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bhumphrey829

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  1. How in the world were you even making a profit at .75? I have started giving my notices about the price increase and so far no one has asked me to remove my box so we will see, but even at $1.00 that's not much profit. A lot of full line vendors are charging $1.00 for chips (the LSS size) and they don't have to deal with theft so after thinking about this for a long time, I feel justified in charging $1.25 once you account for the theft and also the charity.
  2. Weekly update: 234 locations. Grossed $1,591.00; avg $19.80 per box. Shortage ran at 9%, serviced 77 boxes.
  3. Weekly update: 230 locations. Grossed $1,480.00 avg $18.00 per box, theft ran 9% serviced 82 boxes
  4. Okay, guys, I need some input here. As a lot of you know, I run an honor snack box route. I have 229 locations at the moment. Of those 229 locations, 135 of these are at the $1.00 price per item. The rest are at $1.25. It's time to increase all of my boxes to the $1.25 price. I'm just really nervous about doing this because I am afraid of two things happening. I'm afraid either since it's on the honor system, they just won't pay the extra .25 or they will ask me to remove the box. So I guess my question is actually 2 parts. First, what do you guys think about the two scenarios i just named and second, what is a respectable way to increase the price and how would be the best way to make up the notices and get them on the boxes. Thanks in advance for everyone's input.
  5. Okay, guys, I need some input here. As a lot of you know, I run an honor snack box route. I have 229 locations at the moment. Of those 229 locations, 135 of these are at the $1.00 price per item. The rest are at $1.25. It's time to increase all of my boxes to the $1.25 price. I'm just really nervous about doing this because I am afraid of two things happening. I'm afraid either since it's on the honor system, they just won't pay the extra .25 or they will ask me to remove the box. So I guess my question is actually 2 parts. First, what do you guys think about the two scenarios i just named and second, what is a respectable way to increase the price and how would be the best way to make up the notices and get them on the boxes. Thanks in advance for everyone's input.
  6. Weekly update: 229 locations. Grossed $1,438.00, avg $20.55 per box, theft ran 10%, serviced 70 boxes
  7. Weekly update. 218 locations. Grossed $1,447.00 Avg $19.00 per box, theft ran at 12% Serviced 76 boxes.
  8. Thanks for the kind words. It's true persistence is the name of the game, along with thick skin. You have to have thick skin to be able to deal with theft and losing accounts, and all of the other stuff that goes along with this type of business. The sooner you learn it's just part of the game, the sooner you can just let all of the negative that happens in the business and just keep focused on the positive and always keep moving forward.
  9. Weekly update: 220 locations. Grossed $1,437.00 Avg $18.70 per box; theft ran 9%; serviced 80 boxes
  10. Weekly update: 219 locations; Grossed $1,288.50 Avg $19.55 Theft ran 12%; serviced 72 boxes
  11. Yeah, it's a thin line between pulling too soon and leaving too long. I give them at least 3 or 4 warnings unless it's just really bad (35% or more), but the first thing I do if it's pretty short the first time, I cut back on the candy. I usually give 5 in a small box. I cut it back to 3 the first time it's short. After that they get no candy until I get 3 services in a row of 100%.
  12. I am constantly placing and pulling. I try and do my route in 4 days, mon, tues, thurs, and fri. On those days I am swapping out boxes and pulling slow accounts. I try to place at least one for one but most of the times I try to place 2 new ones if I pull one. On Wed I just take 5 boxes out and find 5 new locations.
  13. Weekly update: 217 locations: Grossed $1,379.00 Avg; $18.15 shortage ran 10%, serviced 76 boxes
  14. Weekly update: Now at 211 locations. Grossed $1,348.00 Avg: $18.45 per box. Theft ran 12%, serviced 73 boxes.
  15. Thank you for the kind words. Let me just say that the snack box business is sooooo much more simple than the full line vending. I have nothing against full line vendors, in fact I have so much respect for them because there is a lot more competition doing that than what I do. If you decide to dive into this and have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.