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Why American Made Machines are Best

May 5th, 2019 | Posted by Matthew Shattuck in Vending machine business | Vending machine sales | Vending machines - (Comments Off on Why American Made Machines are Best)

Every vending machine company tries to convince you that they have the “best” deal on equipment. How do you know which company to buy from? Should you automatically go with the cheapest price? Where vending equipment is manufactured is a big deal to us. Purchasing truly American made machines will serve you much better in the future and prove to be the best investment.

Loading our machines is quick and easy. On the other hand machines made from vending machine suppliers overseas are restrictive and difficult to stock. Machines that are manufactured overseas are very difficult to get parts for or support for. You are basically on your own. The initial cost of the machine may be low but the TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP,  including parts and support could be really expensive. You may be paying less now for a machine made overseas, but over the life of the machine you may be paying much more than you would if you bought a machine with American parts and support. Our equipment provides years of reliable operation. If something should come up with your machine we will be here for you to get your questions answered and whatever parts you may need. We don’t expect you to be a vending machine expert. Our top quality machines are easy to use and our help is just a phone call away.

 

Vending companies know machines made in the USA are the superior choice. Just because a business promotes their machines as “Made in the USA” doesn’t necessarily mean what they WANT you to think it means. It is best to inquire if the machine is actually manufactured in the USA or if it is shipped over from another country with minor final assembly taking place once it reaches the U.S. Ask them WHO the manufacturer is and have them put their statement in writing. Our machines are built at our factory in Des Moines, Iowa beginning with a raw roll of steel. eVending equipment is manufactured by a company with over 80 years experience. The factory employs approximately 400 hard working Americans. You can trust the equipment we produce and the jobs we provide to American laborers.

eVending is a cut above the rest. We work with a top manufacturer who has been producing vending equipment for over 85 years and our machines are completely manufactured in the USA from a raw roll of steel. You can trust the quality of the equipment we produce to stand the test of time. If something does come up with your equipment, we make it easy for you to get parts and support since we are right here in Des Moines, Iowa with a vast network of technicians across the country ready to serve you!

Which Products Should I Buy for My Vending Machine?

April 8th, 2019 | Posted by Matthew Shattuck in Combo vending machines | Small vending machines | Snack Machines | Snack vending machines | Vending machine | Vending machines - (Comments Off on Which Products Should I Buy for My Vending Machine?)

Vending is all about convenience. Vending makes it easy for your customers to get what they want. Your customers will be attracted to your machine because what they want has found them! The vital role for you as a vendor is to figure out what it is the public wants in your machine. Like any business you will need to determine what products are in the highest demand from your target market. The following information in this article is from an Independent Vendors Association published booklet titled Vending the Right Way.

An important first step in determining which items to sell in your vending machine is to consider your location’s demographic. What time of the day they will be around your machine? What is the age, gender, ethnicity and culture of the people that will be near your machine the most? Will they be there early in the morning? Will people be needing lunch or dinner there? There are no hardline rules for which gender or age will buy a specific item, but there are some general principles that can be helpful when stocking your vending machine. More women prefer diet drinks, candy, pastries, as well as low calorie/health conscious snacks. Men can gravitate toward salty snacks, snack cakes, chips, crackers and spicy flavors. In general, more younger people tend to prefer more non-chocolate candy items, “extreme” flavors like jalapeño, energy drinks and Mountain Dew.

Leaving a refreshment survey at your locations once in a while is a helpful way to engage your market to better understand what the product demand is. Preparation and research is helpful, but trial and error is also often times necessary when purchasing items to sell in your vending machine. Carefully keep track of what is selling and not selling from your machines so you can adjust accordingly. eVending is always here to help you with all your vending endeavors. If you have any questions or need assistance please do not hesitate to call us at 1-888-568-4896.

$0 Down, with 0% Interest for 12 months (WAC)

March 6th, 2019 | Posted by Matthew Shattuck in Vending machine business | Vending machines | Vending machines for sale - (Comments Off on $0 Down, with 0% Interest for 12 months (WAC))

eVending is hoping to help increase your cash flow this spring by offering a special $0 down, with 0% interest for 12 months (WAC) promotion. Jumping on board with eVending this month is a very cost effective strategy to add extra cash to your business. Maybe you’ve thought about vending and when to start, now is a great time. Interest rates steadily climbed in 2018 and this year they will likely rise as well, so now is a great time to use our $0 down, with 0% interest for 12 months (WAC) promotion.

