the food and refreshment vending and coffee service and food service management industries.

During this industry-wide event at the Las Vegas Convention Center on March 21-23, we had the amazing opportunity to meet with our customers and partners, and make new connections as well.

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This year, we featured our new Evoke Snack 6 glass-front merchandiser at our Booth #1000, as well as in NAMA’s New Product Zone.

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Ideal for high traffic, high volume locations, the Evoke Snack 6 enables operators to improve operational efficiency, drive bottom-line performance, and support business expansion.

How does Evoke Snack 6 stack-up to the competition?

More total product capacity

Larger product display window

Bigger user interface touchscreen

More vertical product space

Also, on display at The NAMA Show, we showcased our full-line of versatile, location driven equipment including the industry’s best refrigerated/frozen food merchandisers.  From the Alpine Elevator refrigerated food and cold drink merchandiser to our Geneva Coffee Vending Machine, USI is all about innovation!

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We’re already looking forward to next year and we hope to see you there!

Until next time,

-USI

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Join Us at the NAMA OneShow 2018!

WHAT: The NAMA Show

WHERE: The Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada – U-Select-It Booth 1000

WHEN: March 21st-23rd

WHY: Experience vending convenience with U-Select-It’s new Evoke Snack 6 merchandiser at The NAMA Show.  Plus, visit us at the show (Booth 1000) to learn about USI’s exclusive Show Floor Only specialo.

U-Select-It is pleased to announce that we will be attending the The NAMA Show this March in Las Vegas! We’ll be featuring our new Evoke Snack 6 merchandiser.. Evoke Snack 6 offers the same durability and quality that U-Select-It is known for – with a sleek new look!

How does Evoke Snack 6 stack up to the competition??

U-Select-It will also be showcasing our versatile product line at The NAMA Show from our Geneva Coffee Machine to the Alpine Combi 3000 to the Alpine 5000 Food Elevator merchandiser.  Some highlights include:

ALPINE ELEVATOR

  • The industry’s best refrigerated/frozen food merchandisers.
  • The Alpine comes single temp and variable temp to offer maximum product variety within a single machine footprint.
  • Alpine Elevator utilizes a soft elevator delivery for food and beverages.
 

GENEVA COFFEE MACHINE

  • Simplistic design is easy to operate.
  • Machine’s small footprint is ideal for locations of all sizes.
  • Allows up to 36 beverage combinations to satisfy a variety of customer preferences.
  • High quality brewing system produces cafe style experience in every cup.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the show, and can’t wait to reveal everything U-Select-It has to offer! Stay tuned for more information as we draw closer to the show.

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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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