Bubbleguy Posted July 16, 2014 Share Posted July 16, 2014 I have been performing a lot of research about the vending business as I am very interested in this industry. I have however come to the conclusion that unfortunately as many experienced vendors here have stated, there are many people in this industry selling defective, over-priced machines or simply offering business models which will not work. Individuals looking at this business either as a full-time career or just for some added income would be wise to follow the advice and wisdom of the people on this forum and spend the time to learn everything you can before spending any money. The information is available and learning about the industry will make you significantly more successful. Here is a list of the majority of the franchise and biz-op business for sale in North America. Although some are not what I would consider scams, the added costs for someone to "TEACH" you the business is simply so expensive and restrictive that your success I feel is highly unlikely. If you search the companies below, most are selling either a Seaga or Wittern brand machine. In doing my research, I have found both these companies market a variety of machines with different model numbers and slight manufacturing differences. As stated many times on this forum, the Seaga machines or a similar variation (Paramount Commerical Mfg./Gaines Equipment Corp./Fortune Vending Inc./Genesis Mfg. Inc.) will not be useful in a proper vending business, are overpriced and a waste of money. Wittern also markets their own machines through a number of websites. Although the USI brand has a following, I feel Wittern markets and builds their machines in quality and price to reach all market segments. Wittern Brands eVending Healthiervending Selectivend Federal Machine Vending.com FRANCHISES: CANADA: MAX HEALTHY VENDING: Machine Manufacturer : Unknown Korean Company This company had been very successful marketing this franchise. I was quoted a cost of between $5900 and $7900 Canadian per machine. There are many of these machines now for sale on craigslist and kijiji. I have talked to a number of people who bought into this business and most are very disappointed. The company makes all kinds of claims and promises but does not deliver. UNITED STATES: H.U.M.A.N HEALTHY VENDING LLC: Machine Manufacturer : Jofemar, Modified by AVT This company had been very successful marketing this franchise. However, if you read their franchise disclosure document (you can see this document at the California Department of Business Oversight website) I believe it is almost impossible to make any real money with this company regardless of all the articles, videos and clever marketing from the owners. FRESH HEALTHY VENDING (FHV LLC) Machine Manufacturer : AMS This company has also been very successful marketing this franchise. However, because this is a public company reading their FORM 10K and all the other documentation which is linked directly form their website shows it is best to stay away. They have been fined by the state of California for making multiple errors in their franchise disclosure documents, the company owners have been fined for fraud in the past, etc. This company was originally called YONATURALS. Canada Biz-Ops Canada Vending Distributors Fresh O Matic Vending Route Peak Energy US Biz-Ops Grow Healthy Vending Healthier 4U Vending LLC Vend Natural Vencoa Vending Machine Sales Healthy You Vending Arrow Vending Fresh-O-Matic Vending Biz Sales U.S. Vend Technologies LLC (All 4U Vending/Naturals 2 Go) United Marketing Universal Vending Machine Consultants Vending Cash Flow Shermco Lyons Wholesale SpeedKing Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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