What are the best places to put a vending machine?

Adding a vending machine, whether it be a snack vending machine, a drink vending machine, or an ice cream vending machine, will add value to your business and keep your staff happy, satisfied, and productive. However, finding the best places to put a vending machine is a must!

Do you have steady and increasing foot traffic or close to 75 occupants? Installing a vending machine will upgrade the workplace or business location. Investing in employee or guest satisfaction will in turn increase employee productivity and encourage guests to return to your location. Taking inventory is important so that you know exactly what your team and guests want.

Imagine this scenario. You enter the building and all you want is a refreshing, cold soda. The problem is you can’t seem to find a drink machine anywhere. The water fountain down the hall is not going to cut it. You’re walking around aimlessly and ultimately your experience is ruined.

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Now, imagine this second scenario. You are walking towards a nice tall building when you think, “I could use a refreshing cola right now!” You walk through the automatic doors and right in front of you is a big vending machine stocked with all your favorite drinks! Your experience in this business location is off to the right start!

What do you think? Will you be more likely to return to that location in the first or second scenario?

Best Places to put a Vending Machine

Entrances and Exits

Placing your vending machines at the entrance and exit of your location is a great way to ensure your staff and guests have a great experience. Catch their attention right as they enter the room with enticing snack and drink machines. Place a vending machine at the exit and top off their experience with a satisfying drink or snack.


A breakroom is a place for your team to socialize, relax, and recharge. A breakroom is an excellent place to put your snack and drink vending machines as well as coffee machines. Your staff can snack and chat together during the break!

Waiting Rooms

Waiting rooms are another great area to place a vending machine. Adults and children sometimes get anxious waiting around. Putting snack, drink, or ice cream machines close to where they are waiting can enhance their experience.

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