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4 Ways Bundling Will Take You From Great To The GOOAT (a.k.a. Greatest Operator Of All Time)

We see you, Operator! Look at you go all successful and on the rise, making us proud!

But as great as you’re doing, we’re going to help you get to that next level … with bundling! Let’s dig in …

What’s this “bundling” we keep talking about??

We took our top-sellers, strategically created combinations to drive sales in a variety of market spaces, and packaged, or bundled, them together! It’s our one-stop-shop method going one step further. Instead of navigating our website for the items you want, find them all in one place and purchase an entire market in one click!

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•The Mammoth Bundle•

Why Bundle?

Bundle for the 4 Bs …

1) Bundling = Benefiting

Bundling is convenient, provides economies of scale, is built for success, and is adaptable.

•Convenient• Operators have multiple needs … Bundles combine multiple solutions into one simple package.

•Economies of Scale• Save money! Bundling saves us money by reducing waste and using fewer materials for packaging. Then we pass our savings along to you by offering a super low price! Get a complete, high-value market at a significantly reduced price.

•Success• We’ve done the thinking for you … We bundled the combinations of products that will best set you up for a successful market. There are bundles made perfect for all market sizes!

•Adaptability• Looking for something in between bundles? Start with a bundle and add individual products as necessary. That way, you’re still saving time and money while also ensuring you get the perfect market for your location.

2) Bundling = Bold

Have confidence! You’re offering the very best markets to your clients – that’s what our bundles are for!

3) Bundling = Balancing

Build a thriving market in one click & still have time to build a thriving personal life. Just think – Instead of taking time to navigate through the web store and decide which combination of products is going to work, you can spend under 5 minutes choosing which complete, packaged market fits best! Use the time you save for YOU.

4) Bundling = Brilliantly unfair

Turn every potential client into a loyal client when you show them what a boss you are … because you spent your time focusing on impressing them while we took care of the market design for you! That’s an awesomely unfair advantage!

Now that you’re on the bundling bandwagon, take a look at them!

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February Webinars

This month you have two opportunities (with two of our *fan favorite* account executives) to learn something new and become a better operator. Take a look at our upcoming webinars:

Webinar 1: User Management

Hosted by *Fan Favorite* James!

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What You’ll Learn:

Features available to locate, configure, & update user accounts

When You’ll Learn:

Friday, February 10th – 2:30 to 3:30 pm CST

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Webinar 2: The Right Way

Hosted by another *Fan Favorite* Justin!

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What You’ll Learn:

Manually creating the first store order, receiving that store order, setting the minimum/maximum par levels, setting up the automatic ordering dates/interval days, showing an example of the pick lists, receiving those store orders to your store to populate inventory, setting the par levels to recommended and why!

When You’ll Learn:

Friday, February 24th – 2:30 to 3:30 pm CST

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Three Square MEALS & MORE!

Micro markets change more than just the atmosphere of the location where employees get their breakfast, lunch or snacks. Yes, micro markets expand the number of products that are available to employees at a location and even change out the type/size/quality/etc. of the products that can be stocked.

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In traditional vending, an operator is stuck using a planogram that is created based on products that will fit together to maximize the space available in their specific vending machine. As you can imagine this can severely limit your product options!

Micro markets create opportunities unseen in traditional vending:

  • Take-Home Dinners
  • Fresh Foods
    (check out tryhealthbinge.com’s  gourmet-to-go meals for inspiration)
  • Larger Products (laundry detergent, windshield washer fluid, etc.)
  • Non-Food Products
  • OTC Medications

On average a micro market attracts 18% more visits per day and an average of 1.2 sales per day per visit, as compared with .7 sales in vending areas. Of course, this varies by location. BUT …

Take these numbers to an even higher level by introducing aspects to your micro market that are not even possible with traditional vending.

  • Customize your market experience to your customer demographic
  • Add popular products like take-home dinners
  • Seasonal products like ice scrapers, hand warmers, sunscreen, etc.
  • Holiday based products: gift cards, greeting cards, candies, etc.

At 32M, we’ve been providing options for non-food product sales and encouraging our operators to see the success of these add-on items since day 1.  Learn more about the options we can help you stock here: Ahead of the Trend Non-Food Sales.

