Vending machines are not new in the industry but the ideas for making them successful are quite new about which many people are not aware of. With people becoming more and more health conscious, the responsibility lies on the vending machine companies to lay more emphasis on healthy eating. Offering smoothies and pastas in exchange of fizzy drinks and crisps can attract more number of organizations for their installation. Therefore, in order to guarantee success, you need to follow these simple rules that will help you stand out in the vending industry.
Do not make a mistake to combine healthy snacks with junk food
We all know that hunger can make a person lose their self-control. While coming towards the vending machine, a hungry customer might intend to buy a pack of pita chips, but the sight of Twix bar can make his taste buds swell. Moreover, various TV commercials have also conditioned us to believe that such items actually make you feel good. Although, at that point of time, grabbing a chocolate bar might make him feel good, but later he might be filled with regret. Therefore, combining junk food with healthy food options will ultimately cannibalize your sales and further create an impact on your business success.
Right selection of products
Healthy vending is all about the experience. Similar to a health food store, installing healthy vending machines is all about creating a better, high-end experience for your customers. Don't categorize them as just mere vending machines, but as an automated health retail store that just needs the right mix of healthy products. Moreover, there is no harm in experimenting with products that have not traditionally been vended. Just think about your customer's requirements and develop a plan accordingly.
Installing vending machines at right locations
Healthy vending machines do not work successfully at all the locations. Therefore, placing these machines at locations that are destined to fail might not be a good idea. You can choose to install them at gyms, hospitals and organizations, where you can find a huge population of health conscious people.
Develop plans that encourage people to adopt healthy choices
We all know that eating healthy food improves all aspects of life. Moreover, it has also been proven that eating healthy food increases productivity of the employees and Saves Company's cost on unexpected medical leaves and heath insurances. Therefore creating a right mix of products that encourages people to adopt a healthy lifestyle is all in your hands. At the same time it is also important to convince corporates to initiate healthy vending machines along with workshops and seminars on healthy eating. In fact, you can also plan to employ these machines in schools while offering programs that teaches students to run these machines on their own. This in turn can benefit both - the school as well as your business. The students will create healthy eating habits and as an operator you will start gaining more contracts from schools.