When starting a potential vending venture, one of the first things you need to do is find your location. For example, a vending machine filled with makeup will not get you anywhere in a barbershop. A mall, however, may be more successful. The right location is key to growing your business.
One of the most important aspects of finding a location for your machine is traffic. Look for places that experience high volumes of people. The more people that see your machine, the more likely they are to buy. However, while the traffic may be high, you should consider what kind of traffic the location experiences. A great location might be an indoor trampoline park, but your main source of income from that location would most likely stem from kids and their parents. Because of this, you should match both the product and the machine to the location. We recommend utilizing the Futura Combo Vending Machine for this location. It allows you to cater to both kids and parents while providing snacks and beverages from one machine. A bonus on the Futura machine is UVend Technology. Indoor trampoline parks are places that are very attractive to germs and grime. Parents can stay safe in the knowledge that UVend Technology kills or inactivates up to 99.9% of viruses and bacteria on the vending machine.
The next step includes investigating the location. What type of business or area are you placing your machine in? For example, placing a vending machine in a restaurant may not be the best location for your vending machine. While the location might experience high traffic, the people who make up that number aren’t looking for anything a vending machine can offer. They are already there for the restaurant’s food.
Something else you should investigate is the nature of the area you are placing your machine in. For instance, it probably wouldn’t be a great idea to put candy in a dentist’s office. Instead, place a vending machine with toothbrushes, mouthwash, or floss.
Some of the best locations for vending machines include apartment communities, hotels, manufacturing facilities, offices, retail stores, auto shops, gyms, and schools. At eVending, our machines are designed to be perfect for any situation. Your location might be an ice-cream store, and they are looking for a more secure way to store ice-cream bars. Our 28 Selection Executive could be the choice for you!
Each location has its benefits and its downfalls. By selecting the best location for your product, you will ensure not only higher income, but will also have more overall success with your venture. Another benefit to choosing the correct locations is your business and name being spread further, indicating even more potential locations for your machines!
Vending is an easy business to get into, but the distinction between easy and profitable lies with you! For other tips on growing your vending business, call eVending today at 800-944-5524.