From over the counter medications and laundry/hygiene items (think hairspray, combs, toothpaste, floss, deodorant) to electronic accessories such as charging banks to device specific accessories and cords.

Have you ever been “up a creek” without your iPhone/Android charging cord?
Yup, us too! Trust us, it’s a common issue and therefore a commonly purchased item!

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Quality and Quantity - Balance Concept

The trend of Quality AND Quantity is the next big piece of micro market success. Quality and quantity are normally a this vs. that situation.  Not anymore! Customers want the best of both worlds which means balancing quality and quantity.  Lucky for you, 32M backs up their operators with a smarter system that recommends appropriate product par levels and product adjustments based on your customers’ buying patterns!

Essentially, customers want a lot of variety to choose from as well as products that make their lives easier, BUT they also want those products to be quality.  We’ll paint you a picture … you walk into your workplace micro market, you find a high-quality fresh salad or sandwich and a new flavored water product you want to try for lunch. Delicious and meets your nutritional needs! On your way to the kiosk to check out you notice a charging cord for your phone on sale and think that would be great to have because you forgot to plug your phone in last night. And as you are checking out you see that there is a great deal on take-home lasagna roll-ups and think about taking that home for dinner, that way you don’t have to run to the store after work! Awesome! 

Not only did that employee find things that made their day better, but made their life easier; And the operator made additional sales that with traditional vending they never would have had the chance to get.

What would you rather have?

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Micro markets … they’re more than just lunch.
Think Three Square Market for your Three Square Meals a day, and so much more!

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And Everything In Between!

Top 17 for ’17

2017 is in full swing & now is the time to take charge and make it YOUR year! It’s going to be the most successful year yet for all of your markets. How do we know? Because you’re going to stock them full of the most popular, delicious, convenient items out there …
& we’re going to help you. We got down to the nitty gritty and
found the top 17 products for some of the most important categories in your market.
Go ahead, take a look … You know you want to 😉

Candy     Cold Beverage     Frozen     Hot Drink
Non-Food     Pastry     Refrigerated     Snack

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  1. Snickers Bar
  2. Peanut M&M’s
  3. Twix Caramel Cookie Bar
  4. Skittles
  5. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  6. 3 Musketeers Bar
  7. Butterfinger Bar
  8. Milky Way Bar
  9. Twizzlers Cherry Nibs
  10. Peanut Butter Chocolate M&M’s
  11. Welch’s Fruit Snacks
  12. *Jolly Ranchers
  13. Pearson Salted Nut Roll
  14. Extra Crispy Kit Kat
  15. Milk Chocolate M&M’s
  16. Strawberry Twizzlers
  17. *Starbursts

*32M’s private label Snack Time candies know how to satisfy a sweet tooth! & we have lot’s to choose from … Check ’em out! Click Below –>

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  1. Nestle Pure Life Purified Water
  2. Nature’s Crystal Spring Water
  3. Ice Mountain Spring Water
  4. Ocean Spray Cranberry Cocktail
  5. Ocean Spray Orange Juice
  6. Monster
  7. Dasani Water
  8. Mountain Dew
  9. Red Bull
  10. V8
  11. Crystal Light Lemonade
  12. Mountain Dew
  13. Welch’s Cranberry Juice Cocktail
  14. Welch’s 100% Orange Juice
  15. Welch’s 100% Apple Juice
  16. SunnyD
  17. Coke

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  1. Mrs. Freshley’s Buddy Bar
  2. Hudson Baking Company Peanut Butter Crispy Bar
  3. Cloverhill Big Texas Cinnamon Roll
  4. State Fair Mini Donuts
  5. Otis Spunkmeyer Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  6. Hudson Baking Company Monster Cookie
  7. Hudson Baking Company Chocolate Chunk Cookie
  8. Ne-Mo’s Banana Bread
  9. Mrs. Freshley’s Chocolate Cupcake
  10. Cloverhill Jumbo Iced Honey Bun
  11. Mrs. Freshley’s Mini Chocolate Donut
  12. Hudson Baking Company Gourmet Cookie Bar
  13. Cloverhill Strawberry Cheese Danish Claw
  14. White Castle Cheeseburger
  15. Hillshire Brands Bagel Deli-Bake
  16. Ne-Mo’s Coffee Cheese Cake
  17. Cloverhill Chocolate Iced Honey Bun

