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We run a small hotel - are there vending machines that can fit both dry snacks and cold drinks?


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Erin Rose from MEGAvending.com

Definitely, combo vending machines are very common.  We have several to choose from but considerations for you should be:  

How many snack and drink choices do we want to maintain?  (remember you have to refill them)

What size area do I have to put a machine?  (it's like adding a refrigerator; so you should make sure the one you choose will fit) 

How will I handle repairs?  (vending machines are simple to work on but access to support or service is handy)

Do I want it to accept credit cards?  (bills and change work in most machines standard, but the ability to accept credit cards is usually optional)

Where will it be installed?  (is it going upstairs, through small doorways, will it fit in the hall and still allow people to pass)

 

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When ready, you can see all of our combo vending machines here.... http://www.megavending.com/combo-vending-machines-s/1831.htm 
 

Aug 9, 2014

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Kinnek Knowledge Team

Absolutely -- you should be on the lookout for 'Combo' vending machines.  Combo vending machines typically have separated areas for snack selection and beverage selection (mixed bottles and cans).  The beverage selection area is cooled.

May 28, 2014

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Tonya Brynie from CandyMachines.com

Yes! Vending machines have come a long way. 

We have a few that we can offer that will do exactly what you are looking for. Check out our Snack & Soda Combo machines. We have some small ones that can be placed on a counter top all the way to the big ones that you can leave at the end of the hall for your guests. The larger machines can also add a credit card reader as well as take cash. This is a great feature to add for your customers. 

Are machines are coming from an American factory so you will have phone support anytime you need it.

Feel free to check out our site and call me if you have any other questions.

Sep 8, 2014

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Lindel Creed from Vendweb

Yes combo vending machines are a great choice if you just have to save space.
Downside is combo vending machines do not hold as much products as other full size machines so they have to be filled more often. Not always a bad thing but also keep in mind on a combo vending machine the controller and coin and bill acceptors are all tied into one machine, if one component goes down it could cause all selections to be out both snack and drinks where separate machines one would still be working. Consider both options and see what best fits your need

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Jeff Cramer from The Discount Vending Store

As others have said, a Combo Vending Machine is what you should look for to vend both snacks and cold drinks.  Typically the bottom portion of the machine is refrigerated for the drinks and the upper portion of the machine is non-refrigerated for snacks.  At The Discount Vending Store, we specialize is combo vending machines because they are so flexible, compact, and easy to use.  They work great for most small and mid-size businesses which don't have a ton of foot traffic. If your business has a full size snack and soda machine and there's not enough demand for the product, then it will spoil and no one wants out-of-date product.  

Most newer combo machines will also accept credit cards and can also have an entre'e machine attached to the side to vend larger items such as Cup-O-Soup or Hormel Meals, or large pastries.  This is a great option when the machine is in a break room.  Some combo machines we sell will also allow for refrigerated meals, sandwiches, etc but be sure to check as not all of the entre'e machines are set up for refrigerated items


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Steven Fuchs from Universal Vending Consultants

There are several different machines out there to choose from. We strongly recommend picking machines that are USA made as parts and service are much easier to get. We carry several different combos that meet your needs. Contact us on Kinnek for a quote!

Jul 20, 2014

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Chuck Hilliard from Vendors North Carolina

There is a small COMBO vendor we call the "Dominator 29" which offers 20 snack and 9 drink selections in one machine that takes any combination of bills and coins and makes change.  This machine can also be outfitted with an optional credit card reader.  View our webpage on this unit at http://www.vendorsnc.com/c29.htm

May 29, 2014

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