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Why choose a micro-market over a pantry for your office

Are the coffee runs in your office taking longer than usual and eating into your team’s productive work hours?

Is finding and refilling tea bags, sugar, coffee and snacks on the pantry shelves a constant nightmare for your team?

Then it is time your office floor or complex got itself a micro market powered by the smart vending solutions from Vendekin Technologies, known for creating the best vending machine software in India and worldwide. Here’s how a micro market can help your office.

What Is a Micro market?

A micro market is a closely condensed convenience store consisting of 2 or more vending machines selling various products through unmanned, unattended retail. It utilises automated self-checkout technology, often combined with cashless methods of payment.

But, can a micro market benefit your workplace? Here are five benefits of incorporating a micro-market into your office space.

Transform Your Break Room

Upgrading to a micro-market powered by the best vending machine software from India upgrades your break room. Instead of a room with beat-up coffee machines and shelves of expired snacks, a break room with smart vending machines with neat rows filled with snacks, beverages and even office supplies makes for a much more modern and convenient break room. It creates an overall improved office experience and subliminally communicates to the office staff that they are valued and their needs matter. Instead of each one going off on their own, often you will find teams gathered around these new-age vending machines or micromarkets during breaks, which overall helps build relationships and morale.

What does this mean for the company? Higher employee morale usually means an overall happier place to work. Additionally, adding a micro-market may also give your business’ reputation a boost as a workplace. Company perks, such as better break rooms and snacks, are highly valued and can even become a talking point helping draw and retain talent.

Greater Office Productivity

Another reason why using a micro-market makes sense for today’s businesses is that it is an easy way to boost your workplace productivity.

Office staff leaving the office for long lunches and coffee breaks can cost a company useful work hours. A micro-market powered by the touchless, cashless vending machine technology from India, can save your team a lot of time. Snacking and even lunch options are available, allowing your staff to easily shop for satiating and nutritious food without stepping out of the office. All in all, having an engaging break room in your office can help your staff save time and stay focused during the day.

More Convenient than Old-school Vending

Micro-markets via smart vending, have done away with hassles of traditional vending machine technology in India or worldwide. It is uncommon now to see users standing around a vending machine fumbling for coins and notes. Vending machine dispensation technology too has upscaled, and it is unusual to see products get jammed in now.

The micro-market experience when powered by Vendekin’s smart solutions from India, in your break room means a seamless experience where users can pick and choose the food or beverage they want, scan a QR code and pay using a digital payment app available on their smartphones.

Multiple Payment Options

Micro markets are self-service retail stores. One of the main benefits of micro markets is that they offer payment convenience. Unlike traditional vending machines, micro markets usually accept multiple forms of payment, including cash, credit, and debit cards. This makes it easy for customers to purchase items without carrying around a lot of change.

In addition, most micro markets in India powered by vending machine technology, such as the one created by Vendekin Technologies, now offer cashless payments, which can be made using a smartphone or contactless card. This allows employees to make purchases quickly without fumbling around for coins or bills. As a result, micro markets offer a quick and convenient way to buy snacks and drinks on the go.

Sell more than just food

Since micro markets mean a variety of unmanned vending machines stacked together, there is a huge scope to sell more than just snacks, beverages or pre-packed meals. Offices can set up a smart vending machine for stationery products for employees who need to replenish their office supplies like writing materials, paper clips, filing supplies, tags, stapler pins etc. Or even female hygiene products for emergencies.

How does Vendekin Technologies help?

Micro Markets have always been closely connected to the vending machine industry, and Vendekin's SaaS-based smart vending solutions in India enable seamless digital payments and mobile checkout making unattended retail simpler and more efficient for both operators and consumers.

The self-checkout solutions created by Vendekin Technologies for micro markets can help people vend the products they want in a touchless manner, where consumers have to simply scan the code on the checkout counter, select the products listed on the web app, add to cart and pay digitally using the numerous e-wallet and other online payment options available on checkout. These smart vending micro markets powered by Vendekin are making office break rooms and recreational spaces smarter and more convenient.

Want to learn more about installing a micro market in business centres and corporate offices? Get in touch with Vendekin Technologies at +91-9555712713 or email at

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