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Success Series Part II

Success programs and books always seem to start with goals. This seems the logical first step but I see a problem with that. When motivating people, I don’t think it’s a good idea to start off with a big task. That will scare a lot of people, or cause them to put to the side whatever program they are looking into by saying they will do it later. (Later means never.) We don’t want to motivate procrastination. Many people have already gone through some sort of goal setting program in the past

The Mage

The Mage

 

Success Series Part I

I have been working toward improving myself, and my life for a few years now. It’s still a work in progress, but I have learned a few things along the way so I decided to write about what I have learned. There is a lot of stuff that is just fluff, and I have found people who really do not know what they are talking about. Is somebody giving real advice, or is somebody just making up crap trying to sell something? By searching through books, blogs, and podcasts, videos, and meeting real succ

The Mage

The Mage

 

The purpose of a Blog

When I reopened the blogs, I hoped people would use them more than they have. From what I have read I get the impression that people are mixing up the purpose of a forum, and a blog. You really don’t want to post questions, or start conversations in a blog. It is more of a one-way conversation, more like an article, or a journal entry. It’s a place where you can tell your story. People can follow you as your build your business. Another idea is to write about what you have learned. The tips

The Mage

The Mage

 

Swap Vending Machines

Hello, I'm looking for a smaller machine like Seaga HY100 or its like.  The machine I have is brand new, never been opened.  Need a smaller machine for my prospective location.   Thanks, Dominic Javier http://ilovevending.com / info@ilovevending.com

Dominic Javier

Dominic Javier

 

Maximizing Profits – The Business Building Cycle

Ever heard of the Pareto Principle, also called the 80/20 rule? I’m sure most of you have, but how many of you are applying it to your business? If you haven’t heard of it, the Pareto Principle is the idea that 80% of your results come from 20% of your efforts.  It’s more an observation than rule, and a loose rule since the numbers often don’t exactly fit 80% and 20%. But as a generality it can be found everywhere, including in your business. This concept (that I learned in the forums)

The Mage

The Mage

 

Welcome!

Hello everyone!   Since Mr. McGowen has taken over management of the TVF, we've opted to reopen the BLOGS section! Hooray!   If you have an old blog here, contact either The Mage or myself, and we will be happy to re-activate it. If you'd prefer to start fresh, you are welcome to do that as well!   As for me, I'm keen to cover the business and all things surrounding it as I move ahead with my bizarre vending endeavors! If you want to keep up with what I'm up to, this is the place to be!

PerformaVending

PerformaVending

 

What's the Most Popular Items to Stock in a Vending Machine

Selling the right product to your customers is one of the most important aspects of running a good, profitable vending business. I get calls all the time from new vendors who are excited to stock their new vending machine but don’t know what items to stock it with. This blog-post will focus on the most popular and profitable vending items. As I have mentioned in previous blog posts, there is not one solution that will work with every location and much testing and modifying should take place
 

My trip to Parsal Vending in Oceanside, NY

Been planning on getting more chickens recently and was gonna use uship. Ended up only getting 1 bid on uship that was in my budget and after reading their feedback I passed and instead decided that I will go get them myself. Panama City FL to Oceanside NY in a Ford Ranger pulling a 5x8 cargo trailer. Google maps says 1214 miles 18h 16m. So the plan is to work at my other job (county jail) tomorrow from 5:50am-6pm, hopefully get to bed by 8pm get up at 2am and be on the road by 3am. To sav

mainor5251

mainor5251

 

How to Keep Your Vending Accounts Happy

There’s nothing worse than loosing a prized vending account. The only thing that compares to it is finding out that the account has allowed in your competition which undercuts your profits. So how do you prevent your competitors from sneaking in? Listed below are my top 10 ways to keep your customers happy and loyal to you:[list=1] [*]Be friendly. More than anything else, you, or your employee that services that account must be likeable; you must greet the secretaries, workers, etc, talk to the
 

Brand Vending of Scottsdale, AZ

I spoke with Craig of Brand Vending of Scottsdale, AZ, today: Craig stated that Brand is no longer in the Sticker Machine business. He said that they have a few dozens of the 4 column machines yet, which they'll eventually sell, but that they won't be offering Sticker Machine anytime in the near future.

