How Can Will Call Lockers Help Your Business?

Companies want to cut costs and customers want efficiency purchasing experience. Intelligent Dispensing Solutions’ Will Call Lockers are helping companies sell items online without having to staff an employee at their location to work the pick up desk.

You can fill the lockers at a time that is best for you. When the item purchased is placed in the locker and the door is shut, a one time pickup code is sent to the customer, so they can come pick up their purchase. The lockers bring customers into the store. This way they see other items to purchase and develop a bond with your brand or business. Lockers can also be placed in secure locations outside of your store so your customers can access their items outside of store hours. 

IDS equipment works for all types of businesses and locations. A bookstore, copy center or dry cleaner probably only needs one size of locker, but if you’re supplying parts, mail, or groceries multiple locker sizes may be best. We can also pair lockers to a vending machine so they can best dispense your product. IDS is happy to work with employee access card or IDs you are already using.

Great customer service is important to any successful organization. IDS Will Call Lockers are a productive way for your customers to have a positive and efficient online purchasing experience. Contact us today with your needs and we will work to customize equipment that is perfect for your business. We look forward to helping you work smarter and more efficiently. Call IDS at 1-877-771-4446.

iVendTech: Secure Access to Technology and Office Supplies

Successful businesses are always on the lookout for ways to save time and money. Intelligent Dispensing Solutions incorporates the latest controlled dispensing technology to help businesses and organizations across the globe work more efficiently and save money.  IDS has supply dispensers that provide instant access for employees to IT products and other essential office supplies. Our supply dispensing equipment is a cost effective and instant way to secure supplies while getting them into the hands of those who truly need them.

Employees need access to certain tools in order to perform their job well. Unorganized supply cabinets and locked up technology can lead to time wasted for employees and lack of productivity. IDS’s iVendTech reduces costs from untracked office and IT supplies and increases employees productivity. Our machines are simple to use, they work 24/7, they don’t take breaks or need vacation time. The IDS Supply Dispenser contains a state-of the art control system that allows secure web based interface for 24/7 real-time transactions and reporting. Supply Dispensers track who is taking what supplies and when. There is security, organization and accountability with our machines. No more losing money on lost supplies or wasted time. IDS has APIs that customers can use to integrate with their internal systems. Our machines can use access codes and key cards to enable and track employee access. Your implementation specialist will work with you to customize equipment that works best for your business and organization. IDS also provides leasing programs as well as equipment branding services. If you have any questions during the life of your equipment, we have expert technicians on call ready to help you.

For more information about our iVendTech machines for your office and IT supply management give us a call at 1-877-771-4446.

Tips to Managing Employees

You manage your most valuable assets: Your Employees. IDS takes care of the rest. At IDS we take pride in managing inventory, tools, technology, textiles and medications, but our main concern is people. We help businesses and organizations save time, money and energy. This allows more opportunities for company leaders to invest in and support their people. Companies thrive where there is open communication and trust between bosses and their employees. In this blog we will discuss some helpful employee management tips from a Thriving Small Business article about characteristics of good bosses.

Communicating a clear vision to your employees is important to any business leader. Understanding the why behind responsibilities help workers do a better job with their tasks and feel like a more important part of the organization. Why does it matter? Where are we going? Answers to these questions are helpful for bosses to discuss with employees.

Setting clear expectations and providing consistent feedback and coaching are also qualities of good bosses. There’s a difference between a coach and a referee. A referee just calls out violations with no relationship or feedback for the players. A good coach on the other hand shows more interest in the players’ well being and provides positive encouragement and constructive criticism. Good bosses give their employees space to do their job but also show the value of their employees with consistent feedback so employees can grow in their line of work. Rewarding good performance is important as well. Noticing a job well done will make a worker feel valued, and help to build a positive culture in your organization.

