Colette Hurley Soda Machine November 22nd, 2017 - 10:34:33
Snack and soda machines are one of the best ways to earn an extra income or even completely replace your day job. They provide you with the opportunity to get a great return on your investment while still having enough time to enjoy your life. I have seen many snack and soda machine businesses fail and I have seen a few succeed beyond imagination. There are three things that really separate the winners from the losers. So lets get started.
The machine recommended for a small restaurant may be quite different from one that is recommended for an amusement park or a big hotel. Again the type and size of a dispenser of soda would also depend on the number of sodas one wants to be dispensed from the system; a hotel having a bar may need more number of dispensers and a bigger size than one in a roadside restaurant. The size and right choice would also depend on the number of clients and also the long term business plan that one has.
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.
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.