Large Size Candy for your Antares Vending Machine
In recent years, it has been difficult to find the next big opportunity in vending. Expense items such as health insurance, product costs, commissions and vehicle expenses, gas in particular, are growing at accelerated rates.
To counter this, there are various growth opportunities to consider. One of the simplest ones has always been to raise prices. This can be done in your Antares vending business, without jeopardizing unit sales, by providing different products to justify higher price points.
Large size candy
Major candy manufacturers are pitching to the vending operator what they say is the best revenue opportunity since large size snacks and 20 ounce beverages.
If we all moved as one body to the larger sizes, we wouldn’t have to worry about loosing sales. Unfortunately, collusion laws frown upon such things, so you will need to work independently for your Antares vending business. The only drawback of being the leader in the conversion process is that you may expose yourself to your competition that will invariably come in behind you and offer the customer the old products at the old price. This would then be of great concern for you and your Antares business.
Most of the large size candy will fit into existing spirals and shelving placements in your Antares vending machine. In spite of this there will be certain products that will require some adjustments to be done to the machines. If the focus of the conversion is done to minimize expense, you probably wouldn’t use incremental labor hours to get the job done.
Stay on top of location service
The Antares service techs or the route drivers will make the conversion part of their daily duties. When they do this they may end up focusing all their attention on the conversion process and thus neglecting other areas of service. The competition could decide to exploit those service lapses.
Costs to consider
During the conversion process to the large size candy, for your Antares business, you will need to consider the commission paid to the drivers. The drives will be paid more money to fill that same spiral.
Next you will need to consider the investment in equipment parts. Most vending machines have adjustable shelves that won’t require any additional investments. The expense can get costly, but you just need to keep your eye on the fact that it will bring in bigger profits for your Antares vending business.