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What is Honesty box (Honor Box) Vending?

What kind of vending option could you have for smaller business locations, with easy servicing and little to no upfront cost and maintenance for you as a busy vending box professional? One answer is an “honor box”, otherwise known as an “honesty box”. The honor box is a cardboard or plastic box and comes in different sizes. Larger boxes could have small bags of chips and even candy bars. Smaller boxes carry typical candies like York patties, smarties, lollipops, bite size candy bars, etc. The box has a cash compartment attached to it and people pay for the snacks based on an honor system – thus the name. This is absolutely the opposite of a soda machine, for example, where you are required to insert a certain amount of money before you get your item. With the honor box, it depends on the person to pay how little or high they wish to. Honor boxes are often found in restaurants, cell phone stores, lobbies, banks, or anywhere with a counter, etc.

Large Honor boxes or Snack Boxes are ideal for smaller companies that have 50 or less employees (not saying that a bigger company cannot have them either). It might not be practical for a smaller company to have a huge vending machine but an honor box would yield enough buyers to make it worth keeping it. It also takes up a lot less room, compared to many other vending machines.

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Finding Quality Locations for Honor Boxes

One of the most difficult things to do in having vending machines is finding quality locations to place them. Finding good locations is not only time-consuming but it is also quite stressful because you might be calling business after business and not getting super great results. You want to get the most out of every single one of your honor boxes and an effective way to do that is by employing an honor box locator.

Utilizing a locator service might be the best thing you can do for your vending machine business. Unfortunately, there are quite a few vending locator scams on the internet with many unsatisfactory reviews which might seem discouraging. Here, at vendorlocator4u, we genuinely care about helping you find quality locations for you to place your boxes (check out our reviews on the right side of this website and on Facebook). We take care of finding your locations so that you can focus on what you do best. We have been in the vending machine industry for a very long time and had our own route for years.

Pay NOTHING in advance

Still not sure if our service is the best? That’s okay. You do not pay for our service until your honor box is accepted by the business and safely placed there by you (must be placed and paid with in 2 days). If there are any issues and they kick you out (rarely happens), we will take care of them because we care about your business. Also, if the location does kick you out with in 30 days, we replace it. We are here for YOU.

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Honor Snack Boxes – Quick Overview – Locations?

Category : Honor boxes , locating

Honor snack boxes are an exciting twist on the chunky, mechanical vending machine. They’re delightfully simple and optimistic, and when placed in the right places are really generating fine income. The honor snack box is what it sounds like – boxes of snacks that work on the honor system. People are allowed to take whatever food they like, and they are encouraged to pay by their decent consciences. You might be surprised at how decent most human beings actually are. Of course, there will be the odd one who just wants to scavenge free food, but most people will appreciate the trust and convenience of the honor box and compensate you for the amount of food they take.

Anyone can pick up a few honor snack boxes and make money off of them. OK, you’re unlikely to be buying a mansion off your honor box proceeds, but you’ll pick up a welcome form of supplementary income that could mean you can, for example, make a few more important payments and supplement your main vending route. There’s a strong market for them as well, as they fill an overlooked hole in the current vending market. For some places, bringing in a full vending machine would be unwieldy and impractical. There simply would not be enough people passing by it every day to justify its existence, or there just is not enough space. This is where the honor snack box comes into its own; its more compact size is just right for satisfying the snack cravings of a small group of employees or customers.

To get the most out of your honor snack box, you’ll want to find the best places to place them, and an effective way to do that is by employing an honor snack box locator. They will use well-placed phone calls as well as good old fashioned human to human contact to find places that are willing to stock the boxes and will guarantee a good flow of people who want to use them. The one thing we would say about using an honor box locator is to make sure you don’t pay up front for their services. Find a vending and honor box locator that proves themselves before you pay, that they can deliver on their promises to get your honor boxes in all the right places. If paid in advance, there’s no guarantee you’ll get a service that matches the fee.

When you’re hungry at work and want tasty treats at a reasonable price, an honor snack box is an absolute blessing. Their humble appearance is part of their overall charm; they’re honest, straight forward ways of selling a product, and they could make you a tidy sum. They speak to a real decency in the human spirit, thriving on the idea that people are essentially good, and that makes it a genuinely refreshing way to make some extra income. Order a couple of boxes, and see what the honor snack box can do for you!

Honor Snack Boxes – Profit? – Locators? – Theft?

Category : Honor boxes , Vending

What Are Honor Boxes?

We wanted to take a moment to cover the topic of “honor boxes” or “honor snack boxes”. There are many similar names for this, but the basic concept is the same. So what is a snack box and why would you want to get involved with such a thing? Let us explain:

An honor box, is basically a box filled with items meant to be bought on the honor system. This is completely different from say, a candy vending machine or a soda vending machine in that no money is REQUIRED for the customer to receive their snack or candy. The customer will walk into an establishment such as a restaurant or bank and see a box on the counter. The box is open with chips or candy resting in the top tray, along with a slot to deposit money.

Honor Box Chips Candy Locators
The honor box or snack box can be made of different materials. Some are made in a disposable manner consisting of cardboard while others of a more durable sort will be common Plexiglas. There are various designs and layouts, big and small, but the idea is the same.

Honor Box Plexiglas Candy

Theft From Honor Boxes?

The “honor system” is an interesting idea for some people to grasp. The immediate response is of course: “how can you make any money if anyone could just TAKE your product without paying!?” The answer really is: “You just do.”

