How to use Cash App Vending Machine? A Complete Guide..

Using Cash App adds value to the multiple benefits already offered by Vending Machine.

The vending machine is another great invention to save human beings from doing tedious work of sitting idle for long hours in the shop and to make optimal use of available human resources. It has become revolutionary at busy public places such as airports, bus stops, stadiums, etc., where limited space is a cause of concern.

Vending machines are evolving into better versions of themselves. Nowadays, there are various types of vending machines that have touch-panel, cashless, touch-less and what not, which has made its usage more convenient.

In the era of mobile phones, carrying physical cash has become clumsy and people tend to avoid this. Most of the people use digital cash. You can use mobile applications, credit/debit cards, e-wallets to access and make payments on cashless vending machines. Cash App, a US based money transfer service offers ways to use vending machines that we will discuss further in this article.

Can you use Cash App on Vending Machine?

Broadly classifying, there are two types of vending machines that are cash type and cash-less type. Yes, you can use Cash App on Vending Machines. However, you can only use Cash App on cashless vending machines and not on cash-type machines.

But you need not worry as more and more merchants are turning their cash-type vending machines into cashless vending machines by the use of hardware attachments because of the ease-of-use and benefits offered by them.

How to use Cashless Vending Machine?

using touchless vending machine

There are ways to use cashless vending machine and to pay for it. You can use vendor’s mobile application, credit/debit card and mobile wallet to access Cashless Vending Machine.

Touchless vending machines come with a mobile application that you can use to fully access the vending machine, such as selecting order, choosing quantity, checking nutritional value and making payment all without touching the vending machine. You just have to scan the QR Code on Vending Machine from your mobile and you are ready to use the vending machine from your mobile device.

You can operate other cashless vending machines by pressing the physical buttons or tapping the touch panel. On the cashless machine, you can pay via swiping debit/ credit card on the card reader or by scanning the QR code displayed on the screen at the time of payment from your e-wallet such as Cash App Pay, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and many more. We will focus on the complete method to use Cash App on Vending Machine in the next section.

Note: Virtual cards are not accepted at cashless vending machines.

What are all the ways to use Cash App on Vending Machine?

Cash App comes with Cash App Pay integration within the app. Also, you can get yourself a Cash App Card or Cash Card which is a Visa Debit Card by applying through the mobile application itself. So you can use both the functionalities to use Cash App on Vending Machine.

There are two methods to use Cash App on Vending Machine that we are going to discuss:

Method 1 of 2: Using Cash App Pay

Cash App Pay on vending machine

You can use Cash App Pay to pay on cashless vending machine by following the below steps:

  1. Firstly select the order and quantity on the vending machine.
  2. Open the Cash App application and tap the QR Scanner on the top left corner of the home screen.
  3. Scan the QR Code on vending machine or follow the instructions to produce a QR code for the payment.
  4. After successfully scanning, enter and confirm the bill payment from the mobile application and you are ready to go.

To know more about Cash App Pay click here.

Method 2 of 2: Using Cash Card

Cash Card on Vending Machine

You can use Cash Card to pay on cashless vending machines by following the below steps (exact steps may vary model to model):

  1. Firstly select the order and quantity from the vending machine.
  2. Once the amount is displayed, swipe the Cash Card in the card reader.
  3. Enter the Cash Card pin to confirm the order.

Note: Virtual Cards (including Virtual Cash Card) are not accepted at Cashless Vending Machines.

Can you use Touchless Vending Machine with Cash App?

No, you cannot use Touchless Vending Machine from Cash App. Cash App is a money-transfer service application, and is not authorized by the vendor. So there is no way you can access the vending machine from Cash App to order products.

The only thing you can do in a touchless vending machine from Cash App is to make a payment. You can select your order from the machine if it is touch-enabled else you would need to so from the machine’s authorized application.

To use a cashless vending machine, you need to have an authorized app installed on your cell phone, using which you can make purchase directly from the phone without touching the vending machine even once.

Follow these steps to use a Touchless Vending Machine:

  1. Firstly open the authorized application (usually mentioned on the Vending Machine).
  2. Scan the ‘QR code for touchless process’ from the application.
  3. Upon successfully scanning, select the order and quantity from the mobile.
  4. Proceed to pay the amount.
  5. Select the payment option.
  6. Follow the instructions to pay and you are ready to go.

How can you raise refund on a Vending Machine purchase?

In case of malfunctioning of vending machine or returning the product for any reason, you must contact the vendor for a refund.

It is totally up to vendor if he wishes to refund the amount and all the contact details of the vendor would be listed on the machine or you can get in touch with the customer care team.

If the vendor has initiated the refund from his side and you have not received the refund yet, then you must contact the transaction service provider which is Cash App in our case.

What are the benefits of using Cash App on Vending Machine?

These are the benefits of using Cash App on a Vending Machine:

  • Customer Convenience

Mobile phones have become a part of lifestyle because of its multiple uses, so most people carry their mobile phone while going outside. Also, bank cards are easy to carry because of its compact size. So using Cash App or Cash Card keeps you away from the hassle of carrying cash clumsily.

  • Offers and Discounts

Cash App offers loyalty rewards to its customers and comes up with various offers for discounts and cashback which you can avail yourself by using Cash App pay or Cash Card on the machine.

  • Security

According to official Cash App website, Cash App uses best-in-class fraud detection and encryption technology as It encrypts your transactions and saves the same on its secure servers.


In this article, we have discussed the various ways of using the payment platform on Vending Machine. Since Cash App is not a vendor’s authorized app, you cannot use vendor’s touchless machine with Cash App.

This article also discussed using touchless vending machine smoothly with the vendor’s application. If you are new and want to know how to use a vending machine kindly click here.


Can I tap to pay with Cash App?
No, you cannot use Tap To Pay with Cash App. However, you can use Cash App Pay on vending machines by scanning the QR code.

How do I scan Cash App into Vending Machine?
Open the Cash App, tap the QR code logo in the top left of home screen. The rear camera will open then scan the QR code displayed on vending machine.

Can I access a touchless vending machine using Cash App?
No, you cannot access touchless vending machine with Cash App. You need vendor’s authorized application to use touchless vending machine.

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