How to fix a moving dolly wheel for $3

Fixing Your Dolly To Save Money

Fixing your dolly to save money is possible. To fix your dolly, you will need a total of three things. These three things are tools, plumbing clamp, and 5 minutes of your time.

fixing your dolly to save money

The first thing you should do is to find a place where you can fix your dolly.

You may be able to find one for free if you are just starting your vending machine business.

The only problem with this is that you won’t have any funds or any knowledge about fixing your dolly.

So the best thing you can do is to pay a small fee to fix your dolly. You will have to choose a place where you know how to fix a dolly.

The place I choose was inside the back trunk of my work van.

How to Fix a Broken Wheel on Your Vending Machine Business

how to fix dolly with broken wheel

If you have a vending machine business then it is likely that you will eventually need to have a broken wheel fixed on it.

While most vending machines that you encounter will not be at risk of breaking down, it is important to know how to fix a broken wheel if this happens.

You can find more information about how to fix a broken wheel in the article below.

  • The first thing you will need to do is get to know the problem that needs to be dealt with.
  • There are a number of things that you can do in order to fix a broken wheel on your vending machine business.
  • One of the options is to simply use the correct tools.
  • However, there are several types of tools that are meant for fixing a broken wheel.
  • One of the options that you have is to buy a piece of material from the hardware store and use it to fix the broken wheel.

Here are the steps:

Buy the following: small clamp, 2 sets of copper tubing

The picture below tells you that the vending machine wheel fell off from constant daily use.

my wheel fell off and it is out of alignment

Make sure the wheel is aligned properlymake sure to align it at the center

Buy the 2 pieces copper tubing and an adjustable small plumbing clamp ( you have to bring your wheel to the store and go to the plumbing section and find the correct pre-cut size and try to fit it on the center of the wheel where the original bearings fell off.

parts needed

It only takes 5 minutes to install everything and make sure to adjust the clamp fitting and tighten it properly. 

In case if the fitting falls off in the future it is only $1 for a replacement.

Or if you have time at the weekend, you can drill the center rod and plug in a metal wire, but this takes time and drilling skill, and also you have to spend extra money on a cobalt drill bit.

everything is secured for now

total cost for parts is $3.31

In this pandemic crises and my sales are about 80% down, I have to find ways on how to cut costs big time and being creative on my expenses.

In the beginning, I was contemplating buying a new vending machine moving dolly for about $150 to $200 after the above dolly was abused for about 1 year already.

In times of crises where the money is scarce, we should find every method and quick thinking on how to save.

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The Impact of the Coronavirus on Vending Machine Business

The Impact of the Coronavirus on Vending Machine Business

coronavirus impact on vending machine business

Beginning of March 2020 a lot of cases are going up each day here in Canada.  People are advised to stay home until the infection is over.

The Canadian government had a quick measure in financial emergency response on people who got laid off which is around 80% here in Vancouver, BC.

Health ministry was contemplating that the curve will be on a downward trajectory by summer.

I guess that with be in June or July.

But I’m very sure that most people will get rehired and get back to work again probably in the last quarter for the year.

It will be around fall that people will go back to normal.

With this kind of scenario, I think the vending machine business will back on track in September.

It is with the premise that people get hired during summertime and it will take another couple of months for everyone to go back to its normal spending habits.

As a vending machine operator, I will have no income significantly to pay most of my bills especially Mortgage, Rent, Work Van and Leasing on some vending machine equipment since the top performers are located in: Schools, community centers and Public Hotels.

I do not think there will be an influx of happy tourists spending money this year.

The locals will also be cash strapped since they will be rehired and we will know that employers will not hire the original workforce since there is no business activity.

The business activity will be done on a gradual rehiring process and it will be a slow process since the businesses will be observing if there will some isolated cases of re-infection and the most important is if there the actual buyers will be back?

Does this remain a big? mark.

For vending machine operators, I think realistically speaking from my experience, it will be the 2nd half of next year when everything will be again in full swing with the influx of tourists and reopening of borders.

Do you think there will be some riots?

This is some of the small business establishments that wanted to make sure no one smashes the windows and ransack the place and get some freebies

shops covered with wood to avoid vandalism

shops covered with wood to avoid vandalism

  • No one in their right mind to be buying a property with the uncertainty of business now.
  • No one will be watching movies when 80% of the workforce is laid off.
  • Construction might be severely impacted when there are no foreign with deep pockets to buy overinflated real estate properties here in Vancouver.
  • Restaurants that are open for taking out now are sitting on a landmine and might just be breaking even to pay for the expensive rent in Robson, Davie, Granville St.
  • No one in the right mind wanted to pay off debts, credit cards, CRA, IRS taxes, rents, and mortgages.

When things get back to normal which might be late next year, the government will be finding ways things to snatch back from the huge losses that were given to Canadians.  

They will find ways to up the ante on collecting taxes and imposed heavy fines on COVID19 fake related claims.

I wish for once that the government will be compassionate and understanding of this situation.

For now, Cash is King.

Vending machine business cannot work from home so the business is absolutely heavily impacted!

Remembering the 1997 Asian Financial Crises

During that Era, I was a very promising computer parts company and hired around 10 employees during that time when I was still at a very young age.

I just got out of University during the 1990’s eager to try out my hand in the business world.

During that time the whole world was looking at the Emerging Asian Tigers and one of them was the Philippines.

The Asian financial crises were triggered in July 1997.  During that time Asia was an economic miracle and any kind of business is flourishing.  Everyone during that time has a lot of capital reserves.

Everything was going up:

  • Real Estate,
  • Construction Boom,
  • Restaurants,
  • Mega Shopping Mall,
  • Arcade,
  • Recreation Centers,
  • Resorts,
  • Local Travel etc.

Anything that you have in mind you name it even the smallest business is booming.

It was that time when Thailand had localized currency speculation.

It soon spread to Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.  The exchange rate during that time as I remembered vividly was $1 US Dollar to Php 25 Pesos and suddenly the interest rates shot up from 12% to 35% and Philippines Currency devalued to $1 US Dollar to Php 35 Pesos.

As a small business operator, all my products are coming from:

  • Singapore,
  • Taiwan and
  • Hong Kong

have become more expensive because of the exchange rate.

Do you know what happened as a small business operator?

Sales were severely hit and all orders were halved.

So what happened?

This is maybe an analogy to what is happening here in Vancouver, BC Canada as a small business owner.

Back then, I have to layoff 80% of the workforce back then in the Philippines and had to contend with just 3 people running the company.

As a small business owner, I have to multi-task: Sales Call, Deliver.

Even downsizing is not enough.

During that time most of the businesses in the Philippines went under and declared bankruptcy.

There was :

  • No Philippine emergency benefit
  • No Deferred payments on the loan from banks
  • No Deferred payments on mortgages
  • No Deferred payments on Leased Equipment
  • No Deferred payments on Bill of Lading ( Importation )

By the fall of 1997, the contagion reached South Korea, Hong Kong, and China.  A Pandemic Financial meltdown had been ignited!

In 1998, Brazil and Russia is experiencing free fall on their economy.  From the mighty Wall Street to Tokyo Stock Exchange, hit record lows.

It was very uncertain during that time!

It was only on May 12, 1999, that the Wall Street stock market prices was stable.

