Now that you know how great this vending business really is they come out with something different that works happens to work really well. What I mean by works is the fact that society is changing. Society is saying that we should not have obese children and that we should help them get out and get active after school. A lot of vending machine operators are asked to take their snack vending machines out of the schools because soda is bad for kids and the snacks are not healthy choices. Not only are vending machine operators using this to their advantage they are capitalizing on this market segment.
The market is for fresh and healthy items to be vended out of their machines. In the example above the vending operator dedicates his machine to fresh cut apples. What a wonderful idea right? The trick is all about looking at your machine or the products you are offering differently. Instead of removing the snack machine from the school Bob was able to keep his Snack machine route by offering fresh and health products.
Now if you think fresh and healthy products are only selling out in schools you are wrong. Broaden your horizons and think about popular fitness gyms or yoga studios. Sliced apples may work for you however so my Red bulls, Gatorade and Power Bars.
Something I truly love about vending machines is trying to figure out what will actually sell in a location and think about unique areas that do not currently have vending machines in them. The ole, “hit em were they aint” routine.
The opportunities for running a coin operating business are really endless. We as operators just have to be willing to really put some thought into what items will sell and what locations will we can sell those items.