Feb 25, 2014

Guide to Successful Cake Deliveries

homezweethome.info -As a matter of fact, delivering cakes could be quite stressful. It could be that the person has spent many hours crumb coating, baking and decorating besides planning, designing and preparing for making a cake. However, it is the delivery that can actually break or make the cake.

  • Delivery charges: In order to build a successful business and to earn good revenue, it is necessary to charge the customers for delivery. This is because deliveries do cost a good amount of money, and also, are stressful. They take enough preparation, time, packing, organizing things, and someone to take it to be delivered at the specified address.
  •  Structuring the cake correctly: Many delivery concerns could be reduced if the cake is properly structured. There are various tips available on the net that can help to construct the cakes in a better way.
  • Planning in advance: Deliveries do require enough planning and time. Therefore, adequate time is to be taken out while planning a delivery, and several things need to be understood like the location of delivery, time taken to reach the destination, whether the delivery is to be made during rush hour, if there is any alternative route if there is a delay or accident on the way, if there are other orders for the day and whether they can be coordinated etc.
  •  Contacting key vendors: By being organized, it is possible to be ahead in competition. This way it is possible to get good recommendations.
  • Setting up emergency contact person: It is essential to note down the emergency number and contact details of any other person who is close to the client to make sure that the delivery is on time and to seek help in case of any issues on the way.
  • Delivering early: It is advisable to have the delivery done much before time to avoid last moment delays.
  • Carrying emergency cake supplies: These are required in case there is a requirement to repair the cake.
  • Carrying business cards: This will help to get introduced to the other vendors to expand business.
  • Availing insurance: Business insurance is a necessity. Several companies and venues might need insurance proof for delivering to their business. Also, insurance is likely to protect the business and the entrepreneur, materials, equipments or law suits pertaining to food contamination and health issues.
  •  Maintaining the delivery vehicle: Since deliveries are quite stressful, the vehicle needs to be in top condition. Only then delivery can be made smoothly and on time.
  • Smiling and breathing: It is better to stay calm during the delivery so that a better impression can be had from the receiver.
  • Customer pick up: Several customers might desire to pick up the cakes by themselves from the bakery. In such a case, it is very important for the entrepreneur to clearly specify the importance of understanding the ways to transport the cake, tips to drive carefully so that the cake is not damaged. Also, they should be requested to sign the customer pick up form.


The author works in the marketing department with expressgiftservice.co.uk and helps his team to deliver their best while serving the clients.  

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