Here is the TIMELINE.

With this analogy in mind, the impact of the Coronavirus may take up to 2 years before businesses get back on their feet! ( This is just a guess, this is by no means conclusive )

What was left with the small business basically in Asia which was left out surviving?

  • It took me about ## years to pay off everything to the banks and loans.
  • Bad credit, taxes unpaid, lawsuits, legal fees, bank collection statements, credit card collection statements.
  • I was able to recover and had very good years during the 2000s until COVID19.

I’m afraid the vending machine operators will be taking a lot of heat from collection agencies, government taxes, loans and perhaps?

Since this is 2020, let us see what the Canadian government can do to help its citizens and small business owners.

Economic Impact of the Coronavirus

The spread of the coronavirus in poultry and humans has come as a shock to many scientists.

While they were focused on investigating how the virus could be transmitted from animal to human, they could not have foreseen that it would be so easily transmittable from one human to another. If you read the news, you might think the virus is responsible for cases of chickenpox or the common cold; however, it is not.

coronavirus impact on economy

If you are not familiar with the virus, it is spreading at a very fast rate and creating an economic impact on the economy, which has never been seen before.

It seems that since the virus has been discovered and sent to laboratories for testing, the numbers of cases of the virus have been increasing more rapidly than anticipated.

There are now in excess of sixty countries where this virus is found and spreading rapidly.

These outbreaks can literally affect your own economy; this is the reality as far as this virus goes.

However, with a few precautions, your own economy will be protected. While this virus is known to infect people, not all cases will be life-threatening.

In a lot of cases, a person who contracts the virus will not experience any sort of financial or non-financial economic effect.

In fact, there are often no symptoms at all. However, if your family member, spouse, or coworker has this disease, you need to take action now.

There are already problems with food security, debt, and financial strain, all due to this virus.

When you learn about how the virus has impacted on the economy, you will be able to see the big picture; remember, your health is not always considered when your loved ones are trying to live a “normal” life.

There is no question that if the virus spreads even further, this could be a catastrophe.

  • After all, what if the virus can break out in a place that a lot of people frequent, like a restaurant?
  • Some food items that are easily grown, like peanuts, contain the virus.
  • If the virus can break out, how will the lives of all the food servers and other staff members be affected?
  • Will they lose their jobs?
  • What about the insurance company, when will they be liable for the money owed?

The world has no idea how this virus is spreading and where it will come from.

It is almost as if we are playing Russian roulette with our own health.

If the virus is really the cause of this current outbreak, then the world is going to be at serious risk, both physically and financially.

The virus is affecting many countries, including the United States, and so, the health care systems in those countries are having a hard time keeping up with the demand.

This affects people who travel and those who work with animals. In fact, you might say that the risk of a human case is the biggest concern.

To keep yourself and your family protected, do not let this virus is the cause of your economic burden.

Although the spread of the virus is causing concern, it is better to be safe than sorry.

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Corona Virus Paranoia Here in Vancouver?

How to Become a Vending Machine Business Owner?

daily life of a vending machine business owner

There are some very important things that you must learn if you want to become a vending machine business owner.

If you are a newbie, I am going to help you in your learning process.

First of all, you should know how to accept and manage customer complaints. I will use the case of the laser bagged soft drink to make this point.

You can eliminate most customer complaint.

Of course, you cannot eliminate all customer complaint. But you can certainly learn how to manage customer complaints and how to respond to customer complaints.
You should learn how to prepare yourself for a customer complaint or how to handle the complaint when it arises.

Customer complaint is very common in the business world.
If you handle a customer complaint politely, it may go away and that customer will eventually leave your store again.

If you let the customer complains to you do not handle the complaint with politeness, it may remain on your customer’s mind until they shop at another store.
You can eliminate most customer complaint. Of course, you cannot eliminate all customer complaint.
You should take care to be courteous to the customer but be prepared to handle the complaint at any time.

This is very important if you want to become a successful business owner.
So, you have to accept and manage customer complaint.

If you do not respond to customer complaints, the complaint will remain on your customer’s mind until they actually shop at another store.
Another thing that you must know is how to respond to customer complaint without making a big mistake.

When you are handling customer complaint, you should always try to avoid making mistakes or committing errors.
One of the worst mistakes that you can make when handling customer complaint is to let the customer complaint build up.

There is no use being polite if you allow the customer complaint to escalate until the customer complains to you.
In the example of the laser bagged soda, if you did not show the customer that you accepted their complaint, then the customer complaint will not go away.

Once the customer complains, they will just keep complaining until they finally go to another store.
If you do not react to customer complaint, it is not possible to get rid of all the complaints that customers bring.

So, in order to become a successful vending machine business owner, you should learn how to handle customer complaints and how to respond to customer complaints.

Say goodbye to your location if you do not respond to customer complaints.

How to Remain Healthy As a Vending Machine Business Owner

how to remain healthy as a vending machine business owner

If you have been in the vending machine business for any length of time, you may have experienced some very frustrating situations.

The secret is to stay healthy as a vending machine business owner and treat your customers as they deserve to be treated. If you are able to do this, you will continue to enjoy success and customers will return to your business year after year.

Corona Virus Paranoia Here in Vancouver

It attacks your body’s immunity system causing all sorts of horrible things to happen to your body.

So if you want to know how to prevent it, there are many steps you can take to prevent yourself from suffering through this terrible disease.

corona virus here in vancouver

First, you need to know exactly what the Corona Virus is, and then you need to learn how to prevent it from attacking your body. There are many things you can do to prevent yourself from experiencing symptoms.

Once you know what it is, you will be able to do something about it by strengthening your immune system.

The more you can strengthen your immune system, the less you will have to suffer from the Corona Virus.
Having an increase in your immune system is very important if you want to prevent this disease.

This means that you need to eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly. It also means having a healthy weight.
If you want to know how to prevent this Corona Virus, you need to increase your immune system to the point where it can be effective against a wide variety of diseases.

This means eating a healthy diet that is rich in essential vitamins and minerals and taking the right vitamins for your health.
Now, the Corona Virus attacks your immune system from the inside out.

When it starts to attack the immune system, it can bring about so many horrible effects on your body.

It will cause so many health problems that it will not be surprising to see what sort of damage you will cause when you have the Corona Virus.
One of the symptoms of the Corona Virus is fatigue, which will slowly become more severe as the virus continues to attack your immune system.
Here in Vancouver there are some places that do not have customers after the outbreak of Corona Virus. Some business actually are loosing sales.

It very hard to see that some small business are negative loss after the end of the month.

I made this article just to show you what precautions to take since my vending machine business involves a lot of driving and walking to various public places.

Vancouver so far is very safe and there is no out breaks or anything to worry about.

It is just the colds and flu season that most people are stricken with.

I have an excellent article that might be of interest to those who wanted to know maybe a potential cure for this Corona Virus.

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A Taste Of Heaven On a Vending Location

a taste of heaven

Well as a self-employed individual since from the start. I was stuck in the vending machine business here in Vancouver, BC, I was trying to evolve into another business but was progressing slowly.

Everyone who are in the working industry is I guess making ends meet all the time, especially me, how small can we get here being felt with the weight being thrown around by people who are making decisions.

All vendors have the same faith more or less.

