5 Reasons Your Ice Cream Shop Needs Custom Cups

What is the most important part to starting and running an ice cream store? Ice Cream! Obviously. But you can't just scoop ice cream and drop it into a child's hands. That would be a great way to lose customers. What you choose to serve your ice cream in is extremely important. Not all of your customers will want to eat their ice cream in a cone, that is why ice cream cups are an essential part of your shop. They come in all shapes and sizes, and the type of cup you choose can say a lot about your ice cream shop.

One of the best things you can do for your business is to stand out and show your customers you care about them. You can easily order simple or plain ice cream cups, but ordering customized and unique ice cream cups will truly make a difference. How? Here are five reasons why your ice cream shop needs custom cups:

Reason 1: They Build Your Brand Identity

Custom cups help build your brand image. When customers see your logo on a cup, they'll automatically associate it with your business. This builds brand recognition and helps customers remember who you are. Plus, customized cups look more professional than generic ones. You'll be surprised at how many of your consumers will come to adore your company image.

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Reason 2: They Help You Stand Out

With so many businesses selling ice cream, it's important to find ways to stand out from the competition. Custom cups are a great way to do that. They're unique and memorable, which helps you attract more customers. Not only will you see new faces enter your store but you'll certainly see more returning customers as well. You won't just be another ice cream shop on the block, but THE ice cream shop on the block.

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Reason 3: They Increase Customer Loyalty

Customers are more likely to become loyal supporters of your business when they feel like they're part of it. Offering customized cups is a great way to make customers feel special and appreciated. It shows them that you care about their satisfaction and want them to keep coming back for more. Include your customers in the decision, conducting a survey or just speaking to your customers will help create a bond between your shop and your customers. They'll be anxious to know what your end choice is and undoubtedly return.

Reason 4: They Aren't Just Cups

What is our next reason? How about the fact that they aren't just cups! They're a fun and unique way to market your business. Consider custom ice cream cups an investment or a marketing strategy. You can get really creative with the look of your cups, coming up with new and innovative designs that will help set you apart from the competition. You can even try new designs over time if you want to include different messaging from your brand.

Not sure about your design? We have professional designers ready and excited to help your vision become a reality.

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Reason 5: They Can Be Designed Perfectly For Your Ice Cream Shop

One of the most important reasons to get your ice cream cups customized is because YOU HAVE CONTROL. Some ice cream businesses choose to serve their frozen dessert in generic cups that can be bought from many different suppliers. However, we're learning that custom ice cream cups are a much better option for many different reasons. One of which being the ability to have control over your stock. Choosing to order custom eliminates any stock issues that come with trying to order generic cups.

Another reason being the design. Custom ice cream cups improve the quality and give a great personalization to what, otherwise, is just an ice cream cup. This builds trust with your clients and makes them more likely to return in the future. Additionally, custom ice cream cups help with branding your business. With your company logo or name prominently displayed on each cup, customers will instantly know who you are and remember you when they see your cups. If you’re looking for a way to take your business to the next level, you should consider investing in some custom ice cream cups.

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Get a personalized quote for custom cups

So, if you are looking for a unique and memorable way to promote your business, look no further than customized ice cream cups! They're perfect for increasing brand recognition, customer loyalty, and helping your shop stand out from the competition. Not to mention the added professional look, and control over your stock, that generic cups can't give your business. Fill out this form to speak with an expert and get a personalized quote.

BONUS REASON: Increased Success

Custom ice cream cups can bring more success to your sundaes or frozen yogurt. They are the perfect way to show off different toppings and make them look even more delicious. With a custom cup, you can choose from a variety of colors and designs that will perfectly match your business’s style. We're confident that your business will increase and customers will love your customized cups.

Imagine the customer journey of a family, they walk into your ice cream business to get some frozen yogurt, maybe they all want to get banana splits or hot fudge with cookie dough. But is this new to them?

As much as you want to believe you are unique there are so many other shops in the world trying similar things to you. This family that just walked in are used to the typical process of choosing their favorite ice cream or maybe even a mix of two different ice creams and eating in cones or plain ice cream cups. So, why did this family come to your shop? Was it your ice cream cones? Your cost? Your chocolate flavored ice cream? Maybe you even have a great sign out front! What truly separates your shop from others across the world is the branding of your custom ice cream cups. Proudly display your logo to create more recognition of your brand. Why not recreate the excitement of your opening day and your brand with high quality products such as your ice cream cups displaying your very own logo.

The greatest strategies to succeed include serving to the needs of your clients. If customers see increased value in your shop compared to other locations, then the decision of where to buy their ice cream from just became much easier. 


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About the Author: Tim Porter

Tim is the CEO and people builder of FrozenDessertSupplies.com. In his free time, he enjoys being with his family, collecting watches, and Classic Mini Coopers.


Our purpose at Frozen Dessert Supplies is "Build People and Deliver Joy." That means that everything we do, from manufacturing to packaging to delivery, is to build you and your business and deliver joy to you. We also strive to build our employees and help them to be better people.

Our paper ice cream cups are made withFDA approved food-safe papercoated in a thin layer ofPE (Polyethylene). Our clear plastic cups, banana split boats, and plastic dome lids are made fromPET (Polyethylene Terephthalate). Our plastic spoons and straws are made fromPP (Polypropylene). Our eco-friendly ice cream cups are made fromFDA approved food-safe papercoated in a thin layer ofPLA (Polylactic Acid). PLA is plastic made from corn starch. Our eco-friendly spoons are also made from PLA. Our eco-friendly wooden spoons are made from FDA approvedsmooth birch wood.