Business Case Calculator

If you are thinking about investing in a new commercial grade blender it is useful to see how the right choice will boost your business’ profitability.

When you see how quickly the unit pays for itself, what becomes most important for profitability is how to increase sales & more importantly repeat-sales.  Repeat business is not created by adapting the recipe to a blender, but adapting the blender to the perfect recipe.  From our mid-range (£850+) blenders upwards, all our units are fully customisable.  If you think your drink recipe needs a few more seconds or needs to run at different speeds before the machine stops automatically, then simply assign a different blend cycle to one of the buttons. Or even better, create a custom profile yourself online using our Blendtec BlendWizard.  This way you get consistent results that will ensure customers experience value for money and are sure to return.  Nearly all Blendtec commercial blender sales are a result of recommendations by existing Blendtec owners which is probably how you heard about us.  We believe after sales support is as value as the machine itself, so please get in touch with your Blendtec reseller or with us when purchased directly if there is anything we can assist with in making your experience even better.

Financials are important and especially when multiple people are involved in the decision making, feel free to use the below profitability calculator to help you make a business case for investing in a new Blendtec commercial blender.  For the vast majority of businesses, selling just four drinks per day as a side business will pay for a Stealth 885 in full within just 6 months, while high volume smoothie bars frequently see a return on investment in less than 1 week.

 

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**Did you know that certain drinks that contain milk/yogurt can be zero-rated in the UK instead of 20% VAT? Click here for more details.


Based on the above entered details, we've created a basic P&L for you below.

Profit/Loss Account

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*calculated as 4.345 weeks per month & 52.143 weeks per year and adjusted for number of days open per week.


Return on Investment / Amortisation

Now that we know how profitable each drink is, let us find out how long it takes until the machine has paid for itself. Enter below the price of the blender you are looking at purchasing and we'll let you know how many days it would take to recoup the investment based on the details you provided.

Prices incl. VAT:

Connoisseur 825: £1265,

Stealth 885: £1545,

Stealth 895 Nitro: £2299

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Improve your ROI through use of our Blendtec Stealth 895 Nitro - Zero waste thanks to in-cup blending

You can blend directly in the plastic/paper/metal cup that you give to the customer, thereby saving ingredients, prep-time, cleaning time, blending time and more. The below calculator ONLY looks at savings though ingredients. Click here for more details on the Blendtec Stealth 895 Nitro.

Note: This is more than you'd think!... Typically 1-4 shots (1 Shot = 25ml) remains in the jar which is the equivalent of 11-44% of a standard 8oz (225ml) drink. When blending enough for 12oz or 16oz cups, the waste tends to be much higher than for 8oz recipes.

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Reducing waste = reducing the amount of ingredients needed per drink. This impacts our P&L. With revenues staying the same, the reduced costs will improve our profitability:

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This profit calculator is the property of LUBA Distribution Ltd and may not be distributed or changed without permission.

The calculations are to provide some form of understanding around the return on investment and are not guaranteed to be without flaws. There are many factors that may influence the calculation of an individual business which are not listed here.