Choosing Candy For Your Vending Machine
The bulk candy you use will be the third biggest choice besides the vending machine you chose and the locations you get. Most new vendors never really give the bulk candy they use any thought and how it will affect their sales. I am telling you right now you can have a very good location and not even know it if you use the wrong candy. Another thing you want to think about when choosing your candy is this is your business and you make the final decision. I had a bulk vending machine at an investment company in Murrieta Ca.
I asked the lady at the front desk what kind of candy does she want in the machine. She gave me a couple of suggestions so I put the candy in there that she wanted. Every month I came back she wanted a different type of candy in there. So my kindness back fired, and I lost money trying to please her with the candy she wanted. So my advice to you can take suggestions but this is your business and you make the final decision.
What Kind of Bulk Candy to use?
This can be a mystery or you can stick with the statistics. The best selling bulk candy hands down is peanuts m&ms. Now wait before you leave this website and go to the store. If you are not careful the m&ms can be very messy. Imagine a hot summer day and your bulk vending machine is placed near a window, I don’t care if that office has the thermostat down to 60 degrees, if that sun is beaming down on your vending machine those m&ms will melt and you will lose that location quick when the lady in the office gets chocolate on her hands and accidentally gets it on her blouse, believe me I know firsthand. So if you are going to use peanut m&ms please be careful where you put your vending machine.
My favorite Bulk Candy Mike and Ikes
Man I have had a lot of success with these colorful tasty little bad boys. If you never had any of them I compare them to jelly beans. I love these things and so do other people. Mike and Ikes do well in the winter and in the summer but just like the m&ms please be careful in the summer. In the summer if your bulk vending machine is in a hot location the Mike and Ikes can stick together and become one big ball. To stop this from happening you can lightly spray the Mike and Ikes with Pam or your favorite cooking spray, and you shouldn’t have a problem in the summer time. I ignored this tip and when I went to a couple of my locations I was wondering why the Mike and Ikes hadn’t moved at all since they had been a success in previous months. Well after opening my vending machine all my Mike and Ikes were stuck together and on the top of that the owner was complaining because people were asking for their money back because they didn’t receive any candy. So please don’t ignore this tip or you could be sorry like I was at first.