ButlersVending

ButlersVending

 

Spiral Roadrunners

I got a Roadrunner spiral in a deal a couple years ago for free, and have had it sitting in my garage taking up space. Then last summer, a deal on 3 of them landed in my lap one day. I bought all 3 for $75. The first one is just the body parts and the globe. The last 3 are complete except 2 burned globes, no locks, and 2 coin doors missing. 2 had rope lighting down the spiral which did not work. The time came to get them ready for the route or sell them for profit. So I disassembled all 4

Hillbilly

Hillbilly

 

Should I Consider a Credit Card Reader on my Vending Machine

Statistics are showing that cashless vending is on the sharp rise and there are some significant profits to be realized when Vendors use Credit/ Debit Card readers on their vending machines. A recent study showed that “cashless (purchases) represents 25% to 27% of total sales in the overall workplace market. That figure has risen sharply from 15% to 16% a few years ago”. See more at: [url="http://www.vendingtimes.com/"]http://www.vendingtimes.com[/url] Not only can sales increase with the use
 

hello

vending in the 4 state area for 32 years have 4 differnt routes travel 5000 miles each month. mostly oak bulk machines,also northwestern and claw machines rrgumball and sticker machines. had some trouble figuring out correspondence in forum. hopefully am on the right track.

Tom Schultz

Tom Schultz

 

The Chicken Journey Begins

I recently got a chance to meet with Frank Parisi of Parsal Vending. This meeting came about through another member Havending. So Anthony (Havending) knowing that I was interested in the chicken machine text me one day and asked if I was interested in meeting Frank, already knowing the guys ties to the industry I jumped all over the opportunity and told him line it up as soon as possible. So by that afternoon Anthony had lined up a meeting with Frank 4 days later. We were to meet at a home h

mainor5251

mainor5251

 

Any ideas on how to get new locations?

I am looking for new ideas on how to get locations. I have tried call lists such as sales genie, ect. I have used locators but have not had much luck with them. I have also tried cold calling over phone as well as visiting in person. ANY IDEAS??

Firehouse

Firehouse

 

NEW TO SITE. ALLOW ME TO INTRODUCE MYSELF

I have been in the vending business for over 16 years. I have been a Fawn/USI distributor for 2 years as well as a tech. I am very competitive when selling machines as well as parts. I also offer unlimited support and service over the phone or emails for free of charge. If you have any questions about your USI, fawn, selectivend equipment please feel free to ask and I will try my best to help get your problem resolved. If you ever need new or remanufactured equipment, I would appreciate you

Firehouse

Firehouse

 

Shifting Gears

Up until this month I've been unsure about the direction I wanted to go with vending. Now that I have chosen the direction of racks and amusement machines I have begun to move it that direction. The main factor in this decision was I had got to the point where I stopped enjoying vending as much and it started feeling like more of a burden then anything. First I purchased 2 cranes that I already had locations for. Next I sold off or pulled equipment from all locations that didn't it the new bu

mainor5251

mainor5251

 

A WHOLE NEW WORLD!

Hello to all, I would first like to say thanks for the oppurtunity to be apart of this community. I am being introduced to vending while introducing my small vending company to the world! BrownCo has been in the making for about two years now. I have a strategy, but no equipment and am open to learn more about the business. I have a what is to say a "secure" potential small account requesting snack/drink options. I am in the market for snack and drink machines, then maybe smaller c

Brownco

Brownco

 

The Big Move

Hello all, I have been on the forum for almost 3 years now. I have been in vending almost 4 years. I recently just made big life changing move. My girl friend and I just moved from Nebraska all way to gulf coast of Mississippi. I sold my vending business in Nebraska and extra machines quite my job and bought a moving truck and packed up. We are staying with family till we find a place and get on our feet and get know the area. It has been a journey let me tell you but we are both lookin

Beach Bum Vending

Beach Bum Vending

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