Have you every wondered about how the vending business works?
& "How can I make any money at vending?"
Each day Millions of coins
are poured through coin operated vending machines. We do know that vending is a recession proof
business! Why? because we still need to drink & eat conveniently! Vending machines are convenient ways of getting a snack, drink, candy bar, coffee and so much more!
Vending covers a wide spectrum of business opportunities. Including; candy,
gumball, atms, food, snacks, soda, coffee, juices, water, music, games, arcades and much
more! Each type of vending business opportunity had it's own advantage. Automatic
merchandising is one of today’s fastest growing industries. Fast, Easy, Convenient
and Economical for the customer. **Every day 7 out of 10
people will place coins or dollars in Automatic Vending Business Machines.**
The amount of money could range from twenty five cents to twenty dollars "per
vend" depending on the types of vending machines you own and operate! The income
grows with more machines placed. Most popular machines in office type locations: Bulk
Vending, Soda vending, Snack Vending and Coffee Vending. High traffic locations are very
important for cash flow. Weekly income on these machines has a much higher potential.
Check out Vending Ebooks
for more information.
Can I start a vending business
with little or no money down?
Yes, you can
choose to lease your new vending machines from an equipment leasing company with zero
money down. Or possibly charge your first machines on a credit card. Check out: Vending Equipment
Financing, and Vending
Equipment Distributors offering financing or leasing for machines..
How do I get started in
a vending business?
HERE ARE A FEW WAYS TO START EXPANDING Into Your New Vending Business:
1) Lease your equipment, whether the machines are new or used. Add one or
two vending machines at a time. Build slowly, with good high traffic locations. 2) Purchase established routes (from someone retiring or getting out of
the business). The existing vending business will be currently set up with machines on
locations, suppliers of products, along with the procedure of filling each type of machine
and pricing of the products. 3) Purchase used equipment from other vending operators or
distributors. Try it first and see if vending is for you. Research trade magazines,
classified ads, or call local distributors for new and used equipment for sale. Choose machines that
are: reliable, easy to service, easy to locate, caters to the people on location (products
that they want), and gives you an outstanding return on your investment. Before buying, check out our vending ebooks on how to start you own vending business: http://www.vendingconnection.com/ebooks.html
How much do I have to
pay the business owner where the machine(s) are located?
This is commonly know as commissions paid to the location. The
business owner allows the machine in their establishment because it is a convenience to
their employees and customers. Offering a great vending service for free could be just
what they need. Otherwise, 0 to 20% of the NET profit can be negotiable to achieve the
location, depending on amount of employees and traffic. A signed contract of agreement is
What types of vending machine opportunities are out there?
CONSIDER THESE MOST POPULAR VENDING MACHINE OPTIONS: Bulk Candy
Vending, Gumballs, Capsules, Soda Vending, Snack Vending, Office Coffee Service or Coffee
Vending Machines, Small Combo Machines, Hot Dog Carts, Concession stands, Crane Game
Machines, Deli Vending, DVD Vending, Family Fun Centers, Food vending, Full Line Vending,
Healthy Vending, Honor Snack Boxes, Hot Dog carts, Healthy Vending, Juke Boxes, Laundry
Coin Op, Personal Products, Stickers, Tattoos, Toys, Video Games, Bottled Water Vending,
Amusement Entertainment Machines, Arcades, Coin op Car Washes, ATM machines. Check out The Vending Yellow Pages
Directory for all types of vending categories available.
How do I check out a vending business company that I
want to buy from?
IF IN DOUBT OF THE COMPANY YOU ARE ABOUT TO BUY FROM - Contact:
Federal Trade Commission Web site - www.ftc.gov
National Fraud Information Center Web Site - www.fraud.org 1-800-876-7060
Better Business Bureau - www.bbb.org
Small Business Association - www.sba.gov
Who do I contact to find locations for
my vending machines?
For company listings of vending
machine Locators for you to contact go to: www.vendingconnection.com/yplocators.html
What are the types of
MANUFACTURERS are the companies that actually manufacture the products or machines.