I have some conversations with other vendors that I encounter when I’m at Costco, Wholesale Club Burnaby or Vending Products of Canada or on the phone. Other vendors sometimes ge4t kicked out on a location without any regards to the investment and other expenses when leasing the machine and moving costs involved.

Vendors should better get used to this kind of scenario here in Vancouver, BC. You have to be very flexible in terms of looking for another location and must be programmed to is a YES man.

Vendor always approach a new location contemplating that their are hundreds of people who wanting to consume your wares : chips, pop and chocolate bars. Showing off new machines that can take all the bells and whistles. This is the business atmosphere here in Vancouver, BC. There is always relentless offers from other new vendors wanting to get a piece on the vending industry.

Normally if you are servicing a private company there are several scenarios that sooner or later that will happen to your business:

  • Renovations – real or not
  • Change another vendor ( this seldom happens to me )
  • Private company goes bust and under
  • Private company taken over by another company
  • CRA Audit – they think all the money deposits are 100% income and they disregard receipts that are not itemized ( you just have to make an appeal to the chief and everything will be fine ), their are always costs on deposits which I do not need to explain on this short article

kicked out

Here are the statistics on locations and expected sales and problems:

  • Hotels – Vandalism all the time from outside especially on weekends, it is not worth it, their is no permanency since managements always changes their mind. You will lose money big time if you have several machines in their establishment in case they kick you out because of a single empty coil.

( Just by going to location will cost an arm and a leg on gasoline and parking meters and sometimes a violation parking ticket which would have cost you a family get together movie time on weekends )

  • Government Establishments – extremely difficult to get in, many levels on decision making
  • Community Centers – Some vandalism depending on location, generally good but extremely high in commissions that it is not worth doing.
  • Medium Private Offices – Generally good but low sales collecting lose change and not worth the time

( Want super low prices on chips, chocolate bars and pop for a $1,  upset easily when you raise prices and would not know what inflation is. But just agrees the new prices when they are in 7 11, Safeway, Walmart or Canadian Superstore. )

  • Large Private Offices – Very good sales but decision makers have frequent meetings and you might be stepping on a landmine anytime if their is the slightest problem with you as a vendor

( Some not all decision makers got charmed by bells and whistles of a new machine from another vendor, How we get easily swayed by beauty skin deep )

  • Mega Private Offices – Too much politics but extremely good sales, a contract is essential if you want to stay alive
  • Low income Centers – Sales are good. Vandalism attempts. Make sure security is tough. If security is no good then say goodbye to your machines that will get broken into all the time.

Well these are all the statistics and experiences that I have encountered. I cannot tell you what comprises on the percentages on my accounts that left me still standing doing this vending machine business until now so far able to pay my bills.

This is my personal experience on the vending machine business.  Please do not generalized to be the same for every vendor.

Sometimes I’m considering packing my things and going back to where I came from, this is the good thing about the vending business. You can sell the entire vending business to several vendors out their part by part and move to wherever you want to be and do a fresh start.

For now, I’m facing some challenges as a part of a journey of a small self employed person.  There will be challenges in any business whether small or big.

Vancouver Survival

Well everything is very expensive. I got (2) locations recently vandalized and I do not know how to properly function again. I already get very paranoid every time I’m in Vancouver, BC when parked on the streets. Was very happy and relieved when my work van is still around and windows not smashed. That’s why when you are servicing locations in a major city you have to be lightning fast.

This 1st location:

It was location where it is considered to be very safe but their was nut head or a person who is under the influence of drugs was standing and staring the vending machine for a whole 15 minutes. Glass was eventually smashed. Good thing the products was secured by security and I abandoned my other locations to quickly retrieve all the products.

That is why that you have to absolute rapport with the decision maker in case these things happens.

This is a normal occurrence on the broken usually glass 1X every 2 years depending on location.

broken glass on snack machine

2nd location:

My Three ( 3) C series vending machines was obliterated including the pop machine was hit by a bulldozer! This location’s security is not very secure even their is a camera on premises. This happened at night and their were a group of drug addicts attacking the pop machine from all sides destroying the bolts, metal strips and a large hole in front of the machine.

I guess the security is afraid of the gang at night on this location.

This is the first time that I have encountered problem on destroying an entire pop machine on all sides and front!

I had the worst locations but the damage being done was left me owe struck and dumbfounded!

This is unnatural occurrence, I think it is a group of young drug addicts which is highly dangerous and have the whole time in the world just thinking everyday on how to steal and how to destroy.

damaged pop machine

damaged C Series machine

Sometimes I wonder what is the difference between the thieves in the Philippines and here in Canada. In Canada, I don’t understand why they will do that extent? Is welfare and lots of free meals from the city of Vancouver not enough?

Back in the Philippines, gangs steal and also get very violent when under the influence of drugs but it is because it is absolutely no government welfare or they are living under extreme poverty which makes you understand why 3rd world countries steal.

There was a time it was a social experiment or I do not know what term if I said it right. I went to a government establishment and told them that I need welfare because I do not have a job and just backed off in that place since I was surrounded by so many young people who seemed to be under the influence of drugs and talking to themselves all the time. And there were sudden moments of angry bouts of words and swearing all the time. You just have to ran away with these kinds of people.

I got a quote on my technician to install :

  • Plexiglass
  • Extended Steel Frame Grill

and was shocked to hear that a quote of $350 ( Materials ) and $125 + $125 ( Labor needed for 2 hours ). This will quickly drain my hard-earned income wiped out.

I decided to take things on my hand, I went to the Home Depot and was searching for poly carbonate replacement of glass and was shocked again to find out that :

I needed the poly carbonate to be around : 42 x 21 inches and around 2mm to 3mm thickness

The closest home depot poly carbonate closest is

# 2536170

OPTIX.118″ x 24″ x 48″ Clear Acrylic Sheet$109.99 /EA

and I needed to cut it and need to buy cutter to do it which will cost money again and the good thing is I found a poly carbonate manufacturer made to order and get the exact dimensions to what I need for just $55 CUT!

The extended steel frame should be ordered CUT also from a Steel Manufacturer and it costs me only $50 CUT!

If you get vandalism you have to absolutely do it yourself, or else your money will be drained all the time.

It was actually a taste of heaven when I obtained the 2nd location

was going their 2X a week. The cash was actually around $300 to $400 every week but this is not worth doing after all the vandalism happend. You will lose more money by :

  • Securing the machines – $1000
  • Moving the machines – $600
  • Damaged done is around $1600 ( all coin mechanism destroyed and it costs around $400 to buy 1 )

Maybe this is the real taste of heaven?

I recently obtained a new location and it was first time in my life that this place is hundreds of people at anytime. This was the location I got after being kicked out of the hotel which I was just collecting $60 cash every month.

The hotel location that I was kicked out was paying $21 commission every month and got vandalized many times as you can observed on the destroyed lock cover on the picture below on my new location today!

The move again costs me $320! Vending machine business is not a Money Tree like what other people think!

new location with hundreds of people

How to Read Vending Machine Codes

How to Read Vending Machine Codes ( For Educational Purposes Only )

This is a course dedicated to reading vending machine codes. Whether you have a regular machine or something more specialized, there is a way to get started on the right track in your business.

vending machine codes

There are ways to find out the vending machine codes you can use to open the machine. The usual way is to purchase a book that has all the codes and many others that will tell you how to set them up so that they can help you more easily with your business.

