The Venderia is thrilled to bring you Creative Vending Revolution, a 6-part online course covering all the ins and outs of starting a successful, nontraditional vending machine business. And just like our vending machines, there is nothing boring about it!
This complete, self-paced online course covers:
Where to buy a machine & what features to look for
How to evaluate potential locations
How to pitch to and land excellent locations
How to customize and brand your machine
How price, source & package your products
Where to find and how to work with local collaborators
This course is brought to you by Taylor Valdés, scrap artist, side hustler, tax preparer, bartender, mother, lover, and your friend in Portland, Oregon, who created The Venderia in 2013 with one very old, very glittery vending machine at Beulahland.
Channeling the 24-Hour Church of Elvis and unconventional vending machines she'd seen in South Korea, Taylor filled her 1st machine with vintage novels, friends' artwork, oddities from junk drawers, VHS, hangover cures, condoms and plastic toy animals paired with handwritten fortunes. OBVIOUSLY the machine was an immediate sensation.
Eight years later, The Venderia works with hundreds of local artists and makers. We are constantly creating new products for vending and always seeking new collaborators and machine host locations. Through our sister company, Vending Magic, we wholesale original products to vending machine operators nationwide and internationally.