Micro markets are more popular than ever—especially since labor shortages are at historical highs and food sales are in a slump. But what exactly defines a micro market?
Definition: closely related to the vending industry, micro markets utilize automated self-checkout technology to operate in spaces that require unattended payment options. With micro markets, customers and staff can purchase products from open shelves, coolers, or freezers.
Get More Done with Less Labor
Micro market kiosks are easy-to-use and can be completely unmanned—giving your employees time back to focus on other important tasks.
Reach Another Demographic—Your Staff
Employees are often looking for a quick snack during breaks or meals on-the-go during lunch instead of spending half their breaktime picking up food.
Offer Wider Assortment of Goods to Customers and Staff
Stock your micro market with an assortment of beverages, snacks, medicine, sundries, batteries, grab and go meals, coffee, apparel and so much more.
Keep Shoppers and Staff on Location
With more access to meals to-go, you'll ensure more revenue is spent at your business.
Increase Shopper Satisfaction
Reduce wait times in lines and allow customers to serve themselves.
Keep Customers Safe and Limit Exposure to Germs
Micro markets reduce contact between individuals protecting them from exposure to COVID-19 and seasonal flus.
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Food Retailers, Grocery Stores, Convenient Stores.
Colleges, Universities, and K-12 Schools.
Hospitals, Senior Care Facilities
Hotels, Motels, Resorts, and Uther Venues.
Vending machines are quickly going out of style — and for good reason. If you've ever used one, you've likely been unimpressed with the limited choices or even had your money eaten as your bag of chips hangs behind the glass, never to be dropped below.
Your customers and employees have had these same experiences—which means investing in a micro market will be a welcome change.
Are micro markets worth the investment? Let's look at the numbers: