3 Ways to Enhance Customer Loyalty at Bakeries

Everyone who visits a bakery is in the mood for celebration, so why not add happiness to their vibe by offering them deals and coupons to redeem? As the customer is king, you should serve them accordingly. Rise POS is a Point of Sale software that helps bakeries and cafeterias make exciting offers and provides tools for enhancing customer loyalty.

1} Registering Customer Information – while taking orders from the customer the salesman takes the customer’s information in order to stay in touch with them. Rise POS helps the bakery to stay in personal contact with their customers with features such as sending them a message for their next occasion. It helps customers think about the service provided by you previously and decide accordingly whether or not to opt for the service you provide. Rise POS helps you with the best customer service as it offers:

A]  Rewards and Loyalty points on the customers’ next order

B] Sends out digital greetings to the customer through WhatsApp & SMS. this helps in brand recall.

Below is a conversation between a salesman and a customer. Look how the customer information is captured in Rise POS.

Salesman- Good morning sir may I know your name

Customer- good morning, you can call me Seema

S – may I know what are you looking for?

C – I’m Looking for a Birthday cake for my mother.

S – worry not, I will show you the best cake options, but before that, I’d like to tell you that we also offer to make you customized cakes, would you like me to go further with the details?

C- yes sure.

S- so ma’am, I’d like to tell you that we make 2 & 3 tiers of cake, we also add photos to the cake if you want.

C- what would the prices be for a 3kg cake? 

S- the price for 1kg is 500, but the custom cake of 3 kg may cost you according to your design, if it’s a 2-tier, you will be charged around 2000, and the 3-tier will go around 2500.

C- and if I want to add an image to the 3-tier cake, what would the range be?

S- adding an image will cost you an extra 500, so that is 3000.

While taking this information, the salesman is saving it in Rise POS so that he can contact him next year to give him offers on the orders. There also is an option in the system where the system categorizes customers according to their expenditures.

2} Retention  Plan for Customers- Rise POS provides a feature that offers the customer membership with cashback offers and discounts on the next order. This helps you attain customer loyalty, and also gives your bakery more added value in terms of recognition. Customer loyalty and customer satisfaction are the 2 main factors to be considered while running a business. 

Read the conversation below between the salesman and Seema.

S- Your order has been placed and you will be informed when the order is ready to be dispatched.

C- Thanks so much.

S- Before you go, I’d also like to inform you that we offer memberships @499 / year which gives you an extra discount of 20% on every upcoming order of yours this year. Would you like to subscribe?

C- Hell yeah, this year each time of celebration I’m going to be visiting you. Thank you.

3} Make celebrations extra special by going the extra mile for your customers. Customer satisfaction, customer loyalty, and customer service are best provided by doing small and cute gestures such as:

A] offering a free pinata balloon  for a child’s birthday

B] offering free chocolate for a teenager’s birthday

C] offering roses or greeting cards for senior citizens and anniversary specials.
Let us continue reading the conversation between the salesman and Seema-

S- So Mrs. Seema I’d like to know if your mother is fond of roses

C- Yes, why?

S- Here is a rose from our bakery for your mother 🙂

C- Thank You so much, I really liked your service and I will recommend this place to my friends too.

Here was a conversation between the salesman and a happy satisfied customer. Make sure you do the same by using Rise POS in order to increase Customer Loyalty and Customer Satisfaction. 

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Yogesh Wagh January 14, 2023 0 Comments

Manage Custom Cake Design for Bakeries and Patisseries

Custom cake design

“With great power comes great responsibility” -Uncle Ben

Custom cake design: No matter how skillful your chef may be at making tiers and tiers of flavourful delicious cakes if you cannot manage deliveries and orders under a time constraint, the chef’s maneuver is wasted and gets underappreciated. Why waste time and budget on redundant work when you can just rent Rise POS software that does it all in less than half of the budget that’s being wasted on incompetence? 

Management of different pastries and bread can be a task alone, comes in the custom design cake; it gets more complicated.

Worry not because this blog will solve your management problems as it focuses on the management of custom cakes. Following are some differentiators you may want to go through to make sure customization of cake management is easier:-

Manual Rise POS
Instructions may get tampered with Instructions are recorded by the customer directly in the RisePOS
Pricing gets confusing as the size or  weight could vary Payment calculation is calculated as per the size or weight directly by the software
Photo cakes- the vendor may send the incorrect photos to the chef The image is immediately sent to the kitchen at the time of punching the order
Handling several special orders may increase the risk of mixing up the designs Prompt and seamless communication with the kitchen
Managing outstanding advances is painful Smooth and stressfree handling of finances

– Instructions may get tampered with by the vendors or may get jotted down wrongly by the manual procedure. In contrast, Rise POS records the instructions given by the customer to the vendor which is then forwarded to the chef with the help of the software. The system calculates custom special order pricing by itself 

– Manual pricing can be a task when the cake is ordered in kilogram decimals, but Rise POS defeats this factor by calculating it on the system itself.  

