Own business: automatic instant photo booth
Fast payback periods of the photo booth make this type of small business very attractive for start-up entrepreneurs.
What other advantages does this business have?
First of all, the photo booth is fun and creative (now it’s possible to “model” photo cards), and the consumer loves to have fun and take pictures. The client sees himself on the monitor screen, and the photo is made in just a few seconds.
Secondly, the instant photo booth is both romance and nostalgia in one bottle (such booths were probably always, even before the figure appeared). They can often be found in the “episodic roles” of the best films, especially where there is a speech “about love”, “separation” and “unexpected coincidences”. Remember, at least two cult films belonging to different eras and cultures: “Assu” and “Amelie”. There in the photo booth, I would say, the role is not at all in the episodes.
Thirdly, the instant photo booth cannot fail to appeal to those who adore playing “detective”. Because when she is not busy filming romantic comedies and melodramas — she works on the set of a criminal action movie — she helps solve crimes. Judging by what our people read and watch – the coverage of the target audience is 100%!
In general, with such a rich (and I will not be afraid of this word – glamorous) track record, a triumphal procession of your photo booths around the city is guaranteed. I’m not even talking about the fact that photo cabins are often used by couples of young experimenters experiencing a hormonal surge, far from their intended purpose … But the main thing is that the booths are not used by blunt vandals with a pessimistic vital attitude. For this, all cabins, especially made in our country, have several degrees of anti-vandal protection.
And finally, in the fourth. The cabin does not invite anyone. And this is an important psychological factor affecting customer loyalty. He himself makes a decision – and this promise is worth a lot. Yes, every time a person independently decides to go into a photo booth and get his portion of pleasure. In addition to pleasure, there you can still make quite standard photos on documents. What a savings on employees and renting space in households!
Your cabin occupies only 1.5 square meters. Above, on the roof of the cab is mounted a luminous box that carries the advertising function. Domestic craftsmen are ready to create a cabin according to customer sketches – this is easy. The prices for it are non-limiting – 130 – 140 thousand rubles. They are made from chipboard and metal profile – depending on where your point will be located.
The photo booth is completely autonomous, it works without human intervention. That is, starting this business, you do not change time for money – your personal time stays with you. Not an employee works for you, but an automaton that does not ask to eat, and who does not need to issue a temporary residence permit.
In the event of a power failure, the photo booth is automatically restored and returns to working condition. By the way, it consumes 450 W, the voltage requires 220-240 V, and it works at a frequency of 50 Hz.
Inside – stuffing from Canon equipment. The “creative” function allows you to easily add to the program and remove templates from it. Standard templates for making photo postcards: cartoon characters, valentine cards, birthday cards, etc.
Plus additional equipment – receipt printer, touch monitor, fiscal register.
The presence of the monitor makes it possible to show the client all the options of the photo before printing.
The photo cabin is able to “talk” with a client, that is, it asks questions, providing a choice of several answers. Using the virtual touch buttons on the screen, the client selects the final version of the photo he likes. This is about like putting money into an account for mobile services – only more interesting.
A photo-receiver is installed in the photo booth, which adapts to different currencies.
Franchises and Suppliers
From one “point” you can collect about 50 thousand per month (in rubles). The cost of the same photo – 1 – 2 rubles.
Where to place the cabin
The best place to place a photo booth is, of course, all kinds of entertainment centers. But do not approach the issue so primitive. Then there will be no disappointment. In places where a variety of entertainment accumulate, they can start and “jam” each other. As a result – losses and sad reasoning like: we played you on the pipe, and you did not dance, we sang deplorable songs to you and you did not cry … In fact, it’s best to place a photo booth at airports, railway stations and post offices – in the branches communication. And only then there are shopping centers, sport centers and zoos with cinemas. Because the main function of photography is what? That’s right – “so as a keepsake”. And for memory those who give up each other give photos to each other. And part at the airport.