Alyson Brewer Soda Machine November 22nd, 2017 - 12:02:36
A great place to pick up used machines is Craigslist and eBay. Also make sure to look in your local yellow pages for vending companies. Most medium sized cities have vending companies and they very often have used machines for sale that they are no longer using. One of the main issues though with getting used machines is keeping track of all the different product selections. Getting the product selection right is paramount to running a successful vending business. Thats why I suggest using a vending management solution so you can keep track of all of your different sodas in each machine.
The machine recommended for a small restaurant may be quite different from one that is recommended for an amusement park or a big hotel. Again the type and size of a dispenser of soda would also depend on the number of sodas one wants to be dispensed from the system; a hotel having a bar may need more number of dispensers and a bigger size than one in a roadside restaurant. The size and right choice would also depend on the number of clients and also the long term business plan that one has.
Business Plan - You need to have a business plan for you snack and soda business or you are destined to fail. You need to know if you are buying used or new machines combo or individual etc. You need to know if youre going to vend cans or bottles. There are so many different variables and you need to figure them out before you go into business. Make a plan that makes sense for you and go with it.
Airports shopping malls and other strategic locations where there is high people traffic are prime places for soda vending machines. Often when out shopping people want a cool refreshing drink and they dont want to go into a restaurant and sit down. With the beverage vending machine you will find that at certain times of the year business is better than others. Summer is the time when cold soda sells best from the soda vending machines so you do have to be prepared for a slow down in business when winter arrives.