The software shows professionalism as it sends the customer a reminder message about the delivery/ pickup details.
Not just that, the vendor will also be able to see how many orders of that particular day and the next day is pending so that the day is well planned.

For an error-free performance in the industry, you can blindly trust Rise POS as it is cloud-based software. Nowadays people may go wrong but not technology.

Rise POS is the software that will help you excel in the industry and help you make audacious targets in the future.

Custom Design Cake Order taking and Billing with Rise WebPOS – Video link to how custom cakes are managed by RisePOS software.




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Yogesh Wagh January 9, 2023 0 Comments

How to Maintain Bakery Standards 101

Maintain Bakery Standards

Starting a bakery business can be a rewarding and profitable business for those with a passion for baking and a desire to be their own boss. However, it does require careful planning and attention to detail to ensure success. Here are some steps to consider when starting a bakery business that will also help you maintain bakery standards in the long run :

  1. Determine your target market: Who are you trying to sell your baked goods to? Are you targeting a specific type of customers, such as young professionals, families, or tourists? This will help you determine the types of baked goods you will offer and where to locate your bakery.
  2. Create a business plan: A business plan is a written document that outlines your goals, target market, financial projections, and marketing strategies. It is important to have a clear plan in place to guide your business.
  3. Choose a location: Consider factors such as foot traffic, parking availability, and proximity to your target market when selecting a location for your bakery.
  4. Obtain necessary licenses and permits: Check with your local government to determine what licenses and permits you need to operate a bakery. These may include food service permits, business licenses, and health department inspections.
  5. Hire a team: Depending on the size of your bakery, you may need to hire employees to help with tasks such as baking, customer service, and sales.
  6. Set up your bakery: This includes purchasing equipment, supplies, and ingredients, as well as designing and setting up the space to meet your needs.
  7. Promote your bakery: Use social media, marketing materials, and word-of-mouth to spread the word about your bakery and attract customers.

Starting a bakery business requires hard work and dedication, but with careful planning and attention to detail, it can be a rewarding and profitable venture.

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Yogesh Wagh January 5, 2023 0 Comments

Essential Bakery Equipment Needed

Important Equipment for Bakery

Starting a bakery can be a rewarding and exciting venture, but it’s important to have the right equipment to ensure the success of your business. Here is a list of some of the important equipment for bakery you may need to consider when starting your business: 

  1. Mixers: You’ll need mixers to combine ingredients and make dough for bread, pastries, and other baked goods. Stand mixers are a popular choice because they allow you to mix and knead dough without putting too much strain on your hands and arms.
  2. Ovens: Ovens are an essential piece of equipment in any bakery. You’ll need at least one oven to bake your products, but you may want to consider getting more than one if you plan to bake a large volume of goods.
  3. Baking pans: You’ll need a variety of baking pans in different shapes and sizes to bake different types of products. Some common pans include sheet pans, loaf pans, muffin tins, and cake pans.
  4. Cooling racks: After baking, it’s important to let your products cool down before packaging or serving. Cooling racks allow air to circulate around the baked goods and help them cool evenly.
  5. Refrigeration equipment: Depending on the products you’ll be making, you may need to invest in refrigeration equipment such as a refrigerator, freezer, or both. This is especially important if you’ll be making products that need to be kept chilled, like cream pies or cream puffs.
  6.  Glass counters: Representation of your baked products and other products will lure customers only when they are visible to the customers. Perfectly organized products look tastier than they are with the lighting inserted in the glass counter. Displaying your product adds bonus points to your effort as the customer ends up buying more products than they had decided.
  7. Scales: Scales are important for measuring ingredients accurately. They can also help you portion out your products consistently, which is important for ensuring that you’re making a consistent product.
  8. POS billing systems: you will require a Point of Sale Billing software in order to work in an efficient manner. Increases efficiency: A POS system streamlines the billing process by automating the calculation of prices, taxes, and discounts. This saves time and reduces the chances of human error.
  9. Better inventory management: A POS system can track inventory levels in real-time, alerting you when it’s time to restock certain items. This helps you avoid running out of popular items and ensure you have the right mix of products on hand.
  10. Customer data collection: A POS system can store customer information, including their contact details and purchase history. This can help you tailor your marketing efforts and offer personalized discounts or promotions to repeat customers.

There may be other pieces of equipment that you’ll need depending on the specific products you’ll be making and the size of your bakery. It’s a good idea to do some research and talk to other bakery owners to get a better idea of what you’ll need to get started. Some of the customers that use the POS provided by us are Cakestory, Magnoliaas, and New Poona Bakery.

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Yogesh Wagh January 4, 2023 3 Comments
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