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Learn how to wheel and deal on eBay and other sites with the tips in these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- Big freezer
- Online division
- Shipping cartons
- Packing materials
Find your niche
Study the demands of your customer base, and make the best product you can. Make a name for your company locally. Before selling a baked good online, know what your customers want and offer them something no one else has.
Visit your local Department of Health and register as a baker. The FDA regulates food safety and nutritional labeling, so find out what laws and regulations you need to follow to operate your online business.
Get a big freezer
Buy a big freezer to store all your baked goods.
Dedicate staff to the online division
Set aside staff dedicated solely to your online division. Have them packing baked goods in the freezer, filling orders, shipping orders, and providing great customer service.
Research cartons and packing materials to find the perfect packaging for shipping your baked goods. You want the product to be the best it can be when it reaches its destination.
Get a good deal on shipping
Work with couriers to get the best deal on shipping. Most baked goods will need to be shipped overnight, which can get costly. Shipping in volume is usually cheaper.
Make a website
Build a user-friendly website with pictures of the product, descriptions, shipping information and rates, information on what to do when the product arrives, contact number, and an e-mail address. The easier you make it for customers to order online, the more comfortable they will be ordering your baked goods.