Kristi Goff Soda Machine November 22nd, 2017 - 11:19:13
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.
Vending Management - You need a way to manage your entire vending route. You need to use an online vending management solution to track your business. This is the one point that I see more operators fail on than any other. Good vending management software will let you keep track of which products are selling the best and keep track of your inventory for you. This way you know you need to bring where you need to bring them and when the machines need serviced.
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.
Buying a used soda vending machine is one way that you can realize higher profits. You can save up to 50% of the cost of the machine when you buy used. Most times the vending machine distributors have refurbished soda vending machines at a much lower cost than that of new machines. When you own the beverage vending machine yourself you can purchase your products wherever you want. This allows you to take advantage of sales offered from various wholesalers and quite often you can get the soda you need at the supermarket for less than wholesale price. When you restock your used soda machine in this manner you will have higher profits.