Who operates vending machines?
How can I find locations for my vending machines?
What type of vending machines should I purchase?
Where do I get the products to go in my vending machines
What if my vending machines need repair?
• Is vending profitable?
According to the 2004 Vending Times Census of the Industry, people in the U.S. deposited over 44 Billion Dollars into vending machines in 2004. Of that total over $22 Billion was packaged cold beverages and $9 Billion was snacks, confections and pastries. This trend has been increasing and only promises to grow.
• Who operates vending machines?
One of the most common misconceptions people interested in the vending business is that you are competing against the big players in the business. In fact family owned vending businesses with no additional employees, operate about one third the vending equipment. The downsizing of corporate America and the increase in small businesses over the last 10 years has built a growing customer base and enabled smaller family owned operations to be very profitable.
• How can I find locations for my vending machines?
Everyone either has or knows someone that has a business in need of vending services.
• What type of vending machines should I purchase?
The two largest vending categories locations typically need are snacks and drinks. The vending equipment you purchase should be a result of surveying the locations needs. Ask questions. Does the location have soda or snack? How many employees or customers does the location service every day? What is the width of doors in the location and can I get the equipment the location needs through them? Does the location have stairs? All these questions will help you determine the equipment a location needs. If you are not sure let us help you? Contact Us Today for a Free Profit Analysis and Location Survey. Let us help you determine the size of equipment you need.
• Where do I get the products to go in my vending machines
Did you know wholesale clubs stock a good variety of products for vending? Other sources for products are your local grocery stores and discount centers. They usually have specials on drink products that are hard to beat. For a complete line up of products there are foodservice distributors that carry an extensive selection of national brands at competitive prices.
• What if my vending machines need repair?
Most vending related issues can be resolved by the operator over the phone. Help is only has a phone call away. Call 1-800-833-4411 to receive FREE technical support. If the problem requires major service, we can dispatch a technician from our network of primary and secondary service centers to assist you.