Forum Activity for @Carley Felton

Carley Felton
@Carley Felton
07/05/17 08:36:03PM
8 posts

For Sale - Used humidity controlled display cases - Marblehead, MA


Posted in: Classifieds

Hello, Are the displays still for sale? You mention that they are 48" in length but your photo makes it look like they may be a bit longer? Can you confirm the length of these? 

Where are you located? Do these need to be picked up or are they ready to ship? 

Thanks!

Carley - Animas Chocolate Company

Carley Felton
@Carley Felton
05/30/17 03:14:14PM
8 posts

Chocolate Display Cases for Sale - Indiana


Posted in: Classifieds

Hi Julie, 

Interested in your display cases, are all of them refrigerated?

Do you have specs and pictures for the 5 and 6 foot cases?

Where in Indiana are you located? Are you willing to ship or are they for pick-up only?

Thanks!

Carley

Animas Chocolate Company

Carley Felton
@Carley Felton
07/17/14 07:27:07PM
8 posts

POS Systems


Posted in: Uncategorized

We are looking at new POS systems, currently running our retail shop on GoPayment (square type app). We are looking for something that will allow us to track inventory and manage our wholesale along with retail sales, use gift cards and possibly an integrated ecommerce element (which are currently all seperate). Not even sure where to start! What programs have you been using and what should we avoid? We would like it to be Ipad compatible and be able to track sales remotely. Please leave your suggestions, the insight is much appreciated!

-Carley


updated by @Carley Felton: 04/14/15 01:01:13AM
Carley Felton
@Carley Felton
04/05/13 12:16:35PM
8 posts

Best candy boxes for shipping


Posted in: Classifieds

Sometimes the Flat Rate Shipping is great, depending on what you are sending. But if your items are smaller and weigh less than a pound, you may want to look into sending it regular mail because it can by way cheaper! I send my 4 pc truffle boxes out for $2.60 using the post office and my own boxes (cost of box included in that #) Another issue is the weight of the ice packs, they can add a lot of price to the shipping, so sometimes the flat rate boxes are good for that. It just depends on the weight of your boxes and how much you are shipping. You have to figure out the balance. During the holiday season I found that the flat rate priority mail boxes had the same shipping time as regular mail, items were arriving 4 days after the estimated time on the receipt for priority mail. So sometimes looking into getting a fedex acct is just the same or cheaper, and def. more reliable.

Another item - using bubble wrap is great but think about adding some nice touches, i use paper shred in all my boxes and it looks a lot better than bubble wrap and is probably cheaper, they come in 20lb boxes and last for many mailings and are good for other things like gift baskets and other decor accents.

Happy Friday!

Carley Felton
@Carley Felton
04/03/13 04:27:40PM
8 posts

Best candy boxes for shipping


Posted in: Classifieds

Hi Valerie,

Pick out the candy boxes you like and fit your brand, then go to ULine or another shipping supplies store and find sturdy boxes to ship your candy boxes in. This is much cheaper than buying the boxes at your shipping store in your city. Uline has many different dimensions and they hold up in shipping well. Also Daniel is right, make sure to include the candy trays and candy pads in your candy boxes, this helps a great deal in shipping. Candy cups help too!

Carley Felton
@Carley Felton
02/25/13 07:13:52PM
8 posts

How many cases in a pallet??????


Posted in: Classifieds

I am having a little difficulty finding Belcolade distributors that I can use in my area (rural Colorado) The one I am currently using is being absorbed by Sysco and won't be carrying Belcolade anymore. So this leads to my question(s) about ordering in pallets from Belcolade in NJ itself.

Does anyone have any experience ordering pallets of chocolate? Shipping methods, costs etc. I would prefer not to have to order a whole pallet at a time as we are not that large yet, but it is looking more and more like that is what we may have to do. So I am trying to get as much help and info on this topic as I can. Please let me know if you need further details to help with this problem.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,

Carley


updated by @Carley Felton: 06/07/15 03:02:34PM
Carley Felton
@Carley Felton
12/26/12 03:45:10PM
8 posts

Stepping into the Wedding Business


Posted in: Opinion

Hi All,

I am looking to expand our annual sales by going after the wedding business more fervently this year (our second wedding season). I would love some opinions and comments on a few things -

What is the most popular wedding chocolate you produce?

How much extra to charge for custom flavors, custom packaging etc.

On site set-up or delivery charges?

What items to emphasize at wedding expos to get brides to bite?

Other items to be aware/beware of?

Any comments and thoughts would be much appreciated!

-Carley


updated by @Carley Felton: 05/11/15 06:58:14PM