There’s no doubt freshly baked goods have a sort of power over us; they evoke pleasant feelings, they lift up our moods, and even make us kinder to strangers. What this means is no matter how much healthy trends take over, bakeries are here to stay for good.
However, if you want to stay a step ahead of competition in the bakery business, you’re going to have to invest in efficiency. What I mean by this is finding the machinery that cuts down the time it takes you to prepare and bake, like the handy dough flattener machine. They are designed to help you out with producing consistent and even dough thickness and increase production at that.
Of course, there are other types of baking innovation you can implement, not just the dough flattener machine, but mixers and depositors to name few. Along with this, it’s equally important to neatly organise the space to improve the work flow, both machinery and tools, so make sure what you buy actually fits the space and adds to the efficiency. The same goes for ingredients too – they have to be readily available. The last thing you want is customers waiting!
If you want to appeal to a wider customer base, you should prepare to treat the palates of those into the healthy trends too whether it’s with local organic ingredients, strictly vegan goods, high-protein goods, or allergen-free products. This means you have to try and expand your menu the best way you can, offering great variety and quality. The secret is in offering something they can’t resist.
Last but not least, the marketing tricks. Perhaps you might not find the “free” strategy necessary but try it once and you’d see how quickly your free goods are given away. You could do so with a certain number of goods people buy (e.g. pay one, get two), or give away what you didn’t sell the previous day. Likewise, pay attention to the packaging.
Maybe you’d be interested in getting some unique packaging that wins over with how stylish it is or you might give the eco-friendly alternative a chance, made from biodegradable bamboo for example. Not only would you win the favour of eco-aware customers, you’d also help cut down your carbon footprint and waste, so your bakery success wouldn’t harm nature.
Don’t forget to rely on the social networks to share your goods, daily posting something new and savoury to attract more customers. Sharing is caring!