F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions
General 1

What is your product niche?

VendaCarts mobile automated retail stores bridge the gap between the vending, catering, and concession industries, reaping the benefits of vast untapped markets. The VendaCarts mobile kiosk wheels vending into multi-billion dollar marketplaces, providing new product offerings, faster service, and significant profit potential. VendaCarts is convenience retailing at its finest.

How flexible is the VendaCarts system?

The VendaCarts business model is designed as a plug-n-play system offering the opportunity to reconfigure your trailer depending on location and customers served.

Example 1: Souvenir sales would be placed in ambient temperature vending machines (in this case preferably conveyor style).

Example 2: Food can be vended from refrigerated, frozen and ambient temperature automated machines. Any type of prepackaged food items can be vended.

Example 3: Ticket Sales/Redemptions from ambient temperature machines.

Example 4: Gaming Trailers equipped with Video Arcade games, Photo booths, Crane machines, etc.

Example 5: Branded/Themed (graphic wrapped) mobile stores for any retail sales imaginable.

Example 6: Promotion/Marketing trailers with all the bells and whistles added for extra attraction.


The list goes on!

What are the technological benefits?

VendaCarts are innovatively smart and technologically driven. Our trailer designs integrate multiple industries under one roof:


Banking: ATM’s and credit card transactions

Vending: Automated with technology and multiple methods of payment, including cashless

Advertising: Mobile billboards and digital signage

Mobility & Technology: Network & Wi-Fi enabled, creating up to 34 distinct revenue streams of income on a 26’ trailer, with operations being performed by a single person. The trailer itself can have a GPS tracking system added for trailer mapping.


Our VendaCarts can be applied to any industry. Ask us how a VendaCart will enhance your business.

What is the primary advantage of doing business with Carts Blanche? 

Carts Blanche is, in essence, selling a business not just a product.


To fully support each new business venture, Carts Blanche has established ETC, Entrepreneurial Training and Consultation: a turnkey business resource division. ETC project managers systematically assist and guide customer’s through the design and development stages by offering qualified solutions and resources connected to automated equipment, ATM’s, digital signage/LCD screens, products, purchasing options, wholesalers, distributors, marketing opportunities, technology options and more in order to develop a business specific to the customer’s needs.


The goal of ETC is to help our clients get into business quicker but without doing all the work for them. The project manager will follow the process from design to build including but not limited to: sales proposal, production schedule, training and will ensure the overall success of the VendaCarts trailer project. In addition, your project manager will be the single point of contact ensuring a smooth process and customer satisfaction.

General 2

Is this a full or part-time job?

There is extreme flexibility with VendaCarts business.


You can run it as a full-time business at work site locations such as plant shut downs, university settings, parks or resorts and many more locations.


If you’re interested in a part-time business, then specialty event venues such as festivals, ball parks, rodeos, arts & craft shows, or car races can be ideal locations.


This is a business opportunity designed to fit into your lifestyle and help fulfill your personal and financial goals. 

Can I run a VendaCarts business from my home? 

Yes. Another benefit of the VendaCarts business model is that there is no need for additional overhead, with offices, warehousing, rent and utilities. You will need a space to house products with appropriate shelving, refrigeration, freezer etc. for storage.


Check with Board of Health regulations in your area.

Are there any customers that I can speak to or that are in my proximity that I can visit to look at a VendaCarts Trailer?

TBD - Social Media

Who are potential owners of a VendaCart?

Entrepreneurs who are looking for a lucrative full-time or part-time business will find our new and exciting mobile automated retail store a great opportunity for specialty events, construction sites, manufacturing sites, and many more locations!


Veterans interested in starting a new business that is easy to learn and does not require a wide range of skills to get started in a short timeframe.


Marketing/Promotional Companies who are looking for the latest concept for promoting products and engage audiences with new, interactive, robotic machines. This "VendaPromotions" design is the solution for your business' experiential marketing & branding campaigns.


Construction Companies can add to their business locations by allowing VendaCarts to cater to their workers. Automated machines deliver food and beverage products faster than traditional catering trucks. The automated machines can also vend tools, supplies and equipment need at job sites.


Active Retirees interested in making a living while traveling to specialty events will enjoy the ease of operating our trailers while earning generating profits.


Corporations can utilize the VendaCarts vehicle in their marketing & branding campaigns for new product launches and media exposure in non-traditional locations.


Commercial Food Service Providers looking to broaden industry demographics by creating satellite venues on university campuses, sports/entertainment facilities, parks/resorts.


Catering companies who supply food in the hospitality industry, workforce facilities, and outdoor events can now offer a wider selection of foods & beverages by using our mobile food catering kiosk.


