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How Easy Ice is Revolutionizing the
Ice Machine Scene for OCS Operators
As micro markets and coffee stations become more
commonplace in office buildings and corporate
campuses, so does customer demand for ice. The
beverages in your coolers and vending machines are
just better over ice! Not only does an ice machine drive
up consumption of your coffee, tea, and soda, but it
can also contribute to higher sales overall simply by
sending consumers to your micro-market or coffee
station more often.
Why Partnering with Easy Ice
is the Wise Financial Move
You don't charge customers for ice, yet you'll spend
thousands of dollars to purchase and maintain ice
machines and dispensers. In fact, 80% of commercial
ice machine costs occur after purchase, thanks to
maintenance and repairs.* Factor in the possibility
of your ice equipment spending time in storage after
contract terminations, and it's tough to justify the
expense-no matter how much your customers want ice.
Easy Ice offers vending and convenience services
operators a way out of this dilemma. As the only
provider of a national ice machine rental solution,
Easy Ice is prepared to deliver the ice your customers
want, sparing you from buying and managing your own
ice equipment. Referring your customers to Easy Ice
eliminates the cost and responsibility of ice equipment
for your business altogether, without rendering you less
competitive in the OCS space. Alternatively, you could
rent ice machines from Easy Ice yourself, then turn
around and offer them to customers at a higher rate to
generate profit.
Either way, it beats dealing with ice machines on
your own, doesn't it?
How Easy Ice Keeps Ice Sustainable
More consumers pay attention to sustainability now
than ever before, and if it's important to your customers,
Easy Ice is an ideal partner to have on the ice equipment
front. Ice machines are not the most eco-friendly pieces
of equipment in the world. They consume staggering
amounts of water and will obviously contribute to a
customer's electric bill. While there's no way to reduce
an ice machine's environmental impact to nothing, Easy
Ice covers all the bases of ice machine sustainability to
minimize that impact.
* Proper installation - A badly installed ice machine
can consume more water and power than it should.
That's one reason Easy Ice performs ice machine
installation carefully, ensuring the drain, electrical,
water, and space conditions all meet our standards
for optimal ice machine performance.
* Professional maintenance - Ice machines harboring
dirt and debris or damaged and failing parts
can also use extra water and electricity. With an
Easy Ice Subscription, customers won't have to
worry about that, as we include two professional
maintenance visits a year at no extra charge.
* Energy Star equipment - Some ice machines and
dispensers are more eco-friendly than others! We
carry Energy Star-qualified models from Hoshizaki,
Manitowoc, and other major brands that use less
water and power than other models.
If you want to stay competitive without wasting
money and other resources on ice equipment, partner
with Easy Ice to help your customers get their ice the
Easy way!
14 Automatic Merchandiser * September/October 2023


Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of september-october2023

Editor's Note: A continued comeback for office coffee service
Industry News
OCS Update: Technology is not enough without customer satisfaction
The OCS industry continues to make a comeback
40 Under 40 Awards
Sustainability: A critical issue and key selling point for OCS operators
Work Smarter, Not Harder
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september-october2023 - Editor's Note: A continued comeback for office coffee service
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september-october2023 - Industry News
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september-october2023 - OCS Update: Technology is not enough without customer satisfaction
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september-october2023 - The OCS industry continues to make a comeback
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