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  1. I am surprised to see so many use spreadsheets to run their business, I don't work for them, I just got a problem with them! I have the full version of the software, and believe me, its great, I don't have to guess, or figure out what goes where or worry about lost locations, I put it in once, set it and forget it, until next time. when its ready, itll show up red, and then I can go service the location. but my issue is a simple one, a few years ago I had a full version, but it was the older version, so I figured id buy the new one since it was half price if you already had the program. now back then, I was able to activate the software on any pc, so if I had 2 pc's I can activate them both, one is a steady, and one for backup. a few years ago I contacted them, letting them know that I am upgrading my pc, and that I would like to activate the software on the new pc, after 2 years, I finally get a response that I have to pay for it again, I asked why? they said it was all newly updated, you can get the demo to see it, so I did, no harm, but then I started checking the versions of the program, and it winds up that there was no update, in fact my current software was beyond what they were trying to make me pay for $150 for, now I don't mind paying for newer stuff, but why would I pay for something that's older than what I have? apparently their versions that they so called "updated" are "outdated"! now I also understand they cannot do everything for free, but I made it clear, I'm not paying for stuff older than what I already have! so I asked them to activate my new PC so I can have the full version instead of the demo, and till this day no response! $150 for old stuff, and I thought my software was outdated, its like Microsoft trying to sell you windows 97 in 2018, only $100! ha ha ha, I want to make sure everyone knows about crooks in the vending business, they are all over, the worse thing is, they were very helpful back in the day, why not now, everyone struggles, and that's understandable, but don't give me BS! http://www.softessentials.com/ record your stuff with them! still to this day no response! the most recent one is from 8/17! we have time people, hopefully they will read this and make some real changes!
  2. Well, as some of you know, I started small with a couple bulk vending machines for my minor son to learn. As it turns out, an old friend noticed my son's picture with a machine on Facebook and he comes by my office this past Friday and it was a "GOOD FRIDAY" INDEED because he offered to sell me his bulk vending business at a price that I could not refuse or I would have be stupid to let it go because when opportunities like that come a knocking, you must answer the door and let them in. Now, rather than only having 4 heads working for us we now have 35-Double Head V-Line machines working for us with 23 already placed and stocked locally. Words cannot express how blessed my son and I will be with this opportunity and for this man's kindness and help for he started the business with his Grandson and he really liked that I was doing the same with my son. He not only stocked the already located machines for us but he also left us all of his leftover product. My son and I are very excited and we expect to get our ROI really quick....worst case probably within 2-3 months (Yes, that good of a deal). If anyone else has a route using V-Line Double-head candy machines, we appreciate any advice and support on this forum. I hope everyone had a blessed Easter holiday. God Bless, MrKentuckian
  3. Hey yall I am a brand new vending operator in NC as of 2 weeks and a day ago. As of right now I have only one machine, a combo machine, that is placed in my girlfriends place of business. I am just getting my feet wet, learning as I go with this machine. The ultimate goal would be to turn this into a full time buisness adventure but I know I need to learn how to walk before I can run. I have re-stocked my machine 1 time, and have collected from it twice at this point. I will be back to re-stock it this friday. I am wondering what people do to keep track of individual product sales over the long term. Weather its paper based or software based how do you guys do it? The only thing I know to do for right now is write down how many of each item gets replaced each time I re-stock it and keep track of that week to week, month to month. Any advice would be greatly appreceiated Also with a new location at what point do you start evaluating the performace of the products in there? At this 2 week point I already have some very storng sellers vs some very weak or no sale items. Is it to soon to start switching product up (particularly the product not moving at all) or should I give it more like a month to get a better feel for what the location wants? I tired searching for these answers and couldnt find what I was looking for. Im sure it was because I wasnt using the right search terms. So if there is another thread that covers this stuff, please point me in the right direction Thanks, Brian
  4. As a way to introduce an entrepreneural business opportunity to my 7 year old son, I and he (savings) purchased 2 ((1) single and (1) 3-compartment) vending machines after lining up 2 locations (friend's insurance business for single and my sister's car dealership for 3-compartment unit) and neither location will be charging commission off of profits from machines. My question to you seasoned veterans is: How do you track your expenses and profits from your bulk vending business? If you have a spreadsheet or advice to share, my son and I will greatly appreciate any advice that you may offer. On a funny note: I asked my son if the wanted the business name to be "first name vending" because, if so, he will have to do all of the work or "Father and Son Vending" and he said "Father and Son Vending" because he didn't want to have to do all of the work . I'm sure just like those parents (we too are guilty) that purchase a puppy, when their kids go off to college they are stuck with caring for their dog or other pet(s) and the same will apply with this small (for now) bulk vending business.
  5. How do you guys track your inventory?
  6. BigRedvendor has uploaded a new file to our tools section. It is a route tracking sheet aimed at racks. Check it out. Thanks Big Red! http://vendiscuss.ne...ck-route-sheet/
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