Planet Antares Inc, a renowned name in automatic merchandizing industry, has taken an initiative to educate vending suppliers, operators, distributors, entrepreneurs about various vending scams present in the industry. Planet Antares Scam Alert is a direct result of complaints by various vending distributors and end customers using vending machine services at different locations across US.
Online PR News – 01-June-2010 – – Planet Antares Inc, a renowned name in automatic merchandizing industry, has taken an initiative to educate vending suppliers, operators, distributors, entrepreneurs about various vending scams present in the industry. Planet Antares Scam Alert is a direct result of complaints by various vending distributors and end customers using vending machine services at different locations across US.
As a part of Planet Antares Scam Alert, the company has identified various form of vending scams and has given tips on how to stay away from them. Below are few guidelines from Planet Antares Scam Alert:-
1. You can encounter a vending scam the moment you start looking for a location. There can be various vending locators who may charge you certain amount to find a good location. It is possible that some of them may not provide the services in proper manner. You have to be very cautious when you land in such a deal. Planet Antares provides free of cost assistance to vending operators in finding good locations.
2. One of the most serious scam is played when you go for buying vending machines. While searching for the right vending machine supplier or manufacturer, you may come across many cheap deals. Beware of falling into fraud done by some companies who sell Refurbished or old vending machines by repairing them and doing touch up to make them look like new. Most of such machines are the ones which have been sold by original owner; either because of the faulty services given by the machine which results in frequent breakdowns or may be because they have become outdated. As a smart investor, you are advised to always buy vending machines from a reputed companies and that too “New Ones”. Never buy old or refurbished vending machines even if they are coming from branded companies, as it could be possible that you end up spending more money in form of repairs and lost revenue. Another drawback of old vending machines is that frequent breakdowns may result in losing the location contract.
3. Third form of vending scam prevalent is with vending product suppliers. You have to be very cautious while ordering products from suppliers as some of them may sell you old (not fresh) food products or may supply with the ones that are inferior in quality. Do check what you have ordered and the quantity and quality of the products. It is advised to buy products in bulk as you may strike a decent deal in terms of price. It is important to maintain the best quality standard in vending business.
4. It is important for operators to stay fair. Incase their vending machine is faulty; they should get it replaced or repaired right away. If they don’t do so, they will end up losing the location contract, specially with faulty cash/ coin exchange systems. Such problems are very often seen in old or refurbished vending machines.
Planet Antares Scam alert initiative has helped many old and new operators and has seen good acceptance in the industry. For more information on various vending scams visit Planet Antares Scam Alert tips at VendingJournal.com
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