How to Sell Food Items Online

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If you make food as a baker or food supplier, then get more customers by creating a website to sell your food items online. Even if you’re not a professional but you make special foods that friends and family enjoy, consider selling online. To be able to get the appropriate permit from the Department of Health, you need a record of all of the ingredients in your food items.

Things You'll Need

  • Freezer
  • Storage
  • Packaging
  • Website

Decide your target audience. For example, if you’re selling baked goods such as cookies or brownies, this factors into how you promote your website.

Contact the Department of Health and register as a baker or food supplier (See References). The department will make sure that you meet all regulations and standards. Once your registration is complete, you will receive your permit for a home food supplier business.

Purchase a large freezer. Make sure that you have all of the proper storage and cooking equipment for the food you’ll be selling. Be prepared for large orders.

Purchase packaging suitable for sending your food to online customers. Such packaging could include Styrofoam and thick boxes to prevent the food from moving around. Test by sending a package to a friend.

Create a website that that includes pictures of each food item, prices and delivery methods. Be as simple as possible. A professional photographer's work may be more polished than pictures you take yourself.

Create a PayPal account specifically for the website. Sign up for a PayPal business account and get the code for a PayPal button to add to your website.

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