It's getting to be colder outside, meaning that many ice cream and frozen yogurt shops are reaching a slower point of the year for their businesses. But just because you're reaching a point of less business and fewer customers doesn't mean that you have to sit around twiddling your thumbs until summer rolls around again. Now is the perfect time to stock up on the little extras that your customers are bound to notice. Here are the top three detailed items for your ice cream shop that you'll need to stock up on in the off-season.
- Custom cups: Custom cups for your frozen treats are a must. It's important to stock up on this ice cream essential early; custom printing takes time from initial design to final product, and you'll want to give yourself plenty of time to have these ready. Plus, having enough early on can save you hassle later. Better to have too many to start than to run out half-way through the season, especially since custom cups take time to restock.
- Plastic spoons: If you're going to stock up early, why not have a bit of extra fun with this supply? Plastic spoons for ice cream are a staple, but make them more interesting by purchasing color-changing spoons. The cold ice cream (which really is about 50% cold air after the churning process) will change the color of the plastic and surprise your customers.
- Eco-friendly supplies: With all the media attention focused on climate change and going green, why not ride the trend? Now is the perfect time to start switching your standard supplies over to eco-friendly alternatives, like eco-friendly paper straws or compostable utensils. Your environmentally savvy customers are sure to take note and tell their friends about your switch to going green.
Looking for supplies for your ice cream shop on the off-season, or just needing to restock throughout the year? Frozen Dessert Supplies has everything you'll need to run your dessert shop, from custom cups for ice cream, to paper drinking straws, to disposable and compostable utensils and more. Contact Frozen Dessert Supplies today to order everything you'll need once the busy season rolls around again.