Canning and bottling craft beverages: stick with mobile vendors or purchase a system of your own? For most craft beverage makers, the focus is on making unique and delicious recipes that people will love. Packaging those hand-crafted drinks is sometimes an afterthought. Many people start with a mobile canning and bottling vendor and decide to purchase their own system as they grow. Mobile canners and bottling companies are a great option for companies that are just starting out and don’t have the sales to justify owning their own line. Also, many tap rooms, wineries, and breweries don’t have enough space or staff to run a system on site. A mobile vendor can provide packaging services on demand for both bottled and canned beverages. Many of them use Wild Goose canning and Meheen bottling machines because of their durability, ease of use, and adaptability. Why make the move to owning your own system? Can and bottle on your own time. When you own your own system, you can package your beverages whenever you want. You eliminate scheduling constraints and can better meet the needs of your customers or distributors. Increase your profitability. Having your own system means lower overall cost compared to working with a vendor. In a very short period of time, the money you make selling packaged drinks will pay for the machine and leave you with pure profit. Maintain your flavor quality standards. By running your own system, you can dial it into to meet your specific standards for flavor and quality. You spend a lot of time and effort making sure that you make the best tasting drinks on the market. With your own system, you control all the variables. Get better control of your inventory. As demand for your drinks increases, you will be ready. When sales aren’t where you want, you can scale down your packaging until you are ready to increase production.