NCOVID-19 cases are still rising, the pandemic is far from being finish, and as of writing, the Philippines will be under a state of calamity till 2021. It’s a sad and dreadful year, and people are fearing how can they put food on the table.
With business across industries shutting down, many are doubting and question if they too will be the next one.
While it’s hard to do business during the pandemic, it doesn’t mean its impossible. With the right method and perseverance to succeed, thriving amid the pandemic is possible.
Build a Social Media Presence
Choose what you are most familiar with, and the platform where you think you can see more of your business’ target market.
Building a social media presence is one of the greatest ways to market yourself to a large crowd without paying thousands to market yourself through advertisement or billboard for everyone to be aware of your business.
Growing your online platform is also a great way to connect more with your customers and build a community.
Open an E-Commerce for your Business
Make your food cart business online. You may start with selling with your close friends first through Facebook, as you become more accustomed, you can build your e-commerce website where people aside from your friends and family can have ease of access on viewing and ordering your products.
Set a Home Delivery Service
People are eating outside less because of the pandemic, but that doesn’t mean that they no longer crave the delicious food of restaurants and food carts that they loved.
Partner with a courier service to give your customers better access to receiving your products straight to their homes.
Be Responsive with Your Customers
When you put an online business, people’s inquiry will soon follow, and it’s crucial to answer all of these inquiries no matter how repetitive the questions are from one customer to another.
Being responsive to your customers can also give you a better chance of sealing a sale from them. Most online customers tend to not buy once a store is not being responsive to their questions.
Therefore, make sure that you always have the time to check your messages now and then. Ideally, you can set-up an automatic chatbot or hire someone to help you with this task.
Receive Mentoring from a Professional
It doesn’t come cheap, but if you want to bring your food cart business online, and you have zero background with e-commerce and digital marketing then hiring a professional to either teach you or help you with all the process is an investment that you will be thankful to do.
While there are countless free webinars and information to teach you how to properly handle your e-commerce, a professional can get your food cart business selling fast the moment you start investing in a professional.
The mentioned tips are guidelines you can follow so you too can have your food cart business thriving during the COVID-19 pandemic.