Violet Powell. Soda Machine. November 25th , 2017.
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.
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.
While you are able to get more profit and enjoying extra time through the usage of a soda maker, you will also get to enjoy the fact that the drink can be prepared at all times within the day. The soda drinks that come bottled and available in stores are beaten by the ones made from soda machine courtesy of a new taste every time and ready to give a refreshing and sharper taste. The cost is much cheaper than what you have to part with for a bottled soda drink.
If you have a soda machine on your property and you pay for electricity to run that machine, you could be spending a decent amount of money providing electricity to it at times that no one is around. The result is a significant amount of wasted money and energy over the course of a year. In some areas its costs over $500 per year to operate a soda machine. There are a few options to solving this challenge including: removing the lights (delamping), unplugging, putting it on a timer and installing VendingMiser.
At one time, schools were strategic locations for soda vending machines. With the laws now in force banning these vending machines from schools, you may have to rethink the type of products that you want to sell through your beverage vending machine. Soda is not the only beverage and in schools there is a great need for beverages such as fruit juice, milk and bottled water. Converting your used soda vending machines to handle these products will still keep you in business.
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