Washington DC, March 6th, 2019 - Vagabond has announced their sponsorship of discounts across all vīv-enabled vending machines to celebrate National Vending Day on March 7. The National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) organized National Vending Day to recognize the hard work that vending operators put into their business 24/7, 365 days a year, by providing comprehensive, market, breakroom, and workplace food solutions. National Vending Day will enhance awareness for the evolving convenience services industry and enable route service operators to promote their involvement in their local workplaces communities.
Vagabond is encouraging increased consumer interaction at machines by offering 25-50% discounts on all purchases at vīv-enabled machines throughout the day, exclusively through vīv. Vagabond will reimburse its member-operators so they receive full retail value of the items sold. Operators are encouraged to promote the vīv-exclusive discounts and National Vending Day to their accounts and have access to marketing resources from Vagabond and NAMA.
In addition to the National Vending Day celebration on March 7th, operators with vīv-enabled machines have the freedom to create their own discount campaigns. Operators can work with the Vagabond team to customize promotions on vīv based on their company needs. Operators can discount their slower selling products, they can zero in on products with near-term expiration dates and they can encourage sales of newly introduced products with the tool. In addition, discount promotions can be used at newly deployed locations to help motivate consumers to use vīv to purchase their favorite products and to generate buzz around their new machines.
About Vagabond: Vagabond (vgbnd.co) makes technology that enables commerce in workplace communities. Its operations, communications and payments technologies serve the convenience services industry -- businesses that provide vending, food service and related provisions to workplaces. Operators use Vagabond's ERP platform for inventory management, product merchandising, service scheduling, truck routing, and financial reconciliation. Vagabond’s IoT network delivers real-time business intelligence to operating teams in the field so they can maximize operating profits. Vagabond’s workplace payments application, called vīv, enables mobile pay at vending machines and convenience markets; order-ahead and delivery at cafeterias and restaurants; and the ordering and fulfillment of office, breakroom and janitorial supplies in the workplace. This comprehensive commerce platform allows Vagabond to provide data-driven services to consumer packaged goods companies enabling promotion of particular products to individuals in real-time depending on their buying habits. Vagabond powers the convenience services industry by maximizing sales through merchandising, minimizing cost through operational efficiency, establishing new revenue streams for operators, and providing consumers a convenient payment experience.