Laurel Frazier Soda Machine October 15th, 2017 - 11:40:24
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.
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.
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.
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.