Beatrice Kelley Soda Machine November 20th, 2017 - 16:56:58
If you decide that you want to go into Soda vending machines, you have to do some strategic planning on where you want to place your machines so that they are in high traffic areas. Keep your eye out for new businesses that are opening in the area, and try to get the contract to place your machines in those buildings. Check any place where people work and see if they have vending machines in their break room. Another option would be larger churches who have meetings in their building all week. They may be willing to place a machine in their fellowship area.
Purchasing the beverages in this way will give you a greater profit margin. In the past the schools were the best places to position the soda machine. Now that the machine is not allowed in schools, you will have to decide on different products to sell in them instead. There is a demand for beverages in the schools. Some are fruit juices, milk and bottled water.
Switching out the soda and replacing that product with others will be a way to continue to profit from the soda machine. Other locations that are strategic places for locating your machine are airports, the shopping malls. All these are high traffic areas ad there ideal for the machine. The biggest challenge is finding the most strategic location. The machine will be a welcome sight to shoppers who are thirsty and do not want to go to a restaurant to satisfy that thirst. Business with the soda machine is better at some times of the year than at other times. The best time for the selling of cold soda through the soda machine id in the summer, and the slowest time is in the winter. The biggest hurdle is finding a location that will be the most profitable for the type of drink or snack machines you will offer.
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.