When you decide to select a vending company to install vending machines in your Atlanta area:
An important question that you should ask is “Are you a local vending company or are you a vending management company”?
A high quality local vending company based in the greater Atlanta area is a better option than a vending management company based half way across the country.
A vending management company is a company that is in the market to grab potential vending accounts. They negotiate the contract with you and then they contract a local vending company to install their machines and to keep them filled. The vending management company will charge the local vending company a commission thereby paying a smaller percentage to you in order for them to keep a percentage for themselves. Vending management companies are not all bad. There are vending management companies that may try to get a decent vendor for you and hold the vendor accountable for the vending services they provide, but more often than not you can get better service if you locate a top quality local vending company directly.
If you can be patient and do a little research you will be able to find a great local vending company that is dependable and reliable and will give you a great vending service with flexible product selections that your employees will enjoy for years to come.
In order for the vending management company to make money they are going to need to get paid a return for negotiating the contract. That return can result in higher prices at the machine and result in lower margins for the local vending operator who installs the machines. If you can work directly with a local vending company then the higher margins they will make can be reinvested in newer equipment or lower prices to your employees. Plus, a local vending company will be able to make more money which in turn can be invested to help support local community events.
Vending companies all around the country right now are struggling to make ends meet because of increased product costs, fuel costs and labor costs. In order to provide a top quality vending service that includes newer equipment, lower prices and better service they need to be able to turn a small profit. By them having to pay a percentage of the machine sales to a management company is not going to help them.
So, if you are in the process of selecting a new vending service ask the question. Local vending company or vending management company.