Village Vending

Automated shopping - 24h Prescription delivery - Click and Collect.

About Us

The business started from scratch in 2012, with a mission to provide outdoor, automated convenience stores giving 24/7 service close to communities.

We were unable to find a machine that was versatile enough for the wide range of products that we wished to sell, and so we designed and manufactured our own machines, known as "The Speedy Shop" (TM) at our factory in Derbyshire, UK.

We began by operating our own machines in our local area and have refined and developed the technology of the machine over that time. As designers and operators we have a unique insight into their operation.

Our technology is readily adapted to a number of uses for automated dispensing and we have used machines to replace closed shops in small villages, as 24/7 stores in blocks of flats, and providing 24/7 shopping on university campuses. Most recently we have designed a machine for delivering pharmacy prescriptions 24/7 with minimal social contact and have partnered with medicinecollect.com who market the machine under the brand name 'Medpoint'.

The machine is fully weatherproof, can be temperature controlled, and has a number of sophisticated security features. It can be configured to take coins, notes, cards and all card and contactless payments, and the exterior cladding of the machine can be custom designed to blend in with its surroundings. The machine can be configured in an almost unlimited number of ways to retail a wide range of goods at all temperatures.

At present we are manufacturing for the UK market, but we are interested in international opportunities where a collaboration with a suitable manufacturer can be arranged.