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Gumballs.com Sells Five Millionth Gumball
SEATTLE, WA - Dec. 2, 2003 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Gumballs.com
(www.gumballs.com), an online retailer specializing in gumball machines
and specialty flavored gumballs, sold its five millionth gumball today.
"5,000,000 gumballs could fill two Olympic sized swimming pools," says
Tal Moore, President of Gumballs.com. "That quantity could fill 260
Volkswagen Beetles. If you laid each gumball end to end, the trail of
gumballs would stretch 79 miles -- that's a lot of gumballs. We've come
a long way."
Gumballs.com was founded by Moore who entered the gumball business in
1999, with one small vending route in Washington State. His route now
encompasses six cities in Western Washington. Realizing the demand for
high quality, durable machines, he launched Gumballs.com in July 2001 to
sell the same machines that helped make his route successful.
Today, Gumballs.com offers over 20 different types of gumball machines
including antique-style machines, spiral machines, gas-pump shaped
machines, rocket machines and even pet treat machines. The gumball
machines range in size from six inches in height all the way up to seven
feet tall. Gumballs.com claims to have the largest selection of gumballs
on Earth offering forty different gumball flavors including: Pina
Colada, Soda Fountain, Strawberry Shortcake, Peaches n' Cream, and
Gumballs.com also offers custom printing services in which they can
print a corporate logo onto the surface of a gumball using food-safe soy
based ink. "The custom gumballs have been wildly successful," Moore
remarks. "What better way to increase a company's brand awareness then
with a gumball? Gumballs put smiles on people's faces and that helps
create a lasting impression."
Previous Gumballs.com customers have included Microsoft, Nordstrom,
Costco, MTV, and US troops in Iraq. The website, however, primarily
caters to individuals and small vending operators.
"If you have a location with steady foot traffic," says Moore, "a
gumball machine can generate a sweet additional income -- pun intended.
At an average cost of only 4 cents per gumball and a retail price of 25
cents each, gumball machine operators realize 500% profit margins."
"And I can't imagine a better way to make a living," Moore adds. "When
people ask me what I do, I tell them, 'I sell fun, I make people
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