Gumball Machines: Fun Income and Good Times

You’ve seen them at restaurants, stores, and the lucky ones had one in their own home. As a kid they brought you joy, and as an adult they bring happy memories (and possibly temptation?). Have you ever considered purchasing your very own gumball machine? You may be thinking, “Why on Earth would I want my own gumball machine?” Well, let’s think for a moment; why have people have purchased these machines in the first place? Gumball machines are a fun way to receive your favorite types of candy, and make a quick buck at the same time. Purchasing one not only gives you the excuse to use the candy machine like the good ol’ days, but also you can make easy money off of your customers, friends, and family (depending on the location of the machine).

Let’s take a look at the facts. The average profit of a single vending machine location is $25 each month. Since candy costs around 3 cents, you’ll notice most/all owners of a gumball machine have marked up the price of gumball machine candy to 25 cents. Toy dispensers are a bit different, you’ll notice those machines vary in price. Stickers cost vendors around 17 cents, and are marked up anywhere from 25 cents to $1.50. Toys can cost anywhere around 15 cents to 25 cents, so these are marked up quite a lot, typically around $1.50.

Curious as to what kind of candy should you consider supplying for your customers? To give you some ideas, the most popular Bulk Candy, in order of popularity, would be Peanut M&M’s, Mike & Ikes, Skittles, Gumballs, Hot Tamales, Plain M&M’s, Runts, and Boston Baked Beans. Examples of fun toys for kids would be stretchy yo-yos, figurines, glow sticks, punch balloons, sports balls, Splatterz Toys, and grow animals.

Well, maybe you don’t care to make money off of your own gumball machine. Maybe, you just want your own personal gumball machine for decoration and an easy snack. Kids get a real kick out of their own candy machine, so we recommend the small candy dispensers. They are always low-cost and make a great addition to any room. And hey — it’s a great way for kids to “slow-down” with the eating — they can’t eat a giant handful at once, due to the amount dispensed at a time. It’s a win-win situation!

Candy machines will provide additional income each month, establish entertainment for kids, and offer refreshing decoration. Consider your own candy machine today!