Home chefs are not confined to the walls of the house, Art decorators do not just design their own walls, and everyone is looking to reach out to a larger audience, feel appreciated and monetize their talents. One of them is baking.
Of late, I have noticed many small bakeries spring up in nooks and corner and they dole out some marvelous products, and reinvent old and tardy products in the yummiest ways.
While some do have the privilege to sell their products out of a brick and mortar store, not many can afford it considering this is generally a experiment or out of necessity. No, but are we going to be deprived of these beautiful creations because they cannot get themselves a store?
Now, that would have been the case if we in the 60s. Today, everyone is welcome on the internet. You do not have to be a qualified web developer to start an online store. There are many, and I mean innumerable, sites that allow customers to create and customize online stores with an attached payment gateway etc for a nominal monthly fee.
In the case of a bakery, it is simple! I am assuming a start up bakery will not have more than a 100 product. A 100, because many sites charge extra if you have over a 100 products to sell. These websites allow you to set a limit on the number of products, manage inventory, add discount coupons, accept payments and manage shipping. This is more than enough for anyone looking to start a small bakery. You can customize the theme of the website using images of your products or use an inbuilt theme matching relevant to your industry. Since purchasing cakes online is not something unheard of, many people opt for this option as a simple way of gifting their family and friends or doing away with the travel to their favorite bakery across the town. Many cake shops in Mumbai having multiple branches have begun to develop a web store for the customer’s convenience. I would love to have every other cake shop in Mumbai even the small ones to have a web store over their physical stores.