Sunday, September 27, 2009

Have You Noticed?

A 20 lb. bag of ice at Sam's Club is $2.69. At Lowe's Foods 18 lbs. is $2.99.

Have you noticed ice plants in parking lots of shopping centers in your area? I'm aware of two in Winston-Salem and one in Mooresville. I am intrigued by the concept of selling ice from a coin operated unit that looks like a dressed up cargo shipping container.

The units offer 16 pounds of fresh bagged ice for $1.50 or 20 pounds at the same price if dumped into your portable ice chest container. Processed water is sold there for 25 cents per gallon or $1.00 for 5 gallons.

If you desire to start your own business, I believe this could be a profitable one. The investment would be $100,000. The ongoing expenses would be rent, utilities, and maintenance. There would be almost no labor cost. If the unit malfunctions, it automatically telephones the owner.

Go the the web site and learn more. Click here.

Have a good week!


2 Comments:

At 8/13/2010 5:32 PM, Anonymous bill said...

A better machine at only like 35k is found at bagofice.com

 
At 8/14/2010 12:15 PM, Blogger Mike Mabe said...

Bill,

I've been noticing the ice unit on Reynolda Road for over a year. I see it getting only a little use. I have no idea how much revenue it's bringing in monthly. The ice is high quality, but I doubt it would be a good investment at $35,000.

 

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