Vending machines are a great way to enhance your business or whatever company/facility you own, vending machines make a world of a difference. For example if your office is located somewhere, where there is no access to stores or food courts. Or your employees have very short break times. Or you own a gym and clients need a quick energy boost before a workout or need to rehydrate. Or you own a laundromat or an apartment complex or hotel. Whatever it may be Vending machines make things very convenient. So, How much do vending machines cost?
Cost of soda machines
Well lets start with soda vending machines. On average the cost of a soda vending machine can be from $2,000 to $6,000 depends on the aesthetics and features you want from a machine.
For example there are the soda machines with the glass fronts. These are a bit fancier and then there are the Traditional stack soda vending machines that have what looks like a plastic bubble in front. These are less appealing to the eye and generally come with less technology features. We recommend the glass front vending machines because you can place them pretty much anywhere and with a nice wrap they look amazing in any location.
The traditional stack soda vending machines usually cost anywhere from $2,000 – $4,000 dollars
The glass front soda vending machines usually cost an average of $4,000 to $6,000.
Cost of Snack machines
Snack vending machines which are just for snacks (no sodas) are about the same as a glass front soda vending machine when it comes to cost. They are anywhere from $4,000 to $6,000 dollars.
Combination/snack vending machines
Then there are combination vending machines which carry both snacks and drinks. These cost anywhere from $4,000 to $10,000 each, depending on the brand. There are several types of combination machines, there are some that are adjustable so you could vend even T-shirts and you could vend any variation of drinks and snacks. These are obviously more expensive. But between $4,000 to $10,000 are the average prices, and $10,000 being the machines that are adjustable.
So you would be spending somewhere in the ball park of these prices to purchase a vending machine. Or you could hire us, we are a vending machine business. We’ll take care of everything for free. The only thing you need to provide us with is a location at your facility to place the vending machine and electricity to be able to run the vending machine. We’ll take care of everything else, we’ll purchase the vending machine, and the products and take care of stocking the machines on a consistent basis. Customer service is our number one priority.
What are the costs of running a vending machine business?
We recommend you hire someone it just makes it easier. So you don’t have to worry about adding the products to the vending machine etc.. But if your still adamant about doing it on your own or want to start your own vending machine business. It is a little bit of an under taking. For example, you have to buy the machines which could be quite expensive. You have to spend quite a bit on advertising and marketing to be able to find a location to place your vending machine. You have to have insurance, just in case any issue arises, insurance is needed for everything now a days.
You should have a website to build a reputation and now a days a website is needed for everything. Also, You should and in this day and age buy a credit card reader machine for every vending machine you plan to place because most of the vending machine sales nowadays are through credit card.
Also, the credit card machines take a percentage of your sales when used, and they charge monthly fees for using WIFI to process payments. Which you have to pay for as well. So those are just some of the stuff you need. You have to then find good locations and finding a good location is very important and could be costly as well. So it is not as easy as 1,2,3 it takes some work and money and this is just going over the basics of what is needed to have a vending machine business.