Business At A Glance
Startup Costs: $50,000 – $100,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No
Every day factories, warehouses, officebuildings and recreation centers are being constructed. What do thesebuildings have to do with a food business you may ask? A lot,especially if you’re considering starting a vending business, as all ofthese locations are perfect spots to install snack and soda vendingmachines.
The snack vending business is a multibillion dollar industryin North America, and continues to grow each year. Entering into thevending industry is very easy. Simply purchase a few vending machines,stock and locate them, and you’re in business, right? Wrong. Thisindustry also has one of the highest failure rates due to the simplefact that people who start vending routes have often done so at themercy of vending route business opportunity companies. These companies,in exchange for $10,000 or more, promise huge profits to the operatorsof these vending routes. Subsequently the vending equipment is inferiorand usually ends up in the operator’s garage after four or five monthsof not producing any income while on location. There is no greatscience to making a vending route or machine pay for itself. The key tosuccess in vending is the same as opening a retail store: location,location, location. Research and source the right location and avending machine will not only make money, it will be profitable formany years.