Apple’s Latest Attraction takes FEC’s to Hollywood with 1st shipment of Photo Studio Deluxe
The first production unit of Apple Industries’ landmark new product, Face Place Photo Studio Deluxe, has been installed at the flagship unit of PINSTACK located in Plano, Texas a suburb of Dallas – and quickly established itself as an unprecedented moneymaker.
The product literally had lines of customers waiting to use it during a recent Saturday night, a reaction that is continuing as word of mouth spreads the excitement. Pinstack’s initial earnings figures confirmed what preliminary test earnings had suggested: that in a high-traffic location, the unit can earn thousands — of dollars per week.
After just four days of earnings, Photo Studio Deluxe ranked #5 against a full week’s earnings by every other machine in this lavish 50,000 sq. ft. entertainment center. However, this remarkable performance was no surprise to PINSTACK’S Vice President of Opertations, Brian Cohen.
According to Cohen, “The first time I saw Face Place Photo Studio Deluxe at the IAAPA Show last year, I said: This amazing machine is going to be a major attraction for my locations. Not only will it earn commanding revenues in its own right; it will drive more customer traffic to my location. It will definitely create a buzz, an atmosphere, that makes people excited to be here. Now that we’ve installed the ‘Studio’ on our floor, I am delighted to say it is meeting and even exceeding those expectations.
“And,” said Cohen, “unlike so many pieces of equipment which lose their appeal over time, Photo Studio Deluxe offers the timeless appeal of photography, enhanced with the continual free updates of software, themes and video-based scenarios that will keep it fresh and evergreen for as long as it’s on location. We couldn’t be more pleased.”
Photo Studio Deluxe is a 90 x 70 x 66 inch “movie studio on location,” designed to serve 7 or 8 customers at a time for group stills and videos. Operators can charge – and get — $10 per vend for the experience. When everyone in the group orders extra prints and uploads for themselves, a single “group customer” can easily generate $30, $40, $50 or even more per use.
“Distributors worldwide are clamoring for us to deliver Photo Studio Deluxe as fast as we can manufacture them,” said Apple Industries CEO Allen Weisberg. “We were backordered with high-volume purchase orders before the first unit shipped. We’re building as quickly as possible to satisfy the initial wave of orders, and as news spreads about the earnings at PINSTACK, fresh orders are coming in every day!”
At a $5 to $10 per vend price and $5 or $10 per upsell, Photo Studio Deluxe needs just 75 to 150 customer uses a week or from 10-25 transactions a day to generate thousands of dollars per week! PINSTACK’S initial cashbox proves that these numbers are entirely realistic.
Apple Industries Inc. is the world’s leading provider of consumer digital imaging solutions for retail environments. Apple Industries manufactures, markets and sells the award winning line of Face Place digital photo booths. Face Place photo booths contain Smile 2.0 software which allows customers to purchase photo strips, 4×6 photos, and to share their photos directly from the photo booths by email, Facebook or Twitter. Apple Industries has been in the photo, vending, coin-operated machine and event planning industries for more than 30 years. The company’s website is www.faceplacephoto.com; the telephone number is (516) 619-8000.