Italy’s first vending machine for consumer electronics all by ARetail has been installed at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. Thanks to the development of new technology, vending machines guarantee consumers a complete multichannel experience and can offer products inside the vending machine and the entire online catalogue, letting you finalise the sale through the touch monitor and cashless payment systems on the vending machine. The possibility of remotely monitoring sales and the inventory of the products in the vending machine, together with the option of quickly updating prices, pictures and videos, lets you offer solutions in real time both to consumers, with a range of products and prices that is always up to date, and to suppliers thanks to prompt reporting. The project was made possible by the agreements signed with the biggest telephone and IT producers/distributors who sell products by Apple, Huawei, Samsung, CellularLine, Celly, SBS, SanDisk, Tucano, Fit Bit and Kaspersky. The connectivity was managed with D-LINK’s support. The customisation of the vending machine required several months of tests and work by various engineers, but thanks to the partnership with Nuova Pordenonese Bevande srl, ARetail managed to create an easily adjustable vending machine, which can manage over 60 products and accommodate items of different weights and sizes. Finally, thanks to the close agreement with Pardgroup SpA for handling refills all across Italy, this project with telephone and IT accessories will be scalable in all the biggest cities in Italy and is open to all managers who want to benefit from ARetail’s experience in this specific sector.