Innovation is a core value at eXpresso PLUS; it’s this value which has led us to successfully create technologically advanced machines. And to partner with renowned brands such as Lavazza, Nescafe, Thorntons and PG Tips. Hot drinks and snack machines are an ideal investment for various organisations in the healthcare sector who want to improve hot beverage and snacks options for staff, patients and visitors.
Contactless payments are steadily on the rise. It’s predicted that by 2025 the average number of contactless payments will increase to 14 transactions per month in comparison to just 2 per month in 2015 (UK Payment Markets, 2016). In industries such as healthcare 24 hour drinks-to-go services are essential for staff, patient and visitor demands. To cater to this, eXpresso PLUS’ solutions are able to accommodate contactless payment methods removing the need for manned drink and snack stations. Customers can purchase hot beverages and snacks at all hours, easily paying with their contactless card or phones via apps like Apple Pay and Android Pay.
HD Touchscreen Interfaces
All-important allergen and nutritional information is available to customers at the touch of a button, enabling an informed purchase decision. As well as this, eXpresso PLUS are one of the only drinks-to-go suppliers to offer customisable beverages. Machine software allows customers to modify drink strength, syrups and milk quantities – creating the perfect hot drink. Over 200 variations are available.
HD touchscreens can also be used to advertise key messages, deals and updates. This facility can be used in organisations as a great communications tool for both internal and external messages dependant on machine location.
How vending machines can be utilised to meet consumer needs by re-thinking the product range offered
eXpresso PLUS innovatively create a variety of product ranges that are easy to use and convenient for the end consumer.
Another fast-growing area is the Hot Snack category which is growing at 11.9% year-on-year (Pot snacks values sales growth, Feb 2018). eXpresso PLUS has just launched a range of “Soup-er” tasty hot snack machines in partnership with UK market leader Batchelors. Their quick and one-of-a kind solutions offer retailers the opportunity to provide hot, savoury meals for customers to enjoy on the go, such as Super Noodles, Cup a Soup and Pasta’n’Sauce. Using a well-known brand in your hot
drinks and snacks offering, has a huge influence on cup sales. 43% of people state that brand is a key reason which influences their perception on quality when purchasing coffee to go (Lavazza, 2017).
Hot chocolate is becoming ever more popular amongst consumers. Over 50% of people drink hot chocolate (The Caterer, 2017). As consumers continue to increase their knowledge about various hot beverages and their expectations for premium quality from recognisable brands rises, partnering your coffee solutions with world renowned brands, such as Thorntons, is imperative for increased success. Including a high quality drinks offering can attract customers and increase repeat purchases.
Latest technology for managing the vending operation
The advanced technology used in eXpresso PLUS solutions allows the business and clients to remotely run reports on products sold, sales income, stock levels and machine faults. This technology increases cost, time and labour efficiency. Statistics can be downloaded at any given time and location. And email alerts are automatically sent should faults occur – reducing delays in fixing faults and replacing stock.