Once you have the right machine and the right type of products, the next step is to pick high traffic locations to place your healthy vending machines. Since you are looking to offer nutritious and organic options you have to be smart about how to approach potential locations on their vending needs.
In the third installment of our three part blog on How to Start a Healthy Vending Machine Business, we are going to go over picking the best locations to place healthy vending machines.
Healthy Vending Locations
Finding the right location to place your machine takes a lot of time and research. You have to make sure that you find a location to place your machines with high foot traffic or a place with lots of employees. For healthy vending machines you want to always consider your consumers. Placing a healthy vending machine in a water park or a recreation center will have higher rate of success. Don’t place machines in areas where crime is questionable. The last thing you need to worry about is theft and vandalism.
Contact Potential Healthy Vending Machine Sites
Visit the places where you see potentially placing your healthy vending machines. Call the owner of the business or a manager to find out about their vending needs. Make sure to mention the benefits of placing healthy food and beverage options in their business. Make sure when you reach out to potential vending location that you are prepared to answer questions on how the machine is installed and how you plan to keep it stocked with only healthy products. Make sure to mention that you plan to keep your machine stocked with special diet and organic options.
Healthy Vending Contracts and Commissions
Many, but not all, potential vending machine locations will be expecting a commission or an upfront fee. Although, there is no standard percentage the suggested cap should be at around 10 percent. If you have competition for a potential busy location, you may have to offer a bigger commission. Once you have a business that agrees to allow you to install your healthy vending machine, you want to make sure to send them a contract. Make sure every detail is explained clearly in the contract. Don’t forget to mention repairs, restocking and all financial details.
If time is an issue and you are looking to invest in a healthy vending machine business as supplemental income then consider hiring a third party to find you the proper locations for your healthy vending machines. Make sure to explain the criteria and terms you offer businesses looking for a healthy vending machine. Make sure they pick locations that are an easy route for you to restock your vending machines.
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