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Top Tips For Setting Up Your Delivery Service

Updated: Feb 25, 2021

  • Get up and running - Offer a reduced menu of your most sold items to get up and running fast. You can always add more products later.

  • Source cost-effective containers to deliver your food - This could be tin trays for hot meals, cardboard containers for chips, paper bags for delivery or wrappers for burgers.

  • Transport - Discover what transport your staff have to offer, look into various options whether it be bikes, cars or vans. Organise delivery trips so that multiple meals can be delivered in one trip.

  • Keep the food warm - Source enough heat bags for your drivers and their meals, ensure food is being prepared with delivery times in mind.

  • Social Media - Post your menu, meal pictures and a webshop link to your social media accounts and any groups or discussions relating to food delivery. Post a video to update your customers on how they can order.

  • Flyers - Flyers are an affordable way to advertise to your community. Drivers can drop leaflets to each street as they deliver food. Use local marketing companies to co-promote each other and support your community.

  • News boards - Utilise online classified marketplaces to reach more people.

  • Payment Providers - Look at services that offer no monthly cost for taking payments initially but a small transaction fee. Once you hit a certain amount per week it would be with looking into a monthly payment alternative.

  • Discounts - Provide discounts for NHS staff and those that are more vulnerable. This will also generate positive PR about your new service and stir up more customers.

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