Usually selling through distributors or brokers. Occasionally selling directly to the
vending operator at discount prices.
DISTRIBUTORS sell machines and/or products directly to you in your area.
Some distributors may have products and vending equipment in stock with warehouse space,
assisting you with vending equipment, product, parts, and financing.
RETAIL WHOLESALERS are a specific kind of retail distributor. Often a
retail wholesaler has a large, easily accessible inventory that they will resell to the
public at wholesale prices. Well known retail wholesalers such as Sam's Club or Costco
Wholesale, which require a membership to purchase products.
BROKERS act as middlemen between manufacturing companies, retailers or
distributors, selling products to the smaller local vending business vendor.
How do I advertise my vending
business for local businesses to contact me to place machines?
You can start advertising in your local
printed yellow pages and newspaper classifieds section. You can also place an online
internet ad. The Vending Yellow Pages Directory is the best place on the internet to List
your company contact information - Click here for Vending
Services Operators - Listed by state.
How do I find charity
groups that will help support my vending business?
Click here to view
the listed charity companies with vending sponsorship programs. You can contact them
directly to find out about their services.
Where are the vending trade shows I can attend to learn more about vending? Go to the vending trade show calander of events webpage on:
What are the statistics on the Vending business industry?
Go to the vending statistic webpage for more information about stats: www.vendingconnection.com/vendingstats.html
How do I sell my vending
machines on the internet?
You can place a vending classified ad on http://vendingconnection.com/classifieds.html.
This classified advertising will provide you with people contacting you directly to
purchase your machines. Shipping companies are also listed, to ship if the buyer is out of
I am a vending business owner, how do I sell my Vending Machine route? Click here for more detailed information on how to sell your vending machine route: www.vendingconnection.com/sellyourvendingbusiness.html
I am looking for special
parts for my vending machines, who do I contact?
There are local and national vending repair
services and parts companies that can ship parts to you. Also repair companies for your
vending machines. Go to: www.vendingconnection.com/partsrepair.html
and contact the companies listed for more informaton about their services they offer.
I am considering attending
a vending trade show, where do I go?
There are a variety of vending trade shows
and vending events to attend. Visit the trade show events calendar webpage for more
I am looking for a vending software for my vending business, what is the
We have listed vending software companies
You can contact the software companies listed for more information and free
I am a business looking for a
vending machine company to place and service machines, who do I contact?
Click on the following links to find a vending operator in your area!
Vending Machine Service
Vending Machine Service
Vending Machine Service
COFFEE SERVICE COMPANIES- USA
CONSIDERING VENDING MACHINES FOR YOUR BUSINESS?
Facts you should know about vending...
Vending machines are machines that dispense food items, beverages, toys or other
items for a fee. Vending machines can hold many different types of items, such
as cold drinks, coffee, candy, cookies, sandwiches, cigarettes, bubblegum,
gumballs, newspapers, ice cream, ice, healthy foods, soda pop, water and snacks.
Most vending machines are coin operated, but some operate with a lock and key,
or by code. You can find vending machine companies by looking online for one
near you or by checking your local phone book.
Consider which type of vending
machine you need for your business, such as soda cans, juice beverages, and
coffee. If you're an antique store owner, you may be interested in antique
vending machines for your business. Some liquor stores may even offer beer
bottle vending machines. When wondering how to choose the vending machine for
your location, check out several different vending machine companies and their
backgrounds. Target vending machine companies that offer the specific type of
machine you want, such as crane, claw, mini, manual, automatic, ATM, carousel,
bulk, personal, combo or vending machines for capsules and stickers.
how long the companies have been in business, what their hours are, and what
their service availability is.
Find out if the company or franchise is properly
licensed, and get written quotes and prices for all services. Inquire as to what
type of vending machine services are available, such as repair, as well as
accessories such as labels.
Ask how often the vending machine company
representative will come by to refill items. Work out a schedule in advance and
get it in writing. When choosing a vending machine company or franchise,
research the various types of vending machines available. Research various
vending machines online, where you can find reviews, prices, photos, and
Search The Vending Yellow Pages Directory of Vending Company Service Operators.