Mobile vending businesses are growing as we speak. You will be meeting individuals who want to start their business at a small scale with flexible working hours. Selling these mobile carts are profitable as well given that the market is in stable condition. The buyers will purchase different mobile stalls based on the requirements – whether it is to sell one item of food or cater to different target customer. The following points are guidelines that will help you start mobile vending selling business, if it’s what you want to do?
Laws and regulations
There are laws and regulations governing the vending stalls in different local areas or even states. In most cases, a concessionaire’s license must be obtained annually to operate. This permit must be visible to all customers. The laws and regulations go to the extent of inspecting the type of cart being used and the equipment that will be used. The other criteria that will be scrutinised are the following:
- How till the products be made, stored and prepared and the types of products
- Fresh water supply
- Safety food handling training programs
- Hygiene guidelines
- Pre-review of the equipment
Inform your clients of the laws and regulations so that they are aware of what they have to do before establishing their small business.
You need to decide what type of vending stalls you will be selling to your customers. There might be customers looking for a food van for sale or even a cart. You need to choose to which customers you will be catering to. Some vendors prefer to only sell one type of food (hotdogs) or beverage (coffee) to ensure that they will be able to manage and keep the cart clean.
Is there a waiting list?
In certain local areas, there is a waiting list for those who wish to place their carts in the downtown area. You can always look at alternative locations such as flea markets, retail shops, outside malls and parking lot and whenever there is a festival or event happening.
Have a chat with the customer who will be buying a kiosk from you. Make sure that you can provide them with a list of suppliers that will be needed by the customer. For example, if you client is interested in buying a unique coffee cart, give them a list of food and beverage suppliers.
Don’t forget to continue doing your research about the changing vending cart industry to ensure to provide customers the updated mobile stalls.
Your business will be successful if you are passionate about providing the best for your customers!