Some Facts about Starting Your Own Vending Route

Nowadays with computers nearly everywhere, it's not that hard to research topics. There's tons of information about virtually all subjects online, but how much of it is really credible? This is especially true about the information you'll find online about the vending business, a lot of it simply isn't credible. Keep in mind that a lot of people extolling the virtues of vending are usually trying to sell you vending equipment. I've been running my own route now for almost three years and I definitely like it and would recommend it, however it's not easy and it's certainly not for everyone. Most people that start out in vending will end up dropping out. Far too many people think it's going to be easy or a lot more profitable than it actually is, when they find out the amount of work involved they end up dropping out.


How Much Money Do Vending Machines Make?

Unfortunately a lot of people get sucked into vending by the allure of easy money. Unfortunately you don't have to look that far to find ads that say you can fill a vending machine with gumballs and then simply collect a profit of over $200. What they fail to tell you is that it may take you the better part of 2 years to make that $200. Believe it or not, the national average for vending machines is only about $7 a head, or $14 for the average double head machine. Once you subtract product costs, this means only about $12 a month in profits, clearly not a whole lot of money.
If you're hoping to make a full time living from vending, we're not talking about 50 machines. Even 100 machines isn't going to cut it, figure on 400 or more vending machines in order to make any decent amount of money. Based on national averages you can expect to make about $4,800 a month from 400 machines and let me tell you that locating 400 machines is no easy feat.

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