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Competition

Water Vending

Standard

We are the only ice vending manufacturer that includes water vending as a standard on every machine. Our Five Stage Ultra Filtration System, originally developed for McDonald’s to ensure that signature great taste, also comes standard on every machine.

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Competition

OPTIONAL

It costs you thousands of dollars in optional upgrades to add water vending to your business. And it will cost thousands more to add an overpriced and wasteful Reverse Osmosis filtration system. If you opt out of RO? Then you get a cheap, off-the-shelf filter.

Size/Footprint

More Locations

At 20 square feet, our machines have the smallest footprint of any in their class, taking up only half a parking spot.

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LESS LOCATIONS

The smallest of their machines take up at least a full parking spot, and they often go larger, making it more difficult to find a good placement.

Mechanical

ONE MOVING PART

Our patented VersaVend technology means there’s only one moving part – and because of this revolutionary technology, we haven’t had a single jam in over 7 million vends – and counting!

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SEVERAL MOVING PARTS

They have several moving parts – beater bars, augers, several electric motors – that’s a lot more to break down or have costly maintenance issues with.

Ice/water waste

VEND EVERY CUBE

With VersaVend, you can sell every last cube, because our machines only make ice you can make money on. We don’t use Reverse Osmosis, but rather the same filtration system designed for McDonald’s to make clean, great-tasting water. Our Cold Fusion technology also recycles the excess cold water to chill the incoming warm water, saving you electricity and prolonging the life of your ice maker in the process.

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WASTES WATER AND ICE

Only the ice in reach of the beater bars gets agitated which causes ice bridging, meaning a portion of your product is unsellable. The metal beater bars can also crush the ice into chips, causing it to melt faster and providing customers with a lower-quality product.  Our competitors also use Reverse Osmosis to filter their water, which wastes a lot of water and electricity – not to mention the costly filters and slow recovery time.

Installation

SIMPLE PLUG-AND-PLAY

We sell you a business in a box. You won’t need special equipment, either – our machines are delivered in one piece on a truck with a lift gate, and installation is so simple you can start making ice the very first day.

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Competition

NEEDS COMPLICATED EQUIPMENT

You will potentially need cranes, boom trucks, forklifts, equipment operators, and/or contractors to assemble the machine which is shipped in multiple pieces. Installation takes much longer and oftentimes you won’t be able to start selling your product until the next day.

Bulk Vending

SAVE MONEY AND BAGS

Bulk vending is what originally made ice vending so popular – so that’s why it comes standard on every single machine at Everest. This is not only an eco-friendly alternative to auto-bagging machines, but it also saves you money since the bags are the most expensive part of each transaction.

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Competition

MORE PLASTIC WASTE

Most competitors do not offer bulk vending as a standard – or at all. This leads to higher expenses and more plastic waste and litter from customers who intend to fill their own containers.

Bag Vending

SIMPLE AND SECURE

Not only do we offer bulk vending, but we also offer bag vending for your customers’ convenience. The bags are behind a locked panel that opens after the transaction has started to eliminate bag theft.

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MORE MAINTENANCE ISSUES

Most of our competitors use machines that auto-bag the ice, requiring additional sensors, blower motors, and other moving parts that could cause issues. The #1 cause for jams in ice vending machines is bag failure, so having complicated mechanisms on the inside just to auto-bag the ice only leads to increased maintenance issues and downtime – neither of which is convenient for your customers.

Credit Card Readers/Bill and Coin Acceptors

CUSTOMER HAS CHOICES

Both credit card readers AND bill and coin acceptors are standard on every Everest VX machine. Don’t alienate customers or pay extra for the tools you need for a successful business.

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ALIENATES CUSTOMERS

Most other ice vending manufacturers charge extra for either credit card readers or bill and coin acceptors – you could end up spending over $1,000 just to get them included on your machine.

Education

FREE AND EXPANSIVE

Once you buy your machine, we offer a free and comprehensive educational resource called “Everest University” where you can browse our library of videos that tell you exactly how to take care of your machine.

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LIMITED AND EXPENSIVE

You will have to spend hundreds of dollars for access to limited – and sometimes outdated – information, IF they even have it available. Many companies don’t.

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Competition

Cold Fusion

SAVE ENERGY

Everest’s patented Cold Fusion technology recycles the excess chilled water to cool the incoming warm water, saving you water AND electricity. Cold Fusion also produces ice more efficiently and extends the life of your ice maker in the long run.

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LESS EFFICIENT

No other company uses Cold Fusion, so that excess chilled water is wasted down the drain. The ice makers in those machines also have to work harder to cool the incoming water, costing you more in electricity, causing more wear-and-tear, AND making less ice overall.

