Alyson Brewer Soda Machine August 30th, 2018 - 13:36:27
Make sure you are well versed in the soda vending machines that you will be using. Are you able to do the basic maintenance that it will need? Anything can break down once in a while. When people do not have their soda machines they are used to than can get upset quickly. Keeping the customer happy is essential. Make sure you know your machines. Do not purchase old out dated machines that frequently jam coins do not make change for dollar bills etc. Get a machine that will keep you as headache free as possible and enjoy your job.
At one time schools were strategic locations for soda vending machines. With the laws now in force banning these vending machines from schools you may have to rethink the type of products that you want to sell through your beverage vending machine. Soda is not the only beverage and in schools there is a great need for beverages such as fruit juice milk and bottled water. Converting your used soda vending machines to handle these products will still keep you in business.
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.
Many options are available to you to get the soda machine you select for your business. There are soda bottling companies that will provide the machine without charge. You will be obligated to sign a contract with the company and will also have to agree to buy supplies only from that company. This will not allow you to shop for competitive pricing for your supplies and will lessen your profit. The company will offer incentives when you purchase their product. This may come in the form of a free case of soda when you purchase 12 cases as an example.