Everyone loves a well-stocked bulk shop. A kilo of almonds? Done. 6 grams of cardamon, because you only need it for that one cake recipe and will never (ever) use it again? No worries.
The customisation of bulk food shopping makes it an attractive option for environmentally-conscious shoppers.
There are a range of easy, cost-efficient ways to save as an organic bulk shop wholesaler. Here are seven ideas for any and every organic bulk shop looking to cut costs without sacrificing quality.
As an organic bulk food shop supplier, we're proud to be a key player in making it easier than ever for customers to choose to shop organic.
1. Reduce plastic packaging
Reducing plastic packaging can be at the forefront of every business, without it damaging your bottom line.
Providing the finest quality, ACO-certified organic products in unlabelled packaging or reusable, recyclable wrapping means your organic food products can get to your customers and partners with the least environmental impact.
Terra Madre will happily deliver all organic bulk shops with unlabelled products, reducing plastic labelling and unnecessary packaging where possible. It also means that we can get you label-free organic products at the best, affordable price.
2. Buy local
The fewer the food miles, the better for the environment and the lower the delivery cost for your business.
Terra Madre has been operating and serving the local community since we opened our first tiny shopfront in Northcote, 1996, trading as Fruit Peddlers. Under a new business in 2012, we're a local born and bred Victorian bulk food shop supplier, we have committed to providing the largest range of ACO-certified organic produce at the most competitive prices for our wholesale partners.
You can get in touch about our delivery prices, and we'll be happy to help. We also offer free delivery for orders over $500 dollars in Melbourne. Delivery charges may apply for orders under $500 or for locations outside of the Melbourne metropolitan region.
3. Buy from the right wholesale supplier
Choosing the right wholesale food supplier is essential for keeping costs low at your organic bulk shop.
At Terra Madre, we know all about the balance between quality and providing competitive, affordable wholesale prices to our partners and customers.
As a leading organic wholesale supplier, we have the largest range of certified organic food products. We keep costs low, so we can pass the savings directly onto our customers and wholesale partners—just like you.
4. Buying used equipment
Buying used equipment is a cost-efficient and environmentally-conscious solution for stocking your bulk food shop or packaging your wholesale products.
There is a huge range of second-hand and used equipment online on marketplaces including Facebook, Gumtree and eBay.
5. Going paperless
Along with being more environmentally-friendly and digitally-forward, transitioning your business to a paperless system means that less transactional mistakes will be made in your day-to-day process.
Receiving, processing and sending digital invoices and other receipts will keep your business ticking along, minus the paper trail of waste.
6. Relying on word-of-mouth
Swapping an expensive advertising plan with old-school word-of-mouth marketing is one of the most authentic, genuine solutions for attracting and retaining long-term customers and wholesale partners.
As a leading organic wholesale supplier in Melbourne that's been operating for over two decades, we've got a bit of experience in that area.
Our loyal retail customers and organic bulk food shop partners know that they're getting the best ACO-certified organic range, alongside trusted, dedicated customer service.
7. Encourage your customers to BYO
Encourage your customers and wholesale partners to reuse, recycle or provide their preferred type of environmentally-friendly packaging.
It means they'll be less waste all around, so it's pretty much a win-win.
If you have any questions about our ACO-certified organic range, products or delivery services, please don't hesitate to get in touch. We'll be happy to help.