1. How much do vending machines cost
Intelfoods provides all vending machines, products and services for free to all its clients. The machines are installed, stocked with products and serviced/maintained, all at no cost. Check out our contact page for more information.
2. How does Full Service Vending work?
It is our goal to be the best customer service company in the vending business. We offer a full service platform to all of our clients. This means we manage every conceivable facet of your vending program. We take care of everything, from installation – to restocking – to complaint resolution – to maintenance. Intelfoods understands that your time is very important. Leave the vending to us.
3. What are the requirements to place a vending machine?
In order for a vending machine to work in a business Intelfoods requires at least 40 employees or a high amount of customer traffic. Hotels/Motels generally need at least 50 rooms to support a vending machine and apartment buildings generally need 200+ apartments.
4. What is remote machine monitoring and how does it work?
In addition to the capability of your Vending Kiosk accepting e-Wallet and credit cards, all of our machines are equipped with the ability of Remote Machine Monitoring (RMM). RMM is a cloud hosted software providing full transparency into each machine’s sales, services, alerts, visits and products. Additionally, the software solution utilizes built-in algorithms for optimal merchandise selection for each lane in the machine and forecasts products to be brought by the driver prior to each visit to the machine – all from a PC or laptop. Each client is granted full access to their machines allowing for full transparency into gross sales, services and machine alerts. POWERFUL information at your fingertips — that can be viewed and monitored in your pajamas.
5. What types of vending machines are available?
Our Media Beverage and Snack machines come in multiple sizes. Additionally, i-touch smart photo booths, juice machines, sandwich machines, ice cream machines, ATM machines and combination machines are all available through IFOD Platform.
6. What do the vending machines look like?
IFOD suite of innovative of Stainless Steel and Glass Front vending equipment includes machines with the latest 7-9” touchscreen monitor, integrated cashless and e-Wallet payments, and energy-efficient capabilities, leaving a minimal possible footprint. All of our interactive vending machines feature multi-colored LED lighting and may be customized with logos, branding or simply made to conform to the surrounding amenity space.
7. What condition are the machines in?
Due to the fact that our client retention rates are 100% we DO NOT repurpose our equipment. All of our vending machines will be brand new and uniform in design and may be customized to fit each client’s specific needs.
8. What sizes of vending machines are available?
Intelfoods offers vending machines in various sizes and configurations that fit most locations. All vending machines are attractive, newer, top-of-the-line-models. Our sizes vary from 33”-46” Wide and 30”-35” Deep and are all uniformly measure 72” in Height. Please visit our machines page to view all the measurements and electrical certifications.
9. Where should you install or place your vending machine?
The specific locations may vary depending on the type of business you have, but the goal is always the same: place the beverage machines in locations that will receive the most foot traffic and in areas that will be the most profitable.
When you sign up for IFOD free vending services we assign an account representative who survey your business and walk you through every step of the install process. Your account manager will suggest the best locations and how many vending machines should be installed.
10. What if I need vending machines for more than one location?
Researching vending for more than one location that may be in more than one state is a hassle. How would you orchestrate such a program? In most cases you would have to work with more than one vending company. Each vending company would have their own accounting system and service department. How would you ever keep track of whom to call when you needed service and collection of commissions?
If you need service at more than one location, let Intelfoods help you. Due to our unique platform and ability to remotely monitor all machines, we will work with our local representation to help you deploy machines across the country, while dealing with only one company – Intelligent Foods on Demand.
11. What if our location is under a competing contract?
Intelligent Foods on Demand is all about choice. Our machines go side-by-side with other (not so healthy) vending machines and products all the time. Most contracts are written specifically to disparage competition. However, we have developed specialized menus to bypass these contracts. To find out more about whether you can receive an IFOD Vending machine, please contact us using our online form or call us at 1-800-915-9643.
12. How long does it take to install the vending machines and what is the process?
It may take up to 30 days to have your vending machine customized, installed and filled. Intelfoods process for vending machine installation is simple and seamless.
Step 2: Intelfoods will contact you to schedule an appointment for our account representative to come and meet with you.
Step 3: Account representative will determine the best location at your business to place our vending machines, verify that you have the correct electrical outlets and go over product selection with you.
Step 4: The vending machines will be delivered at a mutually agreed date and time.
13. What does a soda cost from the vending machine?
The cost of the product in the vending machines is different depending on your geographic location. Our prices will always be lower than the surrounding pharmacies and supermarkets.
14. Can we request specific products?
Of course, you can either request a specific product through our website or talk to your account representative. We want to offer the products your employees want.
