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32M Microchips Employees Company-Wide

Three Square Market will become the first U.S. company to provide implanted microchip technology to their employees.
Chip Implant to be used by 32M
Chip Implant to be used by 32M

RIVER FALLS, Wis. – July 20, 2017 – PRLog — Three Square Market (32M) is offering implanted chip technology to all of their employees on August 1st, 2017. Employees will be implanted with a RFID chip allowing them to make purchases in their break room micro market, open doors, login to computers, use the copy machine, etc.  This program, offered by 32M, is optional for all employees. The company is expecting over 50 staff members to be voluntarily chipped.  32M is partnering with BioHax International and Jowan Osterland, CEO, based out of Sweden.

RFID technology or Radio-Frequency Identification uses electromagnetic fields to identify electronically stored information. Often referred to as “chip” technology, this option has become very popular in the European marketplace. The chip implant uses near-field communications (NFC); the same technology used in contactless credit cards and mobile payments. A chip is implanted between the thumb and forefinger underneath the skin within seconds.

A micro market, also known as a break room market, has become a staple in the U.S. with over 20,000 locations and growing.  While in existence for over a decade in the American workplace, the international community began to embrace this only a few years ago.  A micro market is a mini convenience store located right in the employee break room using a self-checkout kiosk, similar to what is found at many major retailers.  Businesses see multiple benefits when adding a micro market to their location, such as increased employee morale and productivity. 32M entered this growing industry over four years ago and is rapidly growing in market share and believes this technology will help it continue this trajectory.

“We foresee the use of RFID technology to drive everything from making purchases in our office break room market, opening doors, use of copy machines, logging into our office computers, unlocking phones, sharing business cards, storing medical/health information, and used as payment at other RFID terminals.  Eventually, this technology will become standardized allowing you to use this as your passport, public transit, all purchasing opportunities, etc.” commented 32M CEO, Todd Westby.

“When working with our operators over in Europe, we came across a company of chipped employees at BioHax International and the concept of using RFID with micro markets quickly grew,” commented 32M VP of International Sales, Tony Danna.  “We see chip technology as the next evolution in payment systems, much like micro markets have steadily replaced vending machines. As a leader in micro market technology, it is important that 32M continues leading the way with advancements such as chip implants” added Mr. Westby.

“The international market place is wide-open and we believe that the future trajectory of total market share is going to be driven by who captures this arena first,” said 32M COO Patrick McMullan.  “Europe is far more advanced in mobile and chip technology usage than the U.S. and we are thrilled with the growth opportunity this enhancement will bring to us.  Thanks to our market partners in Sweden, we met this innovative company and look forward to working with them to take our market share to another level.”

32M is envisioning this technology to help it grow its other self-checkout businesses.  “We see this as another payment and identification option that not only can be used in our markets but our other self-checkout / self-service applications that we are now deploying which include convenience stores and fitness centers,” added Mr. McMullan.

Employees will be chipped at the 32M inaugural “chip party” hosted at their headquarters in River Falls, WI on August 1, 2017.

32M based in River Falls, WI, is considered a leader in micro market technology.  With its’ patented technology and industry-leading smart phone application and inventory intelligence, 32M has grown to over 2,000 kiosks in operation in nearly 20 different countries plus it operates over 6,000 kiosks in its’ corrections industry business, TurnKey Corrections. For more information on 32M visit http://www.32Market.com or http://www.BreakRoomRehab.com or follow them on Twitter, @32Market, on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn by typing in 32Market.

BioHax International is a company based in Sweden on the forefront of implanted chip technology. Osterland was recently a guest speaker on the TED Talks. Visit http://www.BioHaxSweden.com for additional information.

32M is inviting the press to attended and partake in the event on August 1st, 2017 at 11 AM CST in River Falls, WI for more information please contact 32M directly.

Pick & Ship

Another 32M exclusive feature! 

What is Pick & Ship?

Take a look at our brochure!

Pick & Ship is a unique feature of the 32M system, that you won’t find anywhere else. Using 32M’s Intelligent Inventory Management and your set route schedule, orders can be auto-generated to OUR warehouse … where your products are picked per store, boxed, and then shipped to YOUR selected location.

Saving you time and money! 

Just think … 

No Warehouse/Equipment Needs

No Employee Time Picking

No Wasted Time On-Site

Just the products you need. Delivered to your location!

Check out our video!

 

Why Use Pick & Ship?

For all the reasons listed above, with 32M’s Pick & Ship concept you can cut paid employee time, warehouse and vehicle costs.

You no longer need: 

  • Employees to pick and box store orders
  • Large warehouse spaces to store your products
  • Large vehicles for transportation of orders

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How it Works:

  1. Choose to use Pick & Ship by speaking with your sales person today

  2. Your agreement with 32M will determine your price level, etc. 

  3. We train you and do the work to set-up everything based on your par levels and route dates

  4. Receive your products at your designated location(s)

  5. Stock your shelves and enjoy the rest of your day!

 

Get started today by contacting your salesperson!

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Why 32M? Because PCI …

Why 32M? Well to be honest on this topic we could go on for days … But we won’t!
Here is one major reason why you should choose 32M:

Your transactions are safe with us!

Something we are super proud of is the time and effort we have put in to hold the highest level of PCI and PA-DSS certification in the industry.
That’s right the HIGHEST LEVEL! 

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What do PCI and PA-DSS mean? 

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is the set of rules established by the Payment Card Industry to protect cardholder information. PA-DSS was implemented in an effort to provide the definitive data standard for software vendors that develop payment applications. The standard aims to prevent developed payment applications for third parties from storing prohibited secure data including magnetic stripeCVV2, or PIN. In that process, the standard also dictates that software vendors develop payment applications that are compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).

