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Gumball Machines

A gumball machine harkens back to the simpler days of yesteryear, when kids weren't glued to a smartphone, instead staring into a bubble gum machine and guessing which color gumball would come next. We’ve got 100's of bubble gum machines for sale from commercial gumball vending machines to home use gumball machines for kids of all ages. Not only do we offer a low price guarantee, but we’re so confident in their quality that each gumball machine also comes with a full factory warranty and 30-day money-back guarantee (Pssst, and no sales tax either! Shhhh!). Relive your childhood with the most wholesome of all gifts: the humble gumball machine.
Gumball Machine Information

Gumball Machine Gift Ideas

Gumball machines are truly the gifts that keep on giving! Our top selling gumball machine gift for home use is the the King Carousel Gumball Machine. This classic, vintage-style gumball machine looks great in any home, office or dorm room. With a glass globe and all-metal construction, this high quality gumball machine is a year round best seller and a customer favorite. This can be purchased with or without a stand. Fill it with .62" gumballs (available in regular and sugar free), bulk candies like Skittles or M&M's, jelly beans, etc. On the stand, the machine stands 37" tall; on its own the machine is 15" tall and holds about 5 lbs. of gumballs or candy. The King gumball machine accepts all U.S. coins so it makes a great piggy bank for younger kids. If you prefer something smaller, the Carousel gumball machine also is available in other sizes, including the Junior Carousel (around 12") which holds about 2 lbs. of candy and the Petite Carousel (8"), which holds about 13 ounces.

For a WOW gift, try a spiral gumball machine. These super fun machines are available in a variety of colors and sizes and can be filled with 1" gumballs, 27 MM bouncy balls or 1" round toy capsules. These look great in game rooms!

Gumball Machine Set Up and Selling!

Congratulations on your decision to purchase a new gumball machine. There are several things that you will need to know to decide which gumball machine you should purchase and then once you have received your shiney new machine, what you can do to take care of it.

Cashbox - One of the first decisions is if you would like your new machine to have a cashbox or not. This article will guide you through the decision of if a cashbox is right for your gumball machine

Dispensing Wheel - The dispensing wheel of a gumball machine determines what size of gumballs the machine can dispense or if it can dispense other vending items like candy, nuts or bouncy balls. This article will help you get up to speed on the different types of dispensing wheels available for your gumball machine.

Attaching your Gumball Machine to a Stand - Your new gumball machine comes fully assembled, but you will need to take it apart in order to mount it to the stand that you purchased with it. This is a simple process, but - like most things - it is easier when you have a good set of instructions and pictures to follow as you mount your new gumball machine to its stand. How to Attach a Gumball Machine to a Stand instructions.

Starting a Vending Business - If this is your first gumball machine and you are looking to turn it into a source of additional income, then you are probably looking for ideas and best practices for running your new gumball machine route. This resource guide on starting a vending business has everything that you need to know about selling gumballs.

Gumball Machine Parts - If you are looking for replacement parts for your gumball machine, we do offer parts for the gumball machines that we sell. All of our parts can be found on our vending machine parts page.

We hope that you are excited about your decision to buy a gumball machine because we are excited to help you get successfully started selling gumballs with your new machine!

Gumball Vending Machines Tips

Congratulations on the purchase of your new gumball (or candy) machine! The first thing you should do when you receive your machine is go through all boxes, do an inventory of all the parts and inspect the gumball machine. If anything is missing or broken, contact the seller immediately.

Once you have all the parts for your machine, read any enclosed instructions to familiarize yourself with your new bulk vendor. Fortunately, gumball machines are fairly simple gadgets, and most only have a few moving parts and it’s a good idea to become familiar with how these work. First, the lock and key: DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN THE LOCK! Most locks only need a couple of turns to lock and be fully secure. Even just one turn past this point can break the lock and it will need to be replaced. The key will have your lock’s code on it in case you lose your key and need to replace it. Codes generally start with a letter followed by a few numbers, like T-001. Write this down and keep it in a safe place, because the key is the only place where you will find this code. The second moving part is the dispensing wheel. If you are vending 1” gumballs, then your dispensing wheel will have uniform, round holes, each large enough for one gumball to drop through per turn. A candy wheel will have holes that are shaped like a slice of pie and also are adjustable. Choose which setting you’d like depending on the amount of candy you want to dispense per vend. Finally, the last moving part is the coin mechanism. If you need to check your coin mechanism or wish to replace it, it usually slides up and out of the machine once you remove the globe. You may need to use a screwdriver to get the coin mechanism somewhat loose, but they usually slide up and out with ease.

You have your machine and your location…now all that’s left to do is fill your machine, place it in its location and wait for those quarters!

How are Gumball Machines Made?

Ever wonder how gumball machines are made? Here's a short video from the Discovery Channel TV show "How It's Made" starring Beaver Gumball Machines!