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Should You Vend Cans or Bottles?

January 14th, 2014 | Posted by DT in Snack Machines

buy vending machinesEach time you buy vending machines you face a choice: should you buy machines made for bottles or cans? There are benefits and drawbacks to both options and which you pick will ultimately lie with which factors matter most to you.

One of the biggest advantages of cans over bottles is shelf-life. Canned drinks can last for months longer than those in bottles. This gives you the freedom to buy in bulk and perhaps get lower prices on your stock.

Bottles have the advantage of offering a higher profit margin. Plus, many customers prefer bottles over cans because they can be resealed. However, many vendors have found that their suppliers require larger orders for bottles than can be sold before they expire. If you are still building a high-traffic route, it may make sense to wait on bottles until you are better established.

In the end, one of the best options can be drink and snack machines that hold either bottles or cans. This gives you the freedom to balance your stock depending on your location, adapting to fit your current vending clients’ needs.

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