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  • Grass Valley, OR
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Salesperson

Started this discussion. Last reply by Krista Jul 18. 5 Replies

Hi, has anyone here ever hired an outside salesperson? I'm considering it on commission only. Any idea what the normal percentage is for this industry? I have no idea what is an acceptable percentage

Suppliers and pricing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Krista Mar 9. 6 Replies

Hi everyone! Are any of you willing to post which couverture a you use and approximate pricing you get? I'm currently going through chocosphere and am very happy with their service but am wondering…Continue

Marketing

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Duxbury Feb 14. 7 Replies

Hi, what have you tried as far as marketing that you've had success with? Especially retail, what things have really worked as far as getting new customers when you were a new biz?

Morello cherry ganache

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Herskovic Feb 14. 5 Replies

Ugh, so I'm having trouble getting the cherry flavor to come through in a morello cherry cheesecake truffle. I'm using quite a high percentage of reduced cherry puree but once it's in the very mild…Continue

 

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Krista replied to Krista's discussion Suppliers and pricing
"Thanks sue! I'll have to check it out"
Mar 9
Sue Siegal replied to Krista's discussion Suppliers and pricing
"Btw I am new to this forum so if I am breaking any rules or doing anything wrong, please let me know. Thank you. Sue"
Mar 9
Sue Siegal replied to Krista's discussion Suppliers and pricing
"Hello  I have been using Orchid - via Albert Uster Imports. Dark or Milk, White or Bittersweet all come in 11lb boxes - the cost  is between $43-60 per box. Des Alpes between $74-90 in 11lb boxes.  Albert Uster Imports require 2-day…"
Mar 9
Krista replied to Krista's discussion Suppliers and pricing
"Thanks for the info guys/gals :-) I too tried the icoa and while I actually liked the taste, it wasn't the flavor I was looking for for my truffles."
Mar 6
Jim Dutton replied to Krista's discussion Suppliers and pricing
"I am not in business but am a hobbyist, so my quantities are not huge.   I also use Chocosphere.  No one else (that I have found) has their broad selection.  I am always looking for a chocolate I like better than the current one,…"
Mar 5
Ashley replied to Krista's discussion Suppliers and pricing
"Hi! I really like the brand CasaLuker. I went to the Chicago chocolate show and tried a LOT of chocolate, I thought they were the best, and I like their business practices. I really like their Noche milk chocolate, it's a little darker than…"
Mar 5
Krista posted a discussion

Suppliers and pricing

Hi everyone! Are any of you willing to post which couverture a you use and approximate pricing you get? I'm currently going through chocosphere and am very happy with their service but am wondering if better pricing on some of the brands can be obtained (perhaps once I can purchase large quantities) and where. I'm wondering if it's competitive to what you are all paying. Also just curious which couvertures you picked to work with. Thanks
Mar 4
Anjali Gupta replied to Krista's discussion Best sellers
"Hi Krista, No, I don't make bars, yet.  Anjali"
Feb 23
Wannabe Chocolatier replied to Krista's discussion Best sellers
"Truffles , chocolate bars second, but now will try to go to distribute just bars, as I have detected a niche market. What are your expected sales?"
Feb 23
John Duxbury replied to Krista's discussion Marketing
"Thanks Brad.  Very helpful!  i live in Pennsylvania where wine is sold in State Stores and the staff is not very knowledgeable.  Delaware (neighboring state) does have Wine stores with very knowledgeable staff.  I'll take a…"
Feb 14
Daniel Herskovic replied to Krista's discussion Morello cherry ganache
"One option is to create a Morello Cherry Pate De Fruit on top of a white chocolate ganache. This would work well for a square bon bon."
Feb 14
Brad Churchill replied to Krista's discussion Marketing
"John, that was a tough one for me because I don't drink.   What I did was poll a series of local wine merchants who were willing to work with my company, and then sit down for a couple of hours with their sommoliers, various beverages, and…"
Feb 14
John Duxbury replied to Krista's discussion Marketing
"As always, thanks for the great advice, Brad.  I always find your posts most useful.  Knowing a fair amount about chocolate but very little about wine, how did you initially determine the pairings?   Do you know of any short video…"
Feb 13
Brad Churchill replied to Krista's discussion Marketing
"I started the events about 6 months after I opened my doors.  I used an existing email list of clients for the first few, and also dedicated one event per month to a local charity whereby I would give the charity tickets to a single…"
Feb 13
Krista replied to Krista's discussion Marketing
"Brad that's fantastic! May I ask, how did you go about getting the first few groups of customers? I'm assuming the word of mouth has continued to keep you booked but what did you do to get the word out the first few? Do they return to…"
Feb 12
Brad Churchill replied to Krista's discussion Marketing
"Krista; I have a fabulous marketing plan in place whereby people pay $50 per person to attend a tour and wine pairing at my shop.  They are a captive audience for at least two hours, and the events themselves have become so popular, that my…"
Feb 12

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