Cashless payment options in vending machines and micro-markets have been rapidly growing in popularity, overtaking cash in the last few years as the most popular form of payment in Wilmington. Mobile payment apps are also becoming commonplace. It’s the digital era, and we all need to keep up with this demand.
To better serve our Wilmington customers, we equip all our vending machines with card readers as well as the kiosks in our micro-markets as standard practice. There are several benefits to doing this, for us as a vending operator, for our customers and their employees. We’ve broken down the benefits of cashless vending machines and micro-markets.
Keeping up with the ever-growing cashless trend
Cashless payment options are not something new. More and more people have cut cash out of their lives altogether – they just don’t carry cash around anymore. Keeping us with current trends when it comes to payment convenience is key to ensuring our customers have several payment options to choose when using the vending machine or micro-market for their refreshment needs.
Meet expectations with mobile payments
Convenience is important and there is now an expectation that customers should be able to use their phones to pay everywhere. Installing micro-markets and vending machines with secure payment kiosks or card readers ensures your Wilmington business meets these expectations. It is rare for anyone to leave the house without their phones, therefore allowing for mobile apps to be used is essential. Particularly if someone wants to make an impulse purchase. We use mobile payment options even for small purchases like a quick snack or beverage.
Credit/debit card and mobile payments are generally processed quicker than cash. Quicker transactions ensure reduced wait times during check-out and happy employees.
Security and peace of mind
As a vending operator security is an important issue for us. Coin mechanisms sometimes encourage opportunist thieves to break into the machines. Not only does this mean that cash can be taken, but these break-ins also cause extensive damage to the machines. In most cases, the repairs are worth considerably more than the taken cash.
In terms of security, our vending machines and micro-markets take debit/credit cards as well as mobile payment options.
For more information about our vending machines or micro-markets with secure payment options in Wilmington, please contact K&R Market Fresh at 800-427-1089 or fill out a contact form HERE. We look forward to hearing from you.