Ice House America Revolutionizes Convenience Ice Vending

The Ice Merchant Expands Business Opportunities for SMBs

Jacksonville, FL – Ice House America is pleased to announce the launch of the Ice Merchant, a revolutionary cloud-controlled retail ice vending machine. The Ice Merchant is designed for the convenience ice market, providing on-demand ice and water to customers 24/7, and giving small business owners the opportunity to easily expand their business.

The Ice Merchant machine is the smallest and most versatile of Ice House’s America’s ice vending products. With a footprint of roughly 24 sq ft and options to install flush against the storefront, it is ideal for grocery stores, gas stations, marinas, and other small businesses.  The Ice Merchant is accessible 24 hours a day and seven days a week, with the ability to function indoors or outdoors, and distribute bagged ice and water. This makes it the most reliable and versatile small-format ice vending machine on the market today.

“The smaller size makes it the perfect option to replace existing ice merchandisers and bulk water vendors at a variety of retail locations,” says IceBorn VP of Sales & Marketing Michael Little.

The Ice Merchant, like all of Ice House America’s ice vending machines, is outfitted with the SmartIce™ remote management system. This cloud-based management system allows merchants to control, update and monitor their icemaker from their smartphone, tablet, or home computer. Scheduling maintenance, tracking sales, and even providing discounts can be done in one click, from anywhere.

Ice Merchant ownership opportunities are now available for small business owners and entrepreneurs worldwide.   

About Ice House America:

Ice House America is headquartered in Jacksonville, FL and founded in 2003. With over 3,500 independently owned bagged ice and bulk water vending machines across 33 states, Ice House America represents the largest network of convenience ice producers. Ice House America has been recognized in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Franchise Brands and The Military Time’s Top New Franchises, Top Hot Trends and Best for Vets Franchise lists.

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