Your employees are your most valuable assets. Make sure they know that. People that feel appreciated will perform better and their positive attitude will rub off onto their coworkers. IDS has solutions and applications to make sure inventory management does not get in the way of a boss’s most important job. Give us a call today to learn more about how our equipment can help save your organization time and money. 1-877-771-4446

School Food Application

We are proud to offer solutions to help schools feed children nutritious lunches and snacks. IDS has the technology to integrate a school’s POS so that students can use their IDs or a code to get their food from the machine. The healthy school vending machines can offer different food categories and be programmed so each student can choose one food from each category offered. Our school food application is perfect for schools without a lunch room or schools looking to provide after school snacks to students that are part of an activity or students who may not get a nutritious meal at their home.

Convenience & Accessibility

Intelligent Dispensing Solutions thrives because of the time honored vending machine principles of convenience and accessibility. IDS machines help businesses and organizations around the world by dispensing products in a convenient and accessible way. Often times the problems we solve are about how to get certain product into a customer or employee’s hands in a simple and cost-effective way. Automated dispensing does this by through convenience and accessibility.

There are endless examples of how controlled dispensing provides convenience and accessibility. Recently in the news a biking organization opened up a vending machine to distribute bicycle parts and accessories 24/7. The machine is open any time of day for individuals to get bike lights, locks, access to CO2 and other resources. There does not need to be an employee or volunteer manning a counter to distribute because the machine does all the work storing, securing, and dispensing the supplies. People can use the machine all hours of the day. The machine is in the open in front of the main building making it simple to find and easy to access.

Vending machines provide convenient access to support the public’s interests and hobbies, but also can provide life saving medications and other medical supplies. There are machines in the Las Vegas valley dispensing Narcan, a drug that can “block the effects of opioids and can even reverse an overdose.” Future plans are to include personal hygiene kits, safe sex kits and pregnancy tests in machines too. The machines are able to control inventory and limit use to those who are registered in the Center for Behavioral Health’s syringe exchange program. A registration card provides access to the machine’s supplies. The machine scans the card so only authorized individuals and use the supplies and so it can track who is taking what from the machine.

Automated retail dispensing supports a wide range of products, but the end goals often remain the same: control inventory, provide around the clock access, be in a convenient location. Intelligent Dispensing Solutions specializes in helping organizations everywhere save time and make more money with controlled inventory assistance. Call us today to learn how we can be of service to you. 1-877-771-4446

University Dispensing

College campuses are places that have really benefited from product dispensing. Students do not always have the time or ability to travel to a store to get the supplies and products they need. In many instances college students will pay for convenience of purchasing items on campus rather than making the effort to go buy them somewhere else. It is hard to say no to an item you need that is right in front of you.  Intelligent Dispensing Solutions has helped schools benefit from the growing numbers of non-food vending machines on college campuses. IDS clients include the University of Michigan, Oklahoma University and UCLA.

“We were looking for a way to get the easy grab and go items out 24/7 in a campus environment,” said Erin Ranville, Computer Showcase Sales Manage at the University of Michigan.

Electronics, headphones, batteries as well as phone chargers and stationary are being sold in university supply vending machines. Stanford University is using vending machines to sell more personal products like ‘morning after’ pills, condoms and Advil.

Vending machines work around the clock, never need a break and do not require a salary. Machines from IDS are a great way to take the products directly to the consumer. Our machines can accept many different forms of payments and identification access.

Customer Spotlight: Hunt Regional Healthcare rolls out IDS’ ScrubTrak system to curb scrub loss

 

Before 2017, Hunt Regional Healthcare relied on a manual system for checking out and returning surgical scrubs. The system was simple. Scrubs were kept in a cabinet. Physicians, nurses, and techs checked them out when needed.

But recently, leadership at the Greenville, Texas-based health system, which includes Hunt Regional Medical Center and several ancillary facilities, noticed an alarming trend with their approach.

“Human error is inevitable,” says Ryan Madewell, director of environmental services for Hunt Regional Healthcare. “We were losing scrubs faster than we should have been.”

Scrubs can be easily misplaced, and — with no way to keep track of the inventory — simple errors add up quickly for hospitals. Over time, lost scrubs contribute to higher costs and lost productivity.

