Vendi Golf is a technology start-up based in Victoria that provides regional golf courses across Australia with technology-based solutions for their unique operating environment. The brand was formed with a vision to eliminate the traditional challenges faced by regional golf courses, including a lack of facilities and member support services, as well as an over-reliance on volunteers and consumer honesty for transactions. In response, Vendi Golf has utilised vending machines as a way to replicate the function of a pro shop, offering cashless solutions for green fees and a range of golfing accessories, snacks and beverages.
To accomplish this vision, Vendi Golf approached AVS for vending machines and equipment capable of supporting the business model and services Vendi Golf had established. AVS was able to meet the specific needs of Vendi Golf by supplying customised Crane Media vending machines, configured with custom spirals and trays that were capable of vending green fees and an array of golfing accessories, such as golf balls, gloves, tees, fly repellent and sunscreen, alongside more traditional snack and beverages. AVS further equipped these machines with state-of-the-art cashless payments systems that have enabled customers to utilise flexible forms of payment, such as tap n go, digital wallets, or QR codes. In addition, AVS and Vendi Golf developed a solution that enables the monitorisation of golfer’s prize accounts for utilisation on the vending machines, helping drive greater interactivity and sales.
Through AVS’s supply of customisable vending machines and consultation of vending solutions to address the specific opportunities and challenges faced by Vendi Golf and regional golf clubs, the brand has been able to appeal to the interests of multiple golf courses in all states of Australia.
The strategic partnership between AVS and Vendi Golf has ensured that clubs have the necessary technology and facilities to support their services and NEVER CLOSE AGAIN.