By Jeff Adair, Editor
Technology has revolutionized the way we do business, and vending is no different. Retail Automated Concepts (RAC) uses technology to build machines to provide a comprehensive solution for selling items that require regulatory compliance, including hemp and CBD products.
Most vending machines are only designed to dispense unregulated product. Machines from RAC allow vending operators to dispense product requiring age verification and other local, state or federal compliance in an unattended retail environment. Those steps are accomplished through cameras on the machine which compare a consumer’s photo ID to the image of the person at the machine.
Technology also allows for a cashless transaction which allows the consumer to purchase with a card, phone, watch or other device without worrying about carrying cash. The enhanced consumer experience can include rewards programs and discount codes. For business the machine offers a safer way to receive payment with lower risk of fraud.
Since every box dispensed from an RAC machine has an RFID tag that is directly tied to inventory, shrinkage is reduced. Theft reduction also brings peace of mind to vending operators who know the high risk of selling high priced products.