How do you get products to customers? Should you sell from home, at local markets, or online? Should you offer pickup or delivery? Share ideas with others about where and how you sell your products.
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Am new here, not too good at navigating site yet…..just wondering about how to handle deliveries to customers…..not sure if I want people coming to my house all the time to pick up items…..time is everything and I don’t see how it could ever be profitable if everytime someone picks up it turns into a “visit”??? Also the time involved if you…[Read more]
Some farmers markets are produce-only, but I’ve seen many CFOs successfully sell baked goods at the markets that allow them. I’ve seen two distinct approaches: the niche approach and the bakery approach. The former focuses on a few select products, and the latter offers an array of baked goods. The former can command higher prices but the latter…[Read more]
Just wondering if anyone has any advice on selling baked goods at local flea/farmer’s markets? I know that produce sells pretty well, but I’ve not seen a lot of baked goods (not here in AK anyways). There are, however, quite a few local markets in my area; and I was thinking it might be worth a try. I’m still not sure, though…so I wanted some…[Read more]
Kathleen, it depends on your state, but if the state only allows direct sales, the likelihood is that you cannot offer CFO products. CFOs are often explicitly not food facilities, and food facilities cannot offer their products for sale. I don’t think your would be considered a public event unless the market happens at a specific location.…[Read more]
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