As, well as any other code book you may have. Once you’ve gotten one of these books you can work from that. But most of the time when you buy a book you won’t know what you are looking for and how to use it correctly.

So you’re not just reading about vending machine codes in the book. You are going to do a search online to find any code and get it down on paper and start using it on your machine.

Most people buy their machines from machine shops and even more who specialize in machines and supplies for vending. They often sell vending machine books that will tell you how to set up a machine and have it working better than you ever thought possible.

You can use this information for your vending business if you buy vending machine codes. They will be a good starting point for you to use and get yourself organized for the next step in getting a machine working.

If you have one of the popular codes, you might want to check out Hack to get the word out about the best one you have found for your business. With that website you can find the exact code you need for your machine, along with dozens of others to help you find the right one for your vending business.

Food Vending Machine Hack Code – How to Get Into Any Vending Machine

Let’s take a look at how to find the right food vending machine hacking code. This is probably one of the simplest methods to hack in on your enemy’s machines, even if you’re not an expert. By simply following this guide and understanding what you need to do, you will not only find a way into the machine, but you will also be able to use the codes you find to gain access to other machines, or get free stuff.

food vending machine hack code

The first thing you need to do is get some directions on how to get inside the vending machine. You will need some basic information on how to operate the machines so that you can tell which one is which.

There are many different kinds of vending machines, and you should start by knowing what you need to know to get inside one of them. A little research is important because it will help you find the right food vending machine hacking code for your particular vending machine.

A lot of people actually get fake or bad instructions from their friends who want to get inside the machines and make money off of others. You should find a few guides for different kinds of machines to figure out which kind you need to hack in on. The best one would be the one that comes with the machine itself.

Also, one good tip to getting in the machines without getting caught is to try to hide behind a vending machine. That way, you can easily blend in with the crowd and blend in with the people who are busy shopping and do not even notice you sneaking around.

Once you have the directions and found the right machine, get out of the way and try to find a way around it. To do this, all you need to do is get out of the line and try to get into the machines from behind.

When you find a way around the machine, look up the code and start writing down as many numbers as you can on the paper you have. This will help you figure out what kind of code is on the inside and where the codes are stored.

Once you have the codes, all you need to do is get out of the way and start writing the codes. From there, you will find a way to get inside and start getting free stuff. Do not stop until you have obtained all the codes.

What’s the Best Possible Application For a Computer Hacker Called the IVend?

What’s the best possible application for a computer hacker called the IVend? Well, it’s a very simple question to answer. The answer is simple: simple. It’s an IVend, or a third party service, that lets you hack into any computer through a basic protocol.

ivend hack code

Even though they don’t need any special knowledge to use their product, there are some methods that you can use to help them do so with minimal risk. It is not necessary to use the Vulnerability Assessment Framework (VAF) to test them. As a matter of fact, they will not require it.

Using their IVend, you can do something that will test them against the real world as they exist. However, using an IVend is a bit different from actually using the service itself. Instead of hacking into a system directly, the third party is helping you hack into a server of the other party.

What is a web shell, and how does it work? A web shell is simply a browser and software all in one, allowing you to get inside the main server of the other party and access things like database information, credit card details, and other sensitive data. The benefits of being able to do this are obvious: you can get a hold of all that you want, without going through the lengthy process of working a remote hacker.

All you need to do is send a request to the IVend and tell it to search for a server with the given username. The IVend will send you to the server and let you get into it. After that, you can use your own tools (such as “badguys”IDA”) to hack into it.

While IVend don’t do any hacking themselves, they are great when you want to be completely anonymous and want to be able to do it outside of the usual black hat hacking circles. This is the first step to being able to breach a secure network without fear of getting caught.

One of the great things about IVend is that you can test them against the same servers as the hackers do. This means that there is no need to use the VAF, since this service will always let you know if it’s not vulnerable.

How to Hack a Snapple Vending Machine

how to hack a snapple vending machine

If you are in the business of selling soda and want to set up an ATM dispenser in your establishment, there is a way to get the inside scoop on how to hack a Snapple vending machine. When you have the inside track on how to hack a Snapple vending machine, it will become much easier for you to decide on which vending machine you will buy to setup your business. Here is some advice on how to hack a Snapple vending machine and avoid losing all of your hard earned money.

The first thing you need to do is find out the code. This is where you will be the most successful in hacking a Snapple vending machine. You can either find out the code online or by visiting the vending machines themselves. However, you might be able to hack a Snapple vending machine without knowing the code if the vending machine is located somewhere not too far from where you work. The most common places where vending machines are hacked are in parks, malls, and grocery stores.

The second step in the process is to visit the vending machine and start examining it. Start looking for the codes printed on the sides. The codes you should look for are the codes to enable you to change the drink’s flavor or to allow you to get more cash back.

The third step is to have someone else write down the code. They can do this while you are looking at the machine. Sometimes, when you hack a Snapple vending machine, the person doing the looking may find the machine and use the codes that the vending machine has printed on its sides.

This makes it much easier for you to write down the code than you would if you were doing it on your own. While writing down the code, make sure you have someone else on hand who can take a copy of the codes so that you can go back to them later if you do not need them.

The fourth step is to find out what it costs to change the drink in the machine. There are fees for changing the drink in the machine as well as fees for giving the machine a break and for the cash that you receive back from the machine. Usually, the machines only get a break once they run out of the drink you purchased and you get your money back. The vending machine owner will tell you what the fee is, but it will also include the break fees and the charge for the cash that you receive back.

Once you have the codes, you can turn the machine off and start seeing if you can get the vending machine to spit out the code for you. If you get it to spit out the code, you can then use the code to change the drink’s flavor or for the cash back that you received.

Now that you know how to hack a Snapple vending machine, you should be ready to set up your own vending machine. Just keep in mind that the machine might get attacked so you will want to be prepared for it.

Automatic Products Vending Machine Hacks

automatic products vending machine hack

Are you looking for the best auto vending machine hack out there? Then check out these easy hacks for the automatic products vending machine. Automatic products vending machines are a great way to make money without having to have a salesperson behind the counter. It’s just sitting there, dispensing something to you, without you having to take anything.

The first auto vending machine hack is that you should be keeping an accurate inventory. This includes having a good list of all the products that are in your automatic products vending machine. You should also be keeping a record of how many times the codes work. Most people don’t keep up with the codes and they end up not getting their full payout.

Another hack that you can use is the codes. The codes are like small pieces of paper that you stick into the keypad. You put the code in and it will turn on or off the automatic product dispenser.

You can also use codes that come with the automatic products vending machine. These are different from the codes you put in the keypad. With the keys, you always have to manually remove the code from the machine. The codes are programmed in advance and you just put them in before you leave for the day.

To avoid losing your codes, try putting them in a place where they can be easily seen and reached.

Keep in mind that the auto products vending machine is used to dispense an item so you need to give it a good push to make sure that it gets the right amount of items dispensed. If you get a jittery automatic product vending machine, it might be time to consider a new one.

How Much Money Do Vending Machines Make?

How Much Money Do Vending Machines Make?

