How to start a bakery
What type of bakery do you want to start ?
Do you plan on turning your baking addiction into a profitable business? That’s great! But what kind? Have you planned it out yet?
Well, if you haven’t made up your mind about the kind of bakery service you want to provide, maybe this will help. There are generally four types of bakeries – counter service bakeries, specialty service bakeries, sit-down bakeries and online bakeries.
Learn more about them by reading the details below.
1. Online Bakeries
Bakers have found a way to provide baked goods at a lesser cost. They do away with having a storefront and just do business through the Internet. What they do is obtain the necessary licenses that one usually gets when putting up a bakery, then they create a website where they can post pictures of their products and add a shopping cart service onto the website.
2. Counter Service Bakeries These are the traditional kind of bakeries wherein the staff would tend to their customers as they approach the counter. There the customers would choose the type of bread or baked goods they would like to purchase, people behind the counter wrap it up for them and then the customers pay. It’s the typical kind of bakery you see, and the great thing about it is that it provides quick service to customers.
3. Specialty Service Bakeries Specialty service bakeries are those that specialize in certain types of baked goods. Usually, the products customers purchase from these types of bakeries are those that are pre-ordered. They describe to bakers what they want done, and the bakers would work on the project for a given number of days. Examples of such bakeries include wedding cake bakeries, personalized cakes and pastries providers, etc.
4. Sit-Down Bakeries A lot of bakeries nowadays are trying to attract more customers and gain more profit by letting their customers dine inside the bakeries. They provide clean seating and waiting services, as well as menus with a selection of food their customers can choose from. These bakeries are like cafes, adding coffee beverages and other refreshments, only they still would mostly specialize in baked goods.