A company in China uses Tinker Board for their smart vending machines to improve and reinforce the services of traditional vending machines and to facilitate their functions. Smart vending machines support telemetry and real-time business intelligence, remote management, enhanced user interfaces and customer experiences, digital signage, and cashless and mobile payment options.
Smart vending machines using Tinker Board are capable of these functions
With video analytics, the smart vending machine plays ads and promotes products based on the viewer’s demographics, such as gender and age group. When customers approach the smart vending machine or self-service payment kiosk, Vendron’s video analytics function can also make recommendations based on their demographics of gender and age groups, or what the customer just purchased, for cross-selling purposes.
The adoption of digital signage will generate a new source of advertising income for vending operators, leveraging high-traffic locations of smart vending machines and interactive self-service payment kiosks. Targeted ads can be displayed based on the locations and sales history of the smart vending machines, touchscreen vending machines and self-service payment kiosks.
Accepting both cash and cashless payment such as debit/credit cards, mobile payments and internet payments provide convenience to customers and indirectly promote more sales as well as encouraging sales of higher value items.
Multimedia interactivity and large touchscreens on smart vending machines attract more attention and are appealing to potential customers, resulting in increased product sales.