Vending Companies

Written by Liza Hartung
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When you first look into vending companies, many people begin with the assumption that there are a few small companies, but that the bulk of the work is being done by large companies. As it turns out, the reverse is true, with the industry driven by a lot of independent vendors running primarily small operations. The big companies are the ones manufacturing the machines, and the ones selling the goods used to outfit the machines.

Why Small Companies?

The probable reason for having many little companies, instead of a few big ones, is the absurd size of territories that need service. It isn't just that it would be difficult for a company to handle the logistics of different states, even different areas in one town are filled with niche markets waiting to be served. In fact, there are office buildings in metropolitan areas where different vendors serve the needs of different floors, because those are different companies.

The good news is that if you are looking to run your own vending company, even if you intend to begin with just yourself, manufacturers and product dealers are used to dealing on this scale. The bad news is just that when so many people are involved in a business venture, there is less room for mistakes. A vendor who fails to maintain his machine with good stock can be easily replaced, and they will be.

The two keys to your business are going to be experimenting with what you offer, and proper product rotation. By eliminating your slow sellers in favor of new products, you won't just increase sales, you'll increase customer satisfaction. Product rotation is not only a good way to keep your customers happy, it also happens to be the law for people who deal in food sales.

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