How to Find Vending Routes for Sale
Vending route opportunities offer very flexible full or part-time income to their owners. There are a variety of vending route types and the businesses can vary drastically in size. The sales process is often handled directly by the owner which means that a purchase can take place in a matter of days as opposed to the months necessary for most major bread/snack companies. There are typically two options for someone looking to buy a vending route:
- Buy an existing route with machines and locations included
- Purchase new machines and locations from a machine manufacturer
We almost always recommend purchasing an existing route with used machines for a number of reasons. Primarily, the upfront cost of new equipment can often heavily outweigh the return generated by that machine. The most important factor for a vending route is that the locations produce good sales volume. Any experienced vending owner would rather have an older, used machine at a very busy location rather than a brand new, technologically advanced machine at a slow location. Buying an existing route will ensure that the accounts are established and have a solid sales history whereas a new machine/account is an unknown.