Monday, January 25, 2010
Cashless Podcast with Automatic Merchandiser
VMW Podcast: Microtronic US President Clarifies Distinction Between Prepaid Cashless And Open Cashless Vending
Terri Starnes-Bryant, president of Microtronic US, claims there is a difference between open cashless systems and prepaid, closed loop systems that vending operators should consider when contemplating adding cashless capability to vending machines. Bryant explains her position on prepaid cashless in response to comments by vending operator Dominic Finelli, who claimed in a previous podcast interview that cashless vending is not an economical alternative for operators at the present time.
Listen to the podcast on VMW's Audio Connect at www.vendingmarketwatch.com/podcast.
Editor's Insight: This marks the first response to the vending technology podcasts that aired on www.vendingmarketwatch from Dec. 17, 2009 to Jan. 7, 2010 with veteran vending operator Dominic Finelli, owner of Custom Vending in Beltsville, Md.
Finelli questioned numerous benefits that vending technology providers claim to offer during the podcast interviews. Automatic Merchandiser invited technology advocates a chance to respond to Finelli's statements.
Other technology advocates will be responding to Finelli's claims. 01-25-10 by Elliot Maras