How To Start A Candy Wrapper Business
What on earth is a candy wrapper business?
Let's put it this way.
What woman or man for that matter doesn’t love chocolate?
Consider all the moms who want to find a home-based business where they can make some money with their home computer and boy, have I got a great idea for you!
Your new home business= Chocolate + your computer!
Let me give you a quick explanation if you haven’t heard about the business of candy wrapping.
This is where you take a candy bar, and you design and print your wrapper to put over the candy bar’s original wrapper.
Now you might be wondering why someone would want to start a candy wrapper business?
Well, these favors make lovely birthday and wedding favors.
They are great for special events and get-togethers like family reunions and retirement parties and can be used in fundraising events.
And it isn’t just chocolate bars that candy wrappers are finding to wrap. They’re also covering lifesavers, gum, tic tacs, mint, and even popcorn bags.
Some wrappers are even wrapping non-food items like bubbles and matchbooks.
More Ideas Of People and Groups Who Might Want Your Service:
- Baby shops
- Bridal shops
- Event planners
- Gift shops
- Obstetrician offices
- Professional fundraising groups (try the school your kids go to)
- Specialty toy stores
- Wedding planners
The skills you will need for building a candy wrapper business might be something you already possess.
It helps to be creative and has some knowledge of graphics software. However, there are lots of programs and free ready-made wrappers available on the Internet.
Customer service skills are important too.
You’ll need to market your candy wrapper business, and there are so many great ways to get your business name out there.
A chocolate bar with your business card wrapped around it would be a great way to get people’s attention!
Equipment that you will need for starting a candy wrapper business are a computer, color printer, some graphics software, paper for your wrappers, and in some cases, you might need candy bars (sometimes clients will provide the candy bars, and you just need to sell them the wrappers).
When just starting out, scissors work great for cutting your wrappers, but as your business grows you’ll want to look into a nice paper cutter. You’ll also need something to stick your wrappers together.
Glue sticks or tape works great.
Make sure whatever you choose is acid-free and photo safe.
Once your candy wrapper business gets rolling a little more, you might want to invest in a scanner and Digital camera if you don’t already have one.
These are useful if you're going to add personal photos to your wrapper designs.
When looking for paper, candy bars, ink, etc.
Try to buy in bulk.
You’ll usually get a better deal and be able to keep more of your profits if you shop wisely.