Start a Candy Selling Business, Earn Extra Income from Home
Candy Selling From Home
Selling candy from home can be fun, and it is easy. You will need at least two people to sell candy; one person can greet the customers and watch the customers. And second person will be the one that calculate the candy sells of each paying customer. Using a calculator to help count the candy sales will be a good idea, or you call use a pencil and paper to calculate the candy sales for each customer. Being courteous to your customers will be a good idea, especially when your selling candy from you're home or garage. Many of your customers you may know them personally, since they are coming from your neighborhood.
When you're selling candy from home, you will need to be organized. You can set up attractive candy displays, with proper lighting. This way the customers can see the name of the candies or other items, with bright lighting. Organizing your candy displays in order, will help for a tendency to buy more candy.
There will be a few things to use for making this 'candy selling' go smooth. Index cards can be used for putting the price on each type of candy box. For instance; you can write the price "$.70¢ for each" small bag of 'cotton candy.'
Selling candy from home can be a good source for selling candy for school as well. When children are having candy-drives at their school, they can sell that candy with the candy they have at their candy home business.
How to Sell Candy from Home
Start by getting bulks of candy at a whole-sale store that sells candy buy the bulk; such as 'Smart & Final.' Also you can sell other items that are not candy; small bags of 'popcorn' in bulk amounts, 'toy candy dispensers' in bulk, and Twinkies (cupcakes). Smaller children will like buying toy candy dispensers because they get a toy and candy all-in-one.
After a customer pays for all of their candy items, it will be a good idea to put all their candies in a 'zip lock bag' (small zip lock bag or medium). This is for customers that bought quite a bit of items from you. The 'Zip-Lock Bags' can be purchased by you at a 99¢ Store, which come in a box of about 10-15 per box.
Of course you will need customers, and this can be done by word-of-mouth. Once your first customer buys candy, then that customer will tell the next person; and the word-of-mouth is all you will need.
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Also for an added bonus to your candy selling business, you can make 'Kool Aid Ice cups.' Selling Kool Aid Icy cups in the summer time will be a great idea. First, you will need to get a large pack of Styrofoam cups from the 99¢ Store. Then you will need to get many packs of 'powdered Kool Aid' at a grocery store (the real Kool Aid brand). Try to get a few flavors like: cherry, lemon, grape, and lime.
- Mix one pack of Kool Aid into a large water-pitcher, with water.
- Add 3 ounces of sugar then mix with a large spoon.
- Layout all the 'stirofoam cups' you will need, on a table or counter top.
- Pour the Kool Aid into the cups, and then place them in the freezer.
- Depending on the available freezer space you have, you can put up to 10 Kool Aid cups in your freezer over-night. Or fill-up a deep-freezer full of Kool Aid icy cups, if you plan to have continuous sells of them, especially in the Summer.
- Then you're ready to add "Kool Aid Icy cups" to your candy selling business; and make your prices for the icy cups.
- Example; each 'icy cup' can go for about $1.00 per cup (one dollar), this way you are paying yourself back for the purchase of the cups and the Kool Aid packs purchase as well.
Items to sell for your "Candy Selling Business:"
- Candy Apples
- Cotton Candy
- Candy Necklaces
- Ring Pops
- Toy Candy Dispensers
- Bubble Gum
- Lemon Heads
- Boston Bake Beans
- Red Hots
- Tootsie Roll
- Fun Dip
Obtaining different types of candy will be useful for each customer; get soft candies and hard candies. Be consistent with the prices of your items, charge each customer with the same price. For example; you sell a candy bar to Sally for $1.00, then sell Bob a candy bar for $1.20¢. Each customer has to be charged the same amount for a particular item, be fair with prices.
List of Candy Bars
Nearly everyone likes chocolate bars, and selling candy bars will be a good way to keep customers coming back. There are so many different names for candy bars to choose from.
Kinds of Candy Bars
- Almond Joy
- Pay Day
- Heath Bar
- 5th Avenue
- Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
- Milky Way
- Butter Finger
- 3 Musketeers
- Baby Ruth
- Kit Kat
- Nestle Crunch
- Oh Henry
Some of your candies may be kept in a deep freezer overnight if you think it's necessary.
Having a 'candy selling business' can be for adults as well as children. Also selling candy from home is a good way to add your child's candy drive chocolates from school to the inventory of the home candy selling business. It will be a great summer job for children. And for adults it will be a great way to make extra money to pay off household expenses.
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