Now that you have a good idea of the average vending machine income, how do you get to that level? It’s simple.

how much money do vending machines make

The first thing you need to do is find vending machines in your area. There are many sites online where you can find them for free.

The idea is to find a lot of these machines, and then go out there and purchase a few at a time. That way you can track your success and follow the trend for more machines, and see what works best for you.

The next step is to get the average vending machine income for each machine. There are websites available where you can do this for free, and then you just plug in the information that you have and it will give you the average of those figures.

Next, when you have the average vending machine income for each machine, you need to find out how much money they are making for you. The average is based on the amount of people who use that vending machine each day. If there are more people using it, then it will be more than its average daily income.

This is also the amount of money you should expect to make from your vending machine. That is the most important part of the equation because you want to make as much money as possible from every dollar you spend on them.

So, if you know how much money a vending machine makes for you, you know how much you can expect to make. And once you have that figured out, you can start to figure out which machines are making the most money. If you find the one that is making the most, you can then start to find vending machines in your area and start building your vending business from there.

In a very short period of time, you can double or triple your income from just your vending machine alone. If you want to know how much money do vending machines make, it’s simple, all you have to do is learn the formula that they use to figure out how much money they are making and then begin to look for vending machines that offer that formula.

How Much Vending Machine Make Your Customers Money?

When deciding on the location for your new or existing business, it is always a good idea to consider how much vending machine make your customers money. Once you have decided on where to place it, then it is time to start researching.

how much vending machine make

Generally, there are two main types of vending machines – the broadcast and the multi-function. In the broadcast model, you place one or more vending machines with only one or two buttons, in a central location and are able to manipulate the machine through a dial or a touch pad. The multi-function vending machine has several small pneumatic powered devices placed in an area that you control, which dispense either cold drinks or hot drinks.

They are especially useful for starting up businesses because it allows you to use a single machine for both cold and hot beverages.

The multi-function type of vending machine may have a display screen for the machine’s operations and offer some sort of trial or free trial period for your customers. When the trial is over, the customer will be offered another chance to purchase from you.

Broadcast and multi-function models are the most popular, but there are also smaller sizes. A slimline vending machine model is perfect for a convenience store or grocery store. This model will dispense drink and snack drinks. Also popular are the square model, which can fit into a small room.

The biggest challenge to profitability in this industry is making sure you have enough money for the machines. For most companies, this means having cash reserves before opening.

Having cash in hand when opening the shop is vital to being able to pay your vendors and suppliers, as well as getting the needed raw materials needed for opening the shop. As a matter of fact, you must have enough cash to make your payroll at least four days before opening.

Finally, in order to determine how much vending machine make your customers money, there are a few things you can look at. One, you will want to determine the number of units your customers will purchase during the week of opening.

Also, you need to know how many units will be consumed within the first 30 days of opening.

Depending on the amount of customers you have, this number can vary. So, to answer the question of how much vending machine make your customers money, make sure you have enough cash on hand to be able to spend the money you make. And don’t forget to check out the competition!

How To Turn Your Vending Machine Profit Examples Into A Vending Machine Business

A vending machine business is easy to run when you have the right vending machine profit examples, as these will give you a blueprint to follow. Once you know the business step by step, you can use it as a basis to get started.

vending machine profit

Once you have set up your machines, you will need to find out how much you can sell to earn money. You can use the vending machine profit examples to help you figure out what the machine could sell for. These are usually offered free with each machine purchase, but you can also find them online or through vending machine magazines.

Start by deciding where you want to sell your machines. Do you want to have a market in a small town or a city? Maybe you want to have a big market and make more money than you expected. The decision is up to you, but you must have something to sell and something to buy!

Now that you have decided where you want to sell your machines, you will need to decide if you want to rent machines to others. This is sometimes a good idea, as it allows you to see how they operate and whether they work. It is important to rent out machines to people who are knowledgeable in selling.

Once you have rented your machines and figured out how much you are going to earn, you should start advertising. This could be done in the form of flyers or street signs. Advertising your business in newspapers is also a good idea.

Another way to market your vending machine profit example business is to give away samples of the new vending machine you are selling. This is one of the best ways to sell machines. Since people already know about your vending machine, there is a good chance that they will remember you and buy a machine from you.

Keep these tips in mind when running your vending machine business. As long as you make sure you have enough money to invest and that you are marketing your business properly, then you should start earning money from your vending machine profits. There are always things to consider when starting out, but it is important to have a plan in place so that you do not waste your time and money.

Vending Machine Income – How You Can Make the Best Use of Vending Machines

Many people think that vending machine income is one of the most important things to have in their business. For those who are thinking about starting a vending machine business, the idea of making vending machine income is a good thing. However, there are many misconceptions about vending machine income.

vending machine income

There are many misconceptions about machine income and the kind of income it will bring to your business. Some people believe that vending machine income will only generate their only source of income in the future.

They are also thinking that it is only for people who know how to build vending machines and are smart enough to take care of every aspect of the machine and keep it running smoothly.

Other people believe that vending machine income only makes sense when you own a lot of machines. Unfortunately, there are people who think that only owning one machine will be enough to generate their income.

These are the people who think that vending machine income can only come from owning several machines. Unfortunately, this is not the case. In fact, the majority of vending machine businesses that have ever existed have generated their income from just one machine.

The vending machine industry is expanding and if you know how to maintain and repair vending machines and you are ready to take care of everything for the vending machine, then vending machine income may be the best option for you. 

However, you need to ensure that you do all the other things properly so that the machine is well taken care of and the customer does not experience any issues.

Why Should I Consider New Vending Machine Locations?

Why Should I Consider New Vending Machine Locations As an Investment?

are new vending machine locations good investment

There are a lot of reasons why vending machines should be considered as a great investment. These machines give the cash register employee a much needed work, since they can earn an extra income each month. They also help the cash register staff a lot in helping the business to stay on its feet.

In order to make the best decision, there are a few things that should be taken into consideration when it comes to purchasing new vending machine locations. This is because when it comes to the financials, they really are an investment. But just what does that mean?

The first thing to keep in mind when purchasing vending machine locations is how much it will cost you. This is because you can’t always purchase something that is not as affordable as you would have liked.

But you should not stop at that. Instead, you should consider the future benefit that you can enjoy from the purchase. The way you do this is by using the best site for the job.

One of the most important aspects of finding new vending machine locations is to locate those that will be around other businesses. That way, you can take advantage of the area’s location and not have to worry about whether you will be wasting your money when the locations close down. In this way, you will be able to find a convenient location that is close to the office and other areas of the business.

If you visit old machines that are no longer in use, then you will get an idea of what locations are most beneficial. In addition, you can also look up the latest inventory to see if there are any important changes made to them.

If there are, you will know which machines are going to be most beneficial to you. Once you have found vending machine locations, you can choose to put one in your establishment.

The best thing to remember about using a vending machine location as an investment is that you will pay a vending machine locator fee. This allows you to keep track of all of the new locations that you use. You will also save yourself some money in the long run.

Just knowing where to find the best vending machine locations is important. By doing so, you will be able to make sure that you have a vending machine location that is convenient to the area you want to advertise.

You will also need to get a vending machine locator fee. This allows you to find the best locations without having to use the services of someone else. Of course, the fee is based on the size of the vending machine and how many locations you use.

