Beverage Concession Trailers

On a hot summer day with the sun shining and blistering temperatures, the one thing that the public strongly desire is a refreshing cold drink. With a beverage concession trailer, this highly demanded service could be provided by you and could become your own successful business.

Beverage trailers are a popular area of concession business veterans, because they are easy to set up and can begin making money in very little time.

Unlike other areas of the concession business selling cold drinks from your concession trailer is very cost effective and does not require a huge capital outlay. Not only is it very easy to maintain, it can be also very enjoyable and rewarding.Check out the beverage concession trailers below for some of the best deals around:

8.5X28 Concession Food Trailer W  Sinks,  Gas,  and Fire Suppresion
8.5X28 Concession Food Trailer W Sinks, Gas, and Fire Suppresion
$28,990.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 2d 17h 2m
8.5×20 Concession Trailer – Food Trailer with generator
8.5×20 Concession Trailer – Food Trailer with generator
$41,995.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 3d 8h 31m

The secret to making money with Beverage Concession Trailers

Did you have a lemonade stand, when you were a kid? Beverage Concession Trailers are the fancy grown-up version of a lemonade stand. The secret to making money with them, is to place them in high traffic locations, where there is little access for people to buy a drink besides your trailer.

Many owners specialize in bringing their Beverage Concession Trailers to outdoor events, that draw thousands of people, such as - farmers markets, swap meets, sporting events, festivals, carnivals and county fairs.

Beverage Concession Trailers are trailers or carts, that have interior refrigerator units to keep drinks cold. To diversify sales, some owners will use the space to keep drinks cold, along with prepared sandwiches and salads. But, the major priority should be on carrying a wide assortment of cold drinks, so that you can offer cool, thirst-quenching relief, immediately. You are selling convenience, so get stocked up!

Here are some tips to helping you turn a quick profit:

  • Seek out a couple of good sources of popular brand soft drinks, juices and bottled water. The lower the cost to you per unit, the higher your profit will be. Do not settle for wholesale suppliers only. You will be surprised to note, that they are not always the cheapest source for a small business, who is not buying in large quantities. Look at discount warehouse suppliers also; sometimes their per unit price is lower than wholesale price. Take advantage of sales and stock up, when prices are at their lowest.

  • Reserve at least 1/3 of the refrigerated space in the trailer for bottled water. You never want to run out of bottled water. If you run out of a certain brand of soda, it will not make as much of a difference to customers as it will, if you are out of water.

  • Stick to selling name brands. Even though house brands of soda may be a little cheaper, you can sell your drinks for a higher price and customers will feel, as if they are getting high quality drinks, if you stick to well-known national brands.

  • To figure a selling price for your drinks, take into account all of your costs, including - per unit cost for drinks, rental space to park your trailer, electricity, labor, etc. Let's say you will work a 12 hour day at a county fair and estimate, that you will sell 300 drinks that day. If the sodas and bottled water cost you 25 cents apiece ($75 total), the rental space costs you $50/day including electricity, and you want at least $12 an hour for your labor costs ($144 total), your expenses will be $269 for the day. That means you would need to sell all of your drinks for at least 90 cents each to break even and recoup your expenses. After doing some research, you decide to sell your soda and bottled water for $2 each, because you find out, that that is what most other vendors will be charging. When the day is over, you discover that you actually sold 250 drinks at $2 each and grossed $500. You had a net profit of $231 and you also netted the $144 in labor costs, because you worked the day by yourself. Your total take was $375. Not bad for a day at the fair! And you still have 50 drinks left over to sell at your next event.

  • Round off your prices and include sales tax in the final price to avoid having to deal with odd change and pennies. For convenience sake, selling a soda for $1.50 or $2.00 means, that you will only need to have quarters and $1, $5, $10 and $20 in the change drawer. Keep lots of dollar bills on hand to make quick change.

  • Put a large trash can with a liner next to your trailer, so that people can throw their empty cans and bottles in it. After your day is over, you will probably have a large amount of cans/bottles to recycle for extra cash.