In the beginning of 2019 Bankrate noted regarding interest rates, “Uncertainty looms ahead as we transition into 2019. But this remains clear: Borrowing costs – at least for now – are still going up.” After four interest rate hikes in 2018 there’s likely to be at least 2 in 2019 according to the article. At the end of January, Kiplinger stated that  the Federal Reserve will hold off on raising interest rates until June, but to still expect an increase later in 2019. As we moved through February the timeline for an interest rate increase was not decided. The Wall Street Journal quoted Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell February 26th, speaking to lawmakers in the Senate Banking Committee, “With our policy rate in the range of neutral, with muted inflation pressures and with some of the downside risks we’ve talked about, this is a good time to be patient and watch and wait and see how the situation evolves.” Most experts seem to think that interest rates will increase this year but are uncertain exactly when and how much.

What you can count on this year are quality vending machines and the best customer service from eVending. Our March financing special is just the icing on the cake to our product. We’ve been in the vending industry for over 80 years and continually trusted for our American made vending machines. Take advantage of our March financing promotion today and pay 0% interest on your machine for 12 months while you collect cash from your vending customers. For more information on our $0 down, with 0% interest for 12 months (WAC) special call us today at 1-888-568-4896.

 

Why Consider a Combo Vending Machine?

February 5th, 2019 | Posted by Matthew Shattuck in Combo vending machines | Vending machine | Vending machine sales | Vending machines - (Comments Off on Why Consider a Combo Vending Machine?)

Why settle for one when you can have two? eVending’s combo vending machines are specially designed to to sell not just one type of product but can sell ambient snacks and drinks, or drinks and frozen food or cold food and ice cream.  Adjustable temperature zones makes it easy for you to sell whatever product you want in our machines. Combo vending machines help operators provide what their customers want in a cost effective way, thus increasing their profit and ROI.

A combo vending machine provides great profit potential. For every 10 drinks you sell as a vendor you can expect to sell an additional 6 snacks. In the vending industry 63% of products sold are beverages and 37% of products sold are snacks and food. A combo vending machine allows you to provide desired products to a larger percentage of customers.As a vending machine operator you want be efficient and make the most of your resources. eVending’s most popular combo vending machine is the Futura Combo Vending Machine. The Futura caters to a snack craving customer as much as someone looking to enjoy a refreshing cold beverage. The Futura is lean and compact, not taking up a large amount of space but still big enough to carry a wide selection.

eVending’s combo vending machines are manufactured in the USA with two temperature zones. Drinks will remain ice cold for maximum refreshment, snacks will remain at normal temperature for best taste and frozen items will not melt. Combo vending machines are a great investment and help operators efficiently and effectively serve a large percentage of customers.

eVending’s Futura Combo Vending Machine

eVending takes great pride in manufacturing vending equipment right here in the United States. Des Moines, Iowa is home to our manufacturing plant employing some of the hardest working Americans we know. There are important benefits to manufacturing in the United States.

Providing jobs by manufacturing in the U.S. is an important benefit that should not be overlooked. According to the National Association of Manufacturers there are nearly 12.5 million manufacturing workers in the United States, accounting for 8.5% of the workforce. The Alliance for American Manufacturing notes that between June 2017 and June 2018, 285,000 manufacturing jobs were created. Manufacturing jobs are very important for our economy as a whole, and on a individual level, certain demographics rely heavily on jobs within the manufacturing sector and this sector provides millions of Americans with stable employment.

When businesses manufacture in America it is much easier and cost efficient to transport their products to retailers and consumers. Plus, it takes a significantly shorter amount of time verses waiting for container shipments from overseas.  Popular Mechanics talked with different American manufacturers and found that it is often more cost effective to ship their products from the U.S than accept cheaper labor overseas. They also found that manufacturing in the U.S. helps them keep a closer eye on the market and better connect with the consumer.  An employee from Stihl said “Manufacturing here gives us the ability to quickly and easily adapt to changing supply and demand and respond to the customer with new innovations.”

eVending believes strongly in the American labor force and is dedicated to making products in the U.S. Manufacturing in the U.S. helps eVending have a closer pulse on the market in order to adapt when necessary and eliminate costs associated with shipping products overseas.  Take a tour of the eVending plant and get to know the company better.

