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Castiron is 100% free for artisans to use. We know how important a professional digital presence is, which is why our platform is free forever. And because we know you’re wondering, we make money when you make money, applying a small transaction fee that’s paid at checkout.
We’ve tailored Castiron to fit the needs of kitchen-based creators who are selling their products to family, friends, and followers through word-of-mouth and social media. After a super fast setup (if you can create a social media profile, you can set up a Castiron shop!), you’ll have a single place to sell, manage orders, and communicate with customers.
No code required. Add products, upload your logo, share your story, and link to your social profiles from your flexible store.
Never track down a payment or oversell products again. Real-time inventory tracking and secure payment processing make life easier for you and your customers.
With our magical marketing tools, email and social media marketing are on autopilot. We make it easy to promote your latest products and deals.
Want to know why you should consider starting a home-based charcuterie board business? During Covid, pre-packed charcuterie sales went up in volume over 80%, and by Q2 of 2021, pre-packaged charcuterie boards remained 40% higher than in previous years. Charcuterie boxes and boards are all the rage now, and sales don’t show any signs of slowing.
Though the charcuterie board started in France in the 1400s, they are seeing prominence in culture now. Charcuterie board ideas range from the classic meat and cheese presentation to the inclusion of pickled beets, honeycomb, flavored honey, teas, chocolate, boiled eggs, crackers, toasted bread, nuts, mustards, and many more delicious combinations.
If you need to know how to make a charcuterie board, look no further. There are ideas at every fine-dining restaurant and even online at places like Williams Sonoma or Goldbelly. You can start your own charcuterie board business, charge far less, and offer much more than online competitors in a food niche that is trending. The next best charcuterie board could be yours!
Let’s get down to brass tacks and talk about how to start a charcuterie business from home. You’ll need to start with a few simple steps:
Pricing strategies for your classic charcuterie may be quite different from the pricing for a specialty themed charcuterie board. Your charcuterie profit margin is vital to your start-up business’ success, so learning how to price charcuterie boards is important. Here’s a simple strategy:
To this total, we add a 20% profit margin, which is healthy in the cottage food industry. If you have a higher-end product, you can charge up to 50 - 70% profit for fine foods and an excellent presentation. Charcuterie boards are highly sought after for holiday parties and New Year’s celebrations too, so if you’re ready to get started quickly, you can take advantage of a thriving holiday food market and charge a premium for your goods.
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