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Specifically shipping desserts to customers. Just curious if anyone had tried it.

Also, if so were you able for it to makes CENTS? Or did it turn into time = money because you couldn't automate/delegate?
 

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Desserts as in baked goods? Or ice cream?

Food products have a lot of regulation w/regard to what you can and cannot do.

I know here in AZ you can't just cook something in your kitchen, bottle it in a jar, and sell it.

Have you looked at this? Or are you already shipping?
 

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What part of North Carolina are you in?

Here's a guy I met from the forum who makes some of the best cheese cake on the planet, yet was far too scared to sell it online, excuse after excuse.. He's right here in North Carolina too!

I'm sure you can find your answer in his thread as it was mentioned 1,000 times.

NOTABLE! - Eric from Erics Cheesecakes

^^^^
 

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Here's a guy I met from the forum who makes some of the best cheese cake on the planet, yet was far too scared to sell it online, excuse after excuse.. He's right here in North Carolina too!

I'm sure you can find your answer in his thread as it was mentioned 1,000 times.

NOTABLE! - Eric from Erics Cheesecakes

^^^^


I’m so bummed that nothing ever came of that
 

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There is a similar-sounding business near me that appears to be doing very well for itself.

Lovely Pear

They identified a space in the market for vegan cakes and now supply several high-end cafes and coffee shops around the Peak District in the UK. Targeting established businesses to supply your products may be a good starting point before looking at direct delivery to customers. If I remember right, Lovely Pear supplied a local high-end coffee shop with free samples (which were offered to customers) for a week on a trial basis.

They now provide a selection of cakes every day, I often see them being delivered whilst I am walking my dog in the morning.
 

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I’ve started a not too horrible food business.

NOTABLE! - Food business/entrepreneurship startup guide

Food products have a lot of regulation w/regard to what you can and cannot do.

I know here in AZ you can't just cook something in your kitchen, bottle it in a jar, and sell it.

^^ This.

I’m assuming since you’re asking about scale, you’re not trying to run this from your home kitchen. If so, look into your states Cottage Food Laws.

If you want to scale.. the best option will most likely be a copacker.
 

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What part of North Carolina are you in?

Here's a guy I met from the forum who makes some of the best cheese cake on the planet, yet was far too scared to sell it online, excuse after excuse.. He's right here in North Carolina too!

I'm sure you can find your answer in his thread as it was mentioned 1,000 times.

NOTABLE! - Eric from Erics Cheesecakes

^^^^
@Ericito time to give back
 

GradyS

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Desserts as in baked goods? Or ice cream?

Food products have a lot of regulation w/regard to what you can and cannot do.

I know here in AZ you can't just cook something in your kitchen, bottle it in a jar, and sell it.

Have you looked at this? Or are you already shipping?

Baked goods. Small chocolate desserts. Have not researched this yet, not sure what would be regulations. Not shipping yet. Never even considered this as a possibility until this year. I've been making these desserts for several years at the holidays, and was just asked this year if I would sell them more than I gifted them.

What part of North Carolina are you in?

Triad area, pretty close to Greensboro.

I’ve started a not too horrible food business.

NOTABLE! - Food business/entrepreneurship startup guide

I’m assuming since you’re asking about scale, you’re not trying to run this from your home kitchen. If so, look into your states Cottage Food Laws.

If you want to scale.. the best option will most likely be a copacker.

This is fantatsic, not sure how I missed that thread. Thank you for the note. And in regards to scale, I am always making sure anything I pursue has the ability to scale. Hard to buy a lambo for each day of the week if you are only selling a handful a week!
 

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