50 Hot Locations for Bulk Vendors

Running out of great locations? Here’s a fantastic list to keep you growing!

  • Airports
  • Antique stores
  • Apartment offices
  • Arcades
  • Auto service centers
  • Banks
  • Barber shops
  • Boat stores
  • Car dealerships
  • Cellular phone stores
  • Clothing stores
  • Community colleges
  • Computer repair shops
  • Day cares
  • Drug stores
  • Electronic stores
  • Emergency waiting rooms
  • Employee break rooms
  • Eye care centers
  • Fire stations
  • Furniture stores
  • Go-kart tracks
  • Gyms
  • Hair salons
  • Hobby stores
  • Hotel lobbies
  • Ice cream shops
  • Lawyer offices
  • Malls
  • Manufacturing plants
  • Mom and pop restaurants
  • Nail salons
  • Oil change shops
  • Parks
  • Pawn shops
  • Pet stores
  • Pizza parlors
  • Police stations
  • Public city buildings
  • Retirement homes
  • Sandwich shops
  • Shoe stores
  • Skating rings
  • Smoke shops
  • Sports complexes
  • Supermarkets
  • Tanning salons
  • Tattoo parlors
  • Truck stops
  • Video game stores

Did we skip over a gravy location? Chime in and let us know about your favorite spots!


  1. Bahhahaa……50 hot locations? Hmmmmm lets see. A bank? Uh, old folks home? uh, gym? hahahahahaha I can see those recommended locations ans others on the list wanting to buy truck loads of bouncy balls and toy rings. bahhahahha. those locations will not do well even if you had dollar bills wrapped around gumballs or were selling viagra out of the candy dispenser. Well viagra maybe. But really were did you still this info. From some crappy vending book you bought….bahhahhahahaha nice blog bro!

  2. This is in regards to the comment above from Jimmy. I don’t know if Jimmy is mean spirited, a troll or just ignorant of bulk vending but I thought this would be a great example of attitudes and misconceptions you will have to deal with from people who don’t understand the vending business. Whether it’s a friend, co-worker, family member or stranger on the street, at some point you run into people like this, never a positive world to say and always quick to disparage. You will need to learn to either ignore them or refute them. In this case I will refute his comments;

    “A bank? Uh, old folks home? uh, gym?” – Yes bank lobbies and bank employee break-rooms can be very profitable for candy/gumball vendors. Retirement Homes are great with the right product selection. Softer candies and nuts work great for seniors, just because they’re older doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy a treat and let’s not forget the staff that works there. Just like any other business, where you have employees you have people hungry at break time and looking for something to snack on. Buzz Bites the energy treat does quite well in gyms, not to mention a fellow vendor I know who makes a killing with sugar free gum at his gym locations.

    Jimmy you obviously know nothing about the business and made some stupid, not well thought out statements written in juvenile fashion BUT I do appreciate you giving us this chance to showcase an example of a poor attitudes that all business owners occasionally have to deal with.

  3. @Rick – Well said. I’m not sure where all the hostility came from. This is good information. I’ll share it with my friends at VendingNation. It’s all about that traffic and exposure. Also, you never really know unless you test. I was talking to Bryan La Rue (the guy in the wheelchair who youtubes about vending) and we were talking about his best locations. He told me about some vending he has setup in bars. I incorrectly assumed that because they only kept night time hours that they probably didn’t do as well. Turns out I was wrong. This is a great list of suggestions. And of course, any location is better then your garage.

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