Persons w/ Disabilities are excellent candidates for the VendaCarts kiosk because of the adaptability, flexible hours, automated operation, and easy maintenance.


Non-Profit Enterprises can use the mobile kiosk for fundraising and can rent the units out for additional revenue.


Vending Operators can expand their existing routes through work site installations at building/construction locations and shut downs.


What are the different business opportunities that the VendaCarts could be used for? 

VendaCarts are designed to be reconfigurable, which means that it is a plug-in-play business opportunity.


Most automated equipment (vending machines, arcade stations, banking stations, etc) will fit on board the VendaCart, creating many different business models. Our multi-purpose design allows you to both offer services and sell various types of products (food & beverage, CD’s, DVD’s, t-shirts, shoes, make-up, electronics, postal supplies, toys & souvenirs, etc).


VendaCarts mobile robotic kiosks are designed to take your product to the masses and sell virtually anything of the imagination. Remember, if it can be packaged, it can be vended.

General 3

How long does it take to build a trailer?

We deliver your VendaCarts turnkey business within 12 to 14 weeks from receipt of order, provided all decisions regarding the vending machines, ATM’s and/or digital signage, etc. have been made within the first two weeks of construction.


Holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas extend the length of time for completion.

How much do the VendaCarts Trailers cost?

We can send you pricing for the "Standard" trailer and an “Options List” with pricing.


We have several sizes of trailers both, Flat-nose and V-Nose version. We can design and build any additional components needed for your specific use.

Is there a franchise fee for the VendaCarts turnkey business opportunity?

There are no franchise fees or contracts connected with owning VendaCarts.

How do I order a VendaCarts Trailer?

Once you select the trailer that meets your needs, we begin the process.


A Sales Proposal will be sent for review and signing, followed by a Sales Contract to finalize the transaction. Once this process is complete, we require a down payment to begin the building of your VendaCarts with another deposit made mid-way through. The remaining balance is due before pick-up/delivery.

Vendacarts

How are VendaCarts equipped?

VendaCarts are equipped with automated machines that sell convenience store products, souvenirs, food & beverages, and many more creative concessions and products. Purchases can be vended directly on site or delivered to customers where they live, work, and play.


VendaCarts 26’ kiosk has up to 34 revenue streams packaged within 190 square feet and can be operated 24/7/365 in an unattended environment. Takedown and setup are fast and easy, requiring a single person.

Is every trailer built from the ground up?

Yes, we proudly build every trailer as a custom trailer from the ground up using heavy build products.

Where are the VendaCarts manufactured?

Our manufacturing partner is in Georgia. 

Can I add custom exterior graphics to the VendaCarts?

We have a graphic designer that can assist with thematic customization of vending machines, the exterior of the VendaCarts, and marquees where applicable.

Do you offer marquees signage for the top of the trailer?

Yes, we offer customized marquees as an option.

Features & specs

Where is the generator located?

Generators can be placed either on the tongue of the trailer with a security cage or located in the interior between the wheel wells. The generator cannot be located on the back of the trailer.

What is the advantage of a v-nose vs a flat nose trailer?

V-nose allows the extra space for a slim line vending machine, which allows more revenue generating options.

What about electrical power? 

All trailers come with 25’ shore cord and a 50’ shore cord is offered as an option at an additional price.

Is there an additional price for 220 electrical?

Yes, there is an additional charge for 220 electrical.

Is the trailer's length the actual, overall length of the trailer?

No, the measurements are for the trailer body only. The tongue adds 5’ to the overall length of the trailer.

How reliable and durable are the VendaCarts such that they could loaded up and transported repeatedly between different locations?

Our VendaMarts are built from the ground up and we do not use mass-produced cargo trailer specifications. The trailers and are customized specifically using high-grade components that are designed to carry the weight of the machines along with additional equipment and products.


Our "Standards" are considered upgrades by most of our competitors. VendaCarts are built to provide years of reliable use. All units are built to code: NFPA, NEC, ANSI, UPC, ICC, DOT and NSF.

What is the total weight that the trailers can hold?

This depends on the size of the VendaCart. VendaCarts are designed to accommodate the weight of all vending machines plus additional components.

Are the standard specs the same for US and European trailers? 

The electrical package is the only difference between the US and European standard specs.

Are all trailers duel axels?

Yes, all trailers have dual axels.

Can the unit be lowered to the ground?

Yes, we offer a lowering suspension system for an additional price. It is not necessary for the trailer to lower for access to the machines.

Are corner jacks manual or electric?

The standard option is manual but we do offer electric or hydraulic at an additional price.

Are roll up doors an option in place of awning doors?

Yes, for an additional charge.

