Half-full? Half-empty? These options will help your cup ‘runneth over’!
There are a lot of options on the market for micro market operators, and it’s easy to pick based on just one piece of information … BUT don’t get trapped by picking the lowest cost or the highest retail price point! Just because something is the lowest price often times doesn’t mean it’s the best value. Let’s take a look!
- Your standard cup brewer (Any single-serve machine)
The positives: low-cost investment, low maintenance, popular products.
The negatives: This brewer is the same as many household single-serve brewers. Low originality can lose you a large percentage of sales, short life-span, a high cost of product = low-profit margins.
Where do we recommend?: We recommend using these machines as a trial coffee solution or in very small office settings.
- The medium level coffee brewer (Our favorite is Newco)
The positives: medium-cost investment, very low cost of products, high-quality output, and the highest profit margins.
The negatives: increased maintenance and the cost of entry can be daunting for a first timer.
Where do we recommend using it?: We recommend using these in medium to large markets, and even small markets with high coffee consumption. These are the top-rated employer-paid OCS solution coffee makers as chosen by your peers! Overall, this is a great machine for any market setting!
- The high-level coffee brewer (We use Bravilor Bonamat, straight from our European operators to you!)
The positive: Quality, quality quality.
The negatives: High cost of entry, involved maintenance.
Where do we recommend using it?: We recommend this option anywhere you have discerning coffee drinkers. It’s great for both medium and large markets and can definitely keep up with volume output. You can schedule maintenance alerts and the machine does a lot of the work for you. This coffee maker has top-notch quality coffee and specialty coffee products. If you’re competing with local coffee houses, this is the way to go! You can price your products under the expensive chains but still, make a great profit margin!
Bottom-line: There are a lot of great options and any one of them might be right for you. Make sure you think about your clients, your locations, your business owner, the long-term, and your schedule before you make the choice that is right for you. AND if you need help … we’re here for you!
Need to know more?
Want to chat with our staff?
Want to get started right away?
On average a person spends 1/3 of their entire lives at work. Now, 1/3 doesn’t sound like that big of a deal till you look at … the average person works 25-30 years of the average life expectancy (in the US) of 78.74 years. During the half of your lifetime spent working, 60% of your waking time is spent at work!
You deserve a micro market in your workplace. Here’s how you can sell your boss on the idea:
Budget Isn’t A Factor!
As many people know, management is generally MOST concerned with how the budget will be affected. In the U.S., the installation and maintenance of micro market are generally done at NO COST to the business. In fact, a micro market can SAVE a business money. Here’s how:
- Micro markets use less energy than traditional vending.
- Having healthier, happier employees reduces absenteeism and increases productivity.
- A company loses 20 to 60 minutes of productivity every time an employee leaves the building for a break.
- Companies that implement wellness programs have 28% reduced sick leave and 26% reduction in medical costs.
Company Culture: A buzzword or actual tactic!
In a work world now dominated by the millennial generation, employees are asking how is this company nurturing my work/life balance? Yes, Work Life Balance it’s a real thing … in the best companies!
A micro market is more than just a place to get a snack or some lunch. Micro markets offer so much more than the traditional items and have really become the new office “water cooler” spot. Management can utilize a micro market as an opportunity to reward and engage employees.
Working Hungry? Is it worth it?
Another culture shift in the workplace is employees not taking the time for nutrition. This practice can be detrimental to productivity. Today’s workday is unpredictable and employees spend a lot of time running from one task to another. A micro market resolves many of these issue providing a middle ground for a quick or leisurely breakfast/snack/lunch/dinner/etc. Here is some stat to support this:
- 31 million Americans skip breakfast each day which decreases blood sugar and brain function.
- Having snacks available throughout the day can increase motivation and productivity, and even decrease absenteeism.
- Employees who eat healthy all day long are 25% more likely to have higher job performance.
Upgrade the appearance of your space!
A micro market can increase the appearance of your business not only to your employees or future employees but to anyone in your space. Let’s face it a bank of vending machines will never be attractive in your space, but a custom, well-designed, and self-branded market will fit in your location and meld in with your locations aesthetics.
Employee satisfaction & enjoyment!
Is there really anything else to say? Increasing employee satisfaction and workplace enjoyment is always worth the change