1. What is an organic food delivery service?
Many people want to buy and eat healthier, organic, products, but for one reason or another (e.g., too busy, don’t know what to buy, can’t get to the grocery store/farmer’s market), they don’t. Organic delivery services help solve this issue. Some deliver a bag of veggies every week or every other week, direct from the farm. Others do pre-made meals, box lunches, and the like.
Interest in organic foods has been skyrocketing for more than a decade, and the industry has enjoyed 20%+ revenue growth annually. Despite the recession of ’09, organic foods have continued to grow, albeit a little more slowly. Two trends combine to make this particular business a solid bet for aspiring entrepreneurs. One is how busy people are. The other is interest in chemical-free food that is more nutritious than conventionally produced food. Neither trend is likely to do anything but accelerate.
2. What required knowledge or skills are necessary?
There are no formal educational or training requirements for this job. The ability to coordinate customers’ wants with the available produce you can find for them (and there are a lot of ways to go about this) is the only real trick to the business.
3. How much money is required to start?
$-$$ (on a scale of $ to $$$$$)
4. What is the income potential?
$$-$$$ (on a scale of $ to $$$$$)
5. What is the best location for an organic food delivery service?
The location itself is not important, but you’ll perhaps want to focus your marketing efforts on densely populated areas (urban and semi-urban), as this is most likely to be where single professionals or dual income couples tend to be, and these are the folks most likely to be your target market.
6. The best questions to ask yourself to find out if this business is right for you (if you can answer yes to all three, this business might be for you):
Are you organized enough to have multiple clients with multiple requests and fulfill them all efficiently?
Do you have a passion for healthy food?
Do you enjoy spending time in transit between one client and another?
Are you a good networker, able to attract clients near each other, to reduce travel times between drop offs?
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