15. What products do you have available in the vending machines?
We have a large variety of products available and these product choices will vary between our custom vending machines, Coke machines, Pepsi machines, drink machines, soda machines, pop machines, juice machines, beverage machines, and snack machines. The products range from a huge variety of healthy and organic products to all the Coke and Pepsi product lines and much, much more.
16. How many different selections can the vending machines hold?
Between Snack and beverages, our vending machine platform can hold over 100 different selections at one time.
17. If a machine has a problem, how quickly do you respond to fix it?
Intelfoods software integrates a comprehensive alerting system that prompts our service technicians for all issues, including bill and coin jams, power failures and other revenue impacting issues. Once a problem has been brought to our attention we generally respond within 1 business day. Keeping our customers happy and our vending machines stocked and functioning properly is our #1 priority.
18. How do you deal with repair and refill issues?
A variety of things can go wrong with vending machines. Intelfoods is always prepared for the worst-case scenario. Having a software system that monitors all of our equipment 24/7 is incredibly useful and addressing each of the reported issues in a timely manner is vital. We have a staff of vending service specialists on call to assist you and make sure your vending machines are always functioning properly. We take proactive preventative measures to ensure that your vending machines are working 24/7. Any time a vending machine is broken or runs out of products, money revenue is being lost. That is why it is important to have a service department that is well managed, detail oriented and willing to do the follow up necessary to correct any problems that may come up. Please contact us if you experience a problem with your vending machine. We are available on a 24/7 basis through our main phone number and website. When you contact us, your service order is logged into our database and your vending machine is flagged in our software system. We can have your issue corrected within 1 business day and we will always follow-up with you to make sure that your service order was corrected.
19. What if someone loses money in the vending machine?
Intelfoods will reimburse any money that is lost in the vending machine. Refunds are mailed out within 24 hours of receipt. Intelfoods issues refunds via eChecks, whereas a person receives the refund directly to their email. Once received, they can simply print out the check and deposit it into the bank.
20. What if my vending machine is vandalized?
Vending machine vandalism can happen and is usually a temporary situation. Choosing the best location for the vending machines can prevent vandalism. Intelfoods prefers indoor vending machine placements as they are better monitored. If your machine is vandalized, we will promptly address and replace the needed parts and will work with you to prevent future occurrences. Intelfoods reserves the right to remove vending machines if vandalism continues to be an issue.
21. What happens if I need to move my vending machine?
In some cases, vending machines may need to be moved for building remodeling or office relocations. Whatever the circumstance, we ask that you notify us of a vending machine move as soon as you can. Please contact us at least 15 days in advance of the date you need to have the vending machine moved. We will remove the products, schedule the move with our driver and replenish the products at the new site.
22. How often should the vending machines be refilled?
Anytime a vending machine runs empty, money is lost. Many vending companies place their vending machines on a generic refill schedule that is not adequate. The usage on every vending machine fluctuates throughout the seasons. If the vending machines are not on the correct refill schedule, much of the revenue will be lost. At Intefloods we understand that no two locations are the same and each vending machine deserves our individual attention. Our cloud hosted, remote monitoring software provides full transparency into each machine’s sales, services, alerts, visits and products. Additionally, the software solution utilizes built-in algorithms for optimal merchandise selection for each lane in the machine and forecasts products to be brought by the driver prior to each visit to the machine. Our software dynamically schedules refills of each of the vending machines based on the number of preset allowed empty lanes and total number of sales.
23. What are the electrical requirements for a vending machine?
All of our equipment runs on 115 volts with a range of 3-10.2 amps. Most commercial grade three prong outlets will be acceptable to power a vending machine. Power consumption may vary depending on if the machine is placed outdoors or another extreme environment. Please visit our vending machines page for machine specific energy consumption.
24. What products should go in the machine?
It is very important that the correct vending machine products are placed in the machine. Intelfoods will work with you to make sure that you have the optimal product selection for your place of business and will monitor with the help of our integrated software to replace non-performing items with other organic and healthy choices.
25. What commission can I expect each month?
Intelfoods will provide your location with a web-based portal that will allow for complete transparency into each machine’s sales, servicing and product variety. Additionally, we will provide you with a detailed report of the prior month’s sales at the end of each month. If there’s an existing vendor, we can guarantee an increase of at least 20% over your existing monthly revenue. All of our locations where we have replaced other vending companies, have seen a significant increase in commissions.
26. What if I have a question that is not in the FAQ?
If you need more information call us toll free at 1-800-915-9643 or fill out the questions section on our Free Setup Form and someone will contact you the next business day.