A vending machine business offers many independent entrepreneurs and company owners a great way to earn a great profit with little time and effort. The nature of vending business is that it practically runs itself. It also benefits your customers – no queues, instant choice selection and fast service.
This business has evolved as customers have acknowledged the convenience they get in dealing with vending machines rather than going to a shop. It’s no longer just about chocolates, chips and soft drinks, vending machines can now be equipped with a wide variety of choices such as school supplies, jewellery, DVD’s, underwear and a lot of things you might not even have thought of.
Now think of this: your tummy’s rumbling for a snack just before dinner. You go for a little walk, find a healthy vending machine, and get a yogurt or some trail mix instead of getting soft drinks and chips. A much healthier and satisfying option. Such choices of products are being driven by consumers’ demand for healthier vending foods. Also, most nutrition experts believe that unhealthy snacking is the main contributor to obesity and ill-health. Much of the demand for healthier vending machine foods has come from schools, gyms and fitness centres, athletic facilities and even workplaces. More and more vending machine companies are swapping chips and confectionery for muesli bars and muscle milk.
Provide a choice for your customers, there’s no such thing as a single food or product that suits everybody. If you really want to convince more customers to try different products in your machine, then add nutritional information for them to compare: calories, fibre, fat and sugar. By offering variety, you will get higher sales and greater profits.
There are a few more things that you need to consider before determining how much profit your healthy vending machine will generate for you, these include – location, target customers, vending products, and service providers. Make sure you talk to the team before you start your healthy vending venture.