Carlene Petersen Soda Machine November 27th, 2017 - 02:09:29
Airports, shopping malls and other strategic locations where there is high people traffic are prime places for soda vending machines. Often when out shopping, people want a cool refreshing drink and they dont want to go into a restaurant and sit down. With the beverage vending machine, you will find that at certain times of the year, business is better than others. Summer is the time when cold soda sells best from the soda vending machines, so you do have to be prepared for a slow down in business when winter arrives.
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.
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.
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.