How many reasons are there why many vending machines exist in Japan?

 

Many people know that there are many vending machines in Japan.

There are also vending machines that sell not only drinks and tobacco but also ice, cup noodles, candy, bananas, pizza, books, umbrellas, diapers, crepes and so on.

 

* Aside from that, in the event of a disaster such as an earthquake, there are many vending machines with offering the products (mainly drinks) contained free of charge.

 

Vending machines that brew drip coffee are also popular.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFSi2b1LPMQ

 

The most surprisingly, there is a vending machine that sells wedding rings. It seems there are people who propose while going out and buy them immediately after that.

 

By the way, how many reasons are why many vending machines exist in Japan? (please read the following after considering the reason, )

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UJzVLXmBG4

 

 

In this movie, in addition to the safeness in Japan, other reasons are mention, for example “high population density”, “personnel expenses of salespeople is high”, “cash society (often using coins)” “Japanese like robots and machines”

 

Besides these, there are the following reasons.

“Summer is hot” By the way, sales of vending machines are peak in summer, and in winter there is only half of sales in summer.

“Landscape rules are not strict”

“The beverage maker lends a vending machine to the land owner for free.” The owner of the land gets a commission according to the sales amount from the beverage maker, so you can start a no-risk business on a narrow land.

 

Do you have the same reasons?

 

In this way, thinking as “what’s the reason?”, is helpful for business as well, and comparing it with other countries will help you to rediscover the uniqueness of Japan.

 

Either way, the primary reason for existing so many vending machines in Japan is that Japanese public security is extremely good. I hope that Japan will be safe from now on.

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