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A Panel Discussion on Campus Vending

Panel Discussion on Campus Vending

The move by campuses toward cashless solutions and mobile credentials, the increase of specialty vending and the launch of micro markets have brought a new set of opportunities and demands to those overseeing campus vending operations. Watch to hear from colleagues like you as they share how they are addressing the issues they face related to their unique hardware and software challenges as well as how they communicate and maintain relationships with vendors and other campus departments.

Panelists:

  • Andra Cummings, University of Louisville 
  • Rachel Engler, Brigham Young University 
  • Tracy Leota, Christopher Newport University 
  • Josh Bodnar, The Ohio State University
Event Chat

Angeline Poling : We use the UPT CASTLES reader at Miami University with mobile credentials

Neal Luján – CSU : Please share information about the commission share on sales you receive from vendor partners. A percent range is helpful if you cannot report actual rates.

What dynamics have you noticed for vending machine sales when you have a mini market in the area?

Kevin Halligan (Sheridan) : HID credentials and integrated readers has always been a challenge… seems HID does not want to share encryption keys and hardware manufacturers don’t like to add HID reader cores.

Alicia Todaro UCMO : Sorry…I missed what was coming end of life for Transact…can you let me know.

Jennifer Carman : The PHiL Device is going end of life.

Alicia Todaro UCMO : thank you!

Jen McDonald – McMaster University : At my previous institution, the campus store was the only location that accepted cash and they were also able to add deposits to our cards.

Christina Mosakowski : We have Just Baked and Boba machines

Neal Luján – CSU : Replying to “We have Just Baked a…”

How well are they doing?

Christina Mosakowski : Boba is doing well. I think the students like the aspect of watching the robot make their drink

Kevin Halligan (Sheridan) : anyone machine vending untraditional drink/snack/food items? Campus store type items: campus gear, headphones, chargers, material kits?

Jennifer Carman : Has anyone reduced plastic via soda machines?

Alicia Todaro UCMO : Gary mentioned N4. I couldn’t find it when I Googled. Can you provide a full name if possible?

Jorrun Liston : https://www.naccu.org/events/

Jorrun Liston : https://www.naccu.org/naccu-near-you

Rachel Engler, Brigham Young University : That’s what we’re using in our micro markets – Infor registers

Jennifer Thede : thank you!

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