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Questions and Answers

Q: How much does each box charge per piece of candy or lollipop?
A: 25 cents or 50 cents each.

Q: How many pieces of candy or lollipops does each box hold?
A: Each display can hold over 200 pieces of hard candy. It can also hold from 63 to 189 lollipops. The Acrylic displays can hold over 200 pieces of hard candy

Q: How much money does each vending box/location bring in?
A: Nationwide, on average each box/location should bring in between $4.00 to $25.00+ per week. When you service multiple locations, the profits can really add up.

Q: How often do I service my locations?
A: Many locations can quickly be sold out of candy and full of money. They should be ready to be serviced in about 1 to 2 weeks.

Q: Do I need any special training?
A: Generally speaking, vending routes are very simple to run. We will be here to assist you every step of the way with our training materials, trade secrets and our vending support hotline.

Q: How much does the candy cost?
A: You need to supply the candy or lollipops. We will supply you with a list of sources. The candy and lollipops we use and recommend are high quality. When purchased in bulk they should only cost between 1 to 4 cents each, so your profit margins are very high. Large bags of 300 pieces are usually available for around $6.00 to $7.00.

Q: How much work is required?
A: 25 locations takes about 3 to 5 hours to run the route. It can be done in one day, or spread out during the course of the week. 200+ locations can keep you busy full time. Many locations are open for business long hours, allowing you to service your boxes 7 days a week, approximately from 9am to 9pm.

Please note: This is a real way to make money. There is work involved. That is true for any real business. You need to put time and effort into it. The reward is that you are able to work for yourself, making your own hours. It is easy, and you can make great income full or part time for years to come.

Q: Which charity will I represent?
A: You will be able to choose which charity to represent. We will include information on over 5 different charities that offer vending programs. We will also include the form required to register with them. Just pick a charity, fill in the form, and mail it directly to the charity. Within about a week, you will have the stickers for your boxes and the official I.D. cards from the charity you have chosen to work with. It’s that easy! We can even custom build a box and set up a program for your own charity or fund raiser.

Q: How can I get locations to place these?
A: We will furnish you with a list of pre-approved locations. To customize your list, we will ask you to give us a zip code of the area you will want to work. Our telemarketers will call on businesses within a 1 to 15 mile radius of that zip code. The telemarketers will get permission from the businesses over the phone. Mostly fast food, restaurants, beauty salons and other high traffic locations. Within 3 weeks we will furnish you with a list of 25 locations: name, address, contact names and store hours.  If necessary, we will replace any rejected locations within 30 days, free of charge.

Q: How do I find locations on my own?
A: You can use the pre-approved locations we furnish you, or you can find locations on your own. Many business owners like to show that they are helping promote charity. Also these are small, about the size of a shoebox, so it is much easier to find locations for these compared to big bulky vending machines. With our 25+ years of experience, we have learned many trade secrets that we will share with you. With this valuable training you will quickly find out how easy it is to secure locations on your own.

Q: What do I do with all of the money I collect?
A: The money you collect goes straight to you. Charity Vending does not collect any money. It is important that you pay the charity a portion from the money collected. We are only looking for honest people that are willing to give a portion of proceeds to the charity. Most charities accept donations at a rate of $1.00 per month per location (25 locations x $1.00 equals $25.00 per month minimum). You pay that small amount to the charity, and then you will keep the rest. You are welcome to donate more if you wish.

Q: Are these vending boxes ever stolen?
A: Very rarely. We have found that within a 6 month period, less than 1% is stolen or missing. Store owners tend to keep their eye on them. Since a portion goes to charity it tends to keep most people honest. We also include "WARNING" labels to deter theft. Standard boxes can be replaced at only $10.00 each.

Q: Is there a lock or security feature on these vending boxes?
A: You can secure the coin box with cable ties/wire ties (optional) for added security.

Q: Is there a lock or security feature on these Acrylic displays?
A: Yes. The Acrylic displays are even more secure, they come standard with lock and key. Each has matching locks so that the keys fit every display.

Q: How long do these vending boxes last?
A: They should last well over 10+ years. These heavy duty displays are made from stain resistant and tear resistant plastic coated corrugated board. You will appreciate the added durability, easy to clean surface and improved performance of the plastic coated displays. Acrylic displays are even more durable, made of high quality clear acrylic/plastic.

Q: Why would locations allow me to place these?
A: Many high traffic retail establishments have set aside a section in their establishment dedicated to local newspapers, brochures, business cards, etc. They usually have some sort of counter space available. Most locations will allow placement because they are willing to support a charitable cause. Charity Vending assists you with your choice of charitable organization that offers vending programs.

Q: What do I need to do to customize my order?
A: We need for you to give us 1 or 2 zip codes of the city/area that you prefer to work in. This way we can set aside an exclusive territory for you. It also lets our telemarketing department know which area to call on so that your vending box locations are in the desired area that you have chosen. We will follow up each order with an email or a phone call so that we can make sure your locations are to your liking and everything else is customized to your specifications.

Q: How long will it take for me to receive everything?
A: You will receive everything within 1 to 3 weeks of placing your order.