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Case Study

In July of 2019, Susan installed a VendHut vending machine in her short term rental in downtown Austin, TX. Austin has lots of visitors because of the ACL festival every year, South by Southwest/SXSW, the University of Texas/UT football games and just to see downtown Austin and the surrounding hill country and Zilker Park and Barton Springs, and Lake Travis. She had two houses that she could put one vending machine there, and she could sleep up to 14 guests on a good weekend.

Susan felt that downtown Austin could be tricky to navigate when you were a stranger - and her guests were always forgetting phone chargers, basic items like a toothbrush, and wanted drinks like Cokes, Monsters and bottled water and snacks....

Susan put in her welcome notes to clients that there was a vending machine onsite and she also posted it on the fridge on each property.

Traditionally some guests are happy to have a place to sleep which others are very particular about everything. Susan has a housekeeping crew and goes above and beyond to make sure every little thing was perfect, but some guests would not leave a great rating, she could get 4 stars but not 5-star ratings.

High customer satisfaction ratings are the key to success for short term rentals, it helps you achieve moving up in the listings and having more opportunities with companies who list short term rentals, like Homeaway and Airbnb.

Since installing her VendHut unit (vending machine) Susan has noticed that her ratings are always 5 stars and her one-day bookings and weekend bookings have increased exponentially. Out of 40 guests since May 2019, 39 of 40 reviews were five stars.

With a $5K investment and about $300 cash down purchasing wholesale snacks, Susan has improved her bookings, customer ratings and customer satisfaction. She expects to have the machine paid off by Sept 2020, and will then begin to recoup her investment with profit from the machine.

The VendHut vending machine is also a tax write off of 5-% depreciation under 2020 tax changes.

The Short Term Rental market is competitive, and Vending will become a trend onsite in 2020.

Guests Love VendHut!

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Totally Austin House

five stars

Laura's place is amazing. Loved the vending machine in the garage. The red bulls helped me pregame for a night out. This space is gorgeous. Great location, top notch recommendations.

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Totally Austin House

five stars
This place was great! Quiet, even though it was facing a heavy trafficked street. The bedrooms are at back of house allowing the other rooms to Buffer any street noise. Tucked away, yet close enough to

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Totally Austin House

five stars
Super cute, just a quick Uber ride to 6th. Extremely clean and loved the decor. Laura even has a vending machine for any essentials that you forgot! From makeup wipes to phone chargers, such a unique idea

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Totally Austin House

five stars
The place itself offered just what we needed to feel comfortable for the weekend and was clean. The thing my kids enjoyed the most - and I found convenient - was the vending machine available

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You work hard to make your short term rental perfect. Beat other listings in your area by offering onsite vending to your guests with Vendhut!

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Sarah discovered that her reviews soared when she offered drinks, snacks, phone chargers and toothbrushes to guests with VendHut. She got more bookings through Airbnb and HomeAway. Get five stars every time and watch your business grow.

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Your guests will spend their vacation money with you if you offer them the opportunity. Install a VendHut unit on your property and make more profit with every stay. Create cashflow with Vendhut.

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