Interested in pursuing a career in the automatic merchandising industry? Operating a successful vending business is a combination of good management and exemplary service. Listed below are several resources that will provide you with free, or low-cost, unbiased information about owning and operating a vending business.
The N.C. Vending Association encourages you to research your options before making any purchasing decisions. A misguided purchase of overpriced, inferior quality machines can prove costly.
If you would like additional information, two industry directories published by business trade journals are available:
Blue Book Directory
P. O. Box 803
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
International Buyers Guide
New York, NY 10018
Should you decide to pursue your interest in this industry and wish to speak with an established operator, please contact the NCVA office at 919-387-1221 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, and you will be provided with a contact person.
If you believe that you have discovered a potential "blue sky" vending advertisement or company, you can call the Consumer Protection department of the Attorney General's Office in Raleigh at 919.716.6000 to request information about the company and, if appropriate, file a formal complaint.
In the meantime, thank you for taking the time to learn all the facts before investing in a venture which could prove both costly and unprofitable.
National Automatic Merchandising Association
20 N. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606-3102
(312) 704-4140 (F)