HandfulOHappiness Posted October 1, 2013 Share Posted October 1, 2013 So this route came on the market in my city, it covers the 100 mile radius around me. If you all could tell me what you think about it, I'd love the input: Questions for candy machine route: (~850 machines and “about half” in storage asking $22,500) -How long have you been managing this route? 9 years -Are all the machines bulk candy machines? yes -How much do your machines make month on average? $1250 -In total, how much of your profit do you put back into the business each month? $500 -How long do you spend a week managing your route?- afternoon/all day -4-6hrs when ironed out -How many machines do you service each week (what is the longest you could go between stocking your route)? – 40-60ish -Which towns are your machines in? Sioux Falls, Mitchell, Worthington, Watertown, Sioux City and most places in between -How many in towns other than? a bunch (12 different routes) -How many machines do you have in storage? about half -How much do you pay for storage each month? 60/month -What brands do you use? Oak? (couldn't find any labeling on it--see photo) -Why are you selling? No time to place anymore -Do you have any employees? no -What candies are you using? peanut, mms, hot tomaslies, reeces, skittles, gum -Are all your money making machines in working condition? yes -What percentage do you pay in commission/charity each month? all charity--varies depending on how much he has in his checking acct each month Personal notes: uses recipe cards for tracking This route obviously isn’t managed well: the only info kept is profit/month/town—not even individual machines. Of the two machines we tested, one was giving out far too much candy (skittles). There is a lot of room for improvement and the unused heads can be sold for around $40 plus any unused stands can be sold for another $30 or so. We may be able to pay for the route just by selling off the excess alsmachines. It's a lot of money to invest and I'd have to have my buddy partner with me to pay for it initally. What thoughts do you have on this route? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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