5 Mistakes of a New Vending Machine Operator

June 5th, 2018 | Posted by Jewels in Vending machine business | Vending machine sales | Vending machines - (Comments Off on 5 Mistakes of a New Vending Machine Operator)

When you start a vending company, the first thing you want to do is outline the mistakes that you can avoid, to ensure your future success. We’ve outlined the top 5 vending machine business pitfalls new vending machine operators make when first starting out, in hopes you can avoid them:

Inaccurately Calculating Profits
Projecting higher profits than reality can really inhibit your ability to push your vending business further. A safer method is to underestimate your profits, so that you don’t exceed the anticipated spend for the year. The cost of your vending machine needs to be allocated for at least a year in order to be safe in the profit realm. In reality, most vending machines earn back their costs through sales in 12 to 14 months.

Placing Vending Machines in Low Traffic Areas
Priority needs to be placed in your location. It needs to be one of your top priorities when installing a new vending machine. High traffic areas are your best bet when it comes to location, that way the products inside of them can be seen and purchased by your consumer. Make sure the location is properly lit, safe, and easily accessible to everyone.

Ignoring the Buying Habits
Know your base. If you notice that a certain product isn’t selling, try changing the pricing, and vice versa for products that are selling well. Keep in mind your consumer, their buying power, and their purchasing habits – this will help keep your products moving faster and more frequently.

Choosing the Wrong Vending Machine
No matter what type of location, the vending machines supplied by eVending are perfect for expanding the reach of your brand and bringing in additional revenue. Whether you are buying your first vending machine or are looking to widen your vending presence, our affordable vending machines will have you turning a profit in no time. As easy to operate as they are to maintain, our combo vending machines are ideal for all types of establishments, both large and small. From waiting rooms to break areas, our products provide the best in refreshment when it is needed most.

Failing to Service your Vending Machine
A broken or dirty vending machine will not gain the trust of your consumer. Keep your machines functioning properly by regularly scheduling service to them, so your consumer can rely on the efficacy of your vending business. It’s better to keep your machine up to date and running, than constantly running behind schedule trying to fix problems after they happen.

For all of your more realistic vending machine needs, eVending is here for you. Contact us today with any questions regarding vending machine owner mistakes you may have.

Location, Location, Location! Maximize Profit From Your Combo Vending Machine

June 5th, 2018 | Posted by Jewels in Vending machine business | Vending machine sales | Vending machines - (Comments Off on Location, Location, Location! Maximize Profit From Your Combo Vending Machine)

When you are considering a vending business the first step to success is finding the right location to place your vending machine.
Choose a location that provides:
1. A lot of foot traffic
2. High visibility
3. A chance to work with an existing business
4. Work with a new business
When the area is a public place, it is great for potential customers to have the ability to vend snacks and drinks from a combo vending machine that provides a wide variety of options. The more people using the location the more potential profits rise. Your customer satisfaction will bring them back simply because it is a place used by many and they will have the convenience of the snack or drink combo vending machine.
The machine needs to be located somewhere easy for customers to see. If they can see it from a distance, the suggestion alone may draw attention to the combo vending machine to buy from you instead of waiting until they go to the store or get home. With the glass front of the Futura Combo Vending Machine, it makes popular products like snack, candy, food, cans, and bottled products grab their attention.
It is always a great idea to place a machine in front of a business that has at least 50 or more employees. That guarantees a potential steady clientele. Business in the service industry are a great choice as they will draw customers that may be waiting for a car to be fixed, a haircut, or even getting your dog groomed. Look for businesses with services everyone needs and visit frequently.
The choices are limitless when you look for the right combination of factors. Record all of your research and you are sure to come up with the right solution for maximizing profits from vending machines. Don’t wait for opportunity. Create it.
Call today to change your future

1-888-982-8128

Regardless of Location, a Combo Vending Machine is Ideal

June 5th, 2018 | Posted by Jewels in Combo vending machines | Vending machine business | Vending machine sales | Vending machines - (Comments Off on Regardless of Location, a Combo Vending Machine is Ideal)

Did you know that over 68% of consumers purchase soda from vending machines at least once a year? And over 62% of consumers purchase cheesy snacks or chips from a vending machine once a year? In fact, the vast majority of consumers have used a vending machine at least once to purchase a drink or snack in the past year. Like peanut butter and jelly or cookies and milk, snacks and beverages are a natural fit. Why not give customers the convenience of a combo vending machine that provides popular snack and drink choices in one machine?

