Laurel Dotson Soda Machine August 30th, 2018 - 09:46:13
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.
Soda vending machines are one of the easiest ways to make money in the vending machine business. However like all other vending machines you do need to offer a selection of beverages such as soda juice and bottled water. You also need to have them placed in strategic locations. The location is the key to making money with vending machines no matter what type of machines you have. There are several ways you can go about getting the soda vending machines that you want for your business.
Purchasing the beverages in this way will give you a greater profit margin. In the past the schools were the best places to position the soda machine. Now that the machine is not allowed in schools you will have to decide on different products to sell in them instead. There is a demand for beverages in the schools. Some are fruit juices milk and bottled water.
Removing the lights in a soda or vending machine reduces the visibility hurting sales and may only save $50 per year. By simply unplugging customers may approach the machine and find it out of operation so you have the added hassle of unplugging and plugging in daily. Timers can be installed to regulate the times that a vending machine has power but because timers may shut down a machine while its running through a refrigeration cycle. Shutting down a machine during one of these cycles may increase the amount of required maintenance.