Would a food delivery service work well in your community? Convenience and time are commodities that busy people cherish. Food delivery services capitalize on clients don’t have the time or want to make the effort to pick up a meal. Here are 5 steps to start your own food delivery service.
Identify restaurants that don’t offer a food delivery service.
1. Make a list of businesses that you could work with to provide a food delivery service. Contact them and start negotiating how it will work (see #4). This is a mutually beneficial business. Get to know their prep time, how they will package the meals, and how you will contact them with the orders.
2.Create menus for the restaurants you will represent. Post them on your website. Print them up for distribution to apartment complexes, industrial parks, etc. Your food delivery service is well on its way!
3.Come up with a fun name. Develop a website that can take orders, track them and even handle the payments via credit card for your food delivery service.
Food Delivery Service Startup
4.Consider your revenue sources. You can make money by negotiating a discount or commission with restaurants you will be working with; after all, you are bringing them an entire new source of revenue. If your clients are paying $20 for that dinner, the restaurant might sell it to you at a discount. Next, you’ll be able to tack on a “delivery charge” for your service. Finally, the client might give you a tip.
5. Work on a marketing program. Go to office complexes, residential neighborhoods, colleges, etc. to market your new business. Don’t forget local motels in the area. The restaurants you are working with might post your service on their websites, too. Develop a brochure, do a targeted mailing, put together a great logo and post it on your vehicle to attract attention as you drive around town. Include your phone number and website.
You don’t need a food handler’s license to open a food delivery service because you are not preparing any food. Take a tour of your community and see if there are enough food businesses that don’t offer a food delivery service to make your new venture a dream come true.
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