The vending machine business industry has spawned numerous businesses with high profits, but machine placement--a process and expense known as location--can quickly eat into the income produced. With some knowledge about the vending machine industry and a professional approach, a proper vending machine location contract can be created to ensure profitability for all parties involved.
Fixed Fees Location
In some locations, particularly hospitals and office buildings, managers or facilities personnel who approve the installation of a vending machine require a fixed monthly or quarterly fee to pay for "rental" of the machine's location. This fee varies depending on the type of vending machine installed, but typically ranges from around $5 per month for simple stand-alone machines, such as gumball machines, to as much as $50 per month for coffee and snack vending machines that require electricity or water.