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Items Aimed at Adults in Vending Machines

Apr 26, 2008
It is very possible to make a good living selling certain items aimed at adults in vending machines. These are products that aren't to be sold to youths due to their age. One of the top selling such items is cigarettes. For those that smoke on a regular basis, being without a pack of them isn't convenient. They may not like the brands that others around them are smoking enough to borrow from them.

Cigarettes seem to be the most common type of vending machine with adult specific products. They can be offered in bars, clubs, colleges, malls, and many other locations where people hang out. Make sure you keep this type of vending machine well stocked with a good variety of cigarettes. Many people have a preferred brand that they will be looking to purchase.

The lottery has certainly become sometime people love to take their chances on. You have a vending machine for adults that feature the scratch off tickets. You do have to sell them for the same price that the lottery does though. You won't be allowed to mark them up. How do you make your profits then?

You can work out a deal though that will benefit both of you. For example the lottery system may agree to pay you a certain percentage of the sales from the vending machine. They know this type of set up is going to offer them increased sales above what they are making at retail counters. Therefore they will be willing to work out a nice deal for you.

If you are selling certain items aimed at adults in vending machines, you need to make sure it clearly states that. You need to make sure under age individuals don't assume that they can get what they want to out of it. In most areas it is illegal to provide cigarettes for minors. You need to post large signs on these vending machines as well as what the possible penalties can be.

Try to keep such vending machines in locations where there will be adults around as well. Most underage individuals aren't going to go up to them and try to buy something when they know they will be questioned. Of course you will have some youths that look older than they are and that can be a problem. Yet if you are doing what you should legally then you won't be held responsible for such actions.

Condoms are generally considered by many people to be adult products. Yet there are so many teenagers engaging in such activities and they can't buy condoms from many retail locations. Placing condom vending machines in bathrooms for both men and women can give them privacy as well as access to the products they want to use for protection. Some individuals think condom vending machines promote sexual activity though while others believe they promote responsibility.

You may find that getting into the vending machine business selling products aimed for adults is a good move for you. Of course you will need to take the market into consideration as well as establish a need for them. Survey for quality locations to put them and then proceed from there.
About the Author
Robert Farnham built a profitable vending business after starting totally the wrong way. He now writes about building a vending locating business and the pitfalls to avoid. Visit his website at My Vending Uncle for more.
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