Looking for an extremely profitable food business idea. Well, I'm going to give you 10 different ways to take your food product and sell it and they are extremely profitable and it's a great way to start a small food business. We're going to dive into those 10 right now.
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So I'm going to dive into these 10 and I'm going to give you a short reason as to why I created these 10 specific ways to sell a food product. So let's not beat around the Bush and waste any time. Let's jump right into it. I'm going to go from 10 down to the number one way that you could sell a food product and give you a little bit of feedback as to how each one of these came into play. And we're part of our list. So number 10 is wholesale.
When you create a food product, and this is some great beginner's tips if you're just starting your food business, wholesale is a fantastic way to sell large quantities of your food product at lower price points per unit, but in a larger volume. So normally who buys from wholesale, uh, at a wholesale price point?
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It's food distributors, it's food retailers, resellers, and so on and so on. So if you're looking to dive into a profitable food business and get it going from scratch, from the ground up wholesale and selling it bulk is something that was definitely something you may want to think about. The reason being is that you could produce products in bulk if you have large batches of a product, break them down into individual units. And what you're looking to do is so case packs as opposed to individual seagull items. So wholesale makes it into a number 10.
kitchen, you're renting and you want to create a profitable, uh, businesses with food, look at your local restaurants, local coffee shops, eateries, cafes, um, these are places where it'sNumber nine is food service. This is actually a type of industry that a lot of food start startups and food beginners, if you're just starting out, don't know about or dot was aware of it. Foodservice is actually these food distributors who sell mega, mega quantities of food products and they sell them to hospitals, hotels, resorts, anywhere where there's a large cafeteria, even restaurants, restaurant chains, franchises, and so on and so on. And they actually sell larger quantities of the products similar to wholesale in a sense. But food service is dedicated to a specific set of, of restaurants and a separate simple set of, uh, food businesses that buy-in much, much larger quantities. So foodservice businesses you can actually sell your products to and they'll warehouse it and then they will send it out to all of their clients and customers, uh, globally or even nationwide. Number four, local restaurants, coffee shops and eateries. So if you're starting out from scratch and you've got a very small maybe commercial
So number six is mom and pop stores, mom and pop grocery stores. What I mean by mom and pops is independently owned grocery stores. They are a lot easier and a lot faster to get into, similar to what I mentioned before in regards to the coffee shops and restaurants, but these types of grocery stores are independently owned. So a lot of times the buying is done right at the store level and you can either get a store manager or someone on staff who was in charge of bringing new products on, but you meet with them in person, you shake their hands, you bring in a couple of samples and it's a lot easier to get into those stores than it would be something like a Publix or Kroger Wagman's and such because those nationwide chains have a lot of hoops to jump through, get your feet wet, get started, get some cash flow moving and get into some local grocery stores.easy to get into or easier to get into.
Then it would be a franchise chain or if it would be a national grocery chain, for instance, where you've got a lot of corporate buyers and you've got people who make decisions in a corporate building who don't have really anything to do with the local community. But getting into local mom and pop restaurants, coffee shops and places are a good way to start and it can become very profitable because you can produce your product in small batches and you can make really good margins once you get them in numerous amounts of start in several stores within a small radius of where you live. That is a great way to get your feet wet and get started when you're looking at a local food business. Now, number seven, local festivals, farmer's markets, and events.
There are numerous different types of concerts, sporting events, um, festivals, farmer's markets and such where you can get in and sell large quantities of products within a small period of time, even just over, over a period of a window, a weekend from a Saturday to a Sunday. And if you get yourself into some of these that I've heard about in California, Texas, and even parts of Florida in New York, these events over a span of a week and can get anywhere from 50 to 100,000 people in that small amount of time, it can be extremely profitable for your food product.
Number five, online selling food online through Etsy, eBay, Amazon is, is something that can be extremely profitable and can move extreme amounts of product. Reason why I say that is, of course, I've been online for nearly 12 years now. When you first get started, it's it. You have to understand how e-commerce works and you gotta be patient with the process once you get up and running, though you have literally the entire planet at your door. Using Etsy alone, I have actually shipped our products to 15 different countries. Um, and it, and it's opened huge doors of opportunities for us. Um, so being online is a hugely profitable, uh, food business to start. And you can start small. It could be a small scale food business idea, you know, doing it from a home or from a commercial kitchen and getting yourself online, being online even on your own website gives you an opportunity to be way outside of just local eateries and local businesses. Number four on the weekend. But the amount of food you can turn over at some of these events is astronomical. Some of these college stadiums, for instance, have anywhere from 50 to 100,000 seats in one stadium. It could be an extremely profitable weekend selling food or even just one singular event that can, you can make thousands of dollars. Number three, you can actually get other people to sell your product. If you get your business up to one of these affiliate programs where other people can promote your food product and they get a portion, like you get a percentage of the product that they sell, that's part of the affiliate program. And it wouldn't be you actually promoting affiliates. You're relying
other people should actually promote your food products, sign up on one of these platforms and you allow yourself to get exposure through their social media, their potential, a new business that they can bring you. And in turn they get a small percentage every transaction. But the amount of time it takes to get exposure and utilizing the program is much shorter because there's so many people who are signing up
products you can allow them to do kind of like the, the legwork for you. Number two, Costco, Sam's and BJ's, bulk box stores that sell huge quantities of product. Why is that hugely profitable? Because of the amount of product they can sell and the quantity, the size of the packaging of your product, you can move an enormous amount of your product. These methods. Now to do that is, of course, you would be at a commercial facility. You would be to have some type of a, of a commercial kitchen where you're preparing a food product or even renting a place. Now of course there are a few guidelines, larger companies that of course, you have insurance
being incorporated and so on and so on. Um, but it's definitely a way to move a tremendous amount of food products and it's extremely profitable because they've got stores everywhere from East to West coast. So number one, national chain grocery stores and having a co-packer produce your product. Now you're probably thinking, well Damien, that may say that sounds like quite a bit of money to invest to get started. You could start very small and you can get your foot in the door with a Kroger, with a Wegman's, with a Publix, any of these large chains, and you could get a couple of stores at a time and little by little being rolled out throughout the company and then company-wide and you can actually get co-packers to produce it for you. And then your next question might be, what does it even cost a lot of money to have a co-packer?
Not if you're comparing it to you producing the quantity of product that these stores would need in comparison to them doing it for you. And in a faster, more efficient manner, it actually costs you less if you worked with a co-packer or a private label company and have them produce it for you. But is it profitable? Sure it is. It's hugely profitable because you're actually getting your product in a store chain that is literally in almost every single state. Now, obviously Publix and a couple of other wagons as such, they're not nationwide chains, but when you start to get one state rolled out with another state and so on and so on, it gives you a much easier way to get your foot into a much larger chain of grocery stores. So national grocery chains from East to West coast and utilizing a co-packer is the most profitable endeavor that you can do when a small business. So if any of these were great, please do give me a big thumbs up if you'd like to list. If you have questions about any of these on the list. As always, please do let me know down below. And again, this is marketing food online and I will see you guys on the next video.