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How to Fix – 4 Common Bakery Challenges

4 Common Bakery Challenges and this is how to fix them:


1] How to Fix – Billing 

A Bakery business to run effectively needs an A1 service such as Fast and Efficient service. Customers expect to be served quickly, especially during busy times. Billing is an important function of any business. The customer may demand a tax receipt or invoice. It assures customers about business transparency and builds brand faith. However, the small Bakery business faces a challenge to quickly check out the customer and attending the next in the queue. Since billing also tracks the stock of the goods sold, the following are the ways to streamline your billing operations:
1. Opt for easy-to-use and quick-to-check systems, please try Rise POS on android or windows
2. Add signage or add-ons in the store to keep the customer engaged while in the queue
3. Train your staff to maintain periodic eye contact with the person in the queue to assure the shorter wait time
4. Place self-order QR codes to save time for checkout, customers can scan the QR code, select the items, and checkout online from their phone. Please check the Rise QR service
5. Of course, maintain an ambiance where your customer would like to spend time

 

2] How to Fix – Custom Design Cake Orders

A Bakery needs to step up its game and give tough competition to its competitors; providing Custom cake orders option or custom cake options to its customers, and doing something unique or different can be the bakery’s USP. Although fulfilling the customers’ needs can be a task as there are many factors to be taken into consideration while making special orders. Some complicated factors that are very important and should be taken into consideration are – Communication Challenges, Quality Control, and Time Management.

Communication can be a challenge as the notes or the details given by the salesman to the kitchen can be mistaken, as it is human tendency to make errors. But one can solve this problem with the help of Rise POS which has an additional feature of placing special orders which makes communication between the salesman and kitchen way easier.
the quality of the bakery’s products is maintained by using high-quality ingredients, fresh ingredients which don’t compromise the taste of the product.


3] How to Fix – The equipment

A bakery consists of multiple baked products. To make these baked products, one needs the right equipment to make them. Refer to my previous blog to know the list of equipment one needs to run a bakery business.
Let’s see the challenges that a bakery business faces when it comes to equipment:

Baked products are made in bulk quantity in the production house so that there are enough baked goods for all the outlets to serve. These equipment are relatively humungous and equally expensive.
Though they are so huge and expensive, there are no AMC services provided by any brand or company. This is a common challenge faced by many bakeries in India by entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurs also face Technological issues such as being unable to accurately recognize the size of the equipment needed to buy in the initial stage as these types of equipment are expensive. This is where new entrepreneurs make errors by investing too much money into equipment making the break-even point way higher than needed. Instead, look for a producer and get into a contract for the first couple of years to see the response the business is getting.


4] Inventory Management

How to fix inventory managementEffective inventory management is critical for a successful bakery business, as it helps make sure that production and retail operations function smoothly and without complications. Subscribing to Rise POS is the best decision to keep track of inventory as it is the only efficient POS in India that provides such hassle-free features of Inventory Management. Rise POS provides real-time information on stock levels, sales, and demand; which is essential for forecasting future demand and ensuring that adequate levels of raw materials are available in the production house. This is a very effective tool provided by Rise POS as it optimizes production schedules and saves a lot of time and reduces costs. Rise POS also helps bakery production to communicate with its suppliers.

 

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Shivam Kamaji February 4, 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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