THE EMERGING MARKET OF TICKET VENDING MACHINE
With the progress of science and technology, we are witnessing a growth in digital solutions, which can be found at any time and anywhere in the daily lives of citizens. Ticket kiosks, or more commonly called TVM (Ticket Vending Machine), are an example of this and are increasingly common equipment.
As global markets change, the demand for new and updated trends, technologies, mergers and acquisitions becomes increasingly crucial to TVM growth. In this sense, TVM is an emerging market and can turn the “tide” of business around the world.
As a result, the overall TVM market is expected to show a higher growth rate in the coming years, largely due to the growing importance of the travel and tourism sectors, as well as the adoption of this equipment in public transport.
Future oriented and integrating the global concept of Smart Cities, TVM are, then, electronic or paper ticket kiosks. They are equipment that allows everyone to buy, autonomously, quickly and easily tickets, whether in train stations, subway stations, buses or even at the entrance of a park, museum or cinema.
These self-service kiosks provide autonomy to users and are characterized by differentiation and flexibility of control and reduction of both waiting time and the service itself.
Besides, these kiosks can integrate various types of components such as printer, card reader, webcam, keyboards, among other components that may vary according to the needs of customers and projects. In this sense, the big difference with the traditional means of payment is that, in this modality, it is the user himself who registers the service/product he wants to acquire, making it more autonomous and satisfied.
In line with the modernisation of the various sectors of activity, Astouch produces and develops ticket kiosks with the latest technology. Depending on the application and customer needs, different types of TVM have been developed. The ticket vending kiosks are, thus, configured with electronic payment systems for ticket emission, accepting several payment methods. The system can be comfortably operated through the display.
Besides allowing users to become more autonomous, they are easy to use, making the user experience more pleasant and satisfactory.
The availability of information and this autonomous way of interacting with the new technologies is of central importance in all sectors of activity, especially in tourism.
To ensure quality and accuracy, all components and products are assembled by Astouch’ qualified technical team, and constant quality tests are performed before TVM is delivered to the customer.
The benefits of TVM (Ticket Vending Machine)
Smart ticketing can make a real difference in consumers’ experiences, so there are several advantages it brings and that can be listed:
- Does not imply interaction with employees;
- User autonomy;
- Improving user satisfaction;
- Access control;
- Personalized experience;
- Access to routes;
- Reduction of waiting time and attendance;
- Excellent cost-benefit ratio;
- Elimination of long queues;
- Service available 24 hours a day;
- Intuitive operation;
- Elegant and ergonomic design;
- Minimal maintenance;
- Various payment methods;
- Access to information;
- No need to fill out forms;
- Specific adaptation to customer and project needs.
Astouch ticket kiosks offer a unique, agile and practical experience to users. Studies show that 73% of millennials value their time, being one of the essential factors to increase satisfaction with the service. Moreover, with Astouch TVM, your business will be able to offer a different, agile and practical experience to your customers/visitors, so this may be the differentiation you need from your competition.