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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IceBorn Selected 2017 Top Franchise Brand By Entrepreneur Magazine

This First-Ever Ranking by Entrepreneur Acknowledges that IceBorn is one of the Top Franchise Brands in the U.S.

Ice House America, the pioneer in automated ice and water vending technology, is proud to announce that its franchise brand, IceBorn, has landed on Entrepreneur Magazine’s first-ever Top Franchise Brands list.  This list recognizes the 200 franchisors that have built the strongest brands, based on data submitted for Entrepreneur’s 2017 Franchise 500® ranking.

To determine which franchises have the strongest brands, Entrepreneur analyzed factors such as social media followers, system size, number of years in business, number of years franchising, and overall reputation—and looked at how they all combine to form lasting relationships with fans. IceBorn’s position on the ranking shows that the brand has truly made a name for itself through franchising.

Under the IceBorn brand, franchisees have access to three (3) ice and water vending machine models – all are freestanding, 24/7, automated retail ice and water destinations offering bagged or straight-to-cooler ice that is purified, clean and made on demand.  Depending on the IceBorn model, the initial investment ranges from $22,995 to $130,000 plus fees for site preparation, shipping and installation.

“IceBorn is thrilled to be included on Entrepreneur Magazine’s first ever Top Franchise Brand ranking. To be included with the likes of top brands in the country is an honor beyond comprehension and proves IceBorn’s continued growth strategy is on target,” says Michael Little, Vice President of Marketing, Ice House America.

“This list captures the essence of what makes a strong brand: It’s that perfect balance between consistency and constant evolution,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur. “The brands we highlight know exactly what they are, but they also embrace change.”

About Ice House America:
Ice House America, headquartered in Jacksonville, FL and founded in 2003, already has more than 3,000 installed and independently owned bagged ice vending machine locations in 32 states. There are over 100 corporate-owned bagged ice vending machine locations, with the balance independently owned and operated.  IceBorn has been recognized on multiple occasions by Entrepreneur Magazine and Military Times, including Top New Franchise, Top Hot Trends and Best for Vets Franchise, to name a few.

For more information regarding Ice House America ownership opportunities, please call 888-388-1590 or visit