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The Dos and Don’ts of Vending

Posted on 23/11/2023 by Kate Dickinson
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Unlocking the Vending Vault: Navigating the Dos and Don’ts of Vending Success

Are you considering venturing into the world of vending machines or looking to improve your existing vending business? Look no further! In this blog post, we’re here to guide you through the essential dos and don’ts that can make or break your vending success. From product selection and machine maintenance to customer engagement and profitability, we’ve got you covered. Let’s embark on a journey to vending triumph.


  1. Do Define Your Business Plan: Clearly outline your vending business strategy, including the product type, target locations, and budget.
  1. Do Research Vending Machine Types: Explore the various vending machine options to determine the best fit for your business.
  1. Do Consider New vs. Used: Evaluate the pros and cons of new and used vending machines based on your budget and maintenance capabilities.
  1. Do Assess Machine Size and Capacity: Ensure the vending machine’s size and capacity align with your product needs and available space.
  1. Do Plan for Location and Placement: Secure suitable locations and necessary permissions before purchasing a vending machine.
  1. Do Explore Features and Technology: Look for machines that offer features like telemetry cashless payments, inventory tracking, and user-friendly interfaces.
  1. Do Budget and Financing: Establish a comprehensive budget and explore financing options if required.
  1. Do Check Supplier and Manufacturer Reputation: Choose trustworthy vending machine suppliers or manufacturers based on reviews and references.
  1. Do Inquire About Warranty and Maintenance: Ask about warranties and available maintenance support to ensure long-term reliability.
  1. Do Plan for Product Sourcing: Secure reliable sources for purchasing vending products, considering pricing and freshness.


  1. Don’t Skip Defining Your Business Plan: Avoid entering the vending business without a clear plan, as it increases the risk of failure.
  1. Don’t Overlook Research on Vending Machine Types: Don’t rush into buying a vending machine without considering the most suitable type for your goals.
  1. Don’t Disregard New vs. Used Options Don’t make a hasty decision regarding new or used machines without considering their implications.
  1. Don’t Ignore Machine Size and Capacity: Avoid selecting a vending machine that doesn’t align with your space and product requirements.
  1. Don’t Neglect Location and Placement Planning: Don’t install vending machines without proper permissions or in poorly chosen locations.
  1. Don’t Overlook Features and Technology: Don’t miss out on modern features that can enhance user experience and efficiency.
  1. Don’t Underestimate Budgeting and Financing: Don’t proceed without a well-thought-out budget or exploring financing options if necessary.
  1. Don’t Neglect Supplier and Manufacturer Reputation: Don’t purchase from unverified or questionable sources; choose reputable suppliers or manufacturers.
  1. Don’t Forget to Ask About Warranty and Maintenance: Don’t purchase a vending machine without considering its long-term support and maintenance.
  1. Don’t Neglect Product Sourcing: Avoid unreliable product sources, as it can lead to issues with product availability and freshness.

By following these dos and don’ts, you can make an informed decision when buying a vending machine and set the foundation for a successful vending business.

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