Odessa Obrien Soda Machine July 09th, 2017 - 01:32:14
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.
If you have a soda machine on your property and you pay for electricity to run that machine you could be spending a decent amount of money providing electricity to it at times that no one is around. The result is a significant amount of wasted money and energy over the course of a year. In some areas its costs over $500 per year to operate a soda machine. There are a few options to solving this challenge including: removing the lights (delamping) unplugging putting it on a timer and installing VendingMiser.
Product Selection - You need to get the right products in front of the right people. People are obsessed with getting great locations but thats not it. A great location will only bring you half of the way. You need to get the right products in front of the people at the business or they will never use your machines. I would go so far as to even say that product selection is more important than the location itself.
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.