ATLANTA, Dec. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gimme Vending, the creator of an innovative vending technology solution that gives vending executives better sales, inventory and service data, today announced Evan Jarecki, Co-Founder and VP of Sales and Paul Woody, Director of Operations, have been chosen as recipients of the coveted Automatic Merchandiser and VendingMarketWatch.com’s 2017 Pros to Know Award.
The fourth annual Automatic Merchandiser and VendingMarketWatch.com Pros to Know Award recognizes vending, micro market and office coffee service industry professionals who are leading initiatives to help prepare their company, organization and the industry for the significant challenges of today's business climate. This award highlights both individual and group achievements that promote industry innovation and future growth.
“Evan is that hallmark example of what any technology sales rep should be doing within the industry to not just push products, but tailor each deal based on the needs of the particular customer,” said Cory Hewett, Co-founder and CEO of Gimme. “He has also made huge strides in the vending industry this year leading the machine service plus cashless transition, using Gimme’s wireless DEX plus USA Technologies, Inc., ePort® cashless acceptance technology. He is literally evangelizing a new class of technology and tools that are helping operators be more successful implementing pre-kitting, improving relationships with accounts, equipping more machines with cashless, and ultimately being more profitable.”
As a company that is leading initiatives to help transform and revolutionize what has been a very traditional industry, this award accentuates Gimme’s dedication to providing vending operators with better cash and inventory accountability, and machine state data.
“Paul has been an invaluable resource to our customers, leading an initiative to create custom deployment and training plans for each new Gimme customer, continuing beyond rollout to make sure their needs are being met 365/24/7,” added Hewett. “This hands-on interaction helps us identify the unique pains our customers face so our engineering team can create solutions for the real problems operators experience. Paul is vigilant about making sure the customer’s entire operation quickly masters and puts technology to work for them to become successful. In turn, this allows operators to better serve the end-customer and create new channels for profitability.”
Gimme’s patented technology addresses a primary data challenge faced by the vending industry, and covers a communication device for vending machines and the method of using it for bi-directional transmission of data from vending machine and computing device.
Today’s consumer demands convenience and premium service so the bar for consumer expectations is higher than ever. Expectations for ultimate convenience and a VIP experience for every single transaction, all while demanding “general admission” prices.
“Operators aren’t just selling drinks and snacks anymore, they’re selling an experience,” said Evan Jarecki, Co-founder and VP of Sales for Gimme. “As an industry, we must meet the ever increasing demands of the end-consumer by increasing operational efficiency through utilizing new technology and changing the way we market our services, and it’s the role of technology suppliers like us to listen to the industry to discover how to design new tools that empower operators to focus on the big picture: keeping their customers happy.”
To reflect this change of mentality in Gimme’s own product, the company has actually dropped the “Vending” label in favor of “Unattended Retail”.
The Gimme team has built its business around great hardware and software tools to collect accurate information about an operator’s route. The company invests in interface and design to build software that makes it simple for all employees to keep information accurate in the field, regardless of prior tech experience or training.
About Gimme Vending
Gimme makes unattended retail a reality. The company builds award-winning mobility and tracking tools to manage unmanned retail locations, like vending machines and micro-markets, helping their customers increase productivity and profitability. Currently, Gimme builds hardware and software for vending companies. Gimme’s award-winning and patented plug-and-play solution replaces legacy handhelds to deliver valuable data, like purchasing patterns, and provide operators with better cash accountability, inventory tracking, and machine status data. This translates into fewer stock-outs, faster warehousing and restocking, and streamlined product planning. Gimme’s technology scores each point-of-sale in the network based on the suitability of inventory to consumers on location and helps track what’s happening in the field, where the cash and inventory are, all in real time, without end-of-day downloading, synchronizing, or hand-keying. For more information, visit www.vending.ai or connect with Gimme on Twitter.
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