AUTOMATED SELLERS

Selling prepaid phone cards from a vending machine is a mixed bag at supermarkets, said buyers.While security is the biggest advantage, the main shortcoming of vending phone cards is still that it goes unseen by many customers, said merchandisers.And although the labor-saving aspect is a strong reason some retailers opt for a vending approach, they were quick to point out some customers are still

Selling prepaid phone cards from a vending machine is a mixed bag at supermarkets, said buyers.

While security is the biggest advantage, the main shortcoming of vending phone cards is still that it goes unseen by many customers, said merchandisers.

And although the labor-saving aspect is a strong reason some retailers opt for a vending approach, they were quick to point out some customers are still intimidated by automated machines, including automatic teller machines.

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