Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Bag of Ice Purified Water & Ice vending machine?
Bag of Ice manufactures multiple models of coin, bill, debit or credit card, coupon, gift card, or token operated ice & purified water vending machines that dispense ice into a bag or cooler as well as purified water by the gallon that fills your customer’s containers.
How much does a 10, 16, or 20 lb. bag of ice retail for? The retail or selling price of ice varies in different parts of the country. The average retail or selling price is:$1.00 – $3.00 for a 10 lb. bag of ice $1.25 – $4.00 for a 16 lb. bag of ice $1.75 – $6.00 for a 20 lb. bag of ice
The average cost of making a 10 lb. bag of ice is only .25¢ each including the bag and utilities in most cities!
How much does Purified Water sell for? Purified water dispensed from vending machines usually sells for 25¢ to 50¢ per gallon.
The average cost per gallon is less than 1¢!
How much ice & purified water can me made per day? Each Bag of Ice vending machine model has different capabilities. For example, the BOI 1000 stores 1000 pounds of ice in its food grade stainless steel storage bin. As ice is purchased/vended, the ice maker replenishes the ice storage bin, up to 2500 pounds in 24 hours. As demand requires, the BOI 1000 can be equipped with a second ice maker increasing it’s replenishment capability up from 2500 to 5000 pounds in 24 hours. Alternatively, the BOI 1500 has a 1500 lb. storage bin capacity. There are no generally no limits to the amount of water that can sold per day, unless you are utilizing a quantity specific reverse osmosis system.
Where are the best-suited locations for ice and purified water vending businesses?
Convenience Stores - Why pay $.80 per to $1.50 per 10 lb. bag from ice vendors when you can make your own for around .25¢ per bag?
Car Wash - Car wash owners are familiar with this concept and advantages such as our lower maintenance compared to other company’s ice vending machines.
Grocery Stores- Save valuable freezer merchandising space for more products to sell.
RV / Mobile Home Parks & Camp Grounds- Make every square foot of your property profitable!
Parking Lots - Why not use your parking lot to make you money as well? Capitalize on the drive-up convenience of Bag of Ice vending machines.
Marinas - Fisherman & boating enthusiasts always start their day with a chest full of ice!
Strip Centers - Bag of Ice vending machines have very small footprints, so strip center owners can make extra money without interfering with existing tenants.
Obviously, the locations best suited for Bag of Ice vending machines are those that have good visibility and traffic.