The holidays can be an expensive time of the year. It’s not just the gifts you want to give, but the overall costs for living could be increased as well. Energy bills for keeping the home warm, gas and reduced mileage because of the road conditions and many other facets of life can quickly exhaust the bank accounts. Perhaps a secondary income from operating your own mall kiosk can help reduce some of the financial burden.
A vending kiosk is a cost-effective solution when it comes to setting up a business. There is far less overhead and fewer expenses as opposed to a full-sized brick-and-mortar location. While you may still need a bit of cash to purchase the items you want to sell, there is still a great deal of potential to make that money back within a short amount of time.
Setting Your Own Hours
When owning your own business, it’s easy to set your own hours. However, you still want to make sure that you’re selling goods during the prime time of the day. For example, many malls experience a great deal of foot traffic in the afternoon. This is when you’ll want your kiosk manned – especially during the holidays.
Easy to Work Around Your Schedule
If you have a primary job, owning a vending kiosk allows you to work around that schedule – unlike many part-time jobs. This can be greatly beneficial when you’re babysitter needs certain times of the day off. If you go into the vending business with a partner, then you won’t have to worry about someone manning the kiosk when you’re home with the kids.
Wide Range of Products
A vending kiosk in the mall allows you to market a wide range of products to a large number of people. During the holidays, this can be exceptionally beneficial because virtually every product may be sought after. You may even do well to sell gourmet to-go coffee and hot chocolate. The busier the mall becomes for holiday shopping, the more money you can potentially make with anything that truly interests you.
Depending on what you sell, there is great potential for increasing your income for the holidays by setting up a kiosk in the mall. Treat it with the importance and professionalism as any other business and you may find the experience to be lucrative. Before you start applying for part-time jobs as a night crew stock person, consider what a kiosk can do for you.