Life with a vending business

Making sure you know what to expect, Understanding whats required to know what is right for you.

A vending business can be amazing

Expanding your business with vending can be hugely rewarding and profitable, the profits available can be large but the time and effort required must be considered for your new venture.

Cleaning and refilling

The most important part of operating your machine, a clean machine is a happy machine. Ensuring component health as well machine longevity, not to mention maintaining product quality and top level experience for your customers

Marketing and social media

There is a huge amount of things you can do to promote your business, we have seen amazing results from social media as well as more traditional signage.

Your Customers

Automated retail in theory means your customers serve themselves, but there will be times when your paths will cross. They should also be central to your plans and decisions


We have many variations and retail systems, listen to your customers and your local area feedback from them will guide you as to what you are missing or where you could go next.

Daily machine operations

Your machine will need you every day.


Extensive cleaning to maintain your machine health, you will need to allow time for you or your team to visit and commit time every day, keeping everything happy.


Your customer experience is important, keeping them returning is vital, arriving to empty machine is not motivating for them to return.

Weekly, monthly, quarterly or yearly


Cleaning, cleaning, cleaning. We strongly recommend to concentrate on cleaning. Schedule extensive deep cleaning over and above your normal routine. Including all front of house elements, how your machine appears to your customers is how your business is presented


Great success can be found in discovering new products and opportunities. New potential and produce is a great way to bring new and old customers to you.

seasonal opportunities

There are many chances during the year for you to take advantage of. From festive sales to valentines gifts.

automated retail is retail

Your business is real and will need care and attention, It is however also massively rewarding, your vending business demands the same focus.

There is still more to learn ….

We have learnt a lot and our goal is to share this knowledge with you, arming you with an understanding of whats involved. We can help with so much more

The Milk Station Company,
North Lodge
Wells BA5 3DZ

01749 681381