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What is Spirit Box?

Spirit Box is an automated school store kiosk, that provides your school community access to products they need and want in high traffic areas 24/7. 

Your team will receive a school-themed automated retail vending machine, initial inventory starter-pack, onsite training at the school, ongoing support and educational materials.

By running this real business students will learn problem-solving, finances, marketing, product development, customer service, and teamwork.

"Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful." Joshua Marine

What's in it for you: A turnkey Business...

  • Automated Kiosk. A cutting-edge vending machine customized with your school colors/mascot, designed to dispense school spirit and convenience items!
  • Initial Inventory.  We take the guesswork out of sourcing products for launch, by providing an inventory starter-pack included with your year 1 investment. 
  • Onsite Training. We train your team at your school, covering topics like setting pricing, test vending, and best practices for stocking inventory!
  • Ongoing Support. You will be assigned a dedicated account manager for remote support, as well as a field technician for any onsite technical support needed.
  • Cashless Sales. That's right! Now you can accept credit card and mobile payments like Google Wallet and Apple Pay, without setting up a credit card processing account!

Your investment

  • Year one investment: $9,985 including a state-of-the-art vending machine (your school owns) with custom designed graphics wrap, inventory starter-pack (retail value approx. $1.5K) and an onsite training at your school!

  • The investment for each additional year for our ongoing support/service package drops to just $695.


Potential return

  • With an estimated life cycle of 10+ years, and a salvage value (end-of-life value) of approx $1,000, the cost of the Spirit Box year 1 investment can be amortized over 10 years, at $825 per year.

  • With an average margin of 40% profit on items sold through your Spirit Box, breakeven is approx. $19 in sales per school day! The rest is profit for your program!

  • These estimates are based on a 200 day school year and does not take into account weekend, or summer sales through the Spirit Box which are very likely.

Who do you have to beat?

  • We highlight the top 10 performing Spirit Boxes each month, so your team can see how they compare.

  • Schedule consultative calls with your Spirit Box account manager to brainstorm how to hit the top 10!

  • Whether you are in DECA, FBLA or BPA, the Spirit Box is a great project to take to competition! Our team will help coach you through the process, to help you go all the way to nationals!