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Start a vending machine business

If you are looking to start a vending machine business, the following advice from our vending sales managers is for you:

At Gumball Machine Warehouse, our mission is to help you successfully start and maintain a vending machine business.

We are constantly approached with the question: how much money will my vending machine make every month? To give you a number of how much a vending machine will make in a week or a month would be very misleading — for it all depends on the location you place that machine. There are bulk vending machines out there making about $300 per month and there are machines that can't even break $1 per month.
The national average (as cited in Vending Times Magazine) for vending machines is $1 per machine per day. So a single head vending machine will yield $30 per month and a double head vending machine $60 and so on ... but those are national averages and may not reflect what your vending machine will make. As long as you place your vending machines in locations with good traffic, you are bound to have a successful vending business, as our vending machines are very dependable in converting that high-traffic location to money in your pocket. Money that will help you grow your vending business in the future.

So why choose Gumball Machine Warehouse to start your vending business? We would love to have you as one of our valued customers and we pride ourselves in going the extra mile. We offer an unbeatable lowest-price guarantee on all our machines. It is rare that a customer comes to us and says that they found a vending machine at a lower price somewhere else and would like a price-match. However, if that happens we do our best to beat our competitor's price as a way of showing our dedication to a low-cost startup b which is a very important factor in starting a successful vending machine business. We want you to be wildly successful, so that we may be successful!

Call us at 866-648-6225 and discuss discount options with one of our sales associates if you are looking to start a vending business.

Some further advice. First, decide on which machine you are going to start your business with (ex. Triple Head Vending Machine) and take note of these recommendations:

1. Order your vending machines and assemble them in your garage (or whatever the case might be.)
2. Fill them with fresh product, test the mechanisms to ensure a good vend.
3. Take two machines at a time in your car (or more if you have a van or a truck.) When you get to a potentially good vending location, carry in one of your machines and ask the manager what they think of the machine and if they have a spot for you to leave the machine at. You have a much higher success rate this way as the machine very often sells itself. A nice machine with candy in it does a lot more than a printed picture in all cases.

Two things can help you secure locations for your vending machines faster. Our vending book, "Locating Your Vending Route" and an affiliation with a charitable organization.

When participating in charitable programs, you will pay a royalty of around $1 per vending machine per month for decals of missing children you place on your vending machine. You will get a letter of authorization from that charity you can present to business owners who will then be more likely to donate a spot for your machine. This not only saves you money (as commissions paid to the store you have your vending machine in are more likely to be more than $1 every month), but precious time as you don't have to count quarters inside the store. An example of a very popular charitable organization you can contact is Child Search. You can view their vending program by clicking here.

We would like to personally thank you for taking the time to read this short guide, and we hope to hear from you in the near future.