Smart vending machines vary in price, capabilities, and formats. Typically hardware will range in price ranging from $15k up to $50k or more. Price does not necessarily dictate that high end = high price. Costs for touchscreens and PCs have dropped dramatically in recent years, making smart vending even more affordable for automated retail applications. SMRT1 PODs are more cost-effective because traditional machines can be transformed into SMRT1 PODs. SMRT1 believes that the democratization of vending machine capabilities will provide systematically lower prices in the coming years.