Kristi Goff Soda Machine November 22nd, 2017 - 11:35:33
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.
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.
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.
In an era when we all could use a little extra income investing in Soda vending machines might be a good way to raise that money. It involves a little time every day but the returns are considered good and it is all cash! The problem is: where do you start. Soda vending machines are the machines that probably have the greatest turnover of product each day as long as they are strategically placed. Everyone likes to drink beverages all day long especially during the hot weather.