San Francisco, CA (RestaurantNews.com) Vessl, the in-venue portable smartphone charging and mobile marketing solution, is pleased to announce a partnership with The Pelican Group, a national vending equipment management company. The alliance between the two companies will expand Vessl’s distribution nationally, and gives The Pelican Group a new portfolio product that answers the ever-increasing demand for smartphone charging in many client locations. Vessl’s CEO Brenton Gieser adds: “This partnership is more than a win-win for both Vessl and The Pelican Group, it’s a win for our current and future clients as both companies have the primary objective of adding unique value to their clients through helping improve their guest experience.”
Early this year, Connect Group Enterprises, a company with offices in San Francisco and Seoul, South Korea, launched Vessl in the U.S. after success in both Korea and Japan. The elegant, easy-to-use device quickly caught on as an affordable and management-friendly way to give restaurant, bar, café and hotel patrons a way to charge their smartphones while in-venue. Delighted with the customer-service benefits of the device, the food and beverage industry quickly adopted Vessl’s proximity marketing and branding capabilities. Custom branding, QR codes and NFC technology give promotional power to Vessl chargers, allowing establishments to publicize events, specials, loyalty clubs and websites to customers while they charge their smartphone in-venue. This gives great value-add to Vessl as a tool for managers to provide a much-needed customer service while increasing engagement, and revenue, via mobile marketing.
The Pelican Group was founded in 1993 with a focus on improving customer experiences and their clients’ revenue via vending and amusement equipment management. Their client base includes Regal Entertainment Group (549 movie theatres in 39 states), restaurant chains TGI Friday’s and Buffalo Wild Wings, Costco Wholesale, WorldMark and TrendWest Resorts, by Wyndam, and San Francisco and San Jose international airports. By partnering with technology leaders, The Pelican Group provides resources and innovative vending solutions in digital music, interactive gaming, vending machines with wireless reporting, bulk vending and ATMs. With the Vessl partnership, The Pelican Group is responding to the in-venue charging needs that their clients –and their clients’ customers– are demanding.
Both companies affirm that the partnership will provide the most user-friendly, in-venue charging solution available to restaurants and other public establishments nationwide.