Historically it is thought that early machines existed that could have been described as vending machines but the modern machines did not come into wider use until the industrial revolution. The first vending machine was used in London in the 1880’s to dispense Post Cards, closely followed in the USA to dispense gum in the New York Train stations.
Now vending is being taken to new heights, with vending of non-food consumables for large organisations in place of costly stock control and requisition processes. Bespoke vending with Wurlitzer machines means that configuration is now performed by Bishopsgate to the customer’s exact requirements to dispense their chosen fast moving repeat use products.
E-Tradeways’ www.e-tradeway.co.uk, as Wurlitzers’ UK distributor of consumable vending, USP is the addition of real time telemetry capturing critical data on usage and stock levels which is invaluable to E-Tradeways’ customers and replaces the traditional “stock room control” function.
Bishopsgate provide the full logistics function of E-Tradeway from collection in Europe, storage, configuration and final delivery, placement and set up of all machines.
Items vended to date include; Medical consumables, Solvents, Glues and adhesives, Batteries, Hacksaw blades, Stationary, and H&S personal protection.
Card readers are fitted to facilitate relevant members of customers’ staff to vend as they require.
Following complete configuration and final delivery and placement at the exact location of the end users site, Bishopsgate connect the card reader and Wi-Fi Ariel cable before testing the complete vending operation as well as the live telemetry.
Bishopsgate have configured and delivered machines for Sigma Aldrich into the Cambridge Institute of Medical Research, The London Underground and the MOD to date with many more orders underway.
So if you need more than just a delivery service then the solution is Bishopsgate.