Carlene Petersen Soda Machine August 31st, 2018 - 12:08:14
In the vending business selling beverages from a soda machine is one of the easiest money makers. You will need to have a selection of different drinks such as bottled water juice and soda. Also needed would be a carefully thought out location to position your machine. Think carefully about the location of the machine because that one decision alone can make or break the business for you.
Soda bottling companies often provide the soda vending machines free of charge. However you do have to sign a contract saying that you will only purchase the supplies for the beverage vending machine from this company which can cut down on your profits. When you buy from the company you will receive discounts such as one free case of soda for every ten cases that you buy. The downside to buying all the sodas and other beverages from the company is that you will pay full price for the supplies.
Vending Miser on the other hand eliminates the hassle of unplugging the machine and eliminates the concern about shutting down a machine during is refrigeration cycle. It has been proven to save a significant amount of energy in various locations. Vending Miser requires no modification to the existing vending machine and can be used almost all soda machines. Vending Miser simply plugs in line with the soda or vending machines energy cord and the outlet. It has a motion/occupancy sensor (Passive Infrared Device) mounted above the machine and if no one is around for 15 minutes the machine will turn off the machine. But before shutting the machine down Vending Miser determines if the machine is running a refrigeration cycle and will not shut down during a refrigeration cycle.
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.