Have you seen one of these before? A T-shirt vending machine! Yes, they exist, and they may be popping up around your neighborhood soon. Threadless Tees, a popular online t-shirt company who in 2007 opened their first brick and mortar store, has got together with Coinstar to have their own vending machines selling their products.
From small to extra large, accepting credit cards, debit and prepaid cards, they will not only be selling shirts but hoodies also for both men and women. Is this something that might catch on to other locations? Of course, they are hoping so but we can only wait and see. They have three locations at the moment, all in Illinois. One is in Yorktown Mall, another at Dominick’s 2550 N. Clybourn Ave, and another at 2940 N. Ashland Ave. If thing go well and they produce lots of sales, then they will begin to expand to other areas.
What are the pros about this when it comes to selling t-shirts and the clothing industry? Anything that is new and worthwhile will definitely be picked up by other companies, or somehow copied in one way or another. Threadless Tees needs to keep their eyes open to see if they have struck gold, or just wasted their time and money.