You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! We know anything new is a bit challenging, that’s why we’ve listed some of your most common questions below. Search through the answers, or contact us and ask away!
A Smart Cup is a seemingly empty cup that transforms plain ol’ water—or any liquid for that matter—into a delicious, high-quality beverage.
Using our patented Smart Cups TechnologyTM, we print the beverage’s ingredients on the inside of a BPA-free, Greenware® bioplastic cup. When water (or the liquid of your choice) is added to the cup, the microcapsules containing the beverage ingredients dissolve transforming what seemed to be an empty cup into a refreshing beverage.
Just add water (or any other liquid) to your Smart Cup, and BAM! Enjoy whatever kind of drink you want, wherever you want, whenever you want.
Smart CupsTM taste best when they are filled all the way to the top.
About a minute.
Nope! Smart CupsTM mix themselves. Cool, right?
Yes. Just like a bag of potato chips left open over night will go stale, a container of Smart CupsTM is kept fresh by keeping its package tightly sealed.
Currently, Smart CupsTM are meant to be enjoyed using cold liquids only.
It’s a secret…Shhhhh! But just know each Smart Cup is made utilizing science-backed patented “print and stir” technology.
“Perfect pour” means that every Smart Cup is infused with the exact amount of ingredients needed for that size cup. This provides you with a perfectly proportioned drink that tastes exactly as it should—every single time. Great for bars or entertainment venues, our “perfect pour technology” cuts down on waste due to spillage or miscalculation.
You can, but who wants to haul all that liquid around when you can just purchase lightweight stacks of cups and add water when you need it? Plus, Smart CupsTM are customizable, compact, easy to store, and better for the environment, too.
Each Smart Cup will make one perfect drink.
Of course they do! Smart CupsTM takes great pride in sourcing the best ingredients and goes through great effort to ensure that each Smart Cup tastes just like the delicious, high-quality beverage listed on its label.
Yes. While this new technology may seem too good to be true, all of the materials used to create each delicious drink are food grade, made in California, and are in compliance with all state and federal regulations.
Yes, but most Smart CupsTM have a longer shelf life than normal beverages because our ingredients are kept dry. However, the better you take care of your Smart CupsTM, the longer they will last. Just like a bag of potato chips left open over night will go stale, a container of Smart CupsTM is kept fresh by keeping its package tightly sealed.
Nope! Just throw your Smart Cup in your backpack or purse and go. You can easily store your Smart CupsTM anywhere that is convenient for you.
No, in fact, Smart CupsTM are 100% sugar-free! Unlike top beverage brands that load their drinks with 20-40 grams of sugar per serving, Smart CupsTM sweetens theirs with either a zero-calorie sweetener or an all-natural one, like Stevia, making them the better choice for your health and your waist-line.
For the most part, Smart CupsTM are zero-calorie. But, just like traditional beverages, the caloric content of each Smart Cup will vary by product. To view this information, go to the specific product’s page and click on “Details” or check out the nutrition facts listed on the back of each package.
No, Smart CupsTM contain only natural flavors and colors.
Smart CupsTM are available now on our website, SmartCups.com, and on Amazon.com, too. We are always popping up in new retail chains, so sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know when Smart CupsTM is released for sale at a store near you.
The cost of each Smart CupsTM beverage varies. Visit each product page to find out more.
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Once you order, you will receive a shipping confirmation via email with a tracking number, so you can follow your Smart CupsTM shipment.
You can follow your Smart CupsTM shipment with the tracking code you receive after your order has been placed.
No, Smart CupsTM are not printed on just any cup. Smart CupsTM are made with a Greenware® bioplastic that is made from a PLA-based material called Ingeo™, which is annually renewable and can be commercially composted.
“PLA” stands for polylactic acid, or Polylactide, a versatile polymer produced by NatureWorks LLC to make its Greenware® bioplastic cups. PLA is made from lactic acid, and lactic acid is made from dextrose by fermentation. Dextrose is made from starch, and starch is produced from plant sources, such as corn.
Smart CupsTM are completely BPA-free. Bisphenol-A (BPA) is not used, directly or indirectly, in the manufacture of any Smart CupsTM products.
No! In fact, Smart CupsTM is an eco-friendly innovation; the portability and storability of Smart CupsTM mean a reduction in a distributor’s carbon footprint and its plant-based, commercially compostable cups keeps plastic out of our landfills and harmful chemicals out of our air.
Smart CupsTM are Greenware® products made entirely of bioplastic and are commercially compostable. Find your local commercial composting center here: http://www.findacomposter.com/
Smart CupsTM are designed to make only one beverage, but a Smart Cup is still a cup. So after you’re done drinking it, you’re welcome to use the cup however you’d like.
