Michelle Summers Soda Machine November 21st, 2017 - 13:01:00
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.
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.
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.
Finding a fountain soda machine that satisfies you for a lifetime needs looking for reputed manufacturers offering the most optimum price for the quality. A market survey of the best manufacturers of dispensers of soda helps; the best buy would be one that offers machines that cater to hygienic standards. Next it is important to look for machines that are made of high grade steel and use plastic that are of food grade.