Jan.1, 2018 to June 30, 2018:
Machine 1 sold $1,642 .50
Machine 2 sold $385.45
TOTAL cost of goods purchased for vending machines in the last 6 months is: $856.31
There is a $7.99/month fee per machine + 2% of Credit card sales
3% of Machine 1 goes to location for electricity
5% of Machine 2 goes to location for electricity and commission
Additional costs for outside repairs have been incurred before. e.g. $545 for inspection and repair of compressor in Machine 1. Replacement of coin refill unit $145. When there is a problem that I cannot fix, I call my repair guy and he does a great job, but he costs at least $100 to show up. :-)
Then there is the sales tax, state & parish ~9% total
Miscellaneous costs like Sam's club membership or Amazon Prime Subscription & shipping.
I don't think #2 is bringing a profit or at least not much. #1 is doing well. But the machines are the same machines, just one does much better sales due to location.