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10 Things about Vending Machines
Our Competitors Do Not Want You to Know!
1. All snack & soda vending machines are Not the same
2. Many snack & soda vending machines will NOT work for every
3. A higher priced vending machine, often does not mean quality in this
4. What vending machine options are valuable vs. those that waste your money
& when to avoid a snack / soda combo vending machine!
5. Who will help you if your vending machine needs repair?
6. Why some vending machines require frequent repair & others do not
7. Is the cost set in stone or do added cost show up later when
8. Are they shifting the vending machine cost on you?
9. What does & does not happen for you at delivery of your vending machines!
10. Employee incentive programs your company can use!
Vending Machines Points Detailed....
1. All snack & soda vending machines are Not
There are many factors to
consider in buying the right snack or soda vending machines for your
location. One of the most important is that you know the differences in the
types of vending machines on the market such as quality, options, capacity -
especially when buying snack and soda vending machines . Many vending
companies have not been in the industry long enough to have become dealers
for the better lines of equipment on the market. Since they have very
limited, or no access, to most vending machine manufacturers, they will do
their best to sell you an inferior or problematic vending machine while
claiming that it is the best on the market. This does not mean you have to
buy expensive snack and drink vending machines to get quality, but be sure
you have several lines to choose from.
2. Many vending machines will NOT work for
every vending location
Be sure the vending machines
you choose are a proper fit for the type of location you have as well as the
number and type of employees or customers that will be using them. Of course
you have to have a vending machine with the adequate number of snack and
soda selections, but also make sure that you purchase based on the amount of
service time that is acceptable to you. There are a few factors to help
determine based on the number of employees & customers, whether they are
blue collar or white collar, and the environment as to how much product will
go through the snack or drink vending machine daily or weekly. Locations
often buy a vending machine that is an overkill for a small account, or they
buy an undersized vending machine that requires filling every other day.
Even though it is fun pulling the cash out of the machine, you will prefer to
do it weekly rather than daily! Also, some snack / soda combo vending
machines look really neat and appear to have a large selection, but they
often are not practical because they have severely cut the number of cans or
bottles the combo vending machine can hold just to make it appear nice. You
do not know until its too late that the top two favorite selections run out
within hours each day!
NOTE: Ask about our free evaluation to determine exactly what size and type
snack or soda machine would be the perfect fit for your company. We look at
all the critical factors including, the size of your doorways, number of
employees, employee type, customer volume, work hours & shifts, desired
products, available budget or financing, timeframe, delivery options, etc.
It will help give you the best options based on your situation and your
3. A higher
priced vending machine, often does not mean quality in this business
everyone knows, there is great money made from vending machines.
Consequently, with so much opportunity, this industry attracts many who are
anxious to start a snack or soda vending route of their own. However, it
also attracts those looking to take advantage of anxious vending machine
buyers who do not know what they are doing but can not wait to get started!
This causes some salespeople to say or promise anything it takes to get
the sale and often results in vending machines being sold for two or three
times their actual worth. A seasoned vending operator knows what each
machine is worth and which vending machines are just poor quality, but to a
person or company that does not deal with this daily, they have no idea if
the salesperson is leading them with their best interest in mind or his
vending machine options are valuable vs. those that waste your money & when
to avoid a snack / soda combo vending machine!
Snack and soda vending machines today
can be much more advanced that those even just 3 or 4 years ago. Some of
the technology advancements are really just bells and whistles kind of like
all those buttons on your camcorder that you never use! You can get
everything from talking vending machines to ones that use your fingerprint
as confirmation to add a vended item to your running tab. For most
companies that are just buying snack or drink vending machines to use for
their employees and customers, there are only a few of these bells that you
should consider. One of the best features to come along is the
product delivery assurance systems. This is a grid of laser beams that
detects when the snack or candy falls to the bottom of the snack vending
machine; if the product gets hung or the coil is empty, it automatically
tries to turn the coil again. If it still does not fall, it tells the
customer to make a different selection or they can get a refund from the
vending machine. This has eliminated approx 95% of this type of service
call and has eliminated any reason for employees to rock the vending
machines trying to get a hung item to fall. There is no reason they should
rock the snack vending machines and in turn damage the brand new tile floor
in your breakroom! By the way, this is NOT an expensive option, and it is
definitely worth it.
