Building a Compact Route
This is my site Written by The Vending Guy on June 2, 2009 – 3:40 pm

I am often asked how many vending machines you need to be able to make good money. That can be a tough question because I know people who have developed a nice side income off only 15 machines and others who are constantly struggling to stay afloat financially with the same number. The difference between these people is that one has a very efficient and compact route. The other spends 8 – 10 hours a day driving all over the state to service machines.

When starting out your vending business it is very tempting to take any and all locations that you can. Many times, and I have been there; you hit a period of time when you have more machines in your garage than you do on location. The pressure is on and you begin to take locations that are nowhere near each other. You end up spending all your time driving between sites. This eats up your time and only makes your business less efficient.

A while ago I briefly wrote about assets and liabilities. Remember that your most valuable asset is your time. Once spent you will NEVER get it back! The ultimate goal is to have the locations as close together as possible. Closer locations mean you can service more in a day. And of course the more locations you visit in a day the more you will be able to operate overall. Time is Money.

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