Today, consumers are not only looking at which grocery and supermarkets can provide the best products at the most competitive prices. Consumers are also looking at which groceries can provide the greatest level of convenience. Because of this, grocery delivery services have grown in popularity especially for busy professionals who are already balancing their time between work and family. If you want to cash in on the trend, here’s how you can renovate your van and set up a delivery service for grocery.
Take out the seats and upholstery. First, you will need to remove the back seats in your van, including all of the upholstery. This is the crucial first step to freeing up space in your van. Remember, you need the space since you will be delivering groceries to people. Delivery services often feature minimum purchases, which means that the groceries you will deliver will likely be pretty large. You need all the space you need.
Adding the shelves and racks. Now that you have space in your van, the next step is to add in couple of shelves and racks. These will ensure that the groceries for your customers are not damaged as you travel. Remember, you do not want to break the jars of sandwich spread for your customers, and you do not want to flatten the bread they ordered. Make sure that the racks come in at least two sizes – one for very large grocery deliveries, and another for the average grocery packaged. You will also need to make sure that the shelves and racks will keep the goods from falling off even over road bumps, and that the racks and shelves are strong enough to support the weight of many bags of grocery.
Organization system. Next, you should also prepare an organizational system for delivering the groceries. Some companies use baskets with little slots where they can attach the name and address of the customer. Some people have alphabetized shelves, while others arrange the deliveries in keeping with the delivery route. Choose the organizational system that suits you best. What is important is that you have a system in place.
Testing the van. Next, test the delivery van by loading up your van with dead weights, boxes of books or even canisters filled with sand. The important thing is that you are able to simulate just how much weight the van will carry on a normal load, and whether the van itself and the shelves and racks attached to the van will be able to handle all of it. Do not just load the dead weights into the van. Make sure that you also take the van for a spin around the neighborhood.
For the finishing touches, paint the exterior of your van with the name of the grocery that has hired your delivery services. Add your own business logo and contact details, so that people can contact you for grocery delivery services. With these steps, you can earn money by simply delivering other people’s groceries.