Cathryn Kaufman Soda Machine November 21st, 2017 - 13:42:46
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.
Make sure you are well versed in the soda vending machines that you will be using. Are you able to do the basic maintenance that it will need? Anything can break down once in a while. When people do not have their soda machines they are used to, than can get upset quickly. Keeping the customer happy is essential. Make sure you know your machines. Do not purchase old, out dated machines that frequently jam coins, do not make change for dollar bills, etc. Get a machine that will keep you as headache free as possible, and enjoy your job.
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.
Finding the best machine that suits your budget with a high variety of flavors that are most liked by customers is very important; this is most facilitated with getting hold of surveys conducted by various companies. However a search engine like Google could also help get details of companies that do a lot of research and develop soda flavors that give one lucrative income.