With many two-income families finding it hard to find time to do their shopping, there has been an increase of personal grocery shoppers available to these families. Personal grocery shoppers will work with you to devise a weekly menu and suggest seasonal products for freshness and quality.
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Things you need
- Business cards
- Catering hot-cold food holders
- Car for delivery
Find potential clients in the supermarket by handing out your business card to clients you see on a weeknight or weekend. If they are trying to juggle both the shopping, their cell phone and children, they are a perfect candidate to consider your services.
Post your business card in the community board area. Tack several in a stack and replace frequently.
Meet with your clients and suggest a weekly service to start. Give them a discount if they sign up for a three month trial period.
Arrange for a mode of communication that works best for them. Do they prefer to communicate by e-mail, by phone or by weekly meetings. Find out if you are driving the menu development or are they going to provide you with a list.
Purchase large catering holding containers. They can be purchased at wholesale restaurant supply marts. They will keep your clients food chilled or frozen for four hours while you deliver all your clients food. They can run from £130 to £260 each, but will be a valuable asset when you realise they can keep ice cream from melting.
Network at "Mommy and Me" classes or fitness centres. Handing our your cards at these events can yield numerous leads.
Tips and warnings
- Ask your client for a list of allergies. Have a lawyer draw up a contract for them to sign to free you from any lawsuit regarding food that might have been tainted at the supermarket.