A basic rule of any business model is to meet your consumer’s demands, especially as those demands change and evolve. In the world of healthy vending, you’re always trying to stock your machines in such a way that it provides the best possible products for your customers while also being a smart business decision. Now that the COVID-19 pandemic has adjusted our way of life – and demonstrated how vending machines continue to serve customers well through tough times – it may be time to adjust the way you think about your inventory.
Let’s take a look at some quick tips for best managing your machines’ inventory during the pandemic.
Do Your Research
Market research is always a sensible thing to do in order to give your customers what they want and need. It’s all the more important now. A lot of this depends on where your particular machines are placed. Who are the customers who are using your machines? What are their demographics? What types of products have been bought up the fastest in the past? Is there something extremely popular that you find yourself constantly restocking? Asking yourself questions like these will help you to adjust your inventory as necessary as time moves forward.
Remember that essential workers may very well be using your machines to keep them fueled while on-the-go. This is, of course, especially true if your machines are located in hospitals or healthcare facilities, but remember that essential workers might use a vending machine in all sorts of places – in the lobby of a middle school when they’re picking up their child, for example. If you can do your part to keep essential workers fed and fueled during this time, why wouldn’t you?
Keep It Healthy and Quick
At the end of the day, following the simple rule of keeping your inventory healthy, portable, and easy to consume is always a safe bet. People turn to vending machines for something easy and quick, but they don’t always want junk food. In fact, consumers are looking for healthy snacks or even small meals that will keep them well-fed without ruining their diet – or making a mess.
Healthy Vending Options to Stock Your Machines
Remember: it’s completely up to you what you decide to stock your machines with. It depends on your demand! Take a look at Naturals2Go’s healthy vending options to decide what you’ll put in your healthy vending machines.