What to Expect when Starting a Vending Business

Starting a Vending Business // January 15, 2016 //

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Our goal, here at the Discount Vending Store, is to utilize our blog to answer as many of your vending questions as possible. Here are a few questions that are often asked by Newbies to Vending. Since we are merely Distributors of Vending machines, we can not tell you exactly how to start your business and how much you will make, but we are hear to help as needed.

  1. What are the startup costs in starting a vending machine business?

Of course, you’re going to have to buy a vending machine! We offer new vending machines and refurbished vending machines. Price is always a consideration when buying a vending machine for sale. Refurbished machines range from $2000 – $4000 with a three-month warranty and lifetime technical support. New machines range from $3500 – $6000 including a year warranty and lifetime technical support. You’ll need to find a location. Some people opt for Locators which cost $400 – $500. You’ll also need product for the vending machine. Product costs $200 – $300 per machine.

  1. How Do I Find a Vending Location?

There are plenty of great locators out there. We recommend googling ‘Vending Locators’ and then calling around to find the best one for you. You can get more information in our blog post: Should I Hire a Vending Locator? Owners can also elect to find great locations on their own.

  1. Where do I buy product for my new vending business?

We recommend that you buy product locally! There are no shipping costs and Sam’s Club and Costco have almost anything that you might need to stock your machine.

  1. Is there a market for Vending?

There are no guarantees in life, but Healthy Vending is very popular right now. Your success in vending depends on you, your service and your products. Healthy Vending is IN! Healthy Vending can kick out traditional vending machines in most businesses. Healthy Vending Machines can all use credit card readers – which boost sales. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act requires healthy options in schools. Healthy vending also appeals in gyms, hospitals and business locations like call-centers.


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