Colette Hurley Soda Machine August 23rd, 2018 - 16:05:55
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.
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.
Switching out the soda and replacing that product with others will be a way to continue to profit from the soda machine. Other locations that are strategic places for locating your machine are airports the shopping malls. All these are high traffic areas ad there ideal for the machine. The biggest challenge is finding the most strategic location. The machine will be a welcome sight to shoppers who are thirsty and do not want to go to a restaurant to satisfy that thirst. Business with the soda machine is better at some times of the year than at other times. The best time for the selling of cold soda through the soda machine id in the summer and the slowest time is in the winter. The biggest hurdle is finding a location that will be the most profitable for the type of drink or snack machines you will offer.
One of the problems with the soda vending machines is that you usually have to make a decision to go with one product per machine. For example if you get a Pepsi machine it will be filled with Pepsi Diet Pepsi Caffeine Free Pepsi Mountain Dew Pepsi zero etc. You would not be able to include 7-up. You would need to have a separate machine for other products or some places they have machines for generic drinks. Also lately with the popularity of energy drinks one almost needs to have a vending machine that includes those drinks and water. There are also machines that are for fruit juices.