Smart vending machines are part of the IoT or “Internet of things” which means that machines are connected to the Internet cloud. This allows smart vending machines to access everything on the internet including customer data, product information, and also collects data on the customer experience and pathway to purchase.
Smart vending machines also take a variety of payments so the customer isn’t limited by the loose change in their pockets. Digital payments through cellphones or e-wallets are secure and safe. SMRT1 Cloud utilizes encryption and virtual private networks to provide end-to-end protection for consumers.