Chicago T-Shirt Retailer Threadless Teams With Coinstar On Mall Vending Machines

Threadless, a Chicago-based retailer, has teamed with Coinstar to create the automated t-shirt kiosks which also sell hoodies, totes, water bottles and infant onesies in Chicago malls, according to For the full story, click here.

Editor’s Insight: Vending and refreshment service operators should visit this company’s Website,, and see how some retailers are using the Internet and social media to engage customers and build sales. Here is a specialty retailer that primarily uses e-commerce to sell its wares. Its Website allows customers to choose from a variety of designs and to submit designs.

The kiosk it is testing is an effort to extend its presence to consumers in heavily trafficked areas.

Vending operators have opportunities to use social media to engage customers more actively than they normally do. 12-01-11 By Elliot Maras