In this case, you will have a better chance of making more money with the right choice when purchasing new vending machine locations. Instead of thinking about how you can save money, you should consider it as an investment in your future. That way, you will be able to have a location that will bring you more profits than you would have when you were using older locations.

Dangers of Starting Your Own Vending Machine Location

risks of new vending machine location

Knowing the pros and cons of starting your own vending business can help you make a better decision. This is especially true when the game plan calls for you to make your own decisions. By knowing the pros and cons, you can see if the new vending machine location is right for you.

Many businesses fail because they have not researched their options and looked into the disadvantages of starting a new business. You should be aware of the factors that will come into play when you decide on a location. You can use these factors to make a decision that will benefit you and your family as well as make a profit.

The pros that should keep in mind are location, privacy, appearance, convenience, and price. These pros are the three top reasons that will drive any decision you make. Location is a fact of life when you start a business; especially when the company is in a building.

The pros and cons of starting a new location in a building and the cons of leaving are both good reasons to evaluate your options.

One great way to do this is to make sure the building does not have any entrances that are easy to bypass. Many buildings do not provide a hallway to add security into the office space.

One of the cons of starting a new location in a building is that you will be taking a risk that will result in losing money. You may even lose money by starting out with your goal of opening a vending machine.

The new vending machine location is highly profitable when you have customers in line. However, the more often that you are opening, the less likely you are to make a profit.

The pros and cons of starting a new location in a building need to be taken into consideration before you choose the new location for your business. The pros of opening a vending machine should be considered, but the potential downside should be evaluated.

Vending Machine Location Kicked Out by the Competition

Companies and retailers will do everything in their power to reduce their operating costs by eliminating any place or location where the competition can easily access. The result will be a large reduction in sales and profit levels. Any competitor that wants to expand into the area will be sure to use the same strategy. This will ultimately cause the end of one of the competitors unless it can find a better location. The result will likely be the destruction of the equipment and/or site.

vending machine location kicked out

It has been shown that no one is going to replace the equipment from a vending machine company.

Some of them are already rare and expensive and some are rare and cheap.

The best thing to do for your business is to either locate your machine somewhere that you can afford or expand your business into areas of your competition that you cannot afford. 

If you can’t expand into their territory, then they will buy your goods and/or services from another vendor. They will also expand their market too with the new products that you are selling.

A good idea would be to sell the products from your vending machine company from multiple locations at the same time. This way you can get the price to be higher than the competition by cutting their price to half.

There are many tools online that can help you get the best deal on pricing. You can also look at alternative methods to cut your costs and still reach a huge volume of customers. The best option is to eliminate any place or location where competition can easily access.

Things to Consider When Selecting a Location for Your Vending Machine

A good location is the key to success in any vending business. This is because location has the most impact on the customer as they visit the vending machines and have a variety of possibilities of where they can go to buy a product or service.

Good vending machine location

It is important to pick the right ones as well as selecting the appropriate locations as they will provide a constant flow of customers and will help in keeping those sales consistently.

There are certain factors to consider that are very important when deciding where you will set up your vending machine.

You have to understand that you cannot just leave it in the middle of a busy street.

Instead, you need to try and find the area that is relatively easy for people to enter. If you want to operate in an open area, like on the beach, where there are a lot of people on the beach, you need to make sure that you have plenty of space for the vending machine to sell.

Likewise, if you intend to go into a large shopping mall with very few people in there, you might consider going for a smaller and more discrete location. The important thing is to find the area that suits your business best.

After selecting your location, you will need to think about the type of advertising that you want to have. Obviously, you can place your vending machine in a residential area, in front of a restaurant or even in a plaza.

However, if you would like to do an indoor advertising campaign, you will need to make sure that you have a good ventilation system.

This is because you will not be able to have the machine exposed to the wind if you decide to run it outdoors.

It is also important to make sure that you can easily put your information on the side of the vending machine and the customer’s feet on their way out.

Ideally, you would like to have signs that display the name of your business along with the business hours. I

n order to accomplish this, you should take a look at what other vending shops are doing and see how much space they have to place their advertisement.

Another consideration that you need to take into account is the foot traffic that you would be getting in your location.

It is important to look at the demographics that you get in your neighborhood to ensure that you get the best possible result.

In order to find the ideal vending machine location for your business, you will need to take time to think about the proper location for your business. 

You will also need to consider the demographics that you get in your community and the type of advertising that you will be having in that area.

The astounding popularity of Japanese vending machines

The astounding popularity of Japanese vending machines

vending machine in the street in Japan

Did you know that in Japan there are around 5 million vending machines nationwide? It is a fact that Japan has the highest density of vending machines in the whole world!

The service of the vending machine is about 1 machine per 25 people ( Japan Vending Machine Association ). The yearly sales of vending machines in Japan are about $Y5.5 billion to $Y7 billion ( Nippon News ).

I was just surprised why there are so many vending machines in Japan practically everywhere!

What can you buy normally from vending machines in Japan?

I have taken the liberty to picture all various vending machines when I was visiting on my short summer vacation. Before going to Japan, my family went ahead a week earlier than me since they are visiting her relatives.

Filipinos who grew up the big cities are already diluted with a variety of mixed races which can be Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Mexican, Portuguese-Chinese or some distant European lineage with the varying proportions.

Some are the interesting items that can be found on the Japanese vending machines are:

Mostly Pop

There is a lot of variety of pop to choose from as compared to the Canadian market where I run the vending machine business.

Here are some the pictures that I have taken recently that showcase sugary, healthy and energy drinks that anyone can buy on the street.

The fact is that since the vending machines are mostly located on the street, then a kid can potentially buy an energy drink or load of coffee which is not good for one’s health.

vending machine on the street in Japan at night

vending machine in japan side by side


You see that the coffee drinks contained inside a typical Japanese vending machine is a concoction of a variety of BOSS coffee brands.

drinks inside vending machine in Japan

coffee drinks in japanese vending machine

As you can see that there are Green tea, Water, Vitamin C drink ( I personally like the Suntory C 1000mg Vitamin C ).

Since there are so many pop machines in Japan. I figure that their kidney must be in great condition as compared to Americans or Canadians.

This fact is further determined to be held by statistical evidence that there are only about 2,640 dialysis patients in Japan per million which is a low figure compared to western countries.

I wish I can encourage people in America and Canada to drink more liquids whether it be: Green tea, Bottled Water, Vitamin C drinks or a dilute a POP drink with a follow up on water, Vitamin water or even just a Gatorade or Powerade which can help greatly on our kidney health.


You see that the coffee drinks contained inside a typical Japanese vending machine are a concoction of a variety of BOSS coffee brands.

Chocolate and Chips

As you can see from the recent pictures taken below on the Japanese snack machines which are located in the subway are mostly chocolate, chips, and some Japanese cookies.

japanese snack vending machine

japanese snack vending machine




Oh my, we might not approve these kinds of Japanese Cigarette vending machines if they are located out here in America or Canada.

Here in Canada the cigarette is strictly and heavily regulated which has some pros and cons as one may see fit.

The Pros is that

  • No kid or minor is allowed to buy a cigarette vending machine which is highly damaging to one’s health
  • Cigarette may be considered a very bad chemical toxic substance that still needs to be regulated for the benefit of the majority of the population
  • The only Cigarette may be sold to consenting adults that can show ID’s on which these cigarettes may be sold

The Cons Maybe

Turn over of Cigarettes sales is not optimized for business purposes

See you can see that anyone in Japan actually can buy a cigarette on a vending machine outside the street.

