Below you'll find all of the information you'll need to go from zero to profit your very first weekend!
We have lists, sales tips, instructions, videos, downloads and we'll also be growing our Blog articles containing helpful user and sales articles along the way.
Of course, we also offer post sales advice and technical support for the Robo JetFloss machines themselves.
We're not just selling you a piece of hardware, we're supporting the creation of an entirely new version of the cotton candy industry!
The material cost of a "small" serving made on a paper cone is just $.10 cents - and this cone will sell for our recommended price of $3 all day long.
On the other hand, the large portions that really "Wow the Crowd" are spun on 20-22 inch long bamboo skewers or plastic sticks (paper won't support their weight) and your material cost will be no more than $.27 cents; yet these will sell for $5 without any price push-back whatsoever.
Even better, if you mix your own floss-sugar and order supplies in bulk quantities, then you can cut your input costs by 30%!
So, let's make this perfectly clear, a small cone that sells for $3 will net you $2.90 and a large that easily sells for $5 puts a whopping $4.70 in your pocket!
Here's the thing.... Floating Cotton Candy will sell itself just about anywhere kids can be found! Unlike the cotton candy that you're used to (that just sits there in bags or plastic tubs) once you fire up the Robo JetFloss, selling isn't usually the problem... keeping up with demand is the issue!
Seriously, as long as you have a "target rich environment" and follow the advice we provide, sales will take care of themselves.
The biggest question then is where are the best locations?
Obviously, where you live is going to dictate the opportunities available. In general, think about locations that have a high concentration of families that will be present for several hours at a time. This significantly increases the odds that treats will be purchased.
Common "Vendor Opportunities" where Floating Cotton Candy sells exceptionally well:
As you consider your own area, you'll no doubt quickly think of many additional opportunities that would be available many weeknights, and certainly just about any weekend.
In addition, you can also offer Floating Cotton Candy as a "Service For Hire" by the hour or a flat fee for special events such as:
The list is practically endless.
If for some reason you don't feel that you can identify enough opportunities, check school, community and business event calendars, and also just start asking parents with children who are engaged in extracurricular activities for the types of events they attend where snack vendors are present.
Even if you can't come up with a large and comprehensive list to begin.... don't worry. Once you operate your Floating Cotton Candy in just a few public locations, you will be invited to all sorts of events, meetings and gatherings that you would have never even considered.
That's the benefit of offering a product and service that's new to the market and that has absolutely no competition... new business opportunities will find you!
We've always wanted to use that headline somewhere, even just once. Still, it's true! We're just getting started here.... there is much more content below to insure your success, including:
On topics ranging from basic set-up and operation to sales and marketing and everything in between.
Our goal is to help all Robo JetFloss owners and dealers make the most from their time and investment. Once again, we're not just selling you a piece of hardware, we're supporting the creation of an entirely new version of the cotton candy industry!
Profit Potential with the Robo JetFloss
A realistic look at the profit potential available from operating a Robo JetFloss vertical Cotton Candy Machine from RoboLabs, including cost analysis for purchasing vs mixing your own sugar floss.
While there are endless ways that you can generate sales events, ranging from calling on entertainment venues, banquet halls and convention centers, there are really only two simple strategies you need to employ:
In almost every case, one of the above strategies will be all you need. Remember, event promoters need vendors, so as long as they haven't already booked another cotton candy seller, you won't usually encounter much resistance.
However, if you do sense a lack of enthusiasm, keep in mind that they've almost certainly never seen Floating Cotton Candy before and are not reacting to your offer, but to the boring products they've experienced in the past.
Here's where the saying "A picture is worth a thousand words" becomes highly relevant. If you sense a "ho hum" reception to your inquiry at any point in time, make sure to show them at least 2 pictures... one of Floating Cotton Candy being made, and another capturing the excited faces of children either watching the process or holding a finished cone. Even better, have a short video clip available that pans from the creation to the crowd.
Once you do that, objections dissolve faster than candy floss during a tropical thunderstorm, in August!
Be sure to have photos and video ready to email at all times and keep a few on your phone as well. Until you have media of your own to use, steal a few of ours, we don't mind! Remember, we're here to build the future of Floating Cotton Candy by helping you succeed!
Set up and basic operation including:
On the one hand, all you really need is a Robo JetFloss machine, a power outlet and sugar... it's really that simple. But, like with most things in life, the devil is often in the details, and having the right accessories and sources will not only save you time and money, but it will make you appear more professional while increasing profits at the same time.
We've also found through trial and error that having just the right setup makes the whole business run smoother and is then much more enjoyable too! So, while none of the following is required, we suggest for one-time purchases:
Note, it's easiest to "right-click" on the following links with your mouse and then select "open in new window" so you don't have to continually return to this page.
Supplies From Your Dealer:
Miscellaneous Items Without Specific Recommendations:
Everything you need to know to start your cotton candy in the air!
If you need exceptional portability, your dealer can provide you with a two-handle knock-down cart (the weeks can be very quickly removed) for $365.
It will accommodate practically any cotton candy machine and the vinyl decal can be easily removed and replaced with your own branding if you prefer. Assembly is required.
There's a video review of it here on this site with more information.
A Magenta cart with 4 caster wheels that was designed specifically to fit the Robo JetFloss is also available.
The main deck is just big enough to encompass the Robo JetFloss and is lower than any other on the market... ideal for a machine that shoots floss into the air!
The price is $365 with only the handle and wheels needing assembly.
Again, vinyl graphics can be left in place or removed for your own company branding.
The Robo JetFloss is commercial equipment and requires proper cleaning and care:
In reality, just showing up and operating the Robo JetFloss will generate impressive sales, and certainly enough to put traditional cotton candy operators to shame.
Floating Cotton Candy is so new to the market, and so entertaining that it really does generates sales all on its own. That said, experience has taught us just over half a dozen simple techniques to maximize sales at any event.
Floating Cotton Candy is so unique that the product and service honestly sells itself, but it never hurts to do the extra "little things" in order speed things along!
Pro Tips for Mixing Cotton Candy Sugar Floss
A quick review of the Two Wheel Push Cart
A look at the 4 Caster Wheel Cart (128724):
An in-depth look into the recommended accessories and supplies that I bring with me in order to assure that I'm always prepared for Floating Cotton Candy events.
Dozens of tips and tricks for the beginner and experienced user alike.
Review of the one of a kind "Half-Bubble" designed specifically for the Robo JetFloss
How to make your own custom "Wet Stick Stand" so you can pre-soak your sticks, allowing the floss to "bite" the wood for a better cloud.
How to make a custom "Soak Tube" to fit the cup hanger that is included with the RoboLabs 4 Wheel JetFloss Cart. This will allow you to soak cotton candy sticks and/or straws much deeper than just using a standard cup.
Build and use inexpensive display stands for use with Floating Cotton Candy cones.
In addition, how to create a completely realistic demonstration/sample cone that will attract attention and last much longer than an actual cotton candy serving.
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