You will have to determine in your own conscience what this really means. However, there are lots of people that spend money on vending machines and want to turn a profit so they work hard and get a few vending machines setup and running. Then for some reason they cant keep a schedule or they cant fix a machine that is broken or they feel awkward returning to a location after leaving them there for months and months. Then the store owner wants them out and he doesn’t have the equipment to move them. All he does is respond to a craigslist listing like this one and says, “hey man when can you come?” The guy says, ” I will be there in an hour.” Botta Boom Botta Bing, you have a new machine.
the store owner has lied about the time the machine has been forgotten their could be some legal repercussions. Believe me I know that some people leave machines behind like this just waiting for someone to move or steal the machine and then boom. The next day the machine owner walks in with a bill to the store owner for the machine theft. If unpaid will go to small claims and yada yada
Buy Specialty Flavors- The Profits You’ll Savor
Good day everyone. Today is the day you need to evaluate your gumball sales. Are you consistently selling out of the current gumballs you are buying to fill your vending machines with? This is great news if that is the case. Most of the time people just purchase 850 count assorted gumballs and they do sell very consistently. What if there was a way to sell more gumballs in half the time?
You really can and the method is very simple. All you have to do is look at your vending location list and look at the gumball machines that are consistently selling out of the current assorted gumballs you are purchasing. Next, all you really need to do is broaden your horizons to other flavors of gumballs. The assorted gumball flavors taste great. However, when someone sees and irresistible flavor like blueberry or sour apple they buy buy buy.
Below is a picture of 850 count blueberry gumballs. All you need to do is click on that picture and put in your credit card number. They will be shipped directly to your door. For $31 bucks a box and that is only .03 cents apiece per gumball. This is a gouge free offer of specialty gumballs. Get them while you can there are only 10 cases left at this price.
Liquidate Your Vending Machines Today
With any startup the cheaper your startup costs the sooner you make a profit that goes in your pocket.
Vending really is that simple and lots of people have their own way of going about it. Whether they get great deals from friends on their vending machines or they do like I did when I started out and that was get a decent half working machine and ran it into the ground.
Well if you are ever on the business end of selling your vending machines and craigslist just isn’t working for you or you just don’t want to create a competitor in your area I have a wonderful website for you to check out and I am not affiliated with this site at all. I really wish I was affiliated with this site because they are really moving people’s unwanted or stagnant equipment. They are called Usedvending.com
The following is there website and how to take advantage of their service. Really nice guys and they can move machines let me tell you.
I have a Sticker Vending machine valued at $400. Great way to earn additional income. Stickers for this machine cost approx $0.05 each and can be sold for $1.00 or $0.95 profit per sticker. Have contacts for sticker wholesaler. Looking to trade for why.
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Gumball Deals- Sams Club
Finding great deals on gumballs shipped directly to your door is a lot easier than you might think. Sams Club of all places actually has a large variety of gumballs to choose from on their website. When you only have a few vending machine locations this really is the best practice especially if you have a Sams Club in your town. No Shipping fees will be incurred.
Gumballs From The Manufacturer
However, when you are big you really want to go directly to the manufacturer or distributor of those products. That is where you will really start to save money.
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How To Move Up In The World
Once you begin to see the coin’s filling up that coin bag of yours it is only natural to add more accounts to your gumball machine route. At first you are a bit skeptical on whether or not the vending business is going to work. It is the little milestones that get you really amped to keep vending. My first vending machine location was a candy crane machine. I placed it in the Broadway Discount center in Santa Maria California and boy was I in for a surprise. I let the machine soak for a six week service cycle and when I showed up to collect my jaw hit the floor. The machine was nearly empty. Kids were scraping the bottom of the crane for candy. I remember carrying the coin bucket out to my Isuzu Trooper to count the coin. My jaw hit the floor again. First location and first service I collected over $500 bucks in coin. To say the least I was addicted and had 15 locations more to visit.
Get A Feeler Machine
What is a feeler machine you ask? A feeler machine is what I call a low end vending machine that is small and super easy to place because it is small. I have 20 of these machines and some are setup for bulk toys and sticker and others are just bulk candy like gumballs. These machines are almost always on a single pipe stand. These machines are great and they do fluctuate in numbers and I will tell you why in a bit.
“Show Me The Money”, Jerry Maguire
Now what you do next is look for the money. Look for vending machine locations that bring in $60 dollars or more in revenue. The best thing to do when you find one of these machines is simply talk the location into more equipment. The more equipment the more money you generate. The feeler machine may live the rest of its life in that location. When you add equipment to the feeler location it is time to expand by finding another cheap feeler machine from craigslist or ebay.
I will post more on the subject tomorrow.
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Lets Break It Down Na ( Like SNL’s Simma Donna)
There are just some parts of the world that are so caked with vending machines you would never think there is any room for you in this type of market. Please do not get discouraged because that isn’t entirely true. However, before getting all entrepreneurial and start spending your hard earned cash please remember to do one thing. Research the area you plan to setup your vending machines. A few questions you should start out with are:
Are there any machines in my area at all?
Are there lots of machines in my area?
What Type of machines are in my area? Bulk racks? Triple Vend Candy machines? Three column sticker machines or spiral gumball machines?
These are the questions that you need to answer before you buy your vending machines because answers to the aforementioned questions may dictate your entry level machines to buy.
Tons of Spiral Gumball Machines
If there is a big bulk vending competitor in your area that is running hundreds upon hundreds of spiral gumball machines you noticed while performing your market research you can bet there is little room for someone else and there spiral gumball machines. Please do not get discouraged. Your best bet is to find a machine not in those locations and fill the empty spot with it.
Hit Them Were They Ain’t
With lots of spiral gumball machines in place in your area that means you should lean towards purchasing a 2” capsule machine or sticker machine to start out. Get it? Be sure to, “hit’em were they aint by offering a bouncy ball pinball machine, a sticker machine, or a weight scale. After doing this research your entry into the bulk vending world may be a little different then you imagined but it will make you successful.
This is really one of the big reasons those packages for $50,000 dollars do not work. They do not take into account the type of equipment you may be competing with in the field. If that means building your bulk vending route 1 machine and 1 location at a time because of competition in your area. This is really one of the biggest reasons why we should all be locating our vending equipment ourselves. We need to know this business inside and out. Happy Vending.