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Evoke Series: Evoke Combo 5 Elevator

U-Select-It is excited to introduce five new models in the Evoke family of automatic merchandisers: The Evoke Combo 5 Elevator, Evoke Combo VT5, Evoke Combo ST5, Evoke Combo VT3 and Evoke Combo ST3. Over the next few weeks, we will be breaking down each machine and discussing what makes each

2019 NAMA CTW Recap

Last month, members of our team escaped the cold Iowa weather to Anaheim, California for the NAMA Coffee Tea & Water (CTW) event. This event is the world’s largest coffee services event and delivers insight into the future by showcasing new technologies and trends that are impacting business and driving

Rate Match Financing

We have been financing vending equipment, accessories, and even vending routes since 1952. At U-Select-It, we recognize our success is dependent upon our customers’ success.  As such, we strive to help people thrive in the vending business. Sometimes the ability to finance your vending equipment, routes, or machine upgrades can

U-Select-It Introduces PUSH-IT, a New Tray Delivery System

U-Select-It Inc., a leading full-line vending equipment manufacturer, is pleased to introduce PUSH-IT, a new tray delivery system, which allows operators to increase profitability by vending larger, high margin products while also creating operating efficiencies. With no coils, PUSH-IT allows for greater capacity per selection and is adaptable to a

Your Automated Coffee Solution

Coming up November 18-20 NAMA will be hosting the 2019 Coffee, Tea and Water Expo in Anaheim, California. USI is excited to meet with those in the industry and hear from keynote speaker Todd Carmichael, CEO & Co-founder of La Colombe Coffee. From curated education to an exhibit hall full

Meet Our Canadian Sales Manager at CAMA Expo 2019

We would love to see you later this month in Montreal, Quebec for CAMA Expo 2019, September 20-21. The Canadian Automatic Merchandising Association’s annual trade-show is an excellent opportunity to see the latest products, technology and vending machines. At the show you will find educational opportunities to learn more about

NAMA DC Fly-In is a Productive Event of Networking and Advocacy

U-Select-It believes it is important to build meaningful relationships in order to have the best impact in the convenient services industry and the broader community. USI recently had the chance to enhance important relationships at the NAMA DC Fly-In & Advocacy Summit, where we networked with clients and discussed vending

Building an Agile Business Culture

At this spring’s annual NAMA Show, NAMA Board Chair Jeff Smith discussed the idea of creating an agile culture within your business. “We’ve worked hard to ensure that our culture empowers our employees and values the concept of team,” said Smith. Just like it sounds, an agile business structure flexible

The Pride of USI

The most important thing to U-Select-It is people. Don’t get us wrong we love quality vending machines and all the technology that goes into them, but the reason we manufacture vending machines is to help people. Our founder F.A. Wittern has instilled the motto that When we take care of

New Push-It Delivery System

U-Select-It is excited to introduce the new Push-It Delivery System. Push-It allows you to increase profitability by vending larger and higher margin products. The trays make it easy to change selections and load products. Push-It modules move along a helix rod the allowing the pusher to move forward to vend

2019 NAMA Show Recap

Thank you to everyone that made The NAMA Show such a great event last week!  We are thankful we got to catch up with old friends and also make some new ones. USI has a great deal of momentum heading into the rest of 2019. Our own Heidi Chico was

The NAMA Show Preview

U-Select-It is excited to be a sponsor for the The NAMA Show 2019 April 24-26 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The National Automatic Merchandising Association was founded in 1936 and represents the $25 billion U.S. convenience services industry. The NAMA Show is annual gathering of vendors from around the

USI Launches Redesigned Website – Part 4: Tools and Resources

Interactive tools and resources only work as far as they are actually helpful to accomplish tasks and goals. We wanted to make sure our redesigned website provided useful tools for our customers and was as an easy-to-use, “go to” place for their vending needs. A important focus on our website

U-Select-It Launches Redesigned Website Part 3: Equipment Features and Options

When redesigning USelectIt.com our goal was to be intentional with how we communicated information to our visitors. A website can be packed full of useful and interesting information but if that information is not communicated in an organized and appealing manner, the website fails in engaging and ultimately informing the

U-Select-It Launches Redesigned Website Part 2: Customer Experience

From face-to-face dialogue with our customers to end users accessing food and drink products from our equipment, U-Select-It has always been focused on providing the best customer experience. Our approach to our recent website redesign was no different.  In focusing on the customer experience offered by our new website, our

U-Select-It Launches Redesigned Website Part 1: ADA Compliance

U-Select-It is excited to begin 2019 with a customer-focused redesigned website with enhanced design and navigation. The redesigned website is mobile-friendly and ADA-compliant featuring improved functionality and enriched content for visitors to learn more about U-Select-It, our equipment and services, as well as access interactive tools such as the Equipment

Discover the USI Difference

According to a recent Franchise Direct article titled “The Cost of Operating a Vending Machine”, now is a great time to start a vending business or grow your vending services. In fact, the startup costs in vending are noticeably lower than in other industries and according to Franchise Direct, operating

People Still Want Their Sweet Snacks

I don’t know you’ve had any chocolate recently, but it still tastes really good. Even though there’s been a push for healthier vending options, sweet treats are still selling super well during all hours of the day. According to a Vending Market Watch article Indulgent and Better for You snacks are both seeing growth in the vending industry with snacks/candy/confections combining to lead all total sales. The article does a great job detailing that food variety in a machine is vital to its success.