If you run a vending machine business it’s important that you ensure your machines perform at their optimum level, in order to limit the necessity for expensive repairs, and to keep your business running smoothly. We know some of the steps you can take to keep your vending machines in good order, all of which are simple and quick to execute.
From a financial and business point of view it’s well worth taking a few minutes to check out our helpful hints, and just a few minutes more to put them into practice. It’s very easy to become complacent over the care of vending machines, but doing so can cost you, regarding both your budget and reputation. Lack of ongoing care can lead to damage to components which leads to increased budget expenditure. Faulty components can also affect the performance of a vending machine which in turn lowers customer satisfaction levels. If you are building a vending machine business you can’t afford for your customer satisfaction levels to fall; you should always concentrate on sustaining or raising levels.
Where should vending machines be located?
One of the most important things to remember is that a vending machine should never be positioned right against a wall. If you do this then you run the risk of causing significant damage to the compressor. The damage is caused when the machine overheats as hot air builds up in the machine refrigeration. The overheating occurs due to the lack of a gap at the back of the machine; you should always ensure you leave at least a 15cm gap when you are positioning the machine.
It’s not a difficult thing to do, and it can save you the often large expense of replacing the compressor. Not only that, but you will be delivering better customer service, by ensuring that drinks are cold when they are dispensed. Customers are never going to be impressed if the drink or snack they paid for is not fresh and cool.
Why is it important to keep the condenser clean?
Another issue that can cause problems with the compressor in a vending machine is not cleaning the condenser sufficiently. You should ensure that the condenser on each machine is cleaned every four to six weeks. It’s not difficult to gain access to the condenser in most machines, and adopting a regular cleaning regime means that you can save on the expense of having to replace the compressors in your machines.
If you don’t make sure your vending machine compressors are clean, then the amount of air being drawn into the machine is restricted and the machine overheats, damaging the compressor, costing you money and creating unhappy customers if their drinks or snacks aren’t cold.
If you want to make cleaning the condensers on your machines easier then you shouldn’t place the machines on carpeted floors. Carpet fibres can be pulled into the condenser and cause it to become blocked more easily. You can see how it makes sense to limit the presence of carpet fibres around vending machines.
Save money and maintain a great customer experience
Finance and customer service are two of the most important aspects to consider when you’re starting a vending machine business. It doesn’t take long to make sure your vending machines are maintained and positioned correctly, and it will save you money in the long term, as well as maintaining your reputation for quality. If you want your business to succeed then financing and a good reputation are both vital.