IoT-Based Smart Vending and Automated Retail Systems

Improve Customer Experience with IoT-Enabled
Smart Vending Machines

Smart vending uses digital technologies to create automated retail solutions to deliver products without human staffing.

The Internet of Things (IoT) enables smart vending machines to help retailers meet customer expectations for convenient, personalized shopping wherever they are.

IoT edge devices, such as touchpads and touchless displays, offer dynamic, interactive purchasing. Smart vending machines can apply artificial intelligence and analytics to device data to sense and deliver tailored experiences. They can return valuable customer data to the vendor. Wireless connectivity enables fast, secure transactions. Retailers can easily conduct business anywhere and reduce costs while improving customer satisfaction.

Benefits of Smart Vending Machines

Using automation and connectivity enabled by IoT, smart vending is helping retailers:

Process rapid and secure credit card and debit transactions from any location using security and authentication

Reduce tampering and product loss risks via built-in security controls

Monitor environmental conditions using sensing technology to ensure perishable items maintain quality

Track and manage inventory with data analytics that incorporate customer data into planning to ensure appropriately stocked vending machines

Maximize vending machine efficiency through remote monitoring and predictive maintenance to ensure they don’t go out of order

Get new kiosks and mobile retail locations up and running fast to meet customer demand and expand business growth

Use real-time data to improve decision making and drive greater profitability

The Role of IoT in Retail Automation

Advanced IoT technology and connectivity is accelerating smart vending machine and automated retail solution adoption. As retailers recognize smart vending machine benefits, delivering connected solutions will be a competitive differentiator.

Smart vending machines span a variety of industries. Products and goods delivered via these machines include:


Perishables: These can include food and wine, ensuring security and convenience.


Clothing and cosmetics: Smart vending machines allow retailers to reach customers where they need these products most (e.g., beaches or special events).


Electronics: Machines with these goods can reside in high-traffic locations, such as airports or office settings.

Grow Your Business Faster

With IoT-enabled retail solutions, your company can capitalize on new business opportunities and expand operations. Telit provides support to the vending industry with:

These enable vending device and solution providers to deploy faster and manage their machines more effectively to support business growth.