Long Distance Orders, Help Please?!

Decorating By LCC10 Updated 13 Aug 2010 , 10:19am by LCC10

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LCC10 Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 9:40am
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Hi All,

Question for those who run cake businesses, if you take orders from a client who lives quite a distance away, how do you send their order to them and is it costly? I have someone who lives in Scotland who would like to place an order (I live in London) and I'm worried about transporting the cakes/ cupcakes to them without them getting damaged or the cakes tasting fresh enough?

Any experiences/ comments welcome!

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houseofroyalvelvet Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 10:14am
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I think it's not a good idea to transport the cake if the distance is too far away. If something happens on the way there your cake may be broken/chipped. At the end the customer complains & you may not get the credit. I do cake orders like that too but within the state. It's better to save your "name" if you get what I mean, rather than promoting it in that way. I don't mean to discourage you, just thinking of the bigger risk that you may end up with later on.

Well..hopefully somebody else can give you better advice. Cheers.

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LCC10 Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 10:19am
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Thanks for the reply, I really appreciate your opinion and to be honest I'm feeling like it's not worth it just incase they were damaged (which is probable!) and the cost of a courier would probably be excessive to say the least! I couldn't take it up there myself as I just don't have the time.

Hmmm oh well...

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