For everyone who is interested in a vending business, I am going through all of the steps of creating one right now.


I want to show you everything so let’s talk about it

Your Largest costs are always going to be

- Transportation of the machine (if you have to rent a Uhaul)
- The Machine
- Product

I want to go over all of this with you all
Let’s talk about transporting them first

If you don’t have a way to transport the machine I would always recommend borrowing a truck from someone you know first.

If that’s not the case generally a 1 day uhaul rental will be fine.

P.S. rent a dolly as well
Depending on the machine size the uhaul rental will vary but shouldn’t break the bank. $100-$200 max.
Now is the fun part.

Purchasing the machine

I got this machine on Facebook Marketplace for $1050

Seaga SM22 combo snack/drink machine
After you purchase the machine and get it to wherever it’s going you have to buy the product to put in the machine

Let’s talk about that

I sourced all of my product at Sams Club so that is what I will be using for this example
Let’s breakdown what I purchased

35 Diet Coke $.32each
35 Coke. $.32each
24 12oz Red Bull $2.08each
35 Sprite $.32each
36 MTN Dew $.29each
Now to the snacks (best part)

Flamin Hot Mix (30 pack)

Paid- 12.98 or $.43 each

Assortment of Sun Chips (30 pack)

Paid- $12.98 or .43 each

Classic Mix 50 pack (I got 2 of them)

Paid- $12.98 or $.25 each
And on to the candy

M&M Fudge Brownie $.35each
Peanut M&M’s $.68each
Regular M&M’s $.68each
Reese’s $.70each
Snickers $.68each
Airhead Bites. $.40each
Sour Patch $.62each
Grand total for stocking the machine

Keep in mind (this product will last me a few trips to restock)

Total- $327.40

Paid for on my credit card. (Will pay off before the month is over, just want to get the points)
Now let’s add everything up which isn’t super hard for the



That is how much it cost me to open up a vending business with


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