Coinadrink Limited is a highly respected vending machine company that works with a variety of businesses across all manner of industries. Our quality solutions could be the best option for your business in 2022, but what exactly do modern-day vending machine services look like?
To very briefly summarise, it extends to far more than you think. In this article, we explore exactly what constitutes as vending, from small office coffee machines to vast breakout and recreational areas ideal for serviced offices and similar environments.
Traditional vending machine services that are more advanced than ever.
If you ask someone what they think of as vending, chances are it’ll be a floorstanding or freestanding facility that dispenses snacks, hot and cold drinks, and fresh food.
That’s pretty much accurate, but at the same time doesn’t come close to scratching the surface in 2022. The large machine capacities and unrivalled convenience remain, with this equipment best suited to larger sites with a higher volume of staff.
Let’s explore some of the benefits you may not know about floorstanding vending machine services, however.
- Choice and quality.
Floorstanding vending machines offer products that keep up to date with all the latest trends. The consumer can now enjoy fresh bean coffee or fresh leaf tea from a hot drinks machine and grab a low calorie or vegan-friendly snack or bite to eat.
Much more choice than ever before makes “traditional” vending more appealing than ever before, especially in the workplace. Due to such flexibility, you can request alternative products or even more unique items, such as PPE or fresh milk.
- Payment options.
Never before has vending presented itself as a genuine unattended retail solution. Thanks to a hoard of payment options in 2022, it can now offer just that.
In addition to coin payment, the consumer can choose to purchase with card, contactless and mobile for maximum convenience and security. Not too long ago, we also installed floorstanding hot drinks machines with biometric readers for a local school!
- Advanced features and innovation.
We bet you’ll be amazed by the innovation present in “traditional” vending, which is in addition to the payment options detailed above.
Touch screen user interfaces replace traditional inputs to simplify your checkout but also offer vital information about your potential purchase, such as with nutritional details. These user interfaces also allow you to “bulk buy”, which is great if you want a bag of crisps and a drink in one selection.
Throughout the pandemic, we also offered Purezone technology on the majority of our floorstanding equipment. This is a transparent film that is placed over the top of the user interface to actively kill any harmful bacteria.
Floorstanding vending machine services from Coinadrink are available on your terms and just the way you want them for your workplace.
Some choose to add a fresh bean hot drinks machine to their canteen as a simple employee perk. But in a world where employee wellness and staff retention matter more than ever, you can add to your existing setup with multiple machines.
These can be housed in a vending surrounds to promote regular usage, or even form part of a much bigger breakout area. The possibilities are endless.
You can enjoy purchase your floorstanding vending machine outright or choose to rent it with our optional operated plan. The latter takes care of all replenishment, along with industry leading service and maintenance. This is another part of vending machine services from Coinadrink in 2022.
Whilst our vending machine services are cherry-picked for quality and reliability, our pledge for innovation streamlines our service for when you need us. Scan the QR code on the machine to log an issue, and we can be at your premises in under 2 hours!
Looking for something smaller?
This is perhaps where you may be left somewhat surprised. Everyone knows what a coffee machine is, but you may not know that this forms part of our overall vending machine range.
Coffee machines, usually placed on a tabletop or countertop, are reserved for those who anticipate much lower usage but still want barista-style coffee and hot drinks. Coffee machines are an incredibly popular employee benefit, particularly when part of a much larger facility such as a breakout area.
Our tabletop coffee machines are extremely diverse, ranging from slender and cost-effective pod and capsule machines to grand fresh milk options.
Let’s take a look at what you can expect in 2022.
- Conforming to the latest trends.
As detailed, tabletop coffee machines are extremely varied and Coinadrink is proud to offer a wide range. Over the years coffee culture in the workplace has developed rapidly, but always in line with modern-day trends.
Quality is often the biggest demand. Coinadrink’s fresh milk and fresh bean options deliver fresh coffee the way you’d expect in a coffee shop. Needless to say, the quality far exceeds what you’d get from the kettle, so it’s a valuable employee perk for your team.
If you don’t want something quite this grand, there are alternative options. The pandemic led to an increased demand for pod and capsule machines, thanks to the single-serve packaging that minimises shared touch points.
On that subject, we also now offer contactless equipment for even further peace of mind.
- Payment options.
Just like our floorstanding vending machine services, our tabletop coffee machines can be experienced with all the latest payment facilities. These include card, contactless and mobile.
