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Finding Locations--Establishing Your Vending Route for your Gum Ball Business
The three most important things your vending business requires to be successful are:
This is paramount to your success in the vending business.
The best and most economic way to establish your route is to do it yourself. If you're like most people, they want to start a vending business because they work too many hours already and want to leverage their time. Having said this, they don't want to spend additional time finding locations on their own and choose to hire an outside source. A qualified Professional Location Company is just one method you may choose to have your locations secured in an efficient manor.
There are several different methods that can be used. Depending on the type of vending business you're growing, you may use any of the following methods:
Hire location Company (in person)
Hire location Company (via phone sales)
Hire (subcontract) local individual (friends etc.)
Do it yourself - door to door or via telephone (Recommended)
One important factor when establishing your vending business is the vending machine you are presenting to the location. For example: If you decided to start a bulk candy vending business, you would want to make sure that you purchase a bulk vending machine that impresses your potential client. A bulk candy and gumball vending machine offering 8 selections while only being 10 inches wide would be great. If you were to call on the busiest locations in town that already have machines, you'll find getting in the door of locations to be very effective with this vending machine. Remember, the most important opinion is the one of your customer.
When using a Professional Location Company, make sure you find a company that isn't promising you some too good to be true story. If they claim they guarantee some great revenue in each location or they'll replace it for free, ask them first how many times and for how long they'll replace that one location for free. Also, if they say they'll do it for free, they're either charging too high a price to begin with or they're not going to come back out and do it for free. Understand that the actual locator that does the job retains half of the locating fees. He or she is independent and locating companies contract the work out to the locator. They will not come out for free. The more reasonable guarantees are the ones that say they'll replace the location for half price. Look for lifetime warranties. They can do this because 100% of the funds go to the actual locator so he or she is working for the same amount as they were when the secured the original locations.
The best way to secure great locations:
Buy a very impressive machine (Think like your customer. Your opinion doesn't matter as much has his/her opinion about the machine). Call on the best locations yourself (In person). Bring the machine with you (Let the machine do all the selling. Just ask for their opinion)
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About the Author: John Hanna was in the Vending Machine and Vending Route business for 15 years until last year when he sold his business and moved to Tampa, FL where he runs a successful consulting business. Visit his other Websites at: http://www.VendingMachines-ForSale.com http://www.VendingMachine-Sales.com and http://www.VendingMachines-Business.com or contact him at email@example.com