Once you’ve decided to provide more value to your customers (and more revenue to you) by installing an ATM machine, the next question to ask yourself is: “Which ATM machine is best for my business?” Fortunately, these machines come in many shapes, sizes and installation types, so there’s a good solution for almost every type of business. The following overview should give you an idea of what’s available so you can make an informed decision about the best solution for you.
Standalone ATM machines
Perhaps the most common type of ATM for commercial businesses, the standalone variety is easy to place and can be moved to a variety of high-traffic locations in the store with minimal effort. This type of machine is optimal for businesses with ample space, as well as those who want the freedom to move the machine as the needs of the space evolve.
Through-the-wall ATM machines
Another installation option is to get an ATM that mounts directly into a wall. This solution can be optimal for businesses who have a high-profile wall space, minimal floor space and/or desire more security. The potential disadvantage is that through-the-wall machines are effectively permanent, so you want to be certain of the placement location before installing it.
Countertop ATM machines
For businesses who have limited space in general, a countertop ATM may be the perfect solution. These units are compact and easily mounted onto a counter, and they can provide added convenience for patrons at restaurant and bar establishments who need spur-of-the-moment cash. The downsides are that you will have to sacrifice some counter space, and that smaller ATM machines may need to be reloaded more often.
Outdoor ATM machines
If you have ample external wall space and don’t mind the extra effort to install, an outdoor ATM can be an excellent solution. The greatest advantage here is that an outdoor ATM is accessible 24/7 so you can generate revenue around-the-clock, even when you’re closed. The innate challenges with an outdoor ATM are that you must make an extra effort to protect it from the elements—for example, placing it under an overhang, placing plastic shielding over the sensitive parts of the machine, providing electric heaters to keep electronics from getting too cold, etc. Outdoor ATMs may also be vulnerable to tampering, so you’ll need to inspect the machine regularly for security reasons.
Whichever type of ATM machine works best for your business, make sure you get a high-quality machine from a respected manufacturer, one that is reliable and low-maintenance. To ensure the best levels of quality, AtmMachines.com, LLC only sells and places machines from top manufacturers like Hyosung, Genmega and Triton, all of which make ATMs with a variety of features to suit many different types of companies. To learn more about which machine is right for you, call us today at 1-866-295-2329.