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How One Grandma Started a Vending Business to Make Extra Cash

May 26th, 2014 | Posted by Ajax Union in Vending machine business - (Comments Off on How One Grandma Started a Vending Business to Make Extra Cash)

When grandmother Karen Bailey heard that her son wanted to give away his vending machines, she asked if he’d give them to her. She used her combo drink and snack vending machines to open her own small business in Great Falls, Montana. Since September, 2014, she’s supplemented her fixed income with proceeds from 11 machines in nine locations. Besides the cash, Bailey enjoys meeting customers and getting to know what they like.

She advises others who are considering vending machines for sale to prioritize location. At least 20 people regular congregate around her favorite vending machine locations. Additionally, she suggests supplementing healthy beef jerky, granola bars and pistachios with candy bars, cookies and chips. Her snack machines experience has proven that people like to treat themselves sometimes with traditional snack foods. No matter what’s in her vending machines, Bailey looks forward to many more years of business ownership.

If you’re interested in starting a vending machine business, check out our selection of eVending table-top and combo vending machines. Want a free quote? Give us a call at 1800-944-5524.

Eco-Friendly Vending Cuts Costs

February 10th, 2014 | Posted by Ajax Union in Buy vending machines | Combo vending machines | Small vending machines | Vending machine | Vending machines for sale - (Comments Off on Eco-Friendly Vending Cuts Costs)

custom vending machineMore people, including those who run vending businesses, are becoming more environmentally conscious. eVending is happy to count itself among the vending machine companies that make it easy for customers to pick eco-friendly options.

The benefits of these machines don’t just stop at being friendly to the planet. They are good for your wallet, as well. Machines with long life LED lighting and LED credit displays mean that lights need to be replaced less often, lowering their impact, and saving energy during operation. CFC-Free R134a modular refrigeration systems use less energy and won’t damage the ozone layer. Eurothane high efficency insulation means that machines use less energy keeping drinks cold. Remote vending monitoring allows you to save gas by checking machine inventory and revenue without having to physically travel to your machines. Fewer in-person checks means less gas used and less wear and tear on your car. All of this saves you money and helps your business’s bottom line.

Are you ready to upgrade your existing machines or expand your route? Give us a call, we would be happy to speak with you and answer any questions that you may have. We have a number of vending machines for sale, including energy-saving mini vending machines and combo drink snack machines.

Most Useful Vending Machine Technology

December 24th, 2013 | Posted by Ajax Union in Combo vending machines | Snack vending machines | Vending machine business - (Comments Off on Most Useful Vending Machine Technology)

Futura Vending MachineKeeping up with technological advancements is important in every business, and the vending machine business is no different. As an owner of such a business, you likely want to know what new useful advancements have been made in the vending industry. Read below to learn about the best new technology available today for vending machines:

Credit card reader:
In today’s society, many people do not carry cash. Therefore, it is important for vending machines to be equipped to use debit and credit cards. Thankfully, this technology is now available in the form of credit card readers. In addition to giving your machine credit card reading capabilities, this innovative technology also gives you the ability to monitor your vending machine transactions from a remote location thus allowing you to keep up with your profit.

Changing the machines themselves:
There have been many changes in the vending machine industry in regards to the appearance and functionality of the machines themselves. This new technology has allowed a huge increase in the amount of items that can be sold in a vending machine. In the past, chips and sodas were the primary fare of vending machines. Today, coffee, water, healthy snacks, salads, sandwiches, pie and even pizza are being sold out of vending machines. However, small snacks such as chips and peanuts and sodas are still the primary and most popular contents.

Vending machine technology has continued to evolve over the years. As a vending machine manufacturer, eVending knows you likely want to keep on top of useful vending machine technology. The technologies listed above are just a couple of the many advancements that have improved the vending machine industry.

Reliable and Affordable Used Vending Machines for Sale Increase Profits

December 23rd, 2013 | Posted by Ajax Union in Buy vending machines | Used vending machines | Vending machines - (Comments Off on Reliable and Affordable Used Vending Machines for Sale Increase Profits)

Starting a new vending machine business or growing an existing one requires a tremendous amount of time and money. The high cost of new machines, however, involves a large financial commitment and ultimately reduces profits. Since entrepreneurs work hard to achieve financial success, they wisely buy vending machines that have been refurbished.

These high quality used vending machines undergo an extensive inspection before they’re distributed. Professional technicians replace broken and worn parts, check the electronics multiple times and perform essential upgrades. This inspection gives business owners peace of mind since they confidently know that the machines work properly and will begin distributing products and earning money right away.

With reliable used vending machines, business owners expand their services. In addition to snack machines, they can offer selections from drink vending and mini snack machines. Likewise, versatile used machines fit perfectly with new locations. Not only do they cut the cost associated with expansion, but they’re also reliable and guaranteed to last.

Whether expanding a current vending business or pursuing this type of career as a new entrepreneur, business owners benefit from affordable and reliable used vending machines for sale. These machines from eVending enable business owners to cut costs, grow their business and achieve financial goals.

What to Consider When Buying Your First Vending Machine

December 16th, 2013 | Posted by Ajax Union in Buy vending machines | Combo vending machines | Vending machine business - (Comments Off on What to Consider When Buying Your First Vending Machine)

Combo Drink Snack MachinesIf you have decided to enter into the vending machine business, you need to learn more about the business from an insider’s perspective. Therefore, the information listed below is invaluable as it will reveal all you need to know as you consider buying your first vending machine:

Select some locations for your machines:
It is important to have a good idea of locations in mind when considering a vending machine business. For example, check local offices or schools to determine if they have need of a vending machine. You also want to determine what type of clientele frequents the area and match your product with that location’s needs.

