HEAD OF OPERATIONS
Plastic waste has become public enemy number one since David Attenborough revealed the horrific damage plastic is doing to our oceans in Blue Planet II. And when it comes to milk, glass bottles are an obvious alternative to plastic pints. As a Dairy2Door franchisee you will be able to deliver glass bottles to your customers.
You will need to find 1000’s of customers who would welcome a home delivery service. These customers might be:
- The elderly
- Young families who have difficulty in getting to the shops
- Anyone who is housebound or who has mobility problems
- Green clients who appreciate the environmental benefits
- People who just appreciate good service
- People who are just too busy and rely on their coffee or tea
Look closely at your local area to identify whether or not enough potential customers live there. Ideal places include new housing developments, sheltered housing complexes and blocks of flats. Don’t forget that some people might welcome having groceries delivered along with the milk – a recent survey showed that the average milk round sells more than one hundred different products. In fact Dairy2Door doorstep delivery service offers customers more than 100 products.
There ares also Trade customer opportunities
As well as delivering milk and other products to householders you might also have some trade, or wholesale customers. These are known as semi-retail customers and might include:
- Corner shops
- Petrol filling stations and other retail outlets
- Caravan and camp sites
- Catering establishments
- Hotels and guest houses
- Nursing and residential homes
- Play schools, schools, nurseries
Local businesses might also welcome a regular delivery for staff use, particularly if they are located on business or enterprise parks with few shops nearby. Why not offer a range of tea and coffee making products and perhaps some snacks like biscuits and cookies? Don’t forget that many large employers have an on-site canteen that is likely to use milk and dairy products every day.
This is a growing business for today and tomorrow
Being your own boss is such a rewarding process, knowing that what you do is all for you and that is a great feeling, it’s hard work but worth it in the end.