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 Self Service 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

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

The 6 Best Practices of Automated Retail

Posted by Signfi on Apr 21, 2015 9:30:00 AM


Today’s consumers have high expectations. They want more for less. This means delivering superb customer service, while providing a seamless, easy purchasing option and a great price.

Automated retail allows you to respond to the needs of your consumers quickly and efficiently. To get the most out of your robotic kiosk, abide by these Six Best Practices of Automated Retail, from Signifi Solutions, Inc. a global, leading provider of automated retail.  


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Topics: Automated Vending, Automated Retail

Why IT Departments are Adding Automated Retail Kiosks to Better Manage Assets

Posted by Signfi on Mar 24, 2015 9:30:00 AM


Wikipedia considers asset management to be: “… optimal management of the physical assets of an organization to maximize value …" 

Better Asset tracking and management has become even more complicated over the years with portable device, smartphones and laptops.  By better managing assets across the facility, organizations can improve utilization and staff performance. In fact, they can even reduce asset-related operating costs and make informed decisions about the technology. 

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Topics: Automated Vending

Brands are Using Automated Retail Solutions to Create a Buzz and Build Brand Loyalty

Posted by Signfi on Mar 20, 2015 9:55:00 AM


Automated retail units are often used for marketing at events as they present an excellent opportunity to collect data and dispense promotional products or samples. With a large interactive touch screen interface, creative marketing firms are able to implement innovative programs. Signifi’s retail vending solutions have full integration with social media platforms including Twitter and Facebook, so that products are either discounted or dispensed only when customers perform certain interactions through social media with the brand.  


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Topics: Automated Vending, Automated Vending Brands