NEW YORK CITY — Visitors to the Ciena Co. booth at the recent Ethernet Expo here lined up to scan their ID badges at a vending machine to receive a free t-shirt. The machine’s touchscreen display prompted visitors to swipe their NFC badges on a card reader below. A product selection screen then appeared, from… Read more »
MIAMISBURG, Ohio (WDTN) – Here at Innovative Vending Solutions they’re taking the wraps off of their revolutionary new vending machines. No longer for pop and candy bars – they’re interactive – dispensing non-traditional products in non-traditional locations. Instead of punching buttons on a machine, you punch promo codes into your phone using social media. It’s… Read more »
Miamisburg — Patrick McDonald just wanted to figure out how to sell more T-shirts. From that, his business was born. Miamisburg-based Innovative Vending Solutions (IVS) customizes vending machines to dispense almost any product in almost any setting. The company’s core products include automated retail and self-serve kiosk devices. But McDonald and his partner in IVS,… Read more »
The buildup to the Nov. 28 opening of IKEA in Winnipeg continues, with the company now featuring a vending machine at different sites around the city. The machine features IKEA gift cards and snacks, and Winnipeggers have chances to win prizes. More information on its locations is available on IKEA’s Twitter page.
PITTSBURGH — A vending machine activated by tweets sent from patrons’ cellphones could be the first use of such an application in the U.S., and it served as a novel promotional tool at the recent One Young World Summit here. Dayton, OH-based Innovative Vending Solutions developed the Twitter-activated machine for iStrategyLabs, an experiential marketing company…. Read more »
TORONTO — A one-of-a-kind vending machine was the center of a high-profile Jell-O sampling event here at Yonge-Dundas Square in late June. Several thousand Canadians interacted with the vender to sample a free pudding — and enjoy 15 seconds of fame. After activating the closed-front, refrigerated machine with their best “Jell-Oh Face” — recognized by… Read more »