How Does a Vending Machine Business Work
Healthy vending is the fastest-growing segment in the vending industry, as increasing numbers of companies opt to offer healthier options to their employees and customers. Some companies are even weighing the benefits of exclusively offering healthy vending options while removing traditional junk food from their machines altogether. If you’ve ever wondered if running a healthy vending machine business is right for you, here’s what you need to know.
Entry into the vending industry can take several paths. You can start small with a few bulk vending machines, selling low-priced items like gumballs and stickers for little profit. Buying into an established franchise is another option, especially if you’re not looking to build a business from scratch. This comes with the benefits of a proven framework, support and training, but you’ll also owe a portion of your profits to the franchisor and be obligated to operate within a structure. Healthy YOU Vending’s business model, on the other hand, offers the same support and training as a franchise, without ongoing royalities and fees—and with all the perks of being your own boss. If you’re looking to run a vending machine business and be a true entrepreneur, this is the way to go.
Vending machines have always been a popular business to start, due to the flexibility and customization of startup costs and placements. You can get started with just one machine, or as many as your budget will allow to reach your goals. Vending machines are easy to move around from an underperforming location to a more highly trafficked and ultimately more profitable location, especially if you’re not locked into a franchise territory.
Quality equipment and training
Cutting corners may cost you in the long run. With Healthy YOU Vending, you get quality machines manufactured in the United States (U.S.), plus all the training you need to stock, manage, maintain and operate them effectively. We’ll start you off on the right foot right out of the gate, with our two-day HealthyYOUniversity training, plus back that up with lifetime coaching and 24/7 online support. A lifetime warranty means you never have to worry about your machines being down for long.
One of the main motivators for many healthy vending business owners is that healthy vending machines run themselves—you don’t need employees (unless you want them). Your machines work for you 24/7—or during your location’s hours of operation—so you get all of the perks of running a business without the hassle that can come with managing people. Remote monitoring means that you can keep track of inventory from the comfort of your home, without having to run by your machines multiple times per week to check on stock.
Healthy YOU Vending provides location assistance and can guide you to locations where you don’t pay a commission to place your machines. This means more money in your pocket, helping you reach your business goals sooner. Traditional vending machines almost always pay a commission to the location. Healthy YOU Vending, on the other hand, provides Vending Machines as a Service to locations—which means 90 percent of our placements don’t require commissions. The formula is simple: your Healthy YOU Vending machines filled with healthy options in a great location at little to no commission equals better profits in your pocket.
Product offerings customized to your location
What types of products you offer depends on where your machines are located and your target customers. A gym isn’t the best location for offering unhealthy vending machine snacks like candy bars and gummy bears. Instead, consider stocking your Healthy YOU Vending machines with items like pre- and post-workout drinks, supplements, workout gloves and earbuds.
Quick, healthy vending machine snacks are ideal to provide in the waiting room of businesses such as car dealerships and dance studios or for fueling office employees with back-to-back meetings throughout the day. Office buildings? Consider adding a SmartMart side vendor to provide hearty meals for employees working through lunch or shift workers at manufacturing facilities and hospitals. For hotel lobbies, consider sundries such as toothbrush/toothpaste kits, deodorant, sewing kits, contact lens solution and even socks. Remember, vending machines are impulse buys, so a well-stocked machine in the right location can lead to purchase—and profits.
When you own Healthy YOU Vending machines, you’re in business for yourself. That means you get unparalleled flexibility in determining your schedule. Depending on your business goals, you can work full-time, part-time or in conjunction with your other side hustles.
Healthy Vending Business Support
Healthy YOU Vending offers the best vending opportunity in the U.S. which includes franchise-level support without the strings attached. Once you purchase your machine, you own it and you can move it wherever you need to without worrying about territories. Best of all, you get to be a true entrepreneur. That means we’ll support you when you need it and share our best tips and tricks—but you get to run your business the way you see fit, to support your dreams and goals.
Healthy YOU Vending provides everything you need to start, run and grow your own business. Contact Us at 1-800-775-4605 to learn more.