Vending Machines that offer more than just snacks might be a good idea in some cases.
I was talking to my wife this morning about vending machines and the fact that they only offer junk food when there could be all kinds of items offered in those machines.
I thought of an idea that sounded pretty interesting. You would have this coffee shop with internet or an internet book store and coffee shop combination but with one addition, about 50 different vending machines. Some might even offer junk food and snacks and drinks, but the rest might contain other items like, for instance, reading glasses for 2 bucks in a round case. You could insert either two-1-dollar bills, or a debit or credit card, punch the type of reading glasses you want and it would fall down into the catch tray and you would reach in and take your glasses. Instead of using vending machines just for snacks, why not make vending machines that provide some things we often find ourselves in need of?
Maps and note pads, as well as calculators, trac-fones, and even vitamins and umbrellas are all things we sometimes end up needing and having instant access to several types of various things we use everyday, would be nice and convenient if they were offered in a vending machine.
Just a thought on this Saturday morning, September 2nd, 2017. Even tooth picks, matches and band aids would be a good thing to have access to from a vending machine. No waiting in line, just pay and punch a button and down it goes into that catch tray for you to grab and have ASAP!
Image Credit » pen icon by Anthony Davis, author of this post.