Everyone has seen, and most of us have used a kiosk or vending machine. It's probably impossible to spend a day in the city and not see one. Technically, a kiosk is a small, stand-alone booth placed in high-traffic areas for business purposes. Kiosks provide information, commerce, entertainment, and more. In this article, we're going to pull out and take an overhead view of custom kiosks and why they've become such a part of our everyday lives.
Common Types of Kiosk Machines
- Touch Screen Kiosks – This stand-alone kiosk features a touchscreen interface and uses advanced software. Touch screen kiosks are most commonly seen in the retail and consumer industry and placed in high traffic areas.
- Internet Kiosks – An internet kiosk gives internet access to the public. You can find them at airports or hotel lobbies. They’ll have a monitor, mouse, keyboard, and even a credit card swipe or bill payment capabilities.
- Directory or Information Kiosks – You'll find these kiosks in high-traffic public spaces providing complementary information to people in the area. Common settings for directory kiosks are malls, theme parks, and hotel lobbies.
- Product Promotion Kiosks – These kiosks are popular in retail locations, like malls. A product promotion kiosk is like a living billboard. Because they have a digital screen, business owners can promote multiple products on a rotating basis in a small space.
- Self-Service Kiosks – These kiosks help customers and businesses save time and money. People use self-service kiosks to pay bills, fill out applications, print airline boarding passes, and order food at restaurants.
- Vending Kiosk – Vending machines or vending kiosks have been around for a long time, and it doesn't look like they're going anywhere. Vending kiosks directly sell a product. In the past, they were primarily used for tickets, drinks, and snacks. Today you can get almost anything from make-up to clothing and electronic products.
Thinking about a Custom Kiosk for Your Company or Organization?
Knowing the intended use of your kiosk system, who your users are, and what they want to do is the first step to getting the perfect design for a custom kiosk. If you're considering designing a custom kiosk for your company or organization, call or send us an email. We can help you with design from start to finish, then engineer and manufacture your kiosks.
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