Some vending machines offer products, such as office supplies. These types of vending machines are useful in scholastic settings, airports, libraries and career centers, where students may be looking for work. These vending machines provide pens, paper, UBS flash drives, notepads, pencil sharpeners, small staplers and mailing products, such as envelops and stamps.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies
Vending machines filled with toiletry and medical supplies are located in public bathrooms at the airport, bars, restaurants and clubs. These vending machines provide supplies, such as tampons, face cloths, teeth floss, small toothbrushes, toothpaste and condoms. Those located in airports may also have deodorant and temporary body spray, so travelers can refresh themselves after a long flight.
A vending machine offering change in exchange for bills is also a useful vending machine in certain environments. For example, this type of vending machine is useful in places where change is required, such as parking garages or laundry shops. A change-vending machine works by offering smaller bills and coins in exchange for larger bills or credit cards.
Some vending machines also offer freshly brewed coffee, hot chocolates or teas. These vending machines allow users to choose specific types of coffees for a given price and provides the cup, the coffee and milk or cream, if selected. Each vending machine offers a full coffee menu. These vending machines are located in offices, university and college environments and some shopping facilities.
Candy and Soda
The standard vending machine comes to mind is one that offers candy, snacks and sodas for spare change. These machines are available in various locations, including office buildings, schools, train and bus stations, mall and shopping facilities. Other types of vending machines include gumball machines or smaller vending machines that only offer specific types of candies including chocolates, hard candies or candies with a toy.