Day to day operations of a vending business depends upon the number of machines you own. Larger the number of machines- more the time consumed. You can hire workers to refill your machines as well.
Steps To Operate A Vending Business
Procure your items from your wholesaler or prepare the food in the kitchen (in case you sell fresh food, fruits etc.)
Plan your routes after checking which all machines need to be refilled that day. (Assuming you are smart and have a remotely controlled vending machine)
Load the items in your vehicle- a van if there is a lot, or packing them in a bag to ride on your two-wheeler vehicle.
Reach your vending machine
Refill the machine with the items and record the refilling either on the app or on the screen of vending machine
Ride back home, sit and relax.
Isn’t this sounding easy enough to start a vending business? Depending upon the number of machines, and their location the tasks can be modified. You can hire people to procure materials for you, refill them and keep a track on every refilling via automated vending solutions.
- Get a daily summary of all transactions in every vending machine on your email
- Get a weekly analysis of sale on your email
- Get notified of any fluctuations
- Get alerts when the vending machine is empty
- Check demand analysis and refill what sells faster
- And money directly in your bank account
- Issue automatic refunds to the customer in case of any issues.
- Even add discounts on the items to increase sales
All this at the comfort of your home, without any need to visit the machine
Your day will typically start by hopping onto your computer to view the backend remote monitoring system. This technology gives you an up-to-date report to see which locations are low on product and need to be restocked.
After taking a look at your machine inventory report, the next task is to print out reports that tell you how many of each product you need (called “Pick Lists”), load your products into bins, and pack them up into your vehicle.
Then you’ll hit the road where you get to interact with your customers, provide a couple of “wow moments”, and of course, restock and service your machines.