Gone are the days when a person needs to break a sweat just to fix him a meal. The society we live in today is so fast paced that we literally do not have time to make our own meal on many occasions. Unless it is a scheduled meal with the family or friends, we would rather eat our snack, breakfast, lunch while on the go. As you can see, the meals I’ve mentioned are the ones scheduled during our regular 9-5 job. And in those jobs, our tasks do not wait. This is where the vending machine business comes in. It has managed to grab a solid foothold in today’s bustling work environment in particular. Although I’m sure you have seen plenty of vending machines from other places other than workplaces, often it is in areas where we work or someplace we loiter afterwards that the vending machine has a clearly visible presence.
Growing Presence of Vending Machine Business
Needless to say, today’s vending machine industry has grown more lucrative as we move closer towards the future. An entrepreneur who is planning to break into the vending machine industry now will have his hands full with a long list of check boxes that needs to be ticked when setting up this venture.
Talking with some the industry’s most prolific, I will summarize what they often say to someone who plans to get into this business – “The success of a vending machine business does not simply rely upon the dependability of the equipment you have chosen, rather it will depend on the accumulative quality of services that supports the vending machine”.
Success in the Vending Machine Business
I am sure you’ve already gone through all the requirements that needs to be settled when getting into this business. Factors such as equipment maintenance, merchandise supply and security all play a role on how your business will perform. In this post, I will cover another important factor – the vending machine insurance.
Vending Machine Business Insurance
Not all business insurance policies are equal. Take note that insurance policies differ between insurance companies. Usually their policies have multiple options on the number of machines covered, location of the machines to be covered, amount of coverage, liabilities covered in a claim etc… Below are the types of insurances that apply to a vending machine business.
Public liability Insurance – designed to protect the business owner in cases where any member of the public is injured or has a property damaged due to the vending machine.
Products Liability Insurance – covers the business owner in lawsuits filed against a vending machine business typically because claims that illness or damaged has aroused from the consumption of the merchandise from the vending machine.
Fire and other perils Insurance – the objective of this is to protect the vending machine business owner from damage of his equipment caused by a third party.
Worker’s Compensation Insurance – a form of insurance that covers the wage or other benefits that is missed by an employee because of injury resulting to his employer’s negligence.