5. Who will help you if your vending machine
If you are buying new snack or soda vending
equipment, machine repair and service should not be a frequent need for the
first few years at least. Many machines are still in service after 15 or 20
years and seldom require repair. Yet, when repair or troubleshooting is
needed, do you know how to handle this? Well, if you are a smaller company
and can use a mechanical vending combo (snack & drink), repair can be
handled by anyone that is mechanically inclined. For electrical vending
machines, it can be a challenge by yourself. On many of our snack & soda
vending machines, we have a tech support department that you can reach via
an 800 number and get immediate assistance with any programming or technical
issue that may arise. Rather than paying a service technician $70 per hour
including driving time to work on your vending machine for a simple
adjustment or many hours for an involved problem, our techs can walk you
through the process, troubleshoot the problem on the phone while you are
standing in front of the vending machine, determine the problem and ship you
the part with instructions on how to swap it out yourself. If that does not
do the trick, we have approx 400 vending machine service centers all over
the US that can drive to your location and take care of everything!
6. Why some
vending machines require frequent repair & others do not.
Poor Quality. Just as in buying a
stereo system where you have models in every price range from low end,
no-name brands to premium quality, snack & soda vending machines come in
varying qualities as well. Some lines are lower quality and are primarily
sold to people buying their first vending machines because they don not know
any better. Once they learn the vending business, they never consider these
brands again! Other lines are very high quality and are made for extremely
high volume accounts and are mainly sold to large vending companies with
hundreds or thousands of machines on their routes. Then, you have those in
the middle that are reasonable priced and are made with better than average
quality standards. These specifically, are normally used by vending route
operators that have been in the vending business for 2 to 7 years or to
businesses for their own employees' use. You can get quality snack and drink
vending machines for reasonable prices, but make sure you are getting honest
forthright info on what machines are what level of quality. Remember Point
7. Is the
cost set in stone or do added cost show up later when buying vending
We often hear reports of less than
forthright sales reps with some vending machine companies that do not
explain all the costs for you up front. All companies should be able to
provide you a guaranteed cost of everything before you make your purchase.
These costs should include the machine costs, processing fees, shipping
costs, fuel surcharges, as well as these options if they are needed for
delivery of your vending machines: residential charge, liftgate fees, inside
delivery fees, notification fees, etc. If you are paying the shipping up
front, make sure it is listed as an item with the cost on your order form so
that they can't come back later and say that you did not pay shipping and
force you to pay it again to the freight company COD
8. Are they
shifting the vending machine cost on you?
Every now and then we have a customer who comes to us thinking they found a
better price on the same machine elsewhere. When we get into the details
with them, they usually are not comparing the entire cost of the vending
machine, delivery, & everything. Once we get a grand total from the
competitor, they often learn that the other company was giving what appeared
to be a lower price on the vending machine, but all they did was mark the
shipping way up to make up the difference. This made them look good and the
freight company look high. Rather than playing games with the numbers, when
buying vending machines, the company should just give you their best price
and the shipping cost without adding $200 or $300 to the shipping cost. In order to
trust a company, they should be trustworthy in ALL areas.
9. What does
& does not happen for you at delivery of your vending machines!
sure you are prepared when the vending machines arrive on the 18 wheeler.
Make sure you have made any arrangements and most importantly, make sure
that your sales rep asked what services you need and has scheduled those
services through the freight company. They include, lift gates, residential
deliveries, inside delivery, unpacking the equipment, early notification of
delivery, etc. If not, this will either delay your shipment or create
added cost when they deliver the vending machines. A good
vending machine sales rep will
handle all of this for you!
10. Employee incentive
programs your company can use!
you know that most snack and soda vending machines can be set to run on
tokens or paper coupons that are inserted through the
bill acceptor like
cash? Giving these to employees as incentives for work safety or cost
saving ideas can be a great value to the employee and since you own the
snack or drink vending machines, the actual cost to you is less than the
employees' perception since you are making money on the vending products.
It is also rewarding for customer relations while customers are waiting for
an appointment or sitting in a waiting area. We have letters from companies
that have revealed how happy customers were after being treated so well even
though the car problems they went to have resolved are still continuing!
This contributes to their whole experience!
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