Frequently Asked Questions
Common Questions About Our Vending Machine Services
How much does it cost?
With our full-service program, installation and ongoing service are entirely FREE. No set-up fees, no charges, no monthly bills.
How big are vending machines?
The standard size measures about 72"x39"x33". For more detailed information, visit our Soda machine dimensions page.
How many flavors does a vending machine have?
Traditional 'stack' vending machines hold 7-9 selections, while glass front machines can hold more.
Questions about our vending services? We're here to help.
There are a lot of factors to consider when getting a vending machine for your company. Our FAQ page has all the answers to your questions about getting a Coke machine, Pepsi machine, or snack machine. If you have a question not listed below, contact us today and we'll be glad to help.
How much do vending machines cost?
All vending machines and services provided by Wildcard Amusements are free through our full-service program. The machines are installed, stocked, and repaired at no cost. But if you're looking to buy a soda machine and service it on your own, the typical cost is around $3,600. Snack machines cost around $3,000. Contact us today and we'll be glad to help.
How often will my vending machine be filled?
Vending machines are filled depending on their sales volume. The more a machine sells, the more frequently it will be stocked. Most machines are filled once per week, but sometimes more or less. If you need a refill, contact us right away and we'll take care of it.
How big are vending machines?
Most soda vending machines run about 80” H x 40” W x 35” D. Having the proper amount of room for the machine is essential. Check out our Soda machine size guide for more information about the different sizes of equipment offered.
How long does it take to install a vending machine?
On average, it usually takes 15-20 business days to install a soda or snack machine.
Our process is simple:
Step 1: Contact us.
Step 2: We'll schedule a meeting so a representative can meet with you in person to discuss your needs and options.
Step 3: The representative will discuss where to install your vending machines and the flavors you want.
Step 4: The vending machines will be installed shortly after they're ordered.
Do you offer vending machines for rent?
Yes, we have a vending machine rental program. Contact us for more information about our lease-to-own program.
Who chooses the products placed in my soda vending machine?
While both Coca-Cola and Pepsi are our main products, you will be able to choose from the most popular flavors on the market.
What sizes of products can the machine hold?
A can machine fits standard 12 oz cans. A bottle machine fits a 20 oz size bottle.
What areas of the country does Wildcard Amusements service?
How much do the Coca-Cola and Pepsi products cost to purchase out of the machine?
The national average vend price for 12 oz cans of soda is $1.00, and 20 oz bottles vend for $1.50. There are many factors specific to your individual situation that can affect the price. Contact us today and we'll be glad to help determine what price your sodas will vend at.
How many product choices are in a soda machine?
Most vending machines have 7-10 selections.
How are refunds and repairs handled?
Should you have a refund or repair issue, our customer service team is here to help. You can contact us via our website or call us 24/7 to report the problem, and we'll make sure it is resolved. Most repairs are taken care of within 1-2 business days depending on the issue. Refunds are generally mailed out within a week.
What type of electrical outlet do I need for the vending machine?
As long as you have a standard 3-prong outlet you should be good to go! Most machines run on 115 volts at 10-12 amps.
How much electricity does a soda machine use?
Most soda machines use about 4-6 kWh/day as long as it’s in a climate- controlled environment. You can calculate how much it costs to run a vending machine by using this figure and multiplying by your electricity rate on your utility bill. The machines are very efficient and most businesses won’t notice a material increase in their utility bill.
What if my vending machine is vandalized?
If your machine is vandalized, you will not be held responsible for any damaged equipment or lost money. Choosing the best location for the vending machines can prevent vandalism. Learn more about how to prevent vandalism.
Will I receive any bill for having a vending machine?
No. Our full-service vending programs are 100% free. All vending machines are installed, stocked, and repaired at no cost.
What product can I put into the Coca-Cola and Pepsi vending machine?
Although the machines we use are branded with Coke or Pepsi products, Wildcard Amusements owns the machines, therefore you can put any product into them that we offer for sale. We offer a wide variety of popular items including Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, and non-carbonated beverages such as water, juices, sports drinks, and flavored water.
What are the requirements to install a soda vending machine?
In order for Wildcard Amusements to maintain service at a location, there must be at least 40 full-time employees or high foot traffic near the vending machine. For hotels, a minimum of 30 guest rooms is required. Apartment complexes need 100+ units for us to install a soda vending machine.
What are the requirements to install a snack vending machine?
Snack machines are different from soda machines because the items have a much shorter shelf-life. If the snacks or candy don't sell fast enough, they can spoil. To get a snack machine, your location needs to have 75+ employees.
Do you provide candy vending machines?
We do offer vending machines that can sell candy. Our candy bar vending machines are refrigerated, so there is a wide variety of locations that we can put these machines in. However, since the bulk of revenue comes from soda vending machines, most times we will want to service both soda and snack machines for a location.