I hope in the future the Japanese government can regulate these machines even just installing a simple scanner to verify the legal age of the person who is going to purchase a cigarette.

I recently read an article regarding the undertaking of a Japanese company undertaking a technology that can scan the buyers face to count the wrinkles and skin sags to check and verify a smoker’s age.

If the initial scan fails then the buyer would have to scan an ID to check is the legal age.

What if the buyer has a babyface even when they are already in their 40s or even 50’s?

Well, some people use infrared light therapy for face to set them apart from others who do not look like their age.

Japanese Cigarette vending machine located on the street

Japanese cigarette and pop machine located on a public street


Who does not like Ramen soup!

japanese vending machine with ramen soup selections


Hot Meals

Ice Cream

My family is starting to get addicted to mochi and Japanese ice cream!

Japanese mochi and ice cream vending machine

Used Panties!

I could not believe it myself is this is indeed a Used Panties vending machine.

I will not buy used panties on a Japanese vending machine.

There are a lot of questions that come into mind:

Are the panties from adults?

Are the panties from underage children?

Are the panties fake and sprayed with some fake scent?

Is this a fetish there?

I guess all the unusual stuff abounds in Akihabara.

used panties in Japanese vending machine


There are hundreds of toy vending machines in Japan!

I also run some toy vending machines here in Canada and they are predominantly placed in Asian locations since it is part of the culture with so many cool, collectible and cute toys to amuse the young at heart or as a small token for children.

japanese toy vending machine at Akihabara street

Who owns the vending machines in Japan?

You will be surprised again that Coca Cola owns about 1M vending machine in Japan.

The first Coca Cola vending machine that was introduced in Japan was in 1962 in which all coke was produced locally in Japan.

I was very fortunate to get a glimpse on the Coca Cola serviceman doing the usual refilling on one of the coca-cola vending machines in Japan.

Japanese coca cola vending machine

coca cola vending machine in Japan with door open

Japanese coca cola work van in japan

I have nothing to say about Japan on the subject of utilizing even old coca cola vending machines.

They still have lots of them around and have stayed in place even if the Coke pop machine is old as long as it is still in good working condition.

Here is a picture of an older type of Japanese Coke vending machine which I accidentally stumbled.

older type of japanese coca cola vending machine

Here in Canada people always complain that the old has to give way to the new

I have noticed that in Canada customers are very demanding and always requests upgrades even is the sales does not justify upgrading or changing the machines to a newer type.

Here in Canada, the vendors have to pay a monthly fee of $7 to $15 for the debit credit device installed on the vending machine since according to statistics that more and more people are geared toward the cashless era.

This could be very good for me since there will be no more thefts and vandalism.

But the downside is that for example the gross sales on the location is just $80 per month with a net profit of just $40 ( assuming you made a 100% profit mark up? ) and deduct the debit credit $7 to $15 fee monthly? You will be in a losing proposition.

In Japan, the economy is very strong in cash sales since I have noticed that everyone has coins and bills. Here are the statistics on why Japan is very strong on the cash economy link.

Here is an excerpt from the link above :

Why is Japan sluggish in adopting cashless?

Trust in cash, the sense of safety in carrying it, fewer stores that accept credit cards and e-money are factors pointed out in the Cashless Vision report.

The report, released in April, noted cash has been reliable in Japan, where counterfeit bills are rare. The crime rate is low, so people feel safe carrying cash, and ATMs are readily available.

Also, although many convenience stores and large retailers allow various payment tools, many small enterprises only accept cash.

A search for Tokyo eateries that accept credit cards on the Tabelog website, a popular restaurant search service, found only 49,350 stores out of 135,764 as of last week.

Smaller outlets are reluctant because of the cost to process credit card and e-money transactions, the Cashless Vision report pointed out, noting credit card fees can cut into their profits. Credit card fees can average 3.09 percent, according to January research by Nomura Research Institute”


Well, the other 4.5M vending machines are produced and run locally by local vendors in Japan.

Newer type of Japanese vending machine

Newer type of Touch Screen Japanese vending machine

Here are some 7 Interesting facts why there are so many vending machines in Japan?

Tons of people in Japan

I was surprised that there are just so many people in Japan from sunrise till late at night.

Whenever you go there are constant hundreds of people walking around.

The population in Japan presently is pegged at around

The current population of Japan is 126,791,843 as of Wednesday, September 4, 2019, based on the latest United Nations estimates (Source: )

The population in the Philippines is 108,375, 664 as of Wednesday, September 4, 2019, which is also based on the latest United Nations estimates.

This shows clearly that just the population will justify the number of vending machines in Japan. More people will surely produce more sales!

I doubt in the Philippines will have a chance of placement of vending machines, I’m positively sure that all the vending machines in the Philippines will be vandalized.

I grew up in the Philippines and there are tons of drugs and crime everywhere. Here are stats on the crime in the Philippines.

The Philippines has the highest crime rate in Southeast Asia and followed by Thailand.

I just wonder why there are still a lot of westerners flocking to Philippines and Thailand for retirement options?

Cost of Labor

The cost of labor in Japan is very high. The hourly wage in Japan is around 12.40 Canadian Dollars which is not far from Vancouver, BC which is around $13.85 an hour.

The Japanese would be better off by eliminating manual sales clerk to man shops by deploying vending machines. I also have checked some of the rentals for 1 bedroom which is very reasonably priced at around 500 Canadian Dollars in Tokyo per month which makes sense that you can just find a regular job and easily pay the rent.

I think there are a lot of business opportunities in Japan because when I was running about there are tons of Chinese restaurants and was surprised that a lot of announcements in big themed Japanese department stores are in Mandarin and Japanese.

The Chinese in Japan are quite convenient and freely speaking in their native tongue and fully assimilated into the Japanese culture in my observation.

I spent a day in the Tokyo National Museum and there are tons of local Japanese patrons that are willing to pay 20 Canadian dollars to see the exhibit of the ancient Chinese culture which they deeply admired: Romance of the 3 Kingdoms

Three kingdoms exhibit in Tokyo National Museum

Three kingdoms exhibit in Tokyo National Museum

Of Course, I was also fascinated by the Japanese Samurai Era ( Samurai and Bushido by History Channel Link ). I also took pictures of the Tokugawa Shogunate Warrior

samurai warrior costume

No Crime

Japan has the lowest crime rate in the world.

That’s why it is fine just to leave vending machines on the street.

I have taken some pictures on vending machines that are located on a street which if it was located in Canada would have been surely smashed and vandalized.

japanese vending machine in a quiet neighborhood

japanese vending machine in a back alley of a quiet neighborhood

These machines are located in a very quiet neighborhood and dark alley without any problems and there are no padlocks or high-security hasps on the machines.

Cash Based Society

There are a lot of shrines virtually everywhere in Japan.

It is good luck in Japan to carry coins and there are many coins tossed in all the shrines to bring fortune.

100% of the establishments love coins, bills, and cash as a form of payment.

