Kingston Vending Machines vs. Micro-Markets

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Kingston Vending Machines vs. Micro-Markets

Creating an excellent office environment starts with your refreshment services. After all, the break room is where Kingston employees relax between tasks and collaborate with their peers. Whether it’s a small startup or a large distribution center, providing healthy products and high-quality refreshments is a worthwhile workplace perk. So, what are your options?

We recommend opting for a vending or micro-market service… or both! As industry experts, we can create a custom program that meets your needs. Not sure where to start? Don’t worry! We’re breaking down the differences and benefits of our Kingston vending service and micro-market program below. Keep reading for everything you need to know!


How Do Customers Pay?

One of the key differences between vending machines and a micro-market is the payment process.


  • Vending machines accept cash payments in the form of small bills and coins, which is great for employees with loose change in their pockets!
  • Additionally, many accept tap-enabled credit and debit card payments.


  • Micro-markets are equipped with a self-checkout kiosk.
  • Employees can pre-load funds with cash or their credit/debit card to an Avenue C account.
  • No account? No problem! Employees can use a credit or debit card to purchase items without one.
  • Lastly, our Connect & Pay Mobile App allows employees to pay straight from their phones.


Kingston Vending Machine | Beverage Vending | Refreshment ServicesHow Do You Shop?

In addition to how employees pay, the shopping experience is also different between the two services. Here’s what to know:


Employees will find a variety of product selections to choose from in their office snack, food, and beverage vending machines. Depending on which product combos they’re looking for, they will likely need to make separate purchases at different machines.


Our Avenue C micro-markets are convenient for employees looking to grab a quick bite. With open shelving and glass-front coolers, you can grab all the items you want and make one purchase at the kiosk.


What Selections Will You Find?

Choosing between a vending machine and a micro-market depends on the number of employees at your business and the perks you want to provide.


Traditional bottled and canned drinks are a must in every beverage vending machine. In addition, popular snack selections — such as chips, candy bars, cookies, granola bars, and pastries — are also common. Lastly, you can find fresh foods like sandwiches and wraps in your Kingston food vending machines.


Micro-markets are the way to go if you want a wide variety of food, snack, and beverage options. They have more holding power, which means you also get more options. In addition, you can create a rotating food menu, so no one gets bored!


Upgrade Your Kingston Break Room Today!

Give your team delicious food and beverages with high-quality break room service. Contact Canteen Canada at 866.292.8363 for more information about our micro-market, office coffee, pantry service, or vending services. We look forward to supporting your team!

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