Broncho Posted November 2, 2013 Share Posted November 2, 2013 So whos into micro markets at this point? I am being forced by an account to start one and after looking at my options I am just appalled by the ideas the companies have at making it work. The biggest problem is the ongoing "support fees" that they all charge. These range up to about $2000 a year or for smaller fees you have to pay a commission on your total sales ranging from 2-5%. Without going on a rant, Im going to throw some ideas out there and see if anyone would be interested and get some feed back on features. We are building our own and we plan on making it a full experience. Heres what it will have: Single pay MEI VNAE2000 series bill acceptor(Easy to get and replace with any VN bill acceptor) MEI CF7512i coin acceptor for both coin acceptance and kick back Usa technolgoies Credit Card acceptance Account Pay MEI VNAE2000 series bill acceptor($1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 acceptance) Usa technolgoies Credit Card acceptance Accounts are PCI compliant and handled through USA technologies loyalty pay program Accounts access through a finger print scanner Accounts accessible through an online protal Walk up to terminal and use only your finger to buy from existing accounts Setup new accounts at terminal or online Email alerts to individual when account balance is low View past purchases of items through online portal bar code scanning of products to buy items Touch screen to remove items or accidental second scan Process walks you through how to use the kiosk on the screen Security webcam and extra cameras can be added and displayed on screen to show the user that all areas are being watched. This is just an additional DVR system and will range from $1000-$1500 and is an option to the operator. Ok so now that you have an idea of how it will work, what will it cost? For the Kiosk we are looking at around $8000/unit + shipping. Our monthly fees will be for data exchange for the accounts and shouldn't be more than $25/month for each terminal. The same type of terminal would cost roughly $9000 from the other companies(these units do not have a coin mech) that already exist and you have to pay a high support fee. My idea for selling them is to make this as close to traditional vending machine operation as possible. These machines will be available at the beginning of the year and if anyone here is interested in being part of the testing, I am willing to knock off an additional $1000/kiosk. Keep in mind that you can access your Pepsico, Coca Cola, Frito Lay reps for shelving and coolers for these markets and typically can get everything but the kiosk for free. Also, check with your brokers and distributor reps because they have select shelving at times. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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