A lot of our customers may add a coffee machine to their staff canteen, whereby a cashier will take payment before preparing their coffee for them. Free vend is always an option, but it is nice to know how easy it is if you want to charge for your drinks.
- Tea and hot chocolate also available.
One of the biggest myths we come across in our industry is that hot drinks vending machines and coffee machines can only dispense a good cup of coffee. If you want tea or anything else, you’re out of luck.
This simply isn’t true.
Whilst it is no secret that the technology hidden within these coffee machines have prioritised that very beverage over the years, that doesn’t mean tea – the Nations’ favourite beverage – and hot chocolate have been abandoned.
Consumers can still enjoy delicious fresh leaf tea from some of your favourite brands, including PG Tips. Additionally, the hot water function available on these machines means you can add your own tea bag.
Tabletop coffee machines from Coinadrink are again available on your terms, whether you want to purchase it and manage it yourself or rent it from us on an affordable plan to suit you.
It is also important to remember that tabletop coffee machines aren’t just reserved for smaller sites and lower usage and could actually form part of a huge refreshment solution that works for everyone on site. For example, you could have floorstanding services in your canteen, whilst enjoying a tabletop coffee machine in a meeting room or showroom.
Nothing brings staff together at work like a coffee break. Our coffee machines enhance every breaktime and alone can help retain star talent through what is a popular facility in the modern workplace.
Contact us today for all the tabletop coffee machine options.
Looking for something bigger?
For some businesses, particularly those with hundreds if not thousands of staff and of which may be located in remote areas, you may need “more” than just vending.
Sites like this have more responsibility to provide meaningful employee perks, else you run the risk of employees feeling as though they are just a number at your company.
This is where our experience in breakout and recreational areas comes in useful. Rather than simply adapt your working environment with vending and refreshment services, we can totally overhaul any available space with facilities that are central to employee wellness.
Of course, your breakout area can be fitted with vending and coffee machines, but we also have a Micro Market solution that is arguably better placed in the modern world for larger sites.
The Micro Market is your own self-service convenience store that acts as a refreshment hub for the workplace, equipped with fresh food, healthy snacks, and fresh bean coffee 24 hours a day.
Due to hybrid working and the continued importance of spacial awareness, we have seen increased demand for our Micro Market solution during the pandemic. A lot of sites even find it to be the most cost-effective solution.
As part of a larger project consisting of a tailored breakout area, learn more about the benefits in 2022.
- The perfect tool for employee wellness.
A breakout area or recreational area is a location specifically designed for your workforce, where they can go to relax and wind down either alone or with colleagues.
It is arguably one of the most valuable employee perks, especially when housing facilities such as coffee machines, water coolers or vending machines. In this modern world, as more staff return to the office, you must ensure they feel safe and comfortable in their working environment.
A breakout area is a great implementation that shows you care about employee wellness.
- Helps attract and retain star talent.
If your workforce can see that you care about their wellbeing, they are more likely to want to work for you. As detailed above, employee wellness is under the spotlight like never before, and you need to show that you understand.
With the average employee spending so long at work now, they are incentivised by more than just salary. The old saying that you need to be happy at work remains, but has grown further to the point where employees are also considering what else their company can offer them.
A modern breakout area consisting of desired employee perks can go a long way to attracting and retaining star talent.
- Tailored to you. And more than just refreshments.
A breakout area or recreational area can be designed to suit your business and workplace. Vast locations are best suited to larger sites, but they can also work for smaller environments, too.
Perhaps you just want to adapt your existing setup or completely start from scratch. Coinadrink can work with you to design your dream breakout area, which contains more than just refreshments courtesy of vending machine services or the Micro Market.
Think comfy seating, flat screen TV’s, charging stations, hydration stations, recycling facilities and more. Any facility that can maximise employee wellness can work in your breakout area.
Get in touch with Coinadrink about your own designated breakout area for your staff in 2022. We can work with you to come up with some designs before making your dream a reality, setting your workplace apart from the rest.
Vending machine services also include water coolers.
Coinadrink also supply a variety of water coolers and water dispensers that represent solid employee perks on their own or can form part of your wider refreshment solution.
Water coolers and dispensers come in all shapes and sizes, including bottled and plumbed-in options and freestanding and tabletop. We also offer a variety of contactless water coolers in the wake of the pandemic.
In similar fashion to our coffee machines, Coinadrink offers our water coolers either for purchase or rental, and we also offer an industry leading service that covers sanitisation.
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