On this last trip to the USA, I came across a couple of vending machines that I have never seen before anywhere else.
|Guess what this one was selling?|
|Scratch and win cards! US$3.00 each.|
|What about this one?|
|Electronics! Amazing, isn't it?|
In a situation where there is a shortage of space and labour, vending machines could be the answer for products which might not really need salespeople.
In Singapore, we see machines selling drinks, snacks and even Gardenia bread. However, we have not even touched the tip of the iceberg. They could be one of the answers to Singapore's problem with high rentals and a shortage of labour.