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Have you ever wondered how to get into vending as a business? It gives you the unique opportunity to be in several places at...

Have you ever wondered how to get into vending as a business? It gives you the unique opportunity to be in several places at once.

Other than being able to make sales without having to hire staff 24/7, without renting an entire shop, vending machines also provide you a fast return of your investment. Every time you restock your machine you also collect the cash your machine has made.

The Right Vending Machine Supplier

Find a reputable vending machine supplier who you can rent or buy your machine from. While there are a bunch of vending machine suppliers out there, make sure your chosen supplier is backed by VASA (the vending machine association of South Africa).

The Right Location

Once you have secured your vending machine, you need to find a place to put it. This can be tricky, but it helps if you offer the hosting company or business 10% to 15% of your turnover. Over and above getting other businesses on board, you need to make sure your vending machine is going to be in a high traffic area, otherwise it just won’t be noticed and you won’t sell the stock.

The best spots are:

  • Entrances
  • Exits
  • Lunchrooms
  • Near other vending machines
  • Waiting rooms
  • Factories
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Universities

The Stock

It goes without saying that people can’t buy what you don’t have. If your machine is empty or low on stock you will lose out on sales. What’s equally important is knowing what your customers want to buy, it would be silly to stock your machine full of products that people aren’t buying.

 

Contact VASA Supplier, Vendco at www.vendco.co.za

The Cooldrink Can vendors start at R25000. You can find their pricelist here.