Is Self-Service the Future of Customer Service?

Posted by Signfi on Jul 12, 2017 5:57:07 PM

Many brands struggle to find ways to improve customer service. In the era of the smartphone, customers have become conditioned to expect immediacy and absolute control. 

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5 Reasons Self serve Automated Retail stores are the next generation pop-up shops.

Posted by Signfi on Jul 12, 2017 5:10:36 PM

The changing face of retail

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10 Things You Can Find in a Smart Vending Machines

Posted by Signfi on Aug 4, 2016 11:42:17 AM

Vending machines have grown a lot more sophisticated than your basic pop, candy and playing card machine. A variety of exciting new products in smart vending machines are taking automated retail to places it has never been and people are loving it. Throughout the world, people are embracing this as a great new way to access products they love..

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Topics: smart vending machine

What is the Difference Between an Automated Retail Machine and a Vending Machine?

Posted by Signfi on Jun 13, 2016 11:00:00 AM

5 Key Differences Between Automated Retail Machines and Vending Machines

Vending machines are a constant presence in our daily life. They can be found around almost every corner but their functions are dated and limited

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Topics: Automated Vending, custom vending machines

How Premium Brands Can Take Advantage of an Automated Sales Clerk

Posted by Signfi on Jun 10, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Imagine an automated sales clerk, one that is always available and reflects your brand perfectly every interaction

To stay in the forefront in a competitive environment, it is essential to recognize and utilize opportunities that will give you an advantage in creating growth and sustainability. The prestige of your brand must be upheld and most importantly, it must be accessible. Using innovative and exciting marketing and sales techniques you can significantly impact your brand equity.

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Topics: Automated Vending, automated retail clerk

5 Reasons to Choose Automated Retail vs Brand Ambassadors to Promote Products and Increase Brand Presence

Posted by Signfi on Jun 8, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Automated retail has become more prevalent in the shopping community and successful companies are increasingly taking advantage of the unique opportunities it presents. Self service retail isn’t new; consumers have enjoyed the conveniences of making a quick transaction at the ATM or getting their movie tickets from a self-serve kiosk to avoid long lines or slow customer service.

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Topics: Automated Vending, Automated Retail

Funny Vending Machine Fails

Posted by Signfi on Jun 6, 2016 11:00:00 AM

There’s nothing worse than a vending machine helping itself to your hungry wallet without dispensing anything in return. Equally annoying is watching in despair while your choice snack gets stuck as it makes its way towards you. They can be a real source of frustration. However, they do make for some comic relief! Here’s a look at some of the best vending machine fails from across the internet.

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Topics: Automated Vending, funny

4 Creative Ways to Increase Brand Awareness

Posted by Signfi on Jun 2, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Grabbing and securing a customer’s attention continues to be increasingly difficult, as society’s expectations grow at the same speed as technology. With smart phones, streaming services and adblocking services for browsers, mediums to reach new customers are shrinking while people have more and more distractions to help them tune your message out. So, here are 4 creative ideas for breaking through the noise and increasing consumer awareness of your brand.

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Topics: brand awareness

The trend Of Vending Machines To Smart Vending To Automated Retail Machines

Posted by Signfi on May 19, 2016 10:02:47 AM

Where and when did it begin?

Vending machines are a tried and true vehicle for shrinking an entire convenience store into a refrigerator size round-the-clock revenue generator. 

Towards the end of the 19th century English publisher and entrepreneur, Richard Carlisle, expanded his reach through vending machines by selling books and the trend vending was rapidly adapted by other merchants. 

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Topics: Automated Vending, Automated Retail

How Premium Brands Can Take Advantage of Custom Vending Machines

Posted by Signfi on Feb 26, 2016 3:04:32 PM

Premium brands have to remain vigilant to retain their prestige. They are competing with everybody else in their product category, other premium brands and in the minds of their consumers – who are also the primary drivers of the value of premium brands. Therefore, the most important factor to increase value is maintaining the prestige of your brand in the minds of your audience. 

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Topics: brand awareness, custom vending machines