Smart CupsTM can radically reduce a company’s carbon footprint by decreasing its shipping, storage and production needs. The same truck that once delivered roughly twenty-five to fifty thousand cans or bottles of your favorite beverage could theoretically now deliver a few hundred thousand, and possibly a million Smart CupsTM. Plus, all of those cups are more compact and lighter in weight, making them less complex to produce and requiring less space to store.
The reduction of the need for bottles alone will decrease an organization’s waste output. With the addition of a dramatic reduction in shipping, storage and production of these bottles, Smart CupsTM will revolutionize a company’s eco-friendliness in the marketplace.
There are countless reasons. The most important are your decreased storage needs, your ability to increase profits by offering a wider-range of products and the “perfect pour” technology that cuts waste and wait times for your customers, and the capacity to offer fresh flavors without worrying about breaking any health code regulations.
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The bottom line is that you will reduce your expenses, boost your sales and increase your profits. The portability and storability of Smart CupsTM will allow you to stock more product—so the same truck that once delivered twenty-five thousand cans or bottles of your favorite beverage will now be able to deliver a few hundred thousand, and possibly a million Smart CupsTM. The innovative technology behind Smart CupsTM will increase the “cool” appeal of a brand, which inevitably will open up previously untapped markets. You will also revolutionize your brand with Smart CupsTM cool technology and demonstrate how much your company cares about the environment by going green.
Get ready to boost your brand! Thanks to the compactness and convenience of Smart
CupsTM, you can get your product into the hands of previously untapped vendors and consumers: Vendors with storage limits can easily accommodate packages of Smart CupsTM without worrying about waste from spoiled ingredients or maintaining complex health code regulations, while consumers can readily tote Smart Cups around wherever they go.
Smart CupsTM is a standout technology that will revolutionize the beverage industry, and your company along with it. Smart CupsTM will transform your brand image with its eco-friendliness and versatile product delivery system, which can package anything from children’s drinks to coffee and teas, ensuring that you stand out from your competition. In addition, you can dramatically reduce your shipping and storage costs, and decrease expenses for refrigeration and lost revenue for waste and spillage—and that changes the game in terms of bottom line cost-effectiveness. The humanitarian applications further Smart CupsTM capacity for you to stand out, with the ability to deliver medications and safe water to disaster areas and under-developed regions.
Man, the savings are huge! Because a package of empty Smart CupsTM is lighter and more compact than a case of cans or bottles filled with liquid, the utilization of Smart CupsTM means a dramatic reduction in shipping and storage costs. This means that the same truck that once delivered twenty-five thousand cans or bottles of your favorite beverage will now be able to deliver a few hundred thousand, and possibly a million Smart CupsTM. The encapsulated nature of the ingredients means that there are no refrigeration costs for fresh ingredients, nor is revenue lost to spoiled ingredients. Thanks to Smart CupsTM’ “perfect pour” technology, product loss due to human error is significantly reduced as well.
Because Smart CupsTM has a broad range of applications for the beverage industry, you have the ability to meet the needs of more consumers—from the busy soccer mom who lugs around a bag of sports drinks to the urban executive who wants a smarter way to enjoy his morning coffee. The portability and storability of Smart CupsTM drastically decreases your shipping and storage costs, and also opens up new ways to sell a variety beverages without the hassle of needing lots of space or refrigeration to keep ingredients fresh. Smart CupsTM will give your company a boost in sales as consumers are drawn to the product that boasts both the “cool” cache and a green technology.
With the built-in “perfect pour” technology of Smart CupsTM, you can guarantee that every drink you serve is made with exactly the right amount of ingredients—significantly cutting down waste and prep time.
Smart CupsTM has the ability to make a difference for humanitarian efforts. The Pharmaceutical Integrated Delivery Program (IDP) cup has the capacity to deliver a predetermined dosage of most orally administered medicines, with latent or immediate bioavailability, while the single-use water purification cup could instantly clean contaminated water, making it safe to drink. Smart CupsTM can additionally be used in lieu of traditional vaccination delivery methods as well as ways to deliver pharmaceutical-grade iodine, fluoride, folic acid and other supplements.
Currently, additional applications are being developed to widen Smart Cups TechnologyTM. The technology inside of a Smart Cup can provide the same end result as traditional medications, supplements, vaccinations and water purification systems.
We are working on future capabilities, so that Smart CupsTM can provide boots-on-the-ground support for emergencies such as natural disasters and disease outbreaks so relief workers can deliver the same aid from medications, supplements and vaccines in a more efficient, functional way.