High security vending machines that vend bicycle parts? Cyclists can rub their eyes because it’s not a dream. The Minneapolis-based Bike Fixtation envisioned this type of convenient machine five years ago, now bringing the High Security Wall Mounted Vending Machine to shops and cyclists everywhere.
Designed and manufactured by hand, this vending machine is designed for outdoor public use and is available in two standard vending configurations: inner tube only or tubes plus parts and accessories. Both configurations are accompanied by a tested product plan-o-gram showing where within the machine each item should be placed. However, Bike Fixtations also makes custom plan-o-grams since the modular tray and coil delivery system allows a great deal of product vending customization.
High security vending machines that vend bicycle parts? Cyclists can rub their eyes because it’s not a dream.
A secure, modular product display window makes product samples viewable by consumers, plus the machine can be configured to accept credit cards, bills, coins and currency from around the world (if that configuration is desired). Using a credit card reader in the machine is the most secure option and provides remote sales and inventory monitoring. An internal vend sensor guarantees product delivery, or provides a refund. The owner of each machine keeps all profits.
Available in two power options, line powered or battery powered, the machine can be installed virtually anywhere; alongside a busy urban bike path, secure bike parking room, outside a shop or city building, or even at a rural trailhead.
Since the machine is suitable for indoor and outdoor use, security covers all angles. A two-lock system (puck lock and draw bar) lends all-weather, all-area security. The product display window is backed by a steel enclosure to make forced entry nearly impossible.
At the same time, the machine is easy to refill. Product vending trays are attached to the machine on hinges. Each tray can be custom configured to suit the specific coil width required to properly vend a chosen product.
The machine is available in 10 colors, comes with a two-year warranty, and is ADA and CE compliant. Lead time on orders is three to four weeks, so plan ahead.
–Photos courtesy of Bike Fixtation