Innovation That Matters

Personalized postcard vending

Travel & Tourism

Cosmocard machines combine photo booths with postcard vending. Berlin-based Cosmocard developed a machine that lets customers take their picture and have it printed on a themed postcard, all within 90 seconds. The six foot tall machines have been placed at several tourist-friendly locations in Berlin, including the Brandenburg Gate, allowing customers to work some authentic background scenery into their postcard portraits. Cosmocards are priced at EUR 3 per card. Another example of turning consumer gravanity into a fun product, that should appeal to vending machine entrepreneurs, and would make a crowd-pleasing addition to tourist attractions and souvenir shops everywhere. (For more gravanity inspired products and services, check out our previous articles on: banking cards, wrapping paper, wallpaper, confetti, and stamps.)


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