My business would not be the same without my Castiron website! It is an easy setup with lots of customization and tons of support! I am so glad I set up my shop last year before the holidays — it really helped increase my sales!
The Whimsical Cookie
Castiron provides me a professional site to my customers increasing my credibility and value while giving me the tools to effectively market and manage my business in an easy, user-friendly manner.
Wesley's Treats Hallie's Sweets
Castiron has made my cottage bakery shine, and my business easy to manage. As a platform they care about my business as much as I do.
Before Castiron, I was taking orders really manually, through emails or texts or Facebook. Now I can send customers straight to my website, and I don’t have to worry about missing any details.
I couldn't run my business without the Castiron platform. It made it so easy to get my shop up and running — it truly removed a massive barrier to me getting started!
I realized that the barrier of having to DM or text me to order was holding a lot of potential customers back.
Now that I have a professional website and a simple ecommerce checkout, I'm seeing a huge increase in new customers and they appreciate how easy Castiron makes ordering.
Easy to start, created specifically for local, handmade food: Castiron’s website builder was created to help you grow. Create a website in minutes with our templates, sell where and how your customers want to buy, and look professional without being technical. Keep customers coming back with email marketing tools, customer records, and more.
Food entrepreneurs, this is your moment. Your community is more and more conscious about what they buy and where it is from. They want food made with love. With ingredients they can pronounce. And they want to support their community while doing it.
Castiron is the best fit for your food business because we're not a one-size-fits-all tool. Selling local food is different from pre-packaged warehouse products. Whether you sell cooking classes, need local pick up, utilize pre-sales to plan inventory, or need a fully custom order form — we got you.
No code required. Add pages, sell your products, build order forms, and show off your beautiful work. We'll handle the tech so you can focus on growing your food business.
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, and our order form builder makes managing custom requests a breeze.
With our marketing tools, your email marketing can go on autopilot. We make it easy to promote your latest products, announce custom order availability, and stay connected with customers.
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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