Here’s some important tips on vending that’s good for anyone to know. Most of you count on yourself to do everything! You rely on yourself to do most of the muscle work for your vending business. The great thing about vending is, you CAN absolutely run this business without a lot of equipment or investment on fleets of trucks or employees. You really don’t need a fancy office or any high tech gadgets either. You can keep your vending business as simple as you want and it will still make you money!
There is one thing that you absolutely have to be careful with, and that’s your equipment. There will come a time after your initial set up that you might need to move your vending machine. Businesses move, or you might simply find a better location for your machine. When the time comes, you want to know what you’re doing so you don’t damage your equipment during transit.
First, you need to prepare for the move. If you are moving just one piece of equipment, you might be able to get by with a pick up truck and another helper. You should also have a furniture dolly, moving blanket, moving straps.
Second, make sure you empty the machine from change, dollars, drinks, and snacks. If you think that the trip might be a little bumpy, you should also have some tape so any shelves or parts will not fall out.
Lastly, and definitely most importantly, do not lay down the vending machine if it has a refrigeration unit inside. If you absolutely have to, make the time as short as possible. Never turn on the refrigeration unit immediately after it has been laying down. You want to give the oils enough time to settle back to normal before you start cooling the machine. Generally, you should let refrigeration rest from a few hours up to one day.