Beatrice Kelley Soda Machine September 02nd, 2018 - 16:56:58
Product Selection - You need to get the right products in front of the right people. People are obsessed with getting great locations but thats not it. A great location will only bring you half of the way. You need to get the right products in front of the people at the business or they will never use your machines. I would go so far as to even say that product selection is more important than the location itself.
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.
In the vending business selling beverages from a soda machine is one of the easiest money makers. You will need to have a selection of different drinks such as bottled water juice and soda. Also needed would be a carefully thought out location to position your machine. Think carefully about the location of the machine because that one decision alone can make or break the business for you.
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.