If you are a great lover of bread, then you just would agree with me that it is one food that can be enjoyed any day and any time.
Bread is available everywhere in the world.
In fact, it is one meal that gets the day started this is no wonder it is used mostly as breakfast.
However, this is not to say that bread can’t be eaten at other times of the day.
It is used for sandwiches, for burger, sharwarma amongst other delicacies.
All over the world, bakeries of various magnitudes from time immemorial up until now have continued to spring up because of the viability of this kind of business.
If you are a very observant resident in Africa, then you might also have noticed the way bakeries have continued to spring up.
This can be attributed to none other than the fact that this type of venture is a money spinner.
Whilst some investors have the capital to venture into the big time bread production sector, yet others who are not able to start on a production scale make great profit by doing deliveries.
How might this be possible you might ask?
Here are tips on how you too can start your bread delivery business from the scratch.
Starting a bread Delivery Service – Business Plan
1. Undertake an Exhaustive Research
Even though this might sound sort of odd, since the bread business is such that is common all over the world, but still it pays a great deal when you carry out an exhaustive market research. What may be the gain of doing this you might wonder?
You stand to benefit a lot as undertaking an exhaustive research helps you to avoid some business mistakes which a number of people make when starting out in a business venture.
Since this is a bread delivery business, you would need to arm yourself with the necessary information like knowing the things needed to get the business started, the type of people you would deal with as well as other very vital information that must be known.
2. Identify Your Suppliers
Now that you might have known some important things, you might also want to consider knowing who your suppliers are. However, you must first decide whether you want to deal with a single supplier or multiple suppliers.
Dealing with a single supplier means that you might be dealing with just one kind of brand. However, when you do the multiple then you wouldn’t be restricting yourself to just one kind of brand. Care has to be taken so that you do not bite more than you can chew.
Therefore, drawing this line from the outset of your business would do you a world of good by helping you avoid some major pitfalls.
3. Know Consumer Need
This step and step 2 bullet point walk hand in glove.
This is because you are able to determine if you can take on multiple suppliers only when you know the need of the consumer.
There are brands or rather types of bread that are a no go area for some consumers.
Whilst there are some people who do not mind any brand at all provided it is a tasty brand. You must be sure to know all of this.
How are you able to pull this off?
You might start by visiting different stores where bread is being sold in the different localities to you to find out which type of bread is in demand. You might also want to garner more information by asking individuals too. You may consider starting with family and friends.
This is so that you do not invest much in wheat bread when in the real sense flour bread might be more in demand.
4. Acquire Your Working Tool
In this case, one of your major working tools would be a truck.
You may want to consider buying a fairly used bread van if you may not afford a brand new one. However, you must be sure to acquire a van that is durable and can work well. In your van you would also need some racks and baskets for placing the loaves of bread in.
These are basically the equipment you would need for a start.
5. Know Your Market
It is very expedient at this juncture that you know who your target buyers are. Since you are starting out as a delivery person, bridging the gap between the manufacturers and consumers, then it is very important that you decide to deal with stores, shops, hotels, restaurants, as well as retailers.
One of the advantages of this kind of business is that you are sure to get the bread from the producers at a much reduced price.
This means that profit is assured since you would get it lower than normal.
6. Market Your Services
You would need to begin to go all out to make people know about your business.
In this kind of venture, one of the most reliable means of advertisement is the word of mouth.
However, this might also vary based on the country you reside in.
You may want to consider visiting various stores, hotels, restaurants and other places where bread consumers are found to tell them about the services you render.
Doing this sure helps create the awareness and you can be sure to make good money in no time.
7. Hire a Few People To Start With
This step all depends on how involved or not you want to get in the day to day running of your business.
If you think you might be involved, then you might want to hire either a van driver, or an attendant; this is if you can either act as either of them.
On the other hand if you want to be at the background, then you might want to hire a van driver with an attendant.
Adhere strictly to these steps and you would be on your way to building a great bread delivery business.
In addition to all these points you might also consider being hardworking and staying optimistic.
Do not give room for negativity if you want to grow this business.