Coolest Delivery Vehicle Ever? I Think So....

Business By jillmakescakes Updated 4 Oct 2010 , 4:16pm by crazyladybaker

jillmakescakes Posted 1 Oct 2010 , 8:48pm
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Very early in the "let's open a shop" process, it was decided that I would have a delivery vehicle that is paid for, maintained and registered to the company. We did a little personal/company crossover for the first year with an SUV, but I wanted a minivan. We sold the SUV, bought a minivan and decided we would have it wrapped. We wanted a certain look that couldn't be achieved with simple decals.

Here are some before and after shots:

Thoughts?

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jillmakescakes Posted 1 Oct 2010 , 8:49pm
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sorry- pics didn't attach- let me try again...

jillmakescakes Posted 1 Oct 2010 , 8:49pm
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ok- they didn't attach-so I put them in my photos.

mayo2222 Posted 1 Oct 2010 , 8:51pm
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I'm not seeing them anywhere

jillmakescakes Posted 1 Oct 2010 , 8:53pm
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I promise, I am trying, but I can't get the pics to attach, so I have them on my facebook and my blog... check 'em out!

Herekittykitty Posted 1 Oct 2010 , 8:55pm
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Can you attach the url's?

Very cool. Love the back.

leily Posted 1 Oct 2010 , 8:57pm
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Originally Posted by Herekittykitty

Can you attach the url's?




They are in her signature

And very cool decals! i love the one on the back.

mayo2222 Posted 1 Oct 2010 , 9:04pm
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The back is freaky. Looks like you have cakes sitting in the back of your van with no rear door

Caths_Cakes Posted 1 Oct 2010 , 9:13pm
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the back is aweeesome!! it will definately help people notice you and take it a bit more easy!

jillmakescakes Posted 1 Oct 2010 , 9:16pm
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Matt, that was the idea! I really wanted to make sure people knew what I was carrying before the honked and flipped me the bird!

kns93 Posted 1 Oct 2010 , 9:24pm
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Originally Posted by jillmakescakes

...I really wanted to make sure people knew what I was carrying before the honked and flipped me the bird!




LOL

The van looks very cool....nice job!

awatterson Posted 1 Oct 2010 , 9:26pm
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I LOVE the back! Great job.

sweetcakes Posted 1 Oct 2010 , 9:32pm
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your van is awesome, i too love the look of the back, almost like a see through door, bet you get lots of looks when people pass by you.

PattyT Posted 1 Oct 2010 , 9:34pm
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You are right - it is very cool. The back view is a BRILLIANT idea!

Ivy383 Posted 1 Oct 2010 , 10:46pm
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Too cool! icon_biggrin.gif

ladyscots07 Posted 1 Oct 2010 , 10:49pm
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I have officially put that on my christmas list! icon_biggrin.gif

jenmat Posted 1 Oct 2010 , 10:57pm
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rock on! Love love love it! We just got a van too, but I'm thinking I'm going to have to wait on a full wrap and just do the name for now...jealous...

KHalstead Posted 1 Oct 2010 , 11:00pm
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It's so amazing, I love the dots and especially the back!! I made one of those big door magnets on vista print to hang on the back of my van, said "Wedding Cake Delivery In Progress...Thank you for your patience" and someone stole it a month ago when I was setting up a wedding cake!!! I only had it for about 2 months and got about 15 calls from people saying they got my number off a blue van while it was driving LOL

Hopefully this will get you NOTICED and get you a TON of business!!


How much did it cost to have it done?? Are those photos of your own cakes there and how did you take the pic for them to use?? I think it's just ingenious!!!

Charmaine49 Posted 1 Oct 2010 , 11:34pm
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Just love your van, it is absolutely awesome....
the back is stunning and freaky at the same time...

sari66 Posted 1 Oct 2010 , 11:39pm
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That is very cool! Love the back

Karen421 Posted 1 Oct 2010 , 11:41pm
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icon_eek.gif Very, Very, Cool!!!! thumbs_up.gif

Babs1964 Posted 1 Oct 2010 , 11:49pm
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Very cool, the back is superb not only does it let people know what you are carrying but its a great way of showcasing your companies talents!

ALR1955 Posted 1 Oct 2010 , 11:51pm
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Love it!

jillmakescakes Posted 1 Oct 2010 , 11:58pm
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Thanks everyone.

The cakes in the photo are display cakes from my shop. The guys at the wrap-place came to our shop and helped us load the van and position the cakes AND they brought a professional photog to take the pics. It was awesome.

The cost was just under 2K (the van is actually painted gold, so all of the white is the vinyl wrap) and I believe it will be worth every penny.

Also, I kid you not, not even 3 hours into driving today, I had someone ask my for a business card AT A STOPLIGHT!!!!

aquamom Posted 2 Oct 2010 , 12:15am
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Brilliant!!!

JadedJenn Posted 2 Oct 2010 , 12:36am
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Wow, that looks awesome! How long do those wraps last?

johnson6ofus Posted 2 Oct 2010 , 1:51pm
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Excellent marketing! Congrats...

jonahsmom Posted 2 Oct 2010 , 2:22pm
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That is AWESOME!!!! I absolutely LOVE the back! I want one!!! icon_smile.gif

cakeandpartygirl Posted 2 Oct 2010 , 2:38pm
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I think that it is absolutely brilliant and ingenious!!!

Cindsters Posted 2 Oct 2010 , 2:50pm
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What an eye catcher. I bet it will be great for business!

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