AVT Partners with Automated Express Propane to Pilot Self-Service Purchase and Exchange System

Innovative automated system will revolutionize the $49.1 billion U.S. propane market

Nov 18, 2013, 08:55 ET from AVT, Inc.

CORONA, Calif., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AVT, Inc. (OTC Markets: AVTC) (www.autoretail.com), a leader in automated retailing systems, micro-stores and kiosks, announced that they have launched a pilot program with Automated Express Propane, Inc. to test consumer acceptance and favorability of their self-service propane purchase and exchange kiosk. The consumer-friendly systems are being placed in select markets beginning next month.

AVT's new system allows customers to purchase or exchange a 5-gallon propane tank quickly and easily. With a swipe of a credit card, a bright touchscreen comes to life, and within a few seconds a door opens and makes a brand new tank available for pick up. No store employees are needed, no waiting, and no delays.

"We believe in empowering consumers," said Shannon Illingworth, Founder and Chairman of AVT, Inc. "After receiving numerous requests from manufacturers and retailers for an automated propane platform, we developed a game-changing system that will transform an entire industry and redefine how people buy and exchange propane tanks," he added. "The old fashioned method of chaining or locking up tanks, and making a customer hunt down a store employee to facilitate a simple exchange, will rapidly evaporate as our new, clean, convenient system spreads across the nation,"

Propane is used by more than 12.6 million U.S. households for space heating, barbeques, recreational vehicles, cooking, decorative heaters, fire pits, and daily living needs. As a domestically sourced fuel, propane is good for our nation's energy independence and economy.

For more information on Automated Express Propane, or to learn about AVT's full line of automated retailing systems, contact the company at (877) 424-3663, or visit the website at: www.autoretail.com.