Cupcake Delivery  

You’ve mixed, baked, iced, and decorated your cupcakes to perfection. Now comes the time to deliver them to your client, on time and in tact. Delivery of your delicate, perishable products can be a daunting task and is often the most stressful part of a baker’s day. But by not offering delivery to your customers you risk losing business. To ease your anxiety over large and small deliveries, consider the following tips for success.

  1. Plan Ahead

  2. Just like you do with your bulk cupcake orders, planning ahead of time for delivery will reduce a lot of the stress that comes with delivery. Ask yourself the following questions to streamline the process.

  3. • What is the delivery address and directions to it?
    • Will traffic be a factor?
    • Is there commercial vehicle parking available? 
    • Are there stairs or other obstacles at the delivery address to be aware of?
    • Do you need to bring extra help carrying the cupcakes? 
    • What is the contact name and number?
    • Where should you place the cupcakes upon arrival?

Cupcake Delivery

Packaging

Placing cupcakes into boxes with cupcake inserts will greatly reduce the risk of cupcakes sliding during transportation. Make sure boxes are securely closed and, whenever possible, place them in a single layer.

Packing

Perhaps the most important part of the delivery process is packing the cupcakes into the delivery vehicle and making sure they are secure for transport. Always place your cupcakes on a non slip mat on the floor of your vehicle and never transport cupcakes in the seat of your car or in your lap.

Transporting

Now it’s time to take off. Keep your vehicle air conditioned during transportation to prevent icing from melting off. Take into consideration the climate your cupcakes will be sitting in, and plan your delivery time accordingly. And remember, drive carefully and smoothly. Avoid sudden braking, sharp corners, and bumpy roads if at all possible.

Arrival

Congratulations! You’ve made it to the venue. When you arrive at your destination, inform your contact of your arrival. Assess the route to the dessert table and make sure the surface is level. Finish any final touches to the cupcakes and rest easy knowing you’ve made someone’s event special.

 

Consider outsourcing your cupcake deliveries!

Dropoff is a same-day delivery service very experienced in cupcake and bakery delivery. We deliver for a variety of bakeries including Sprinkles, Susie Cakes and Nothing Bundt Cakes and understand what it takes to ensure successful cupcake arrival.

Vehicles and Drivers

We have branded vehicles of multiple sizes to accommodate your large or small cupcake deliveries. From Prius’ to large Transit vans, all are climate-controlled and our drivers carry insulated bags to keep your baked goods as fresh as possible during delivery.

Our driver drivers are insured, background-checked, and have extensive experience in customer service. They always arrive uniformed and branded and will represent your bakery the way you want it represented.

After Hours and Weekends

Let’s face it, birthday parties and weddings rarely happen Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9 to 5. That’s why Dropoff works around the clock to be available to you any time of day for your bakery deliveries. We work at all hours, on the weekends, and even holidays because your business is busiest at those times.

Tracking Technology

Does the thought of outsourcing your deliveries sound appealing, but the uncertainty of not being along for the ride give you anxiety? With Dropoff, you can track your cupcake deliveries in real-time on a live map throughout the journey. See exactly where your driver is and receive up-to-the-minute ETAs to ensure on-time arrival. We will even email you a signature verification upon completion of the delivery.

Fleet Replacement

Save yourself the cost and the hassle of maintaining an in-house delivery fleet. Using Dropoff to replace your fleet will reduce your liability and free up time to focus more on your business and less on deliveries.

Our experience in cupcake delivery makes us well-suited to deliver anything from a bulk order of cupcakes to a single box of macarons. Contact us today to learn more about Dropoff and to place your first delivery order!

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What Our Clients Are Saying

"I used to do 100% of all our bakery deliveries myself, and with 8-10 deliveries every day, it was becoming a full-time job. Now Dropoff handles my deliveries for me, with zero customer complaints. Today I watched my son play a high school football scrimmage in the middle of the work day, which I never would have been able to do before Dropoff took over my delivery orders. For the first time in almost four years I have been able to close my monthly accounting procedures on time as I actually have time to get my books up to date. Dropoff has been great to work with and has given me time to focus on what matters. I've gotten to the point where I can't live without them."

Brian Herbstreit - Owner, Nothing Bundt Cakes

"Our customers rely on us to be there for the moments that matter and we needed a logistics partner we could count on. We first turned to peer-to-peer services for our deliveries, but were unhappy with the level of service and how our customers were treated. Since switching to Dropoff, we’ve happily discovered they’re more than just a same-day delivery solution. Now we can get our customers their orders quickly, have trusted professional Agents representing our brand, and have been able to expand our business to boot.”

Susan Sarich - Founder, SusieCakes

"I have nothing but good things to say about the Dropoff Team! Every courier that has picked up has been on time, professional and courteous. We would highly recommend Dropoff!" 

Annie HALL - Owner, Annie's Culinary Creations
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