An excellent resource for anyone searching for information about point-of-sale (POS) equipment, such as:
- Vending machines
- Coin-amusement and video games, amusement parks and arcades
- ATMs and kiosks
- Automated ITVMs (ticket machines)
- Debit/smart/calling card machines
- Automated self-serve parking meters and parking pay stations
- Lottery pull-tab and scratch-off ticket machines
- Currency and coin changers
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Beverage, Food & Bulk Vending
To learn how to get started in the vending business, or receive information about the vending industry, check the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA), American Beverage Association (ABA), Canadian Automatic Merchandising Association (CAMA), National Coffee Association of the U.S.A (NCA), International Bottled Water Association (IBWA), and National Bulk Vendors Association (NBVA) web sites. These groups typically present biannual or annual trade shows, which are announced on their web sites and in trade publications. NAMA's Vending, Coffee & Food Services Guide, and the Beverage Industry Marketplace are excellent online resources.
For up-to-the-minute information on vending equipment, and vendible products, check the trade publications Vending Times, Automatic Merchandiser and Beverage World .
For one-stop vending resource pages on the Internet, try searching Vendline.com, and Vending Connection.com. They have a great deal of information to start or expand a vending business, and are a useful resource for industry veterans.
To sell or buy new, used or refurbished vending equipment search VendorsEquipment.com, or UsedVending.com.
Distributors of Coin-Op Equipment & Parts
Distributors of coin-op equipment and parts in the vending and coin amusement and video games industries often have online catalogs and are generally happy to provide technical assistance by way of email or phone calls. Distributors in these industries can be found on BRW’s distributors page, or through internet search engines.
Coin Amusement & Video Games
To learn how to get started in the coin-amusement and video game business, or receive information about video games and arcades, check the Amusement and Music Operators Association (AMOA), and the American Amusement Machine Association (AAMA) web sites. These groups typically present biannual or annual trade shows, which are announced on their web sites and in trade publications.
The chief trade publications covering the coin amusement, video games and arcade industry are Play Meter Magazine and Replay Magazine.
AmusementTrader.com offers information about all types of carnival, fairground and leisure equipment for sale, including new and used carnival rides, coin op games, kiddie rides, bounce houses, amusement parks, carnivals, game trailers, food trailers, and other types of amusement equipment for sale.
Information concerning the amusement park industry, including arcades, rides, themed attractions, special effects, entertainment, food and beverages, waterparks, and all kinds of miscellaneous coin operated equipment, can be found at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), and AmuseNet.com.
Kiosks & ATMs
Information about self service kiosks and ATMs can be found at the National Association of ATM ISOs and Operators (NAAIO), the Self Service & Kiosk Association, Kiosk Marketplace, the ATM Industry Association (ATMIA), and ATM Marketplace. The Self Service & Kiosk Association presents an annual trade show, which is announced on the group’s web site and in trade publications.
The chief trade publication covering the self service kiosk and ATM industry is Self Service World.
Debit Card/Smart Card/Calling Card Machines
The trade associations for the debit card/smart card/calling card industry include the Smart Card Alliance (SCA), and the Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility (AIM).
The chief trade publication covering the debit card/smart card/calling card industry is Intele-Card News. Intele-Card News and the trade groups present annual trade shows, which are announced in the magazine, association web sites, and in trade publications.
Information about lottery equipment can be found at the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) and the World Lottery Association (WLA) web sites. NASPL hosts an annual trade show which is announced on the association’s web site and in trade publications.
Information about automated self service parking equipment can be found at the National Parking Association, Canadian Parking Association, and the International Parking Institute. The parking industry holds annual trade shows which are announced on the National Parking Association’s web site and in trade publications.
The chief trade publications covering the parking industry are The Parking Professional, and Parking Today.
Information about self-serve laundromats (coin-operated and value added cash-2-card) can be found at the Coin Laundry Association (CLA) website. The CLA hosts an annual trade show which is announced on the Coin Laundry Association's website and in trade publications.
The chief trade publication covering the self-serve laundry industry is PlanetLaundry Magazine.