Vending machines have gone a long way over the years. The products it sells have evolved and there have been many unique and strangest vending machines around the globe. Consumers are now given more options on the go than your usually food and drinks. There are vending machines today that offer, lottery tickets, medications, movies, nail arts and a lot more. If you are looking into entering the vending machine business, it is important that you consider the location of your machines on the products you want to sell. In this business, your location and products are everything. Below are just a few of the best selling vending machine items today:
Food and Drinks
A survey indicated that the vending market’s 40% share is that of canned beverages, followed by snacks, food and hot beverages. Food and beverages are definite profitable products however your problem is to ensure that your machine does not run out of stocks. No one will buy on an empty machine even if it will be filled the week after. So make sure that you have eyes on your machines and track your inventory supply, then make sure to fill up empty products immediately.
Candies and Gumballs
Most experienced vending machine business owners said that junk food and soda are more popular and more profitable than fruit juice and health bars. Gumballs and candies are also profitable vending items. These machines are profitable in location where there are many children.
Stickers and Toys
These are another popular item among the kids and will profit more on locations such as the school, children’s hospitals, etc.
Vending machines that sell newspaper can profit a lot when place in a location where there’s huge traffic of people such as the railway station, markets, airports, and commercial complexes.
Used to be very profitable but with the introduction of the anti-smoking rules, its popularity has reduced.