I noticed that when a local Japanese is purchasing $Y13,620 One Way Trip (173 Canadian Dollars) to Osaka, they normally use a credit card which I observed when they are going to take the Shinkansen train to Osaka.

Everyone Can Be A Vending Machine Owner!

Everyone can be a small businessman in Japan.

Normally one can fill up an application form and management will surely get it approved since it is an accepted norm where you can find vending machines practically everywhere in Japan!

Pay about 1,000 to 2,000 dollars on the installation fee and then place your vending machine!

This comes to mind if I was born in Japan I will surely take this golden opportunity in doing this extra side hustle business since it is easy to maintain vending machines.

You see after paying the couple of thousand dollars on the application fee with the approval on the installation of the vending machine then it is your permanent location!

Unlike here in America or Canada, the vendors have to keep on a big smile always on the vending locations or else you get kicked out which is unheard in Japan

kicked out of location

Maintenance is Easy in Japan

I noticed that the people in Japan are extremely clean and very conscious of their environment.

There are trash cans and recycle Bins normally placed beside the vending machines.

Third parties recycle collectors takes care of these.

Japanese vending machine on the street with recycle bins

Prices are Low

I was surprised that the prices on the Japanese vending machines are maintained at a reasonable level.

The Green Tea, CC drink and Boss Coffee are normally priced at $Y150 (1.86 Canadian ) which is convenient and everywhere on the street and all side alleys and street corners.

I also mentioned that Japan has a low rate of renal disease because of a large amount of liquid intake by the body flushing out toxins.

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How do you know when to restock vending machines?

How do you know when to restock vending machines?

empty pop cans after 2 weeks on new location

I recently installed a newer type of vending machine in a school that has 100 hundred students. This combo vending machine was originally in a labor recruitment facility.

The labor recruitment facility originally requested a combo vending machine about 3 months ago. I do not have a used combo machine off hand at that time. So I leased a newer combo vending machine for 36 months!

Sometimes it is risky when you lease a vending machine for 36 months on expensive payments and it is not producing sales for you. The result is just about $60 to $70 per month for the labor recruitment facility location and the lease was around $380+ per month. The net profit for the gross sales of $60 per month is only around $30 assuming you are selling 100% profit.

So you will still be loosing around $380 less 30 = $350 which is a huge amount of money for me since my business is solely self-employed vending machine business.

Luckily I found a school. So I hope the sales will be promising. So far im contemplating that the sales will be at least $300 per month but of course I have to find out in the future.

If Let’s say the sales is really $300 per month on the new location then I will still be loosing around:

$300 profit is $150, so $380 less 150 = Negative 230.

This will lessen the wrong decision that I have made.

wrong decision

Why do you need to accept new vending locations all the time?

You never know if all your locations are happy with your service. Some locations goes nuts and for various factors and reasons might decide for another vendor. In this business especially here in Vancouver, BC where a lot of people are employed never put their shoes if they are the one who is running the business.

I always have empathy on self-employed businesses here in Vancouver, BC.

Businesses here suddenly declared closure for some strange reasons.

It is just customarily that a vending machine businessman should always accept new locations if there are an opportunity.

There is a statistics on loosing and gaining vending machine locations everywhere. This does not happen to me only but to other vending machine business folks as well.

Here is you tube link on other vending machine self-employed guys on how he was kicked out on his new locations.

Here are some options on how to know when it is the time to restock your vending location

1. There are numerous vending machine management software solutions out there. Here is a link and you may opt to check it out.

I never use the vending machine management software since they are expensive and there is a learning curve for all of those.

I use a simple google calendar or office outlook and just write all the locations in a city that are all grouped together, since this will entail efficient gasoline usage costs and easy service for all locations within the vicinity.

office outlook calendar

It is a matter of copy and paste for the locations that are done today and just move it 2 weeks or 3 weeks to the next date on the outlook calendar.

There is no need of a fancy software to do all the simple stuff.

2. If your machines are the older type and there is no remote monitoring device attached then you just have to follow a certain schedule.

Weekly, Bi Weekly, Month and Bi Monthly

Yes I have locations that are Bi Monthly!

3. If you vending machines are equipped with debit credit card devices then it will be easy to monitor and you will know if the products are getting low on the machines.

I have Nayax and USA Technologies debit credit card devices attached on my newer minority vending machines.

telemetry software

If you log in the Nayax and USA Technologies there is a menu where you can configure it to give you a daily report, weekly report and monthly report.

I have 2 kinds of debit credit readers because I do not want to put all eggs in one basket, you never know if one of the debit credit reader company server is down for maintenance and might be offline sometimes on purchases.

This rarely happens but who knows?

4. If the location is helpful then they will be the one to call you when the vending machine is almost empty. Be sure that there is a company sticker on the vending machine so that they can call or email you if there are some concerns.

5. Visit your locations more often and rotate the products. I got some locations that the more you visit I get extra push on the revenue collections after a month.

This entails a lot of energy and movement. But if this is your thing then it will be enjoyable.

After my visit on this new school location then here it is.

restocked vending machine

For all your locations you have to make sure what the people want and should abide by it. Taking notes on what products they like to consume.

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How to fix exact change on vending machine?

How to fix exact change on vending machine?

use exact change problem on vending machine

I have some locations that whenever I check the coin mechanism there are always change inside. Just wondering why there is that annoying message on the vending machine intermittently.

On some of the older vending machines some older (3) tube coin mechanism made by coinco on occasions have that dreaded use correct change only indicator.

I have solved the problem on the older vending machines by following steps below:

1. clean the older coin mechanism by using a damp cloth

try to remove the all the coins and put all of them back again, if it works then it is just some cleaning that has to be done

2. If cleaning does not work then it is time to change the coin mech. Here in Canada it is about $225 for an older type of coin mech, if it is the newer type like 5 or 6 tubes then it is around $850 for new ones. But a used one will be around $450

Im sure it is cheaper in the US, I heard that it costs only a couple of 100.

The Canadian version has to be re calibrated to accept Canadian coins so maybe the programming will cost a bit which explains the cost of the Canadian coin mechanism

For the newer type of coin mechanism then please follow the steps below:

1. Make sure that coins are filled properly

2. Simply remove the cradle and put it back again and it should solve the problem!

See how simple it is? You do not need to call your vending machine technician since this problem is very simple can be done by yourself. This will take only around 2 minutes to solve the problem.

Sometimes it is best that you have a backup coin mechanism tagging along with you in your work van just in case you need a quick swap.

Below are the pictures that I have taken to show you graphically and it speaks to you in a thousand words to solve this simple problem!

Step 1 : Locate the notch where you can move the bottom portion of the coin mechlocation of the coin mech

Step 2: Just pull the bottom part of the coin mech towards you and count 1 to 10 and then put it back

just remove the top portion and put it back again to solve the problem

Step 3: Put the bottom part of the coin mech and wait for 1 minute

put back the bottom portion again

Step 4: Problem is solved!

problem solved

Sometimes you have to turn off the vending machine and turn it back on for the vending machine to reboot and the program will initialize and run its start up cycle and 90% of the problems will be solved.

switch on vending machine

The picture above is a switch inside the vending machine which you can just switch ON and OFF to reboot the vending machine.

Here is a helpful link for you to purchase a used coin mech that is very essential for you to save time and a much-needed spare part on how to run your vending machine business successfully.