Category : Vending
The first step is making sure your candy machine is clean!
After you have your equipment, the first thing is to make sure that your machine is clean! One of the most important parts of vending is presentation! If it doesn’t catch their eye, or look good, they will use another machine by another operator!
Cleanliness is very important! You would be surprised how many candy machine operators don’t clean their equipment! Take a walk around town, or drive around and look at all the gumball machines, double head candy machines, triple heads, and even the pro’s with big rack systems! You will notice quick how well most bulk vendors clean their machines!
Should I really take the time to clean my machines? Or even my honor boxes?
YES! It makes a huge difference! If you clean your machine to look like it did the day you dropped it off every time you service it, you will make way more money than the person that just gives it a quick wipe down and moves on.
If you are in a vending location with competition, you will notice quick how well they take care of theirs! The best thing you can do is go the extra mile to make sure your’s is top notch!
How to clean your candy machine: I personally use Micro fiber wash cloths and a natural spray citrus cleaner. Always spray into the cloth, then wipe down your gumball machine or candy machine with the towel. Don’t spray the machine then wipe! You won’t be able to get it all and it may drip down on a surface that the candy will be on (that’s why I would use natural).
After you wipe the whole machine down (including stand), look at the floor around your machine. If you see anything, pick it up and toss it in the garbage. I promise you that the location owner will notice this!
Even the area around your machine will be credited to you!
I know this may seem common sense, but sometimes it’s better to cover all the bases so none are missed!