Do small businesses need to be PCI Compliant?

PCI applies to all merchants who process credit or debit card transactions regardless of the size or number of transactions. Merchants must be able to demonstrate PCI compliance across all IT systems that store, transmit, or track cardholder data.

What’s the benefit of being PCI Compliant?

By making sure your business is PCI Compliant, you protect your customers’ personal data from breaches, prevent against unscheduled business downtime and ensure that customers trust your brand.

You also protect your business from paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in penalties and fees that can include:
• Investigation of your point-of-sale (POS) system
• Non-compliance fines with VISA and MasterCard
• Reimbursement for purchases made using stolen cards
• Replacement for stolen credit cards
• Higher transaction fees from your bank

Want to learn more about 32M and what we can do for you?
Call our reliable sales staff below!

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A One-Stop-Shop

We are here for you … for everything you need for a micro market! Here are a few things that we offer, that you may not know about!

Products for your store! 

We have an entire section of our online store dedicated to “Stocking Your Store!” This category is filled with market worthy options that are proven in many existing 32Market stores.  Products like these can provide you a huge profit and your clients that items they’ve been looking for! Check these options out!

Equipment!

It’s true you can get equipment anywhere … but from 32M we not only have great prices but time tested products that we promise you will love!

Security and Internet!

That’s right, you can pick up these market essentials from our store rather than searching everywhere else. And bonus, we’ve tested them all and know that our options are the best product for you and come with great customer service! (OptConnect and Night Owl  – we’re looking at you!)

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Who can forget, Bundles!

Okay, we talk about this A LOT, but seriously, it’s the best price you’ll find anywhere to get your market started …. or add a second location to your already busy market in a large office.

Get your ENTIRE market for just:

Find a better price … we dare you. 🙂

Bottom line, we’re here for you … from the very beginning we put our customers first and always aim to have the best value and best products for our operators. Give it a shot and take a look at our web store: 32MarketStore.com

Plus, our amazing sales people are always just a phone call away …

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The “Barriers” to opening a micro market …

Micro markets can be intimidating to those who have not experienced them first-hand, but we are here to calm your fears!

The number 1 reason we hear for avoiding micro markets is, you guessed it, theft. Operators rightfully worry about theft of their inventory in an open-concept market.

While it’s true you can’t eliminate theft completely, over the years we’ve developed added protections against this, and can proudly say that less than 1% of our operators experience theft issues that need to be dealt with.  AND additionally, 100% of our operators have had our assistance and full support in dealing with it!

Theft deterrents from 32M: 

  • The Red X – We originated this feature over a year ago to make it very clear when a transaction is not completed properly.
  • Time-stamped images are taken of the person at the kiosk when a product is scanned but not purchased.
    • Pair this feature with your security camera systems and inventory, you’ll easily pinpoint any issues quickly.
  • Worried about mobile purchases? We’ve got you covered! Real-time reports list transactions for your market including the platform used (kiosk or mobile).

Take a look at our video about security features!

Another barrier we hear about is cost.  VendingSolutions.com, lists the average cost of a single vending machine at $3000 (snack) to $3600 (beverage).  Guess what, at 32M that’s also the average cost of a kiosk! Bonus, you only need one kiosk per market with our patented mobile application!

Let’s average it out! 

1 snack and 1 beverage machine at a location = approximately $6600 plus the cost of all product.

A micro market set up from 32M including kiosk, shelving cooler, cooler surround and select product package  = $5195 plus the cost of the remaining products.

Benefits of a micro market with 32M:

  • Credit/Debit acceptance
  • Automatic Inventory Management Software
  • Real-Time reporting
  • Pick for your store before being on-site (pre-kitting)
  • Monitor your market from anywhere at anytime
  • Start up costs are LESS than vending
  • So much more!

Learn about pre-kitting to save time and money, in our awesome video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpSSzf4SAXo

Save money, make money, and have happier clients! It’s really a no-brainer! 

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The Finishing Touch …

In 2016, we added fixtures to our All-In-One package from 32M and over the past year, it has become its own entity, 32F.  (Not to worry, we’re still a one-stop-shop for our micro market operators!!) With its industry best pricing and product, 32F has grown to be more than just for ‘our’ micro market operators, and we’re serious when we say it’s “the finishing touch.”

What does the finishing touch mean? 

  • the extra mile
  • bringing everything together
  • a polished look and feel
  • completing the look/project/space

As a micro market operator, you may be wondering why it’s important to add all these pieces to your market.  The answer is simple … in an attractive, clean, well set-up store customers are not only willing to spend more money, pay higher price points, but they are also more likely to come back.  And that is really the goal, isn’t it?

Micro markets are beneficially and attractive to business owners because give back their employees’ time. And time is really what we are all worried about, isn’t it?

Time=Money

Your time putting in the extra effort and finishing touches will win you more opportunities for markets making your business and their’s more profitable. To learn more about our finishing touches and how we can get you started … go to 32Fixtures.com or call your 32M sales rep!

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Capitalize on Holidays!

Are you capitalizing on holiday sales??? This is the week to catch your clients with a little something extra for Mother’s Day.  This is an especially important holiday because … let’s face it men tend to more often be the last minute shopper.

DYK: one of the most popular gifts for many holidays is a gift card?

For Holiday related merchandise for your markets, we recommend non-perishable items, like gift or greeting cards. You can also think outside the box and stock things like coffee mugs, office or car accessories, smaller stuffed animals, manicure kits, etc.  Bonus! If these items don’t sell out for the holiday they can still be relevant in everyday life.

Non-food items are a great add to your market, but don’t shy away from seasonal or limited-edition products from your favorite manufacturers … if they didn’t sell, the manufacturer wouldn’t make them!

As always, if you need help or recommendations don’t hesitate to reach out!

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