They haven’t been around for too long, but we couldn’t help noticing that many of our customers choose Parcel Holders to solve their spare parts logistics problems. MD Ed Fraser saw the connection too and he asked us, ‘since so many vending companies log on to Vendman every day, wouldn’t it be great if they could access the Parcel Holders service via Vendman?’ Step One in achieving this was the creation of an API, which stands for Application Programme Interface. Basically, it’s a set of functions and procedures that enable the creation of Apps, which in turn can be used to access the features or data of an operating system, application, or other service. Prior to integrating with Vendman, Parcel … Read More
Our own Janet Wright and her husband John have accepted a challenge that will take them both to the limit of their physical resources. The challenge for the rest of us is to back them all the way … FROM ROB LITTLE, MD, VENDMAN It wasn’t too hard for me to admit to myself that my days of climbing serious mountains were over: when I took a close look at what was involved in The Point Foundation Charity Trek, I just had to hold up my hands… But that’s not to say that Vendman won’t be taking part. On the contrary, we’ll be represented on the trek by Janet Wright, our Office Manager, and her husband, John. You can find … Read More
We may have been conspicuously absent from AVEX: nevertheless, 2015 has been a busy one for Vendman on the exhibition front. Our expansion depends upon winning new business in continental Europe; that’s why we’ve exhibited at EuVend in Cologne and EVEX in Spain this year – and Venditalia is pencilled-in for 2016. ‘EuVend in particular was a great success’, Rob, our MD, said. ‘We’ve been there before as a company, but this was the first time we’d taken a stand in our own right and we were very pleased that we did. ‘Cologne is a great location, because it’s a stunning city and it attracts visitors from all over Europe. There was a tremendous buzz around the exhibition from the … Read More
We’re backing The Vendies 2015 by sponsoring the category ‘Best Route Operator’ at the industry’s blue-ribband event, which will be held at Manchester’s Hilton Hotel in June. It’ll come as no surprise to our colleagues in the vending industry that the company offering the country’s most trusted and most widely-used route optimisation software – that’s us! – is supporting the search to identify the country’s most optimized route manager! As a company always aiming to achieve excellence, it’s important for us celebrate excellence in individuals and the Vendies present us with the ideal opportunity to do just that. Get your entries in fast, and may the best Vendman or Vendwoman win!
Well folks, the ‘will we, won’t we?’ days are over. We toyed with the idea of moving our HQ to bigger premises, but after giving it a lot of thought, we’ve decided that 2-6 London Road – the ‘Bat Cave’ – will remain our home for the foreseeable future. The property belongs to the company, so instead of upping sticks we’ll invest in the building by making some fundamental changes to the interior that are designed to make us fit to go forward into the future. Without giving too much away, it’s not so much a refurbishment as a re-invention of the space: walls will be replaced by glass or removed altogether, we’ll re-model with carpets and furniture in our … Read More
Or rather, Rob Little hopes that Vendman’s newly-appointed Centres of Excellence will support the forthcoming ‘In Pursuit of Excellence’ symposia, by sharing their own understanding of ‘excellence’ with delegates and by inviting interested businesses to visit them, ‘to see how it’s done’. In the next eighteen months we’ll be taking to the road conducting regional symposia on the theme ‘In Pursuit of Excellence.’ Following on the heels of our inaugural ‘Centres of Excellence’ get-together at Northcote, the planned events will continue the theme of excellence: what it means and how it can be achieved. MD Rob Little hopes that those customers already confirmed as ‘Centres of Excellence’ will play a full part in the project as ‘In Pursuit of … Read More
Following on from our post last month where we discussed Paper Cups versus Plastic we were delighted to receive this communication from RPC Tedeco-Gizeh. They have this to say about plastic cups in vending and we reproduce it in full.
Daniel Hamby wonders if the dash to paper vending cups is justified. Ten or so years back, paper vending cups were barely on the agenda, in fact to find them, a buyer would need to be pretty determined in his search.
Jonathan Stannell heads up IT for the Leeds based vending company LTT, and he sums up the difference between SeQueL Accounts and its predecessor, Pegasus, succinctly: ‘It’s like moving from ordinary broadband that you can only access one person at a time, to a super fast, fibre optic service that’s available to multiple users’, he said.
You may remember that we turned up at Vendex North with a crazy golf hole in-tow. You may even remember having a bash – we had an i-pod up for grabs (if memory serves) and we asked visitors to the Vendman stand to make a contribution to Macmillan in order to take part. The good news? Together, we raised £414.13 for the charity.
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