Do vending machines make money? What kind of vending machine is more profitable? The vending machine earn money or not, reference to a combination of factors, one of the important points is to look at the location of placement, generally speaking, fast moving consumer goods earn more, the so-called fast moving consumer goods refers to snacks and beverages, etc.. In the snacks and beverages vending machine in the drink is sold more, accounting for about 23% of the proportion. Especially when summer comes, refrigeration type beverage vending machine is very popular in the market.
The birth of vending machines is to sell fast-moving consumer goods to facilitate people's lives, the product only sells fast this unmanned vending way to have the advantage. So most of the successful cases of operating vending machines are selling popular FMCG products, such as common snacks and beverages, although the profits of these products are not high, but the market consumption is large, we can buy every day drink every day eat every day, to do much better than other durable goods. Relatively quick return, the daily sales data is still possible, want to invest less, quick return can be given priority to the choice of snacks and beverages integrated machine, if the conditions can be on some customized class projects, such as ice cream machines, coffee machines, intelligent micro super and so on.
Vending machines are not new. As a self-service retail terminal, it has a flexible distribution of points and can penetrate into the building, subway stations and other stores difficult to enter the space, to meet the demand for instant convenience and random consumption, and no human guard, can operate 24 hours, with a unique channel value.
Japan is the most developed country in the vending machine industry. According to the Japan Vending Machine Industry Association, in 2016, there were 4.94 million vending machines in Japan, about one for every 26 people, achieving sales equivalent to about RMB 293 billion. For these, conventional beverage vending machines accounted for only half, while other types of vending machines sold goods such as cigarettes, magazines, umbrellas and stockings, ranging from daily groceries to electronics. In addition, vending machines in Japan are not limited to indoor spaces, but are also densely distributed in outdoor streets.
As the market and technology become more mature, in addition to the trend toward intelligence, vending machines will take on a more diversified form in the future, covering a wider range of consumer products and expanding into self-service. In terms of operating entities, brands, mainly beverage vendors, will participate in the process, using vending machines as their own retail channels or entrusting operators with management to reduce channel costs.