As Vianet continue to grow, and the product offering evolves, Smart Machines expands once again. In the last month we have welcomed some fantastic new employees into the team to really help drive the Smart Machines division forward at a key time in the industry as we see a shift in consumerism along with the […]

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With ‘dirty cash’ identified as a medium for transmitting COVID-19 the final curtain is slowly closing on cash payment – clearing the way for another stellar rise in contactless payment   Contactless was already enjoying huge growth pre COVID-19  For a long time cash has been king in the Vending market. However, with innovation in contactless payment technology and corresponding growth in […]

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Sales statistics give the clearest indication yet of the extent to which cashless payment is penetrating the vending industry. Retailers began to embrace the payment form in 2015/16, but the adoption of card payment in vending lagged a distance behind. However, as soon as the cashless ‘ice’ ad been broken, the pace at which Vianet […]

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All age groups want contactless

All age groups want contactless

20 November 2017, Smart Machines

It doesn’t matter what age you are, contactless is the go-to payment method, and for good reason.

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All change, all change

All change, all change

16 October 2017, Smart Machines

Amidst the chaos of the old £1 coin being replaced, one thing is clear - vending operators need to adopt contactless payment to future-proof their businesses.

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Save money with smart decisions

Save money with smart decisions

5 October 2017, Smart Machines

Tracking the performance of your business to make insight driven decisions is crucial in the current climate of the hospitality industry, which is facing an unprecedented period of significant cost inflation.

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There’s more to Smart Pay than a mobile phone

There’s more to Smart Pay than a mobile phone

27 September 2017, Smart Machines

Our latest research has revealed that consumers are embracing Smart Pay tech and are twice as likely to use their smart phone to pay for lunch than they were a year ago. But it's not just phones that are being enabled with smart tech.

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Today’s consumer is time poor and increasingly seeking faster transactions. People have become accustomed to buying things online at the click of a button and the vending industry needs to acknowledge this.

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