We promise this is not your average vending machine.
Shania Morris is the mastermind behind Blinkz On A Budget, a luxury vending machine that allows you to purchase lashes on the go. The unconventional route found favor in the eyes of the 24-year-old as it forged a connection between customers while cutting down operational costs.
The Jamaican native stirred up the idea to launch a vending machine after recognizing the ever-growing popularity within the United States. Morris’ passion project soon went from an idea to reality after scoring a vendor in Florida who could provide a home for her human lashes. She planned to debut her machine at a local outlet mall in Florida but she soon realized to stand out among competitors, her dispensary would need a unique twist.
In decked-out fashion, the vending machine received a stellar makeover sporting an adorned floral wall perfect to snap a few selfies while operating as a hidden marketing strategy.
Blinkz On A Budget provides an additional incentive for onlookers as the products are cost-friendly, adhering to Morris’s mission to ensure her brand is accessible to all. Customers have the option to pay using a debit or credit card or they can opt-out to use Apple Pay.
Blinkz On A Budget can be found at Orlando Vineland Premium Outlet Mall in Orlando, FL. Be on the lookout, as the decked-out machine dispensary will be receiving a new theme to honor Valentine’s Day.
Morris Plans To Help Others Launch Their Own Vending Machines
Since Morris turned her dreams into a reality, she now wants to help others do the same. Morris plans to launch a mentorship program to oversee the development of hungry entrepreneurs looking to launch vending machines.
“I want to help people,” Morris told AfroTech. “I want people to focus on creating passive income, so their lives can be much easier. I am bringing awareness to people and showing them how to have some peace and comfort.”