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Stream working with Hometown Vending of Houston

Stream working with Hometown Vending of Houston

Hometown Vending Services now uses Stream VMS for backend vending route management software.  Hometown Vending is a premier vending machine route operator, located in the Woodlands, Houston, and Conroe area of Texas.  Stream VMS is a perfect fit for this operator that heavily relies on cutting edge technology to run the day-to-day operations.   Hometown Vending, in business since 2005, has used a few vending route management software systems in the past and had experienced limitations with each and ultimately settled with Stream.  Customer commissions, custom scheduling, iPhone app, cash management, asset management and more were key to the decision for Hometown Vending converting from the old way of doing things.  Most importantly, offering this technology to their customers was priority one.  Owner Roddy Arnold stated… “customers now days have many vending companies to choose from in the Houston area and using an advanced system will give the company an edge in an extremely competitive market”.   It used to take several hours each month figuring customer commissions… it now takes just a few minutes and customers can view live online.

Hometown Vending is the largest operator serving Conroe, The Woodlands, Magnolia, Spring, North Houston, Cypress, Tomball and more.  They offer credit card devices, Surevend    delivery machines, competitive pricing, high-end vending machines, uniformed and background checked drivers, great service and more.  Roddy Arnold and his staff are all full time route drivers committed to the satisfaction of their customers.  In fact, Roddy always preaches to the drivers that he is “not” the boss… the customers are the real bosses.  Good service is key to success and a route management software system is an important tool.  Hometown Vending offers all name brand popular items that customers expect.  Stream vending management software is proud to work with such an outstanding operator in the Houston area and surrounding areas.

 

Vending machine software starting at $99 per month

Vending machine software starting at $99 per month

Stream VMS, aka vending machine software system, is a premier software solution for your vending machine company.  The program is all web-based and includes realtime driver tracking, automatic cash management, smart scheduling, account and asset management, and more.  The Stream VMS system is fast, intuitive, easy to use, streamlined and affordable for small to medium size vending route companies.  Let Stream VMS run your vending route company from start to finish!

Our pricing starts at just $99 / month for up to 199 vending machines online and up to $199 / month for vending route companies with greater than 200 machines.  The pay per machine is used by other vms system companies, however, can be expensive for most vending operators.  Why worry about increasing your monthly cost if you pick up more business?  With Stream, you won’t have to worry because our pricing is a fixed monthly amount.

We decided to offer a fixed pricing plan to help vending operators budget their monthly expenses.  Stream VMS was designed by vendors; therefore, understands what it takes to compete in an industry with decreasing margins.

Stream VMS vending machine management system is available now on the Apple App Store.  For a limited time, we are offering a free trial period of three months.  There are no setup fees or any hidden fees to get started with Stream.  You our required to contact us first.  Some restrictions do apply.  Call 713-936-2436 for details.

Stream VMS YouTube Channel now Live

Stream VMS YouTube Channel now Live

Check out our new Stream VMS vending machine management system video on YouTube!  It is our first video… probably not up for an Academy Award, however, training videos will be releashed in the future.  Vending Machine Management Software Systems are becoming popular for helping vending companies, of all sizes, run their vending business by keeping operations organized and efficient.  Stream VMS, a J.R. Software product, is here to help by offering an vending machine iPhone app that works with our Stream VMS Office dashboard so that vending operators can track profits, drivers, location data, schedules, commissions, sale tax, and more.  There are many different vending management software solutions available, however, most are either to expensive or too time consuming to operate.  Stream vending machine management software system is fast and easy to use and is a perfect fit for all sizes of vending companies.

Please visit our Stream VMS (vending management system software) YouTube channel here.

Vending Route Software iPhone App now on Apple App Store

Vending Route Software iPhone App now on Apple App Store

The Stream VMS Vending Route Software Mobile App is now available exclusively on the Apple App Store.  The vending machine management system iPhone app or iPod Touch app works together with the Stream VMS Office Dashboard and is the premier vending management software system for vending route companies looking to streamline their operation and go paperless.  The Stream VMS Office Dashboard and Mobile App was developed by actual vending machine companies so that system can be successful and useful to your operation.  In fact, careful steps were taken to include the important features and leave out the ones that simply are too complicated.  The app, available for the iPhone and iPod touch, is required to feed important data into the Stream VMS Office Dashboard.  All future updates and enhancements are automatically pushed to your iPhone and iPod touch via the app store.

The Stream VMS app has been in beta testing and development since July 2013 and is now ready to help your vending route company.  Furthermore, the iPhone app has gone thru several revisions in an effort to make it safe, fast, and user friendly as possible for your route drivers.  Our goal from the beginning was to build an app based vending management software system that could be explained in five minutes to the drivers.  No sense in spending weeks or months setting up expensive clunky required hardware.

The Stream VMS, Vending Machine Management System, App is a free download exclusively on the Apple App Store.  However, you will need to contact us for a demo and we will give you login credentials.  Search the App Store for Stream VMS and download today.

Evolution of the Stream VMS system

Evolution of the Stream VMS system

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I have personally worked in the industry since 1997 as a driver, manager, and ultimately owner of my own vending machine company. While working for another vending company from 1997 to 2005, I witnessed two different “old style” VMS (vending management software) systems fail for various reasons. Either the vending route software program or system was too complicated or too expensive to maintain; therefore, the owner decided to stop using the systems altogether. Countless tens of thousands of dollars were spent on the two systems, neither worked correctly and ultimately failed.

The inspiration behind Stream VMS began back in the summer of 2013.   Started in 2005, my vending machine company, Hometown Vending, continued to spend more time than desired on keeping up with cash management and scheduling for each machine and location. In fact, we got the point where often times we stopped comparing route or machine tickets to the previous pull.   We simply did not have the time and the task became too cumbersome. It was then that I began searching for a vending management software systems, aka VMS system, requiring ease of use and affordability.

During my search for an affordable and robust VMS vending route software program system, I found one or two solid options, however, they were both too expensive to afford. In my opinion, the bottom end of available options required expensive clunky handheld computers offering either no or limited real-time data. I needed a system that provided real-time data, robust reports, commission automation, scheduling, inventory control, etc. all built around an iPhone app interface and web browser. After looking at most available vms systems, I decided to approach an application designer and friend, Jeff Rush, for help. Originally, the system was built to help my company solve basic math of comparing ‘todays’ pull with the ‘previous’ pull, thus providing gross sales totals for a particular machine or collections of machines (aka location).

After several months of coding and testing, we went live just before the end of 2013 with the new app and system, exclusively built for my vending company. However, Jeff and I realized that soon after going ‘live’ with the new app, we had designed and built a great system that could be improved and used to help other vending route companies. So all of 2014, we continued to add enhancements and bug test that would provide vending machine operators a centralized software system to help run their vending machine businesses more effectively and efficiently. After a year and half of adding features and improving usability of the system, the Stream VMS software system evolved into the effective and efficient system that we had envisioned from the start.

The Stream VMS software program system was designed by and built for vendors and is one of the best available in today’s data driven world; the vending industry is no exception. Vending operators can no longer afford to make decisions on guessing alone. They need a solid VMS system to help automate tasks and provide important decision-making data… Stream VMS can help!

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