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honorbox99

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  1. Lollopops for me work best at nail salons mexican restaurants and bigger car repair/car washes. Choc normaly does better than lolly overall i use mars mostly but when places ask for change i give them hersheys mix and hershey nuggets. I give yorks to most of my sushi/chinese.
  2. For example today i did 147 locations. My furthest location on todays route from my home is 30 miles. I did not mention i do have a helper to fill lolly and choc so when i arrive i am all set. I have about 800 boxes not locations many i have 2 some 3. Restaurants salons barbers nail salons tanning salons repair shops gas stations hotels restaurants include pizza diners etc... Brewerys i will put a box anywhere if i have boxes to spare i keep 10 for rotating. All of my routes have a majority within a 5 mile radius. Todays had about 100 takes about 3 hours without issues overly chatting customers/ any issues. The others on a particular route would be sides atreet on way to major city. Where i am there are no major city's i have the 5 most populated citys in my state and the surrounding towns farthest drive from my home is 45 min
  3. Havent been on in a while but will give you all a quick update with my honor boxes. I am up to almost 800, I work about 25 hours a week, would say it is full time income. In 2 years I have probably had 50 or so stolen or destroyed. with that many boxes out I have cycles some locations are weekly most are every 2 weeks and some are a month. Money ranges from $1-$50 per pick up. It is a grind but at the end of cycles the profit is good so I am happy. at this point in time boxes that aren't losing me money I leave there, when I am ready to locate another 50 locations I will pull the poor locations. some advice locate yourself I tried a locator for 100 locations I drove around trying to locate these and half weren't the right address and in the end I prob only got 35% of locations.
  4. I agree my locater was about 50% my success is about 75% and locators don't know your area
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  6. Locator was only about 50% successful. I am about 70% personal interaction I think is Key. I have both the 50 cents and 3/100 stickers on. and I am sorry for the jolly ranchers I do the 5/100 pricing. I do have locations to that I have placed the box and days later have had to take out because the owner/corporate came in and couldn't do it. Take out corporate accounts.... Hotels, Applebees, Supercuts Midas etc.. and I am prob 80-85% successful in locating. Local owners car shops diners hair salons I rarely get a no
  7. I find it easier to locate myself. I did use a locator which made it nice to get into a general area but found the locator to only be about 50% for a variety of reasons. I sell Blowpops Tootsies mars chocolate hersheys chocolate caramel cremes, and in the summer I will have a bunch with jolly ranchers. having over 600 locations i dont think there is a type of business I dont have a location, but my best are auto shops, smoke shops, and japanese steakhouse/sushi which I forgot to mention I put york patties in.
  8. I currently have 640 locations, I started with 50 a little over a yr ago for my fiancee, to give her a little bit of income and to donate for breast cancer. Since then I have joined her and work 24 hrs a weeks on average doing this. money is good I also donate everything over $5 bills. Downside of course you lose locations and are easy to replace but will that be the case 5 yrs from now? i dont know. and it is also hard to take when people/customers call what I/we do a fraud. I spend $1100 a week on candy in my own vehicle, and have plenty of theft. On average with the royaltie fee's and what i personaly donate it is over 600 a month. regardless what I make which isnt insane there arent many people doing there regular jobs donating this amount am I correct? so when people tell me I am a fraud making money doing this I am not really sure what to say, except this is a business with expenses and helping a good cause which I am proud of
  9. newby where are you located?
