As I evaluate the payment systems to integrate with our VendShare Community – Coffee By The People – it dawns on me to focus less on technicality and in fact lesser on the fact of coffee as a product/commodity.
People consume coffee as an accompanying product of something that is more important – the community and the fact that the community is doing something meaningful. People gather in coffee places primarily to connect and share their ideas and coffee is merely an accompaniment.
It dawns on VendShare to focus on connecting people while at the same time provide the best coffee for the specific price point. To acknowledge and recognize the people in the community and to combine a payment system we are creating a membership card to distinguish our members.
This membership card would be given according to a criteria to be announced later. It would not just be based on the amount of money used for coffee but also his / her respective contribution in a given community / initiative.
For those who are interested to know more, we also have an event that shares about owning a part of the vending machine, for those who are interested.