Vending Machine

Vending Machines are automated electronic machines that dispense a customizable assortment of beverages, snacks, candy, toys, gadgets, tickets, and other goods to consumers after money (cash or credit) is exchanged with the machine. Used around the world as a convenient fixture in public spaces and work environments, vending machines give a variety of quick snack options for people on the go. Vending machines come in a range of sizes, selections, and capacities to choose from to meet the particular demands of a space by the machine operator.

How do vending machines work?

Vending machines are automated machines used to distribute various products to a consumer upon the insertion of a specific amount of money into them. These products include: snacks, beverages, lottery tickets, etc. Vending machines typically accept bills, coins, and/or credit cards.

How can you own a vending machine?

Owning a vending machine starts with a business plan that addresses how much one can afford to initially invest. It is also important to pick a market and become knowledgeable about locations, different pricing, and buying inventory in bulk. Payments to owning a single vending machine can be anywhere from 150 to 400 dollars plus inventory and can be found simply by searching online.

How do you use a vending machine?

To use a vending machine, first decide what item to purchase and locate the price (and code if there) listed underneath that item. Then, insert the required amount of money via bills, coins, or credit card and either type in the designated code or push the button to receive the item. The item will fall into a slot where it can be retrieved upon reaching.

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Beverage Vending Machine - Graphic
Illustration of a Graphic Beverage Vending Machine with an average person for scale

Graphic Beverage Vending Machines are refrigerated machines designed to showcase items through their visual branding instead of revealing the items through a viewing window. With a front panel that can be adjusted to easily expand or contract the selection of items, Graphic Beverage Vending Machines can be adjusted and customized with branding as desired. Graphic Beverage Vending Machines typically display an item selection of roughly 8-12 items and can hold either 360 bottles or 804 cans at a time.

Graphic Beverage Vending Machines vary in dimensions between manufacturers, but are commonly 79” (200.7 cm) tall, 37” (94 cm) wide, and 33.5” (85.1 cm) deep.

Dimensioned drawings of a Graphic Beverage Vending Machine illustrating the front, side, and plan views
Graphic Beverage Vending Machines are refrigerated machines designed to showcase items through their visual branding instead of revealing the items through a viewing window. Graphic Beverage Vending Machines display a selection of roughly 8-12 items and hold either 360 bottles or 804 cans at a time.

Graphic Beverage Vending Machines vary in dimensions between manufacturers, but are commonly 79” (200.7 cm) tall, 37” (94 cm) wide, and 33.5” (85.1 cm) deep.

Dimensioned drawings of a Graphic Beverage Vending Machine illustrating the front, side, and plan views
Beverage Vending Machine - Graphic
Height:
79” | 200.7 cm
Width:
37” | 94 cm
Length:
Depth:
33.5” | 85.1 cm
Weight:
650 lb | 295 kg
Area:

Selection: 8-12 items
Capacity: 360 bottles, 804 cans

Drawings include:
Graphic Beverage Vending Machine front elevation, front (man standing), side, plan

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Snack Vending Machine - Large
Scale illustration of the size of a Large Vending Machine compared to an average person

Large Snack Vending Machines are machines designed with large merchandising windows that are ideal for use in high traffic, high volume locations. Featuring a robust selection of items, Large Snack Vending Machines display an item selection of between 40-60 items with a capacity for around 617 items at a time.

Large Snack Vending Machines vary in dimensions between manufacturers, but are commonly 76.375” (194 cm) tall, 40.75” (103.6 cm) wide, and 31” (79 cm) deep.

Collection of dimensioned drawings of a Large Snack Vending Machine measuring height, width and depth
Large Snack Vending Machines are machines designed with large merchandising windows that are ideal for use in high traffic, high volume locations. Large Snack Vending Machines display an item selection of between 40-60 items with a capacity for around 617 items at a time.

Large Snack Vending Machines vary in dimensions between manufacturers, but are commonly 76.375” (194 cm) tall, 40.75” (103.6 cm) wide, and 31” (79 cm) deep.

Collection of dimensioned drawings of a Large Snack Vending Machine measuring height, width and depth
Snack Vending Machine - Large
Height:
76.375” | 194 cm
Width:
40.75” | 103.6 cm
Length:
Depth:
31” | 79 cm
Weight:
660 lb | 300 kg
Area:

Selection: 40-60 items (adjustable)
Capacity: 617 items

Drawings include:
Large Snack Vending Machine front elevation, front (woman standing), side, plan

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Snack Vending Machine - Medium
Illustration comparing the size of an average person to a Medium Size Snack Vending Machine

Medium Snack Vending Machines are machines designed specifically for locations with medium demand but limited space—such as small break rooms. With a selection of around 24 unique items and a capacity of up to 312 items at a time, Medium Snack Vending Machines are spatially efficient while still providing plenty of choices for customers.

