Smart vending machines are very safe to use and because the interaction can be conducted by voice (if desired) and payment is digital or contactless — smart vending offers even more protection to droplet transmission than traditional types of retailing. Machines are easily cleaned and disinfected as well. Using a smart vending machine to support your business is an excellent way to ensure if you are short-staffed because of stay at home orders or other issues, there is a way to continue to operate safely.