eVending’s Futura Combo Vending Machine vends not only snacks, chips, candy, and gum, but also vends both canned and bottled for drink options. This glass front vendor allows customers to see the actual products they are choosing with its back-lit LED lighting and vast live product display window. Premium currency acceptors help take advantage of the credit / debit card reader options in addition to the standard electronic coin acceptor and $1 and $5 bill acceptor.

eVendings combo vending machines are designed to offer a wide variety of different treats with a relatively small footprint to conserve space and energy. Cutting edge technology and modern payment features will satisfy both you and your customers. eVending’s combo vending machines feature guaranteed vend technology that will ensure that sales do not go through until the item has been dispensed. This technology eliminates frustration from incomplete sales and jammed items.

Combination vending machines are the most versatile and profitable type of machines available. eVending’s Futura Combo machine is the best-selling combo machine on the market and is back by eVending’s 60 months Limited Parts Warranty. Plus, eVending offers complimentary, lifetime phone support through Vendnet for assistance on machine servicing and parts during normal business hour. We also offer a secure online credit application with affordable financing programs.

Affordable, high quality combo vending machines from eVending are a great choice for almost any location big or small. Call 1-888-982-8128 today. We are looking forward to helping you with all of your vending needs.

The 4Ps of Successful Vending

December 13th, 2017 | Posted by Jewels in Buy vending machines | Vending machine business | Vending machine sales | Vending machines - (Comments Off on The 4Ps of Successful Vending)

How to make the case for providing workplace vending machines and the importance of the 4Ps: Product, pricing, placement, and promotion
If your business is considering adding company vending machines, here are four key things to remember for vending success.
1. Product – What kind of vending do you intend to utilize? Do you need drinks, snacks or food? Maybe you are looking for a combination of options?
2. Pricing – Cheaper impulse items should be placed at eye level for a quick response from customers. Larger higher priced items such as food will be sought out by someone looking for meal options.
3. Placement – It is usually a good idea to vend healthier snack and drink options in health clubs, doctors’ offices or any location people will be concerned with eating right. If you need high energy options, they are perfect for locations such as skate parks or swimming pools.
4. Promotion – Promote seasonal items whenever possible giving your customers new unexpected flavors to help celebrate the holidays.
If you or your company are considering a vending machine service option for your location, it is important to come up with a solid plan for what kind of vending is needed.
• Are employees only going to use the machines?
• Will the public have access to your vending machines?
• Do you want to offer drinks, food, or snacks?
• Will frozen foods be an option?
• Are there going to be power outlets available?
• How much space will the machines take?
eVending has a vending machine option to fit any need whether big or small. We can help you with a solution to fit any size location. Our combo vending machines can be combined with individual snack or drink machines to add more flexibility to serve customers better. You are in complete control when it comes to deciding what you want to provide to make the best profit for your business. We not only provide superior vending equipment, we also help with online tech support and parts ordering to make your vending experience the best in the industry.
Call us today and let our team of experts help you get started with your vending business.

Cashless Vending Is a Must Have

December 13th, 2017 | Posted by Jewels in Vending machine business | Vending machine sales | Vending machines - (Comments Off on Cashless Vending Is a Must Have)

In today’s vending market cashless is a must have.
Why a combo vending machine coupled with cashless payment options is a home run for almost any type of business.
Watch your sales increase with a combo vending machine equipped with a credit card payment system. Not only will your customers have the ability to vend different snack, food or drink options, they will have the convenience of paying without cash. Credit card readers allow freedom from worrying whether your dollar bill will be accepted in the system or be kicked out. With a cashless vending machine there is no need to worry about having the correct change or the coins getting stuck or lost in the change machine.
Electronic payments are easy to track with our tracking software. You can log in and see how many transactions are going through your machine per day, week, or month. Web based account monitoring allows access anywhere you have access to the Internet. Even with your web enabled Smartphone! Cashless vending system options allow you to have a more flexible schedule and set your own hours by letting the machine do all the work.
Having a combo vending machine is great for almost any location and can become even more profitable for your business no matter how big or small with the cashless option.
In general, customers feel more comfortable knowing they are using a secure payment system from a reputable company and are more willing to swipe their credit card for vending purchases.
Give eVending a call today and let us help you find the perfect cashless combo vending machine for your location. We will get you started with our state of the art card reader.