The Honor Box and Honor Box Vending Advantages and Disadvantages

Honor Box Vending
Honor box vending has been around for a number of years.  For those of you who don't know what that is, it is a vending concept which uses (usually) cardboard boxes to hold candy to sell on the "honor" system.  In other words, you have a "box" (the honor box) which you put the money into when you get a candy bar or other item.  There is no coin mechanism to place money into and turn.

The main disadvantage of this system is of course those who don't pay for the product.  This is what makes or breaks this vending concept.  If you end up losing money or making no money because people help themselves without paying, this system will have to be passed over for another vending concept.

Vending Jobs, Vending Route Job Questions and Answers

Vending Jobs Image
With the economy is a bad place right now and not looking to improve greatly, many people are thinking about vending as a job replacement.  Vending jobs can really fall into several categories.  Let's look at the main two first:
  1. Vending Company Owner.  This would mean actually buying the vending machines yourself and taking on the risk of losing your investment.  In essence, you are "buying yourself a job" including assuming the risk of losing your investment.  Many people start like this, but this is not the only way to go.
  2. The second way to think about vending jobs is to try to secure a job with an existing vending company.  Most of these jobs will bein "full line" vending (Cola, snack, sandwich, and amusement machines).  There a

Gumballs for Gumball Machine: Don't Overlook These 15 Important Fact about Vending Gumballs!

Gumballs for Gumball Machine
For those of you with vending machines like me, gumballs for your gumball machine is a core part of your business.  By that, I mean that anything that affects gumballs affects a key piece of your business and its income.  Therefore (it sounds crazy!) you have to become gumball minded and do those things that maximize profits on EACH gumball you sell.

You might not think a fraction of a cent matters, but when you sell one million gumball with your gumball machine then a second million, you see that fractions of a cent amount to hundreds and thousands of dollars over the long term.  Yes, even a fraction matters (1/10 of 1 cent).

The secret I've found that helps me in my overall business is watching these little areas where I can save money.  Yes, I run a large number of machine and it may apply to me more than others, but in truth saving little amounts of money does apply to every operator no matter how large or small.  Here are some other things I do when dealing with gumballs and gumball machines to save