How has security been addressed?

The VendaCarts trailer closes up completely when not in use and has several standard security devices such as camlocks on the side awnings, security bars, and rear door, in addition to the vending machines being bolted down.


Other optional devices can be added such as security cameras, alarms, an anti-towable wheel lock and bars across the front of the vending machines if required. We also offer the option of a removal tongue/hitch. These matters are addressed to fit each customer’s needs.

Can security cameras be added to the trailers?

Yes, we offer security cameras as an additional option.

Can additional lighting be added to the trailers?

Yes, we offer additional interior and exterior lighting as an option.

VENDING MACHINES

Smart Vending

Vending machines now offer many technology options that enhance point-of-sale merchandising. New additions such as touchscreens, video screens, cashless readers, calorie information and coupon dispensers. provide information, visual images and promotional offers. Vending sales increases by giving customers various cash, credit/debit card payment options.


Operators use this technology to speed up productivity and for remote machine monitoring. Consumers enjoy the sensory buying experience that these new technologies provide which culminates to give shoppers a better buying experience.

What type of vending machines can I use? 

There are hundreds of automated retail machines to choose from, new, used and refurbished. There are many options to consider, such as style (spiral or conveyor systems), temperature controlled (cold, frozen, heated), and the technology you would like to apply. 


We will be happy to assist you in selecting tall of he machines that fit your needs.

Can I use any vending machine?

Vending machines that have doors that pivot within themselves are most applicable to the VendaCarts business model.

What size vending machines can I use?

Standard size vending machines can be placed on VendaCarts.

Can any brand of vending machines be used, swapped in & out?

Yes, there is an industry standard on the size of the automated machines, so changing machines as needed is doable.

Can I change the machines around?

Yes, the reconfigurable design of the VendaCarts business model allows for the customization of the trailer with a plug-n-play system offering unlimited configurations and business models.

How long does it take to fill each vending machine?

The time varies depending on the amount of inventory in each machine. However, it takes an average of twenty-five (25) minutes each when setting up at a new location. The trailer cannot be pulled with stock in vending machines. The warranty of the trailer and vending machines will be voided in the event that the vending machines are loaded during travel.

What can be vended from VendaCarts mobile automated trailers?

There are literally hundreds of different items and brands available for automated sales.


The list is endless: Food & beverage items to non-food items such as electronics, t-shirts, financial services, live bait, t-shirts, baseball caps, sports memorabilia, C.D.’s, literature classics, umbrellas, soccer balls, Bibles, make-up, clothing, cars, real estate, cellular phones, and many many more! There are vending machines that make all types of foods such as spinning cotton candy while you wait, popping popcorn while you watch, delivering cooked hot dogs, preparing ice cream from scratch, and many more creative, imaginative, and unique  entrepreneurial endeavors to come!


Remember, if it can be packaged, it can be vended. 

Are there vending machines on both sides of the VendaCarts trailer?

Yes, vending machines run down both sides of the trailer.

What type of extra equipment can be included over wheel well areas?

A combination of ATM’s, microwaves, condiment stands, TVs, digital signage, and other service units can be added to the location above the wheel well area. This area can also be used for a concession window and/or storage.

How secure are the machines?

Machines are bolted to the floor and strapped to each other.

What will I do if my vending machines need repair?

Vending machine manufacturers supply manuals, warranties, and support with their equipment. You could also hire a service repair person.

How many vending machines are on board each VendaCart unit?

Depends on the size and style of VendaCarts.

18’ holds 4 machines

20’ holds 6 machines

24’ holds 8 machines

26’ holds 10 machines

For each of these, the v-nose version holds an additional machine.

How many ATMs can be placed on each unit? 

Four (4) ATM’s can be located on the trailer (two per side). Depending on the VendaCarts model and style, space can be made available for more ATM’s.

Is financing available for vending machines?

Some vending machine manufacturers offer financing, as does Firestone Financials.

Are there companies that can add social media/marketing to the vending machines?

Yes, we have a partnership with a technology company that can add social media to vending machines, ATM’s, and Digital Signage/LCD/TV Screens.

OWNERSHIP

Do you provide a drawing?

Yes, once a decision is made to purchase, drawings are provided.

What are your payment options?

1. We accept Wire Transfers

2. We offer financing through several financial agencies

3. SBA financing is available.

Is financing available for the VendaCarts?

Yes, we have a third-party financial partner that can assist with financing for your business with  VendaCarts. Ask us about this program!

Do they come with a warranty? 

Yes, we have a very good warranty which is considered above standard in the marketplace:

5-Year Limited Structural Warranty

3-Year Limited Warranty

1-Year Limited Electrical Warranty

Does Carts Blanche offer short-term rental for a trial basis?