Medium Snack Vending Machines vary in dimensions between manufacturers, but are commonly 72” (182.9 cm) tall, 28.5” (72.4 cm) wide, and 29.5” (74.9 cm) deep.

Dimensioned front, side, and plan drawings of a Medium Snack Vending Machine
Medium Snack Vending Machines are machines designed specifically for locations with medium demand but limited space—such as small break rooms. With a selection of around 24 unique items and a capacity of up to 312 items at a time, Medium Snack Machines are efficient with plenty of choices.

Medium Snack Vending Machines vary in dimensions between manufacturers, but are commonly 72” (182.9 cm) tall, 28.5” (72.4 cm) wide, and 29.5” (74.9 cm) deep.

Dimensioned front, side, and plan drawings of a Medium Snack Vending Machine
Snack Vending Machine - Medium
Height:
72” | 182.9 cm
Width:
28.5” | 72.4 cm
Length:
Depth:
29.5” | 74.9 cm
Weight:
505 lb | 229 kg
Area:

Selection: 24 items (adjustable)
Capacity: 312 items

Drawings include:
Medium Snack Vending Machine front elevation, front (man standing), side, plan

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Snack Vending Machine - Small
Size comparison of an average person to a Small Snack Vending Machine

Small Snack Vending Machines are machines designed specifically for locations where a vending machine is desired but space is limited. With a reduced selection of items, Small Snack Vending Machines trade width for increased depth to hold more of each item. Small Snack Machines typically display an item selection of roughly 12 items and can hold around 152 items at a time.

Small Snack Vending Machines vary in dimensions between manufacturers, but are commonly 72” (182.9 cm) tall, 21” (53.3 cm) wide, and 36” (91.4 cm) deep.

Collection of dimensioned drawings of a Small Snack Vending Machine with sizes for width, depth, and height
Small Snack Vending Machines are machines designed specifically for locations where a vending machine is desired but space is limited. With a reduced selection of items, Small Snack Vending Machines trade width for increased depth to hold more of each item.

Small Snack Vending Machines vary in dimensions between manufacturers, but are commonly 72” (182.9 cm) tall, 21” (53.3 cm) wide, and 36” (91.4 cm) deep.

Collection of dimensioned drawings of a Small Snack Vending Machine with sizes for width, depth, and height
Snack Vending Machine - Small
Height:
72” | 182.9 cm
Width:
21” | 53.3 cm
Length:
Depth:
36” | 91.4 cm
Weight:
370 lb | 168 kg
Area:

Selection: 12 items
Capacity: 152 items

Drawings include:
Small Snack Vending Machine front elevation, front (woman standing), side, plan

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Beverage Vending Machine
Scale comparison of an average person to a Beverage Vending Machine

Beverage Vending Machines are refrigerated machines designed to showcase beverage selections through a large front viewing window. Beverage Vending Machines typically feature a broad selection of available items and can hold around 45 unique items with an overall capacity of roughly 360 items at a time.

Beverage Vending Machines vary in dimensions between manufacturers, but are commonly 72” (182.9 cm) tall, 47” (119.4 cm) wide, and 32” (81.3 cm) deep.

Drawings illustrating the height, width, and depth of a Beverage Vending Machine
Beverage Vending Machines are refrigerated machines designed to showcase beverage selections through a large front viewing window. Beverage Vending Machines typically feature a broad selection of available items and can hold around 45 unique items with a capacity of roughly 360 items at a time.

Beverage Vending Machines vary in dimensions between manufacturers, but are commonly 72” (182.9 cm) tall, 47” (119.4 cm) wide, and 32” (81.3 cm) deep.

Drawings illustrating the height, width, and depth of a Beverage Vending Machine
Beverage Vending Machine
Height:
72” | 182.9 cm
Width:
47” | 119.4 cm
Length:
Depth:
32” | 81.3 cm
Weight:
765 lb | 347 kg
Area:

Selection: 45 items
Capacity: 360 items

Drawings include:
Beverage Vending Machine front elevation, front (woman standing), side, plan

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