  10. Yes that is the correct profit... the problem with my numbers maybe that this is a hobby right now. i started keeping track of my sales and expenses back in july i did not have 327 at that time, but if i did and those numbers were accurate i would still be happy. That is because after you calculate the sales then take into account taxes gas candy royalties coffee etc I am making $42.62 an hr profit. after 12 yrs of running a business and making an ok living I am leaving to do this full time. Leaving any job to start your own business is a risk, but in my situation I am ready to do that. In reality what I have now 327 boxes can be done every other week in 2 days. With my wife getting involved I will be getting 350 more boxes with her locating 200 of them in the #2 most populated city and will have a locator locate $150 in the #1. I hope in 4-6 weeks that would be done. after that is done and get a feel for the route I am hoping that what I am currently doing now I will do 2 days one week and the new route 2-3 days the next week. so hypothecialy I would double my current profits and only work 16-25hrs a week. after I am confortable with that, and anything can happen we know it could be better could be worse. add another 100-150 boxes for another daily route. Now I see posts on here and some of them boggle my mind and maybe my posts do the same for you, but in general i live in a state that traffic isnt bad and mostbusiness are in a very condensed area, so I can easily do 200 boxes in a 8 hr day. My only worry in this would be what will my business be like in 2 yrs. I have done this for 1 and have had 20 stolen, and probably have had to relocate 30-40. you get kicked out businesses go out of business, many factors wil;l i be able to keep relocating what i have lost. my peace of mind is I started with 50 boxes and am about to go near 700 in a yr. this isnt full line vending i didnt need a loan or to put my life savings starting this. and if this for some reason were to fail i would be above the profit line because i did that 8 months ago. All that would drive me nuts is having to cut 700 boxes in half and return them so i dont have to pay the royalties.. It makes me feel good what i have contributed, and to make money for my family. I wish you andf all luck and am sure i will reply to posts in the future
  11. I dont have anything in front of me but yes .26 a day profit per box for 327 boxes so $600 profit now that number really is higher i do 327 boxes one week and then only have to do 100-150 the next. Again not by my comp now but this week did $1400 in sales and spent $450 on candy gas and percentage on royalties. So this week profit was .40 a day per box. I go by that number because everything varies i have boxes some weeks that bring in $40 and some with nothing and the next week or month the $40 lication will have $10 and the one with nothing will have $20. I do 337 locations in. 2days and takes 16 hours 120 of my locations are in a 5 mile radius. I have 4 rotate boxes 3 of them with lolly other with candy. If all is well i can do a location in 60 seconds buy can take 10 if you talk a lot which is good... Locations for me that average $20 a week i will give them a gift card. Also was in full line vending 10 years ago and am lucky have a commercial coin countet so can count and roll $4-500 a week in 20 min
  12. well newbie I consider myself a newbie. I have only been doing this about a year and have purchased 350 boxes. In that time I have had 20 stolen. it only take me 16 hrs a week to service 327 locations. my profits .26 per box average a day... u can do the math. I am forming an llc and am going to double my route in the next 1-2 months. .26 per box average is for 327 at this time, that is total net profit. small kicker is I do 327 boxes 1 week and prob half of that the next so I guess technically the profit is better. The only thing that really worries me is that 2 years down the line will I lose so many locations that I will have a hard time relocating. again have had 20 stolen and have probably had to relocate 20-30. but I giving this a go full time now thinking that this is really easy work, great money and if 2-5-10 years this ends up failing the return on my investment will be great. Good luck and would love to hear how other people do iun this business
  13. vending I am in the process in setting up a better inventory/profit expense per location, but i can tell you my profits are .32 a day per box. That is with all expenses candy, gas, food on run, royalties taxes etc. I have boxes with $1 a week I have some with $50. all bills over $5 I donate to the cause. I maybe lucky with location I am in the northeast, but I have 200 off my locations in a 5 mile radius, the reason why I can run my current route in 16-20hrs a week. doing this is great, you help a cause and with effort make a great income, with the only skill needed is people skills. I got worried when I would lose a location but it is amazing how many businesses there are. I never thought about corporate business but I have tons because I asked to put in break room and not in place of business. I have boxes in office locations in break rooms.smoke shops, hair salons, auto repair restaurants are where my boxes get stolen. I hope this helps. I would also like to hear of other success stories so please share
  14. Hi also new to this site. I currently have 330 locations and it takes me 20 hrs to service a week. I service 330 one week and about 200 the next. I plan in a couple of months to double my route as I am planning on leaving my job as the profit margin is to big to ignore. I have done this almost a yr and have had 18 boxes lost or stolen. For my next 330 I have thought about locators that range from $12-30 per location, but found when I started with my first 50 about 50% were denied when I arrived. and was able to locate the other 305 with relative ease but a lot of time.