Street vending is a lucrative business that is flexible enough to accommodate the sales of goods of just about any kind. Anyone can start a business where the people congregate most. If you want to take your lemonade stand and pump it up a notch, check out the following tips for street vendors.
A Clean, Inviting Atmosphere
Though street vending may not be as classy as operating a sit-down restaurant, it can have as much class and flair as one wants it to have. First impressions matter; therefore, give your vehicle of choice a clean and appealing exterior. The public has a conception that food sold on the streets could likely be dirty and hazardous. This does not have to be the case with your vending operation. Besides keeping it clean, decorate your vehicle with colors and designs that send the right message and lettering that is easy to read. Apart from a good visual impression, nothing wins the heart of a customer more than quality customer service.
What is an exterior, though, if there is nothing inside? What is customer service if there is no product, let alone a mediocre one? Sell the best products you can and emphasize one specialty product. Show people what your store offers that none of the others do. Whatever you do, avoid settling for less when it comes to your quality and show the people how they are special.
Depending on where you are, you may have to fill out some paperwork and obtain a license to be a street vendor. Baltimore, for example, is a city that requires someone to get licensed. As a vendor of your choice of products (fresh produce, ice cream, artwork, etc.), you may have an idea for where you want to broadcast your wares. If not, look up different associations you can join such as a local craft or food fair that meets annually or bi-annually.
The Best Equipment
Practically, you need the best equipment to carry your goods. Your vehicle could be as simple as a bicycle or as massive as a truck or trailer. Consider what equipment you will need on the inside next, like hanging racks if you sell clothing, or freezers, batteries, and dry ice if you sell ice cream or specialty treats. At Dry Ice Corp., we can deliver the dry ice you need promptly and safely.
Dry Ice For All Your Needs
Dry Ice Corp is the largest regional supplier of dry ice and related products in the Northeastern United States. Our dry ice is fresh and delivered right to your doorstep. We are happy to help you determine the best way to ship your goods, whether you have a huge amount of cookies or a single pie, and help you select the perfect amount of dry ice for the job. Give us a call at (201) 767-3200 or contact us online for a quote. To connect with us online, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.