All Season Insulation Package

HIGH QUALITY PROTECTION

With Everest’s All Season Insulation Package option, a superior industrial-grade, solid foam-core insulation is installed in the walls and ceiling.

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CHEAP MATERIAL, COSTLY OPTION

Our competitors only use a spray-in insulation, leaving the machine more susceptible to the weather.

Ice Shield Ozone Disinfection

LESS MAINTENANCE NEEDED

Income is truly passive with our Safe Ice system which uses Ozone to disinfect the entire ice path – from the ice maker to the bag or cooler. It kills viruses, bacteria, mold, and mildew, it’s 3,000 times more effective than chlorine, and it leaves zero residue. Ice Shield also means there is drastically less maintenance and cleaning for you to do on your machine, so you can rest easy knowing you’re serving safe, sanitary ice.

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NO ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS

No other competitor offers Ozone disinfection. That means more time, effort, and money spent on maintenance and general upkeep.

Custom Branding

HIGH QUALITY CUSTOMIZATION

This is YOUR business, so we offer a custom branding package where our graphic design team will work with you to match an existing logo or create an entirely new one to personalize your business. And it’s a one-time fee – so if you decide to scale up and get a second machine in the future, you’ll already be covered!

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Competition

LIMITED AND SMALL

Most don’t offer custom branding, but if they do it’s usually very limited in space and design – remember, these companies are selling you their names, too.

Water Vending

STANDARD

Water vending comes standard on every machine at Everest – and so does the high-quality Five Stage Ultra Filtration system it comes with.

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Competition

OVERPRICED OPTIONS

Water vending does not come standard on any other ice vending machine. It is an option that, including the expensive filtration system, will add anywhere from $5,000-$10,000 to your initial purchase price.

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Frames

STRONG POWDER COATED STEEL

We use a strong steel frame which we treat, prime, and powder coat to protect it from corrosion. The powder coating, which is tested to endure up to 6,000 hours of a nonstop salt spray test, ensures your machine is well-protected against the elements. Plus, our acrylic panels – which have a higher UV tolerance than Lexan – will keep your machine looking as vivid as day one!

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WEAK, CORROSIVE ALUMINUM

Our competitors use aluminum, a weaker metal that can corrode. They are also covered in Lexan panels which can’t be polished and will yellow under prolonged UV exposure.

Ice maker protection

PROTECTED

Your ice maker is protected by the steel frame and TWO T-bar locks that secure into a “theft guard” bracket.

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Competition

EXPOSED

The ice maker is on top of the machine (covered by a canopy at best), exposing it to theft, vandalism, and the weather.

Security/Locks

STRONG AND SECURE

We are the only manufacturer in the industry to offer not just one, but TWO T-bar locks that secure into a “theft guard” bracket. We also implement a series of high-security latching mechanisms, brackets, and thick gauge steel members that protect the hinges and panels from damage, theft, and vandalism.

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WEAK AND AT RISK

Our competitors use weaker and fewer locks and security components in addition to using aluminum, a weaker metal frame that is more susceptible to damage.

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Remote Management

AFFORDABLE AND USER-FRIENDLY

We offer Basecamp, the most extensive, robust, and reliable remote monitoring system in the industry.

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COSTLY AND LIMITED

Our competitors offer various overpriced and underperforming remote applications.

Licensing/Franchise Fees

NONE

We aren’t a franchise, and we won’t charge you for the tools you need to succeed. This is your business – we’re not here to make a profit off of you, we’re just here to help.

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REQUIRED

Our competitors will charge you hundreds in fees just to use their name. If you refuse, you lose access to support, purchasing new parts, and more.

Service/Maintenance Fees

ALWAYS FREE

You will never have to pay to talk to the Everest Service Team. We are here to help support your business and answer any questions we can.

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EXPENSIVE CONTRACTS

It will cost you hundreds of dollars every year just to have access to our competitors’ service teams.

Delivery/Installation

SIMPLE AND STRAIGHTFORWARD

We charge a flat delivery fee, and with our plug-and-play easy installation, you don’t have to worry about renting or buying expensive equipment.

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COMPLICATED AND COSTLY

It will cost thousands for delivery, and several thousands more for the complex installation which requires expensive equipment and licensed operators. Other companies also break it into several fees so that, by the time it all adds up, you’re looking at a minimum of $4,000 just to get your machine set up.

Pricing

MOST STANDARD FEATURES

Our pricing is straightforward, and we only sell you what you need. We offer the most standard features in the industry because we want your business to be successful.

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THOUSANDS IN OPTIONAL ADD-ONS

Their pricing is often confusing and misleading; they quote you a certain price but then offer tons of expensive options, adding thousands to your purchase price – and some of these options are basic, like credit card readers or bill and coin acceptors. You shouldn’t be upcharged for the basics.