At this time, Carts Blanche does not offer short-term trials of any VendaCarts trailers. We build our trailers per customer request and do not have trailers available for rental or short-term leasing. Also, with the expense of delivery for such a large trailer, it is cost prohibited.


Carts Blanche trailers offer proven solutions that have been implemented internationally in companies large and small. Find out how a purchase can benefit your business!

Can I have the VendaCarts trailer delivered?

Yes, we will make arrangements for your unit to be delivered to you by a third-party shipping company.


You will have to prepay for shipping and delivery. The fee will be calculated for you before unit is shipped. We can also make arrangements for you to pick-up your VendaCart at our manufacturing facility.

Do you export VendaCarts?

Yes, we can help you export your VendaCart and gladly provide-suggestions of carriers that can handle all your freight-forwarding needs.

OPERATIONS

What about licenses and permits?

Businesses are required by federal, state, and local government to be in compliance with regulations. Event coordinators are also familiar with requirements at the events they manage.

Do I need to comply with Health and Safety laws?

These laws typically refer to food preparation such as food trucks and concession trailers. However, all vendable products are pre-packaged and do not fit this mold. We advise our customers to contact their local Board of Health departments for specific use.

How are the trailers registered/insured for transport?

States require you to register a trailer within 30 days from the date of purchase. Laws regarding title and registration vary from state to state.


Trailer Title and Registration Requirements: before registering a trailer, you will generally need to submit a signed title to verify your ownership. Alternately, you might be able to use a manufacturer’s statement of origin. You will also need to sign and submit an application for the license and title of the trailer, along with receipts of applicable property taxes. Finally, you will need to pay the registration fees.


Commercial Vehicle Insurance: An essential coverage for food trucks and trailers is a commercial vehicle insurance. You’ll also want to consider adding physical damage coverage to your policy to protect your vehicle and any permanently attached appliances and equipment. General Liability Insurance protects your food truck/trailer business against financial liabilities that result from accidents for which you’re legally liable. This can include a customer becoming ill from contaminated food or being burned by hot food. Progressive Insurance Co. has a good policy that covers mobile food trucks/trailers, lunch trucks, catering trucks, concession trucks, vending trucks/trailers and ice cream trucks.

Is the trailer ADA compliant?

It is our understanding that because the trailer is on wheels it does not have to meet the ADA building codes. Also, the vending machines are easily accessible.

Are there additional costs involved?

Some locations charge rent based on the size of the trailer footprint while others might charge a percentage of sales. Each location is different so it is up to the entrepreneur to look into these fees.

Does your company assist in finding locations?

No, we do not assist in location finding.

What size truck is needed to pull the trailer?

18': 3/4 ton truck

20': ¾ ton truck 

24': 1 ton truck

26': 1 ton truck

You should anticipate pulling 14,000 lbs.

How many people are required to run the VendaCarts trailer?

TBD

How long does it take to setup or takedown the VendaCarts unit?

Setup and takedown requires approximately 4 hrs. and can be managed by a single person: unlocking and opening awning/doors, connect to a power source, load vending machines and condiment stand if needed, start preplanned digital messaging and load ATM’s with cash.


The work is easy and fun. Drive to your location set up, load product into machines, and walk away until time to restock.

Do perishables need to be removed during transport or does it have backup battery power such that they can be kept in during transport?

This depends on how far you are traveling and what type of automated machines you are using. We can go into this more when we talk with one another.

What sort of maintenance needs to be performed on the trailers and how often? 

Routine, monthly, and bi-annually maintenance. An Owner's Manual and Maintenance Check ist is provided.

When not in use, are there specific storage recommendations or is it fine to leave the system set up and powered down?

The design of our trailers is such that the sides of the unit fold down when not in use, protecting all of the equipment within and also secured by a locking system. Anti-theft equipment can be added.

Are there limitations that would cause the system to be inoperable in some weather conditions?

Weather conditions are a concern for any vehicle and proper care should be given in extreme conditions. However, VendaCarts are built with high-end components and should not be of a major concern.

Can VendaCarts only be used outdoors or would they be available for use in a large indoor area, such as an arena?

VendaCarts can be used inside of large arena and yes, they can be plugged into the arena's power system. The trailers cannot be used inside if a generator is being used, but a power source is perfect.

Is equipment training available before delivery? 

Vending machine training information is available from the machine manufacturers. Also distributors are usually available in your area to provide assistance.

Is there training available for the components on the VendCarts trailers?

We will provide you with a training if you visit the manufacturing facility before the completed VendaCart leaves the facility or we can provide you with operational documentation.