What are all the costs involved in acquiring and operating a cold drinks vending machine?
First of all you will face the initial cost of acquisition (the purchase or rental contract payment plus initial stocking of your machine), which may run to a few hundred pounds. From there you will face monthly or quarterly payments for restocking and service and maintenance. These recurring costs will depend on the type and length of your contract, whether you decide to manage restocking yourself or outsource it to your supplier, the number of machines you have, and your consumption volume, which will be directly related to the size of your staff. Those are the rough outlines, but in order to learn the real cost of running a vending machine is to ask suppliers for quotes based on the criteria cited above.