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  1. SwissMiss Hot Cocoa Mix
  2. Starbucks Colombian Coffee
  3. Alpine Spiced Apple Cider
  4. Nestle Rich Hot Cocoa Mix
  5. Good Earth Sweet & Spicy Tea
  6. Folgers Classic Roast Coffee
  7. Starbuck’s House Blend Coffee
  8. *PodPack Donut Shop Pods
  9. Tazo Zen Tea
  10. Tazo China Green Tea
  11. Tazo Organic Chai Tea
  12. *PodPack Hazelnut Pods
  13. Good Earth Citrus Kiss Tea
  14. Starbucks Breakfast Blend Coffee
  15. Tazo Wild Sweet Orange Tea
  16. Caribou Regular Coffee
  17. Bigelow Green Tea

*Did you know? Mention 32M when you order from PodPack to get a FREE SAMPLE kit! Click Below –>

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  1. *Tylenol Extra Strength
  2. *Claritin Non Drowsy
  3. *Advil
  4. *Aleve
  5. *DayQuil Sever Cold & Flu
  6. *Pepto Bismol
  7. Visine Advanced Relief
  8. *Allergy Sinus Relief
  9. *iPhone Compatible USB Sync Cable
  10. Original ChapStick Lip Balm
  11. Kleenex Go Pack
  12. *Micro USB Sync Cable for Android & Blackberry
  13. Scope Outlast
  14. *Zantac 150 Maximum Strength
  15. *Multi-Symptom Sinus
  16. *USB Universal Wall Charger
  17. *Power Bank

*32M’s Lil Drug Store and Power Tower Store Starter Kit is the perfect solution where value meets convenience … You will LOVE this option! Click Below –>

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  1. Mrs. Freshley’s Buddy Bars
  2. Mrs. Freshley’s Chocolate Mini Donuts
  3. Mrs. Freshley’s Chocolate Cupcake
  4. Cloverhill Big Texas Cinnamon Roll
  5. Dolly Madison Chocolate Frosted Mini Donuts
  6. Mrs. Freshley’s Texas Cinnamon Roll
  7. Cloverhill Strawberry Cheese Claw
  8. Mrs. Freshley’s Blueberry Cheese Claw
  9. Mrs. Freshley’s Mini Powdered Donuts
  10. Mrs. Freshley’s Crunch Mini Donuts
  11. Dolly Madison Iced Chocolate Zingers
  12. Cloverhill Cherry Cheese Claw
  13. Mrs. Freshley’s Big Cherry Cheese Claw
  14. Cloverhill Blueberry Cheese Claw
  15. Mrs. Freshley’s Cherry Pie
  16. Cloverhill Big Dutch Apple Claw
  17. Mrs. Freshley’s Apple Pie

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  1. Lunchables Turkey & Cheddar with Crackers
  2. Lunchables Ham & Cheddar with Crackers
  3. Sargento String Cheese
  4. Lunchables Ham & Swiss with Crackers
  5. Crystal Farms Hard Cooked Eggs
  6. Sargento Colby Jack Cheese Stick
  7. Cheesewich Colby Jack & Salami
  8. Shamrock Whole Chocolate Milk
  9. Sargento Mild Cheddar Cheese Stick
  10. Cheesewich Pepper Jack & Salami
  11. Shamrock Reduced Fat 2% White Milk
  12. Chobani Strawberry Greek Yogurt
  13. Sabra Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with Pretzels
  14. Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup
  15. Panera Chicken Tortilla Soup
  16. Chobani Blueberry Greek Yogurt
  17. Sargento Pepper Jack Cheese Stick

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  1. Crunchy Cheetos
  2. Nacho Cheese Doritos
  3. Cheddar & Sour Cream Ruffles
  4. Original Gardettos
  5. Original Rice Krispies Treats
  6. TGI Fridays Cheddar & Bacon Potato Skins
  7. Cheez-It Big Bag
  8. Regular Lays Chips
  9. Frosted Strawberry Pop-Tart
  10. Crunchy Cheddar Jalapeno Cheetos
  11. Cool Ranch Doritos
  12. Chili & Cheese Fritos
  13. Fritos
  14. Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies
  15. Jack Links Beef Stick
  16. Flamin Hot Cheetos
  17. Grandma’s Mini Vanilla Creme Cookies

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P.S. Want all of these top-selling products but don’t have a warehouse to keep them in … Let us take care of that for you. With Pick & Ship, all you have to do is stock your shelves, collect your money, & maintain your inventory. Ask your 32M sales contact for the details – you’ll be so glad you did!