Lock Key Honor Box Theft
Of course that is slightly in jest, the idea is quite so simple. In regard to theft or “shrinkage”, it will happen. It’s guaranteed to happen at any location. The key, as anyone in the business will tell you, is to keep an eye on each snack box location. This doesn’t mean via security camera or hidden spy devices, just a simple tally upon the end of each route-run. You will set an acceptable shrinkage percentage depending on the product in each honor box. If you notice that the level of shrinkage and theft are rising higher than your acceptable threshold, you will simply collect that box on the next route-run and find a new location!

One thing that has been discussed in a various threads on the topic of honor box theft, is that neighborhoods don’t seem to make a large difference. That is to say that a middle-class neighborhood or high-class estates should not see a significant difference in theft from your snack boxes.

A user from the above mentioned thread, AngryChris, posts:

Excellent example of simple economics here.  We are in the business of making profits.  I have an honor box location that sells only about 7 items per month but PAYS 100%.  How much money do I make on this 0% shortage location?  About $4/month.  It’s not bad when you consider that I am in-and-out in about 5 minutes, but I wouldn’t mind pulling this location if it weren’t a block away from another location.

In contrast, the account that is a block away from that 0% shortage account has about a 35% shortage rate.  However… they consume about 80 items/month.  So.. even though I may only see $50 out of what should be $80, I probably make about $20/month from this location and it may consume about 30 minutes each month (I go every other week).  So the one with 0% shortage makes $4 in 10 minutes, or about $24/hour… while the 35% shortage location makes about $20 in 30 minutes, or about $40/hour.  It’s all about the profits!  Oh… and I put my short-date items in that location because they buy them all anyway…

I would RATHER have HIGH-VOLUME locations with 30% shortage than low-volume locations with 0% shortage just because it takes a lot less work when you don’t have to check dates on chips… plus… the high-volume locations consume just about everything, including the cheaper-priced items.

You see? It’s not so much about the shrinkage at all. It is more about what products are selling where and how much is being bought as that will often override and make you want to change your allowable shrinkage percentage.

Honor Box Charity Candy
One added note on theft, if you use a charity with their stickers on the honor box, you will have a smaller percentage of theft in most cases. Some have even reported having more money than what they expected (less than 0% shrinkage – profit on top of expected profit). One great charity to contact is the NCCS, link to the NCCS Vending Program Here. If you can find a local charity to sponsor your boxes, even better.

Honor Box Locators

If you’ve read our other posts, you shouldn’t have to reread but for those who haven’t:
Link to Article on Locators and Why You Will Want One

Our main advice is that even if you didn’t decide to use us as a locator, we recommend you use one. We have spent year after year perfecting out locating pitches for honor boxes and vending machines. We understand how time-consuming and stressful it can be. Check out that article linked above for more information on why you might want a vending locator.

An important excerpt from that article is this part about payment:

You Pay NOTHING Upfront

You pay nothing until the honor box is placed by yourself and accepted by the business. We do this to show our commitment to quality locations. The business owner or manager will be expecting you to show up with your brand new honor box or snack box. We confirm and qualify the locations for you. If for any reason there is an issue (really never happens), it will be solved. We will resolve any problem you might have quickly because we care.

So remember. If you want to save time, save your money (don’t pay anything until honor box is placed), and keep your business growing steadily: We are here for you. Click the button below to request services. If you want to see a quick video about our company and the way that we help you with you business – please CLICK HERE for more information.

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Honor Snack Boxes!

Honor Snack Boxes

Snack Honor Boxes are a great way to bridge the gap in locations that aren’t big enough for a snack machine and yet have enough employees to support a Snack Honor Box.

Honor Snack Box

Honor Snack boxes can be a great way to build your income on your route or a supplemental income to your job. Who knows, maybe you will decide to use Honor Snack Boxes as a way to build your way to being fully self employed!

Honor Snack Box Locators

Honor Snack Box Locators will find locations for your snack boxes one of two ways. Either in person, or by telemarketing. I personally don’t feel that an in person locator will get the best locations for these. They will have a problem getting into some locations that would be very lucrative for you because they will miss the manager or decision maker.

The other way of finding locations for your snack boxes is by phone – calling. I have experienced this as the way to get the best locations that will have the least amount of loss in your honor boxes and provide the best profit!

Honor Box Charity Candy

Honor Box Locator Fees

No matter what type of locator you choose, make sure that you don’t pay any money up front! If you hand over money up front you stand a very big chance of them not completing the job to your expectations! You might sit twiddling your thumbs for months before the company delivers, do not make that mistake.

Your box locator should secure the locations for you, allow you to deliver the honor box and THEN pay them! This will make sure that your money is WELL SPENT!

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Honor Box Locator!

Honor box locators are few and far between, more so than bulk vending locators. I’m not sure why, but I do know that the best locations seem to be restaurants. Every thing else seems to be hit or miss!

The thing about Vending Locator 4 U is that our primary target is restaurants for your honor box locations! We have found these to be the most lucrative for the honor box owner or route owner.

Honor Box Chips Candy Locators

Restaurants take more work and more calls to secure the location, so we make less performing the service, but the customer’s smiles make it all worth it. We don’t mind to make a little less and provide amazing support as opposed to “just doing business”.

Honor boxes are a great way to start out, especially to learn if vending is right for you! It also works great to fill gaps in your area!

Let’s say you have a route of candy machines like gumball machines, double head candy machines, and Uturn vending machines but you’ve maxed out on distance. You don’t want to expand any further, but you could fill in your area with Honor boxes! They are a great way to supplement your income! Some have even made it full time using a majority of honor boxes in their routes.

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