ZoomSystems says that its iPod vending machines have been very successful for the company since launching them last year. Anita Leopold, a Zoom executive, said the company’s first two machines at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta have performed especially well.
“We’ve done about $55,000 in a month in gross sales just for the one on Concourse A,” she said. Zoom’s Mark Mullins said the company now has machines, which dispense everything from skin-care products to batteries, in more than 300 locations nationwide—but that iPods are the big sellers.
“We put in some iPods and found we couldn’t keep them in stock,” he said, “We found no customer resistance to swiping a card and buying a $300 item from a machine. We’re selling thousands (of iPods), and the machines at the Atlanta airport are major contributors to that.”