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Nutrition Information Functionality: In Case You Haven’t Heard!

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HUDSON, Wis. – Nov. 30, 2016 – PRLog — Three Square Market (32M) announced that it will be the first company to provide consumers nutrition information right on the point of sale kiosk.  This new feature will be one of several new features to be released between now and the next NAMA convention in April, 2017.

“With the industry requirements for vending requiring nutrition information to be viewable, we felt it was time to apply technology and be ahead of the regulatory curve and show all nutrition information right on the kiosk for any product” said Patrick McMullan, Chief Operating Officer for 32M.  “This is another industry-first feature that we are certain both our operators and end user clients will be thrilled with.  And this feature will also be available on our jail technology as well, an industry-exclusive in the inmate commissary arena also”.

The 32M nutrition information will be a seamless upgrade for all operators globally.  Current markets will see this feature released this week and all new markets opened in December will automatically have this feature.  “Operators will have to do absolutely nothing for this to appear on their kiosks” added 32M President Curt Giles.  “And when our total caloric consumption feature comes out next year, no one will touch the wellness impact 32M will bring to the marketplace.  With nutrition information requirements and consumer tastes evolving constantly, a 32M customer will always have the latest information with a scan of the product”.

2016 has been an outstanding year for 32M.  Not only has the company doubled in size, 32M also successfully launched a fixture division of their company that has made significant growth in less than 6 months.  Plus, 32M has also launched a full-service initiative where they become the warehouse for the market operator supplying literally everything that goes in to the store including coolers, fixtures, beverages, dry goods and more.  “We are a one-stop shop where an operator could literally be virtual – they would have no overhead whatsoever” added Mr. Giles.

Three Square Market operates locations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Saudi Arabia, Australia and New Zealand.  New markets will be opening soon in additional countries.  32M is a subsidiary of TW Companies which also owns corrections technology leader TurnKey Corrections (TKC) and TurnKey Correctional Supply.  In addition to breakroom solutions, 32M is providing self checkout technology now in other industries.  32M manufactures all of their own kiosks and fixtures at their headquarters.  32M and TKC will be moving in to their state of the art new headquarters in River Falls, WI in December, 2016 also.  “Our new headquarters will house our next era of growth and provide a new level of service to our clients” added Mr. McMullan.  “There isn’t anything in our new building that won’t be first class in every aspect”.

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Attract Talented Millennials

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Here’s a blog post we LOVE, written by Juan Gonzalez on LinkedIn:

“Have you ever wondered why is hard to attract and retain good young talent? After talking to several benefit service companies, recently employed millennials, and HR managers, I concluded that aside from financial security, the company’s health perception is up at the top of their priorities. “When asked to define ”healthy,” Millennials are more likely to define it as “eating right” compared with earlier generations.” -What’s Your Healthy Survey, Aetna 2013

Millennials not only come wired technologically, but are more conscious about their environment than we think. For them, a more humane society is important, but also a healthier society. They are very concerned about how our country it’s been fed, and the health damages our food is causing to our future generations. Millennials are extremely conscious about the escalating numbers of young adults developing obesity, diabetes, and other chronic diseases. They say, that is very scary for them.

When Silicon Valley companies started offering access to healthy food as part of the perks when attracting and retaining young talent, it became obvious that healthy food was a key benefit for retain the millennial generation.

If you really care about the future of managers and c-suite executives of your company, it is better to start considering healthy food as one of the top benefits to attract and retain younger generations. Why wait?

Juan Gonzalez – Founder www.QixiBox.com

(CLICK HERE to view his original post.)