Vol. 1 Issue #3                         October 1, 1998

Offering news and tips concerning the Public Internet 
Industry.  Each month we will bring you the latest information on 
what's hot and what's not when it comes to offering Internet Access 
to the public.  Please feel free to contact us with any information 
or feedback you may wish to contribute (yes, we will be publishing 
contributing articles).  We look forward to hearing from you!


You've all been there.

Hot summer day, thirsty as dirt and you 
see the shining Soda Machine lurking in the 
distance.  You reach for that sweaty dollar 
bill and try your luck at the roulette 
whee- I mean bill acceptor.

Dollar goes in.  Dollar comes out.

Dollar goes in.  Dollar comes out.

Machine gets kicked.  No soda comes out.

And yet these acceptors seem to be everywhere.  
The reason is simple. Everyone has a dollar.  
They might not have coins or credit cards,
but they have a dollar.  If your looking for 
maximum usage (and maximum frustration) you 
need to be using a dollar bill acceptor.

As a basic rule of thumb, go with the payment 
mechanism that matches the basic spending unit 
for that location.

Laundromats and arcades should be taking coins.  
Restaurants, bars and cafes work best with the 
bill acceptors.  Airports, Hotels and Convention 
Centers will embrace the Credit Card.

What else is there?  Well there are the options 
of going with pre-paid internet cards and smart 
cards. The internet cards hold no real value.  
They simply display a username and password 
on a card with the location's logo and instructions
on the back.

Individuals use this card to access time reserved 
on the machine.  Its inexpensive and efficient, but
accounts would need to be set up ahead of time 
(data entry, fun!)

Smart Cards are slowly but surely making their way 
to mainstream.  They store time information right
on the card eliminating the need for updating the
terminals.  The downside? They don't come cheap 
and they need special equipment for reading and
writing to them.  As the technology advances,
so does the demand for these gems.

Many issues must be considered when choosing your 
payment device.  Collecting the funds can be the
deciding factor.  Dollar bill and coin acceptors
need to be theft and tamper proof, or they will
be in constant need of repair or replacement.
Be sure to collect the money at regular intervals
to avoid frequent jams.

Credit and Smart Cards offer you more security
and less headaches, but you generally experience
a large decline in usage.  Nothing is easier than 
dropping a coin or a bill into a vending unit, and
the usage proves it.

As technology advances, these choices will become
more clear.  For the time being, however, consider
your payment mechanism carefully - it will be your
best friend or your worst enemy!

Thanks for reading, and I look forward to our 
next issue.

IVM Manual is now available for sale at the Web Site.

This guide offers all of the information necessary to 
start your own Internet Vending Business.  Everything 
from placement contracts to bulk mailing samples is 
included in this package.  How many businesses
can you start for $59?  This price gets you started 
on the ground floor of a revolutionary new 
communications product.  Why not get
started today?

Automated Credit Card Processing will be active by 
early next week. The entire manual can be emailed to 
you within minutes of entering your order.  
Start your very own Internet Vending Business
with a click of a button! 

Next Month's Issue - Which Applications Are People Using?

Ben Mannino
Media 1 Inc.

Providing Public Internet Software, Kiosks and Equipment
to an exciting new marketplace

Thanks Kinetic!

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