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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Innovative vending machine

On August 10th, innovative vending machines were placed inside Shinagawa station in Tokyo.
The vending machines on average have sold 3 times as many drinks as standard vending machines since then.

According to the article, the new vending machines are connected to a main server where all the records are stored. The system efficiently does marketing and let the seller know what are selling well.  It has 47inch touch panel and makes the purchase simpler and more enjoyable for customers. Vending machine owners no longer need to change the display when the seasons change. Of course it won't show products out of stock.

1. When customers are distant, the vending machine automatically starts advertising drinks that suit the season, temperature and timing.
2. When a customer gets close to the vending machine, it recognizes the customer's gender and age by using the sensor at the top. Depending on how the customer is categorized, it shows different drinks on the display.
3. After the customer touches a drink, it shows detailed information on the drink together with a magnified picture.

In emergent cases, by using remote control, it can be switched into special mode which allows people to get drinks for free.

1. When the customer is away 2. When the customer gets close 3. When the customer purchases



Prerequisite for the vending machine is the almost exclusive safety in the society.
I hope the time will come when we can see them anywhere in any country.

7 comments:

  1. Wow! That is so awesome! The Japanese are always coming up with cool new stuff, and it looks so awesome!

    The only thing i worry about is how long will it take to pay it off, and make profit? I'd imagine somthing like that costs a lot of money.

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  2. Yeah. I can only see them being used at busy train stations and the like. Although I imagine the queue would be annoying as an Obaachan would take forever.

    They might even sell Pepsi and Dr.Pepper... why are they so rare?

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  3. [how long will it take to pay it off, and make profit?]
    It does make profit according to the article, and selling 3 times as many drinks as a standard vending machine sounds profitable enough to me.

    [They might even sell Pepsi and Dr.Pepper... why are they so rare?]
    Oh, are you a resident of Japan? That's probably because "health boom" has been going on for years in Japan. Also, consumers always look for new products, and I have to admit that Pepsi and Dr.Pepper are old-fashioned.

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  4. Hello,
    Good vending Machine and Nice concept to purchase of Pepsi in the age of Touchscreen. Nice Information. Thank you.
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  5. Awesome vending machine.Japanese is always front of technology.
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  6. Amazing that the Palm Beach snacks vending machines automatically starts advertising drinks that suit the season, temperature and timing. When a customer gets close to the vending machine, it recognizes the customer's gender and age by using the sensor at the top. Depending on how the customer is categorized, it shows different drinks on the display.

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