how to Start your Vending Machine business in India

how to Start your Vending Machine business in India

Vending Machine Business – A Journey 

In the past few years, Vending Machine business has been on a boom and it is said to grow even more in the coming years.Indian Vending machine business market is expected to witness a substantial growth of 14.9% CAGR during 2020-2026. This proves how big of a vending machine market India can be in the upcoming years.

Smart Vending Machines in India 

The Growth of Smart Vending Machines has been staggering. In the recent past few years Vending Machines have seen a huge change. From being neglected by people to accepting UPI payments and Ordering Directly from your phone. Vending machines have come a long way in India. Most of the offices, airports now have Vending machine facilities to ease people in buying products. 

Right now 88% of the Vending machine market in India has been occupied by snacks, chocolates and soft drinks. But it is expected that Healthcare sector will grow by 15% in the upcoming years in the Vending Machine Industry.

Since there is still a huge demand for different types of products in the vending machine market. We will be seeing a lot more products in the upcoming years.

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Advantages of Vending Machine Business in India:

Comparing it with retail stores , there are a lot of points in which Vending machines stand out.

Comes in the size of a fridge 

Vending machines are a lot smaller and you can easily fit 250-500 products in the Vending machine without any difficulties.


You can just start with 1 vending machine and can go higher as you see the profits rolling out. You can easily expand your business as your finances permit you.


Vending machines can be running 24×7 without any issues and that is why you can make money 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 52 weeks a year constantly without thinking about holidays and store closing.

Now, let us talk about how you can start your Vending Machine Business in India:

Starting a Vending machine Business is not hard as you might think. It is just the opposite.

It might be one of the easiest businesses to start if you compare it with other businesses.

Steps to start your Vending Machine Business

  • Name your vending business

 The first thing in any business when you want to start is “Naming the Business”.When you have decided what you want to name your business, you need to register it with the government.

There are a couple of entities you can decide on taking

  • Sole Proprietorship
  • Pvt. Ltd.

Sole Proprietorship

 A sole proprietorship is the kind of business where the one person owns the whole business and has full control and authority over the business. The business owner acts as sole proprietor and owns all assets and profits of the business.

Private limited company

A private limited company is a company which is privately held for any businesses. The liability of the members of a Private Limited Company is limited to the amount of shares respectively held by them. Shares of Private Limited Company cannot be publicly traded.

 We will suggest you to register your entity as a private limited company, since when you will start expanding your business.You will need investments and it is very easy to get investment in a private limited company rather than a sole proprietorship. A good Chartered Accountant will do the work for you and register everything like ESI and EPF registrations. Also you might be signing contracts with Logistics companies, suppliers  etc, a private limited company will all-in-all a better decision.

FSSAI license for your Vending Machine Business

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If you are selling packet foods in your Vending Machine, then you do not need a FSSAI license. But if you are selling fresh and homemade food then you need an FSSAI License.

There are generally 3 types of FSSAI license:

  • Basic 
  • State
  • Central

If your annual turnover is less than 12 lakhs, you can take a basic License. when it is above 12 lakhs but less than 20 crores, then you need a State license. If it is more than 20 crores, you need a central License.

For more information on the FSSAI licence and how to get it, please visit:

Vending Machine Manufacturer

Now you might be thinking, how to get a Vending Machine Manufacturer. We have you covered. There are a couple of vending machine manufacturers to go with-

  • Seaga
  • Vendomatic 
  • Wendor 
  • TCN

And a lot more, but they are one of the best in the market. You might be wondering, If you want a franchise or you want a full business of your own. If you want a franchise, then you might want to consider Daalchini, as they give Franchise Vending machine business. But if you want to expand your business to 100, 500 or 1000 vending machines. Then you need a technical aggregator.

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A technical aggregator will look over your Vending machine business in every way, and you won’t even have to worry a little. You just need to buy Vending Machines from a manufacturer and partner with a technical aggregator which will take a nominal fee from you per month.

Vendify can help you solve all your Vending machine business problems so that you can focus more on your business and less on the technical part.

Supplier for your Vending Machine Business

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Once you have decided on what products you want to put in your Vending Machine. You need to contact a supplier or a D2C brand  like BRB(link) or brew house(link), through which you can get your products for your Vending Machine.

You may need to do some research on wholesalers and who is giving you the lowest rates. This way you can maximize your profits.



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Delivery is one area where you can deliver the products by yourself or you can hire a delivery aggregator to deliver the products to your Vending machine.

There are several delivery aggregators like Dunzo, Zyngo etc which can help you deliver your products.

Apart from all this, there are a few things to keep in mind.

Locations for your Vending Machine Business

Since you have everything to start your Vending Machine business .So now You need to find locations to put your vending machines there. The best locations can be:

  • Offices
  • Gyms
  • Malls
  • Society
  • Bars and Clubs
  • Hotels
  • Railway stations
  • Airports
  • Factories
  • Grocery Stores etc.


You will have to compensate property owners for installing machines on their premises and using their electricity. This is typically done as a negotiated percentage of your gross sales.

The average commission is around 7% but can vary widely depending on the number and size of the machines. As the owner of the machines, you will be obligated by a contract to provide a statement of sales to the property owner at regular intervals.

The bottom line:

So this is it, these are all the things that you require to start your own Vending Machine Business. Keep in mind that only doing these things will not only help you in becoming rich but Working hard and steady can get you going.

I believe with all this information, you can start a successful Vending Machine business in India. If there is any other information you need. Drop a comment below or reach us at

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Satyajeet

    Can you give or publish a chart which contains all the numbers about the sales, expenses, product add revenue, machin rent, the cost of wifi, ROI, and the minimum and maximum income or profit we can make from vending machines

    1. Kunnal Goswami

      Dear Satyajeet, You can watch our videos on YouTube where we have already covered the profits, expenses and other important details post setup vending machines. We don’t Share the real time client data for privacy reasons. But we might share the rough figure in our next blog, so stay tuned. In case you want to start your own business you can visit our website and request call.

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