As you know, vending machines come in different sizes and forms as do the products the customers can purchase from them. Most electrically-operated machines can accept both coins and bills and then there are machines that only accept a specific coin denomination and reject the rest.
One of the most common problems one faces when dealing with vending machines is jamming. It is either the customer inserted the wrong coin or the bill is crumpled but ultimately, the customer loses money and does not get the product he or she wanted to buy. It also means that as an operator, you need to get the vending machine serviced to remove the coin or bill stuck in there.
Simply put, it is bad for business as the machine remains unavailable while something is lodged in the very mechanism that actually allows you to earn. This is a loss-loss situation for both the customer and the owner that should be avoided as much as possible.
In the bulk candy vending realm, the quarter vending machines reign supreme. They have become sort of de facto in this particular niche of the vending industry. Gum balls can be sold at 25 cents apiece and the machines can be calibrated to dispense the appropriate number of candies for the same amount.
Now, please note that not all 25 cents vending machines are created equal. It all boils down to the design and the technology used in manufacturing these machines. It is therefore very important for an investor to check the quarter vending machine’s specifications before acquiring one and to stick with manufacturers that are known for producing high quality machines. A simple oversight with something as important as the vending machine’s coin mechanism can prove costly down the line.
To avoid the headaches associated with coin jamming, there are a number of quarter vending machines you can purchase that have incorporated jam-proof technology in their coin mechanism. One such machine is the Four-In-One Candy Carousel. This machine ONLY accepts a quarter and nothing else. Incorrect change just slides down the coin slot to the side for the customer to take back. It doesn’t just swallow the coin and wait for you or a service technician to clear the blockage.
Bulk vending is a potentially profitable venture and it is crucial for your business’ success to have a steady flow of income. 25 cents vending machine are fairly inexpensive but be careful to choose only high quality machines that require far less servicing needs than necessary.