A pair of kiosk and software veterans have developed a line of automated dispensing kiosks that feature a small footprint to allow retailers and brand owners to sell products in high-traffic areas where space is at a premium, such as airports, convenience stores, gas stations, hotels and special event locations, according to a press release.

 

The company, called The Venders, was founded by Bryan Ross and Robert Bienias, who created Flix on Stix, a movie rental system that downloads full-length movies from a small kiosk onto a portable flash drive; and Faith Media Center, an app-based software program designed to allow purchases of products, with proceeds benefiting the consumer’s charity of choice.

 

The team has also designed automated retailing systems for clients that include PepsiCo, Toyota, Farmers Fridge, IBM, Chemistry Council of America, Ogilvy & Mather, Spinifex, Blint Shakes, the Kardashians and Wrigley’s.

 

The Venders new “Slimline” machines can be wall-mounted or placed on a stand. The Slimline models feature high-definition interactive screens that engage consumers and promote sales.

“We are using our expertise in software, app development and kiosk design to create a new generation of automating retailing and vending systems that are unlike anything else on the market,” Ross said in the press release.

 

The company has signed agreements with a brand of portable cellphone battery charging devices, a footwear company and an earbud manufacturer.