Artisan Popcorn Startup - Custom Online & Offline Business

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Artisan Popcorn Startup - Custom Online & Offline Business

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Artisan Popcorn Startup business - eBusiness & retail proven

This is a 100% custom operation with a 100% All Natural product.
It's a custom-recipe, custom-technology, custom-designed, custom-photographed, process-streamlined, Artisan Popcorn business with proven online retail, specialty gifting and fundraising sales components.

To start off - Its important that you know that Popcorn Passion is/was a startup experiment turned hobby business. - As a foodie, I used it as a fun way to test my commerce platforms and marketing tactics in the specialty food arena. The end goal - to test the market with a unique Artisan Food “Gift", optimize the processes and profits, and eventually sell the business as a complete package - amazing product - state-of-the-art .com content managed storefront - good google rankings, simple processes - with all the bugs worked out.

I’m looking to sell simply because i don’t have the time needed to carry it to the next level - so I wound down operations and listed it. It has real potential for someone that wants to make a full time gig out of it and has the time to push it to grow - I'd love to help!

I engineered this business to be run by a single owner-operator BUT with web-based systems that can allow it to expand to the national /franchise level with a minimal equipment investment only.

Now, its just a baby business in the grand scheme of things.. 145K gross, but it (and its web system) has been proven online and offline to thousands of happy customers. It comes with all the sales tools, processes and extensive libraries of professional marketing materials and creative asset's developed over the years that are ready to help you re-launch it into a full-time business.

As far as the business side of things goes, We've worked out all the process & production issues for online and offline sales, lowered ingredient and packaging costs, increased profit margins and promoted the Popcorn Passion brand around New England and more.

I'm ready to pass the torch to a specialty food entrepreneur who has the passion to take a pretty cool hobby business to the next level. If you're considering a popcorn franchise - this is a the cream of the crop - 100% original - Nothing Artificial - Organic & GMO free ingredients and a great cash generator! Google "Artisan Popcorn" to see us!

Here's a condensed backstory...

Born online in New England, (Launched in 2012) this Artisanal Popcorn Gifting business was built by a small group of marketing colleagues as a creative and fun way to test the custom eCommerce systems we build. The ecommerce system itself was a great success and continues to serve other local-but-national, high-volume ecommerce businesses in our region for over a decade.

We started with a custom recipe for a 100% all-natural Popcorn line to appeal to a niche customer base – a high-end / all natural "gourmet gifter". Using an elegantly high-end gift box, we marketed our brand nationally, regionally and even locally with great results.

We showcased our Brand at fairs, farmers markets and events of all kinds - spreading the brand and the WOW factor through tastings.

We've been a Whole Foods supplier, a private labeler, fundraiser, favor supplier & more. Schools partner with us to run highly profitable and popular fundraisers. Private institutions and businesses pamper their patrons with our customized event favors. Specialty food shops and cafe's showcase our market bags for quick sales.

Like any hobby- I've tweaked and retooled the UX and administration processes over the years to make the storefront system, databases and website easier to navigate & manage. I've done all the design & print quality photography myself and streamlined the popcorn production process so that a single person (me) can produce 100+ bags/boxes per day on average.

I typically spent no more than 8 hours a week in the kitchen - with the exception of fairs/fundraising prep and Fall-Christmas promotion which requires more kitchen time).

Detailed Information

All Exclusive rights, licenses and trademarks. All recipes - 65+ original recipes, ingredient lists, and additional flavor / testing notes. All marketing asset libraries (print, web, ads, banners,merchandising designs, packaging designs, research notes, custom photography libraries, custom website and design original source files. Complete commercial popcorn kitchen - All equipment, ingredients, inventory. (optional)
Google "Artisan Popcorn" to see us... ("gourmet" has lost its pop - lot's of pop-posers selling artificial flavors and caramels out there) Few in the online All-Natural / Organic / GMO free market. 479 popcorn, Skinny Pop - Not many in our level of gifting...or fundraising.
Self finance/ equip/ assets negotiable
Support & Training:
On-site setup assistance and training (optional) Website hosting & support included per agreement. (optional) Marketing support (optional)
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Michael Bednaz

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