We are often asked by our customers the basics of starting up in the candy machine world. Questions like –
How much money can I make?
Where should I place my new machines?
What are the best selling items?
Before you even think about mapping out routes or choosing which products to sell, you need to find the best locations for your vending machines if you want to make big profits. Location is the most important aspect of ensuring income and success. Even with the right research, any place will not guarantee good profit; however you can definitely stack the odds in your favor by following the important guidelines listed below:
- Plenty of foot traffic such as a mall or entertainment complex
- Commercial buildings with at least 50 employees
- Locations with few or no other food and beverage options such as parks, motels and recreation centers.
- Places that require a lot of waiting such as repair shops, hospitals and salons.
- Businesses open 24/7
When deciding whether to put a particular vending machine in a location or not, consider not only the surrounding area but also who the target customer is. Different products work better with different demographics.