I am looking at getting into the vending business, especially the soda/can business.
I started with looking into healthy type vending and then found big soda.
Big soda looked way better on ROI.
I have been in contact with the big brands and they'll say they will let me place and run their machines and that they will provide and deliver them as well as maintain them, in exchange I have to buy xx+ cases a month per machine, stock the machines and collect the money.
Is this a good way to go?
At first glance, it was like shoot! I don't have to pay for the machines?! Wahoo!
But now I am thinking these things have ups and downs, will I be drowning in soda?
I bought 2 sights with big soda owned machines off of a guy and granted it is cold but they are each doing like 2 cases a week, which is below the quota (but it is cold here now) I was told in summer it picks up (makes sense).
If you are currently doing this, would you recommend it?
All the soda brands in my area say I can put a card reader if I ask them first but they won't include one.
What brand of reader/provider do you recommend?
Big soda seems to use USA Tech.
So in short 2 questions:
1. selling soda with a quota for the big boys is it a good way to start?
2. Card readers, recommendations.
I would like a mentor.
Thank you for your help!