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Phone Card Vending Machine


March 31, 2008
By Canadian Vending

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phonecardIn the past, if someone mentioned vending the first thing that popped into peoples minds were sweets, snacks, coffee and pop.

In the past, if someone mentioned vending the first thing that popped into peoples minds were sweets, snacks, coffee and pop.

phonecardThe vending industry continues to be a thriving $40-billion per year North American industry. Granted that our southern neighbors account for most of this industry’s revenue generation, but Canada is emerging as the ideal market for lucrative niche market of vending opportunities. Case in point, Zcom Canada is a company that was formed in anticipation of the telecommunications-based vending business opportunity boom that we are now all experiencing.

Founded in late 1996, the company is building on their existing foundation as Canada’s first and largest provider of private payphone ownerships by offering Canada’s only prepaid card vending machine solution to private individuals and organizations.

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Since the invention of phone cards in 1975 by SIDA, a manufacturer and supplier of vending machines, the prepaid card industry has grown exponentially worldwide, and today phone cards are sold in over 200 countries across the globe. In 2003, sales of over $40-billion were achieved with no end to the expansion in sight.

Projected sales for the prepaid card industry are forecasted to reach $80-billion per year by the year 2010.

The endless stream of immigrants that land from distant locations through out the globes makes Canada the most demanding market for prepaid phone cards in the world. In addition to this, the significant number of exchange students that choose Canadian schools and universities makes the prepaid card market a multi-billion dollar niche that doubles its size every three years.

Currently, the majority of phone cards are being sold via convenience stores. The variety and quantity of phone cards that are available at convenience stores and other point of sale is not nearly enough to keep up with astronomical demand.

Zcom’s prepaid card vending machines can be paced anywhere to cater to consumer’s need for phone cards on a 24-hour basis.