Can you buy a vending machine location?
Yes, you can buy a vending machine on it’s existing location and you can also just buy the rights to a vending machine location. If you’re looking to own and operate a vending machine, but are having difficulty finding a spot for the vending machine, then a vending machine locator service is right for you. Here are the top 5 best vending machine locator services.
I’ve stuck to national services on this list, but there are many local vending machine locator services as well.
This site is unique because it is an open, google-able listing service similar to zillow or redfin, but for vending machine locations and the machines, too! In addition to vending machines, you can search for locations and hardware for EV chargers, shipping container farms (indoor vertical farms), ghost kitchens, parking spots, helium hotspots and more.
So, the remainder of the locator services on this list operate on a customer by customer model where they will cold call businesses in your area that might be open to having a vending machine on their property.
2. KickStart Locations
Kickstart Locations is a vending machine locator service that has been in the business for a couple of decades, and they will provide locations for candy or for healthy foods too. They list several types of locations that they’ll typically place vending machines, ranging from apartment buildings, auto repair shops, banks, barbers, bars, all the way to tanning salons, tattoo parlors, truck stops and vets offices.
They certainly know that vending machines can be a good fit in a wide variety of businesses, especially ones where people have to wait around for a while (getting a tattoo could definitely take a while – and some new patrons might want some comfort food).
3. Top Choice Locations
Top Choice Locations promotes the quality and traffic of their locations for a wide variety of vending machines. They will help you place healthy vending machines, snack, drink, combo, candy, gumball, 5 hour energy and Planter’s peanut machines. Basically, if you have a machine you want placed, they’ll try to find a high traffic location with the right dimensions for your machine.
4. ABL Locations
ABL Locations has been in the business for over 30 years, so they know a thing or two about placing a vending machine. They have a $1,000 minimum order, so it’s certainly not cheap, but they do provide training about how to operate a vending machine.
5. Easier Vending
One of the best things about Easier Vending is that they’re network of 10,000 businesses seems like it is effective at placing vending machines. It’s also open 7 days a week, which is very helpful for vending machine operators who are just starting up. Since vending machines are typically a side hustle for many people who are just getting into the biz, it makes sense to for businesses that serve those new owner/operators on the weekends.
Vending Machines – Location, Location, Location
Just like in other real estate, location is super important for micro real estate. So, those are the Top 5 Best Vending Machine Locator Services. There’s lots more information about vending machine businesses on this site, so be sure to poke around!