Things to Consider Before Starting a Vending Business
So you think you want to be your own boss and you feel that a vending business is the right way to go.
Great, now the fun begins: With just a few machines, owning a vending route will only require part time effort. Typically, route owners schedule to service all of their machines on the same day each week. This plan eases the time commitment depending on the proximity of your machine locations and the number of machines owned. There are several types of machines that you can own and each has its own appeal. Bulk candy vending machines sell one type of candy per machine. Combo vending machines sell both snacks and sodas. Soda machines can typically stock 12 oz cans, 16 oz cans, 16 oz & 20 oz bottles. Healthy vending machines stock items for health conscious consumers. The thing that we’ve found to be most profitable in this industry is to go with an overarching healthy theme while stocking a few tried and true favorites that might be considered junk food. No matter what stage of ownership you’re in, you can always benefit from evaluating how to best increase your profits. When evaluating a potential purchase, think about the warranties offered and if technical support is offered for your purchase. Another factor to consider is if your price includes tax and shipping. At The Discount Vending Store, we sell 75% of our machines to new startup companies so we understand the need for additional tech support, warranties, and we offer all the necessary information about starting up your business!