A vending app is a web or mobile application that enables users to sell items through vending machines. Vending apps usually include interfaces for viewing inventory, setting prices, and adding new products to the machine.
Vending apps are similar to retailing apps and couponing apps. Popular vending apps include Vend, Coinstar, and the Amazon Local Register.
An app for smart food lockers. App would allow users to buy hot foods from a locker. Users can pay using Stripe or through the app. App could be built for Android, iOS, or Windows.
Vending machines have traditionally been sold to businesses that already had a large customer base. A vending app can collect user data from its users and use it to find potential customers in other locations, in order to expand the company's reach. If a vending app is able to demonstrate that it can increase sales for its existing customers, then it will have an easier time selling itself to new customers. It's important for a vending app to accurately track the number of items sold, so that it can provide real-time reporting and provide business owners with useful insights into their daily operations.
A vending app faces legal and logistical challenges related to the sale of goods or services. Depending on your business model, you may need to secure the proper sales tax licenses. You should avoid storing credit card information due to PCI compliance, and it is recommended that you have a robust feedback system in place for tracking user experience.