Gumball Vending Machines

Written by Liza Hartung
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Did you ever wonder who makes all the money from those wonderful gumball vending machines? I never did when I was younger. I didn't care. I just wanted a quarter and a sour apple gumball. That's not too much to ask, is it? Now that I'm a little older, I've started to wonder where all those quarters go. I think that I could use some of those quarters for laundry.

There is more money to be made in the vending industry than just what will pay for a few loads of laundry. You have to know how to work your business. Some gumball vending machines can bring in about $300 a day and others can barely pull in $1. According to Vending Times magazine, the average vending machine makes $1 per day. That means, if you have three vending machines, you could potentially bring in an extra $90 a month.

Now, you could also make a lot more than that, but you could also make a lot less. It all depends upon location and marketing. You want to find a location that is bustling with people and that is not already saturated with gumball vending machines. You also want to use fun colors for your machines. You want people to be attracted to the machines. If they don't see them, they won't purchase.

Supplies for Gumball Vending Machines

Perhaps the most fun you will have is filling your vending machines. You will find that there are more flavors and designs of gumballs that you ever knew. Different flavors and designs will attract people. Children are more likely to beg their parents for gum that looks like a baseball or has tie-dye colors than just the regular gum. In addition, when you offer more flavors like strawberry shortcake, root beer float, watermelon and pink lemonade, you will have more people buying.

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