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Where is the Best Place for a Vending Machine? (GUIDE)

vending machineThe location of your vending machine is the single most important factor that determines the amount of profit a vending machine will generate.

How good or bad a location is can be broken by the location, ratio of blue and white collar employees and overall foot traffic a location has.

Generally we find that blue collar environments result in more sales of a vending machine, but that’s not to say that a white collar environment is bad in any way.

Thie guide will help answer common questions vending operator ask.


Where can I place a vending machine?

You can place a vending machine in many locations including office spaces, schools, hospitals and warehouses.

  • Office spaces
  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Malls
  • Airports
  • Train stations
  • Warehouses
  • Distribution Centres
  • Mechanics
  • Shops
  • Hotels
  • Supermarkets


Where is the best place to put a vending machine?

The best locations to place a vending machine are in blue collar environments such as warehouses, distribution centres, offices, large stores and schools.


Can I place a vending machine anywhere?

You are allowed to place a vending machine almost anywhere, as long as you have permission from a private or public company. 


How to get vending machines in stores?

To have a vending machine placed inside a store, you will need to ask the store for permission. Using the services of a vending machine supplier can assist you with this process.


How do you get places to let you put a vending machine?

In order to gain permission to place your vending machine in any given location, you need to contact that company and ask for permission.

You are welcome to use our services at Benleigh Vending to help supply you with a vending machine and also find sites for your machines.


How much does it cost to have a vending machine put somewhere?

It’s normally free to place a vending machine in most locations. Sometimes a commission of 5-10% from sales will be required depending on the agreement between the vending supplier and business.


How to put a vending machine in a business

vending machine for business

To put a vending machine inside a business, you should contact vending machine company to guide you through the process.

Benleigh Vending has been operating for 23 years, and this what we do on a daily basis. We have fine tuned our process and can help set up your vending machine business with a strong foundation.


We can supply and organise the following for you:

  • New vending machine
  • Profitable location for your vending machine
  • Online sales system
  • Product distributors
  • After sales support
  • Spare parts


How do I put a vending machine in a mall?

In order to place a vending machine in a public mall, you will need permission from the local council. The area in which you need may require a rent fee to use the space.


Can I place a vending machine in a school?

You can place a vending machine in a school provided you comply with the schools healthy eating guidlines.


Can I put a vending machine in a high school?

Placing a vending machine in a high school is generally no problem. High schools may have limited canteen options which makes a vending machine an ideal solution.


Can I put a vending machine in public places?

You cannot just place a vending machine in any public place. You will need permission from a council or government body in order to rent the space out.


Can I put a vending machine in my front yard?

Current vending machine regulations differ form state to state. People located in Victoria who wish to operate a vending machine that dispenses food are required to register the vending machine through the Streatrader website.


Can I put a vending machine in an airport?

Yes you can place a vending machine in an airport provided you have been granted permission. Vending machines are heavilty used in Airports due to the volume of incoming and outgoing foot traffic.


Can you put a vending machine at a train station?

Vending machines can be placed at train stations across Australia. Permission from the train station managemnt team will be required.


Can you put a vending machine in a hotel?

Yes you can place vending machines in hotels. Aside from snack and drinks vending machines, you can also provide age restricted machines that will only supply alchohol and other adult items to guests aged 18+.


Can you put a vending machine in warehouse?

warehouse vending machine

Warehouses are one of the most profitable places to put a vending machine in. Warehouses are generally located in areas where food and drink can be difficult to source. A vending machine allows workers to rejviinese while staying at the current location.