When It comes to vending business during summer you have to make sure that everything is on top of things.
I was recently busy with some relatives coming over and have to entertain here in Vancouver, BC
There is always danger lurking when in locations even when there are high traffic office people walking around.
While I was unloading some pop at the back of the Van, I left the mid door open because I have to consolidate everything into the bin for delivery.
Suddenly there was a man standing and staring at the middle part of my van. I just offered him a snack and a pop. He said that he will not rob me of my stuff without me telling accusing him of anything. He was muttering to himself “I think I should have stayed home”. After I few seconds I saw him standing in another truck staring at the people talking and was looking that they are unloading.
It would be nice that you always to be gloves when doing the vending business.
Mine was running out and I opened another box of gloves which was white and one person commented Michael Jackson.
You know that when in summer there are some local residents and some tourists are trying the luck of their local currency will work on the vending machines.
If there is a coin jam, chances are that there will surely be a coin that has a wider diameter or a thicker composition would surely jam the coin mechanism.
Frequent inspection and visits to your busy locations and some unnecessary calls will disrupt your regular vending machine schedule.
There are some culprits that cause my time and loss of sales when the vending machine is jammed and not working.
Truly Vancouver, BC is diverse with the coins that I was able to collect above.
I went to a location in the east side part of town where the previous snack vending machine was vandalized and I swapped it to a POP Machine and I was not surprised when the pop machine is out of order again. Someone was trying to put some slugs into the machine and trying to see if it will work out?
It was nice sometimes if vendors could just get away for another micro-vacation.
This time was I was in the extreme southern part of the united states in Arizona. The weather there was similar to the Philippines but it was very dry and hot. Actually, the best part is that there was no traffic and very clean. No one seems to be on the streets in the part of the neighborhood and their air con has to be very efficient with all establishments and houses centralized air con.
We are considered lucky here in Vancouver, BC to have natural air conditioner even if it is summertime.
I guess there are more heroes in action in the US since there are allotted parking for the wounded beside the disabled car parking in some business establishment in Arizona.
This is not related to vending but I just wanted to say that I’m still working when I was down in the south since I was trying to some help with acquaintances in some related issues concerning the proper placement of things in a way to produce the best energy and healing – feng shui.
Feng Shui can cure health-related illness and can create harmony and bring desired health, wealth and happiness.
It is a hobby of mine that I took some courses related to Chinese metaphysics in Singapore and Malaysia when I was still in the Philippines and I have actually helped hundreds of people in consultations.
My business in the Philippines was related to computers, office supplies, ink and toner refilling services, and Feng Shui was my hobby which I was very attracted and had some passion until the present.
Right here in Vancouver, BC I’m just concentrated in doing the Vending Machine Business.
As a tourist in Arizona, I always visit the central museums which always amused me. I guess that goes for everyone when visiting unfamiliar grounds.
When I was back in Vancouver, BC there was a location in a community center and one of the machines are out of order. I noticed that was 2002 Half Dollar Jammed inside the coin mechanism.
Is this a sign that I needed to consider down south in the United States? 🙂 🙂
Pop machines are always empty down there.
It is actually a very good idea when doing business in the south since everything is cheaper compared to Vancouver, BC. Insurance, townhouse, gasoline I guess everyone knows that.
If you come to think about it, the vending machine business is actually a very portable and mobile business. You can sell it to anyone without much support and training. This is one of the businesses that you can actually hand it over and the next person can run the business generating revenues.
This small business is relatively easy to operate and sell. The biggest hurdle is that you naturally have to be in Red Bull Mode or Monster Mode when doing the vending machine business.
I could never imagine handling so many machines mostly without hiring extra help. I heard many horror stories relating to stealing and problems when someone else is running your business since it is an almost cash business ( some credits card transactions ).
My point is that during summer when your sales are up there are more problems but most of them are minor.
According to my many summer seasons running the vending business here in Vancouver are the following:
- Empty Pop Machines
- Coin Mechanism Jams
It would be a good time to clean pop machine compressors and always check the coin mech whenever you are doing your rounds during summer.