Is Your Vending Machine Performing at Their Optimum Level?
Do you know if your vending machines’ performance is below par, chances are you’re losing more money than gaining? If your vending machine is continuously out of service or slow in performance, people will start neglecting it. They’ll prefer to use a nearby, more reliable vending machine than yours.
Normally, a vending machine that is not maintained on a regular basis starts showing those unhealthy symptoms. From both business and financial point of view, it’s well worth taking a few minutes of your daily routine to check your vending machines for any inconsistency. Daily checks not only save you from those symptoms but also expensive repairs in the future.
There are a number of reasons a vending machine may running out of performance:
- Lack of ongoing care
- Faulty Components
- No scheduled service regime
- Hygiene issue
- The Placement
1. Lack of ongoing care:
As I said, checking a vending machine periodically for inconsistencies is important. Placing too many unreliable machines in your premise will affect your reputation in addition to financial loss. Moreover, lack of ongoing care may lead irreversible damage to the components. Replacing key components in a vending machine can create a big hole in your pocket. Imagine! The vending that you bought to generate some extra income is actually increasing your expenditures. What’s the point?
A faulty component affects the routine of a vending machine. This directly lowers customer satisfaction levels. For someone who is building his business on the foundation of vending machines, this is surely a pretty bad sign. You can’t afford your customer satisfaction levels to fall. You should always concentrate on sustaining or raising those levels.
3. No scheduled service regime
Does your vending machine come with an annual maintenance contract? If so, is it still valid? Getting your machines serviced at regular intervals is important. If the annual contract is not more valid, get it renewed ASAP. The cost of renewal contract is much lower than paying a hefty charge for a major repair.
4. Hygiene Issue:
As you clean the exteriors, cleaning the interior is important too. Accumulation of too much dust, especially in the condenser area, can affect the overall performance of a vending machine. The accumulation restricts the airflow. The machine as a result consumes more power, overheats, permanently damaging the condenser. Replacing a condenser can actually cost you an arm and a leg.
5. The placement
Do you know if you place a vending machine on a carpeted floor, it’s more likely to build the accumulation? In addition, placing a vending machine right beside a wall is highly discommended. Once again, the airflow is restricted because of the adjoining wall. If you have to place it near a wall, please mind a gap of atleast 15cm. In addition to long-term risk to the condenser, restricted airflow affects refrigeration process of the vending machine. No customer would like to pay for drinks that are not cool.