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About Us

Thanks for visiting Gumball.com!

Gumball.com, originally United Wholesale Gumball, was founded on September 15, 1993 by Jack Hovenier in Bellingham, WA. Jack thought it would be cool to sell his products online and thus was an early adopter of internet technology. Our first webstore was a basic 4 page site but it cemented us in history as being the first and original vending products distributor on the internet.

United Wholesale Gumball got its start in the vending business by securing the exclusive right to market and sell the Wizard spiral gumball machine across the US. Under Jack's leadership, sales quickly ramped to over $2 million annually but competitors realizing his success identified a way to engineer around the patented Wizard and started making and selling knock-off products. Over time sales of the Wizard slowed and Jack's interest in the business waned. 

In 2008 Spencer Williams bought the company and focused on redesigning the website, automating back office operations, expanding the product offering, marketing, and building a top notch team to deliver best-in-class customer service.

Today, our people make the difference and we're driven to deliver the best service and value to our customers. This commitment to "being the best" has resulted in an A rating from the BBB!

We're also proud to offer the broadest selection of vending machine products from leading companies like: American Changer, Beaver, Carousel, Concord Confections, Ford Gum, Global Gumball, Oak Leaf, Mars, Seaga, Wonka and more.

We're headquartered in sunny Southern California and our fulfillment is handled by 9 distribution centers across the US and Canada. Please visit our Amazon store: Gumball Inc.