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Bulk Vending Terminology

1800:
slang for the 1-800 brand triple bulk vending machine


AA or A&A:
A&A global industries


BB:
Bouncy Balls


BBB:
Boston Baked Beans (candy)


BIZ-OP:
Business Opportunity, in which the customer buys for a “business” to run


BVF:
Bulk Vending Forum


CAPS:
Capsules for toys


COGs:
Cost of Goods (the price of your candy or other product)


DBA:
Dollar Bill Acceptor for electronic vending machines


DBC:
Dollar Bill Changer, a machine which takes paper money and exchanges them for coins


IM/DI-M:
Dentyne Ice Machine (Part of the old “Dentyne Ice” vending Biz-Op, these machines are still out there


DI:
Dentyne Ice (the gum used in the above machines)


DIST:
Distributor or distribution


DBV:
Dollar Bill Validater for electronic vending machines


GB:
Gum Balls


KS:
KickStart Locators


LRU:
Locations R Us locators


Mech:
Short for mechanism- usually referring to the handle assembly which accepts coins, and facilitates the “vending” operation


MFG:
Manufacturing


M&I:
Mike and Ike’s candy, sometimes shortened to “MI” as well


MM:
M&M’s (Plain)


NW:
Northwestern, in reference to the Northwestern brand of Vending Machines


OK:
OK mfg. (NOT oak)


PMM:
Peanut M&M’s


PPM:
Peppermint Patty Machine (Any machine that dispenses Peppermint Patties)


RFID:
Redio Frequency Identification


ROI:
Return On Investment


RV:
Reliable Vendor


RVG:
Reliable Vendor Group


SKU:
Stock-Keeping Unit


SPIRALS:
Spiral gumball vending machines, OR coils found inside of snack/soda machines that dispense products, depending on the context


SSF:
Silent Sales Force brand vending machines


TNT:
Top Notch Toys


TVF:
The Vendors Forum


VS3K or VS3000:
Vendstar 3000 triple head vending machine


VSI:
Vending Supply Supplier