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Vending Business Start Up! How To Get Things Rolling!

May 16, 2008
There is an opportunity here to learn a lot about the vending business. On the internet you can search and find information, like articles, and browse websites and find out about the business, but I mean to really get down to it and find out really, how does this thing work? How am I going to actually get a vending business up and running. It is important. You want to learn how to do it, but there is not a lot of information out there. Sure there are a lot of companies out there that want to sell you machines and stuff. You can find a machine anywhere, but what we really need to learn is how to get these machines on locations. How to make money from these machines? What kind of products that we want to put in. The kind of machines that we want to use. How to actually drive an income and build a business from vending.

Basically I have been a vending operator for over nine years. I work out of Toronto Ontario Canada. That is actually the main area where I work. I actually live in Hamilton. It is just a couple of cities away. I started this business with one single pop machine. A friend of mine from work was leaving the job, and had decided that he wanted just move on and do something else. He had a pop machine in the workplace. Basically what happened is he came up to me and said, Hey Chris, do you want to take over the responsibility of filling this machine? I said,Yeah sure. I can try it out and see what's involved right? So at the end of the day it was a single pop machine with about six selections and we were driving city bus in a small town here in Ontario, Canada. It was set up at a transit depot, so there was bus drivers coming in and out all the time and just the workers going in and out to go to their shifts.

To make a long story short, I realized that after a few weeks of running this machine that I was selling pop and making money. I realized that when I go to the grocery store, I buy a few cases to put it in the machine. I was selling two or three cases a week. Next thing you know I am seeing,$5o, $60, $100 a week in my pocket in profit. I am like, "this is kind of interesting". So then I thought well maybe I can go find a few more locations and set up a few more machines. For me, I was interested in doing something part time, because I had a job where I had free time in the day. I worked a lot of different split shifts, so I had free time in the day where I could actually run around and do some of this stuff. I went out into the community and I started knocking on doors, trying to figure out my way through the business.

The first thing that I did was I went to the place where my friend bought the machine to get some information about the machines and try to get myself familiar with the business before I just went out and starting knocking on doors. I did that. I got some information about the machines and what type of machines I should be promoting. I literally just went out and started knocking on doors and talking to people. To make a long story short I simply went out there and I didn't stop. I basically kept going and going. I went from one location to another and started setting up these machines. Now I have a variety of different machines throughout my area. Mostly pop and snack machines. Some coffee and some food, and basically I have built up a business over the nine years that has been a very profitable business.

You may have found me by reading one of my articles, or maybe you went and got my free report. I have taken everything that I have learned in the business and I have put laid it on the table so that everyone can have a chance to learn how to do this. There are a lot of people in different areas of the world that have sought out my information. Some people in the U.S., some people in Europe, and all over the world, and here in Canada also. The principles that I am teaching, yes I have done it here in Canada, but you can apply this kind of stuff anywhere in the world. It is going to work wherever you live. You just have to adapt to sort of what is going on in your area. Because once you implement certain business building tactics then you will have the best chance for success in the vending business.
About the Author
Chris Robertson is a 9 year vending operator who works out of Toronto,Canada.
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