Honor Snack businesses have become popular as the number of small businesses has grown. Honor Snacks provide a convenience service to businesses, especially those in buildings that lack vending machines. Honor Snack businesses deliver a prepackaged carton containing a variety of snacks to an office, with the proprietor returning later with refills and to collect the fee canister. An Honor Snack business is a simple and inexpensive business to establish. The key to long-term success is good customer service.
Start an Honor Snack Business
Determine your source of snacks. Honor Snacks are small packages of brand-name products, including salty choices, such as chips and pretzels, and candy, gum and breath mints. Snacks usually are priced the same amount, generally about 75 cents to $1, with a big mark-up for profit. Wholesale snack providers are a good source; discount retailers are, too. You can customized snack packs for various market preferences.
Find your corporate customers. Armed with some gift snacks, an actual snack box, a money canister and your promotional literature, make an appointment with the office manager. You’ll need a contact within the company to watch the money canister and the snacks themselves.
Identify an office building with a number of small businesses. You’ll want to make your route runs efficient, so it’s better to have a single high-rise with multiple companies than businesses spread out all over the city.
Gasoline will be a major cost, so find a cheap means of delivering your snack products. Make sure your auto insurance is sufficient, and, if you hire employees, verify that they are licensed and insured.