Leaders at Hunt Regional Healthcare were ready to make a change. After a smooth installation, including a quick email to staff,  IDS’ ScrubTrak system was implemented. Just a few months later, Hunt was enjoying cost savings, and happier employees – who are now able to find the sizes they need when they need them, and prevent infection and cross contamination by having disposal machines across the property

With an easy transition process and obvious benefits, Madewell looks to expand IDS’ scrub machines throughout the hospitals and into more departments.

Would you like to save thousands of dollars by reducing shrinkage of scrubs or other linens and textiles while improving productivity in your organization? If so,  a supply dispenser from IDS may be the answer.

 

Find out more about how you can save thousands of dollars annually!

IDS’s New Website!

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We’re excited to announce that our new website is live! The new site boasts a friendly user interface with easy to navigate menus. We redesigned our website to make it easier for you to find the information you are looking for, fast. The site is compatible with desktop as well as mobile devices in order to keep you updated in any circumstance.

Whether you work in Office and Tech, Consumer Products, or anywhere in between, you are sure to easily find the solution to your controlled dispensing needs on our state of the art, easy to use website.

We have also launched a Savings Calculator, located at the bottom of every page. This convenient tool is designed to show you just how much you can save using IDS’ Automated Dispensing Solutions.

Check out our new website at: www.intelligentdispensingsolutions.com.  We hope you like our new website – please feel free to leave your feedback on our Facebook or Twitter.

Do you know how to use our savings calculator?

We’ve recently launched a Savings Calculator, located at the bottom of every page. This convenient tool is designed to show you just how much you can save using IDS’ Automated Dispensing Solutions!

 

Let’s get started!

 

First, you’ll need to enter your name, email and phone information.

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Now once you’ve done that, you’re going to want to hit ‘Next’.

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Once you’ve hit next, you’ll be taken to this screen:

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Now is where we get to the good stuff! Enter your product information here and find out how much you can save with Intelligent Dispensing Solutions.

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Sweet! You just saved $14k annually!

It’s eye-opening to quantify in dollars the amount of waste your organization may be incurring due to untracked supplies and unaccountability. But, don’t despair, calculating savings with IDS opens an opportunity for your company to easily and immediately achieve savings with vending inventory control systems!

Check out our new website at: www.intelligentdispensingsolutions.com.  We hope you like our new website, please feel free to leave your feedback on our Facebook or Twitter.

Top 4 Complaints Office Managers Hear Every Day

Office managers have the unique task of toeing the line between helpful coworker and strict supervisor. While the role and duties of an office manager varies from organization to organization, the crux of the position is the same: to ensure that all employees are equipped to perform the tasks they were hired to do – while keeping them happy with their work environment. According to a Gallup Poll, 24% of workers are “actively disengaged” at work, meaning they dislike their work environment.

Identifying the top 5 common office problems that you, the office manager, will most likely hear within a week of beginning your role is important; once you know the potential issues you’ll have to solve for your employees you’re one step ahead of the game in keeping them happy!

 

PROBLEM 1: “I feel like I’m being micromanaged!”

SOLUTION 1: We understand the importance of tracking logs being kept to monitor office supply takeouts, but what if there was a way your employees could get what they need without feeling like their day is being ruined by processes? With our solutions, there is. IDS makes it easy for all inventory to be tracked while removing the need to put your employees through an excruciating process (not to mention expensive production downtime!)

 

PROBLEM 2: “My computer mouse/keyboard/webcam keeps breaking!”

SOLUTION 2: IDS’s office supply vending machines solve this problem by allowing employees to retrieve new keyboards, mouses, and other office peripherals on their own – without involving IT. This solution also grants you more insight into what supplies are needed and which are extraneous.

 

PROBLEM 3: I can never find batteries when I need them!

SOLUTION 3: We live in a wireless world, and IDS recognizes the important of giving your employees easy access to batteries. Without machines, no one needs to go digging through a supply closet just to find a set of “double As”

 

PROBLEM 4: “I’m getting behind on my work”

SOLUTION 4: Because our electronics vending machine, featuring an elevator lift for fragile objects, makes it so easy for employees to get the equipment they need quickly, IDS keeps your workforce operating efficiently. This increases your bottom line not only by reducing down time but also by allowing your employees to continue providing timely service to your customers.