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Traditional or healthy: the vending machine business owners’ dilemma

Obesity is a growing concern in the United States. According to The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • Some 14 million children in the United States are obese.
  • The prevalence of obesity in 2016 was 18.5%, and nearly 10 percent of adults had diabetes.
  • Obesity prevalence among two to five years old is 13.9 percent, six to 11 years old is 18.4 percent, and 12 to 19 years old is 20.6 percent.

Optimizing Your Vending Network the Right Way

In order to bring you the levels of profit you want, optimize your entire vending network with a focus on both the quality of individual machines and placements and quantity. Vending is not an industry in which you can make an effort once, leave things alone, and expect continuous income. Your network requires constant labor in order to flourish… or even survive. In busy, especially urban areas, locations and the people in them may change regularly. You need to stay on top of their tastes, spending habits, as well as new potential locations and what the competitors do. Gather information, process data, and constantly tweak your business network for maximum sales potential. There are three parts to vending network optimization to continuously do for the life of your business.

5 Questions to Ask Before Buying Vending Machines

At first glance, a vending machine business seems like a great way to make big money easily. The reality takes more careful consideration and understanding. Before you jump into buying machines and printing out business cards, ask the following five questions.

What Type of Vending Machine Business is Right for You?

The first thing you need to consider before investing in a vending machine business is how to secure great locations for your machines. You can read more on the topic in our blog post Choose the best vending machine locations. Once you have done your market intelligence in order to select locations the next question would be what type of vending machines you are going to get to deliver the right products to your customers there. There are various types to choose from, so take a look at some of them below and discover the pros and cons of each one, to determine which suits your needs the best.

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