It is Friday afternoon and the money has been counted from the boxes I run yesterday. The sales have been picking up on the last 2 routes I ran. Product sold was 18.50 per box and money in the box was 14.50 giving me 21% shortage.
The shortage will come down as from this point on I'm going to be carding the worst offenders. I think some of the resistance to the $1.25 price is breaking down, I was sure that it would with time.
I added 20 new acounts the last 2 days I was on routes. My total number of accounts is 131. Next week when I start running the routes that have 30 accounts on them I may start placing 5 new accounts per day instead of the 10 or more I have been placing up till now.
As the routes fill out and the accounts have been on the route for a month or two I think that sales per box are going to increase to around $23.00 to $25.00 and the money in the box will climb to $17.00 to $19.00 per cycle.
I've had a few accounts dump there snack box operator and take my box even though it is $1.25 versus theirs at $1.00. I had even more take my card as their present operator is not able to offer much chocalate because of being at $1.00.
My thought is give people what they want and charge them accordingly. You may miss some accounts when your selling but in the long run it is going to pay.