Pitch the idea:
Once you have some locations in mind and know what types of machines you will use,  speak to the business owners about placing your vending machines in your chosen locations. This step requires an investment in some marketing material such as business cards and brochures, which will show potential clients what types of machines you are going to use and other important factors about your business.

Get a permit and be ready to pay taxes:
In many cities, vending machines owners have to get a permit for operating a machine from their county clerk. In addition, you will have to pay taxes on your sales, which is important to keep in mind.

Get your machine and contents:
Find a reputable vending machine company, and purchase a vending machine. Then, find a good wholesale company where you can purchase the product you plan to stock in your machine. Finally, purchase any supplies and equipment you will need to keep your machine well stocked and clean.

These steps listed above will help you as you begin your vending machine business. eVending is here to help!

Library Vending Solutions

December 2nd, 2013 | Posted by Ajax Union in Snack Machines | Vending machine | Vending machines for sale - (Comments Off on Library Vending Solutions)
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EnvisionWare Library Vending

eVending is always interested in new and unique ways of utilize vending technology, and a library system in Oklahoma has announced that they plan to launch a vending service that collects and vends library books outside of normal library hours.

This will be the nation’s first 24-hour automated library vending machine and is able to hold over 400 books, audiobooks and DVDs. In addition to dishing out good reads, these machines are also able to store up to 1,000 returned books and other items. In a time when libraries often lack to budget and funding for long operating hours and are frequently understaffed, vending machines like these could provide a viable solution.

These library vending machines from EnvisionWare can also be used outside of library facilities to give people more access to books and media at other popular locations throughout a community. The size of these machines does make it a major installation, but it is still smaller than opening up an entire new branch of a library.

Vending, whether its for food and drinks like snack machines or any other service, are all about offering convenience and these new library vending machines definitely deliver!

Office Upgrades

November 18th, 2013 | Posted by Ajax Union in Combo vending machines | Small vending machines | Vending machines for sale - (Comments Off on Office Upgrades)

Vending Machine ComboHave you been looking for a great way to upgrade your office? Combo snack and drink vending machines are an easy way to add a new feature to your office or break room. With the space saving design of the Futura vending machine from eVending,  you will have both drinks and snacks in on machine!

To start your office vending service initiative, first make sure that you have space and demand for the machine. Taking a quick survey of the office and finding out what employees needs and wants you can meet with a office vending machine will help you determine what kind of machine you will need to purchase. Space is important because while the Futura vending machine is a space saver with its combination design, it is still a large piece of equipment and if your doors, hallways or break room are not big enough installing the machine will be very difficult.

If space is at a premium in your office, eVending also offers a Table Top vending machine that fits up to 150 items and is only “25 inches tall!

Financing to Buy Vending Machines

November 11th, 2013 | Posted by Ajax Union in Buy vending machines | Vending machine business - (Comments Off on Financing to Buy Vending Machines)

Vending Machines for SaleStarting your own vending business can be a very exciting endeavor. A difficult part of starting your own vending operation for many can be the up-front cost of purchasing your first machine or machines and the product to put in them. eVending makes this initial leap into your future industry easy with flexible payment plans!

When you are ready to buy vending machines from us, like the Futura combo machine, we will help you sort through the variety of payment plans we offer. Plans range from 6 months to 48 months and there are no monthly payments for the first 90 days! 90 days that you can set up your machines and start seeing profits that will help you pay for your financing plan. Many vending machines can become profitable enough to pay for themselves over time. eVending offers the help and support you will need for a successful endeavor and the buying process is simple and straightforward.

Successful Vending Takes More than Just Numbers

October 21st, 2013 | Posted by Ajax Union in Vending machine business | Vending machines for sale - (Comments Off on Successful Vending Takes More than Just Numbers)

Combo Drink Snack MachinesVending machines for sale currently often feature great software that allows operators to monitor a multitude of operations their machines perform. From knowing how much revenue was made by the hour, how much of each product sold, any service issues that may have occurred and more, vending machines are becoming smarter and able to track more and more useful information. This data is extremely useful for vending operators, like any business person, and often helps to solve a lot of problems and make decisions. An article at Vending Times by Hank Schlesinger discusses the value of feedback from sources other than vending machines.

The people that interact with vending machines and the facilities that they are located in often have anecdotal information that can be crucial to a successful vending service. As vending operators that have machines located anywhere people interact with them, you have to have a feel for how each of your locations operate, how the managers and owners you interact with feel or think about different things and how your customers go about their day-to-day business among other things.

While eVending loves the advances in technology that give vending operators a wealth of information to work with, keeping in touch with the people that interact with your machine is extremely important for a successful vending operation.

Solutions for Cashless Customers

September 3rd, 2013 | Posted by Ajax Union in Buy vending machines | Vending machines | Vending machines for sale - (Comments Off on Solutions for Cashless Customers)

Combo Drink Snack MachinesWanting a snack or beverage from the vending machine but not having any cash for the machine is a problem many potential vending clients encounter. According to a survey conducted last year by Rasmussen Reports, 40 percent of adults in the US said that they could go an entire week without using cash to pay for anything. It might be hard to imagine not using any cash for an entire week, but when you think about it, most businesses have credit and debit card readers or mobile payment options, bills can be paid electronically, and increases in the popularity of online shopping encourages digital payments.

Vending machines for sale at eVending.com are available with cashless vending options such as credit card readers for your vending machines. In addition to providing your cashless-customers a method to purchase goods from your machines, utilizing this payment option can give you more insight into your vending business. When you purchase the cellular-based credit card reader from eVending, you gain the ability to remotely monitor your vending machine transaction anywhere you have wireless access on a computer of mobile device! Machines equipped with this technology are still able to accept cash and coin payments, making sure you do not miss any vending opportunities!