Mobile Pick and Mix Cart Business

by suzy

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Sweet Cart
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My sister are me are hoping to set up a mobile pick and mix cart also selling homemade fudge. We are thinking of trading at local fairs, car boots and maybe even hiring out to weddings.

Does anyone has any experience and could give us some advice.

Also any rough set up costs for the cart, we want it to include pick and mix dispensers, display area for fudge and a small fridge to sell drinks.

We have had one quote for a motorised van with fridge and coffee machine, but that came to £20,000!

Have to sell a lot of sweets to get that back!!

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May 07, 2012
Sweet cart
by: James

Feel free to contact me and I can provide some further advice but I can provide a cart and can give you some direction if you need it, we strongly believe we were the first to come up
With the concept back in 2009.

Sep 21, 2011
Sweet cart
by: Anonymous

Hi Tony

Thanks for the advice, where do you do most of your trading, is it at car boots etc?
How do you go about getting venues to book you? We havent much expereince in this sort of business, we currently run a cleaning company so have business knowledge but know nothing about booking into events etc!
we would love to do weddings too, is that something you do?
Also how do you get your cart around, i suppose we would need a trailor?

Sep 20, 2011
pik n mix
by: tony

hi you can get yourself a cart for around £300,sweets from a wholesaler £40,and another £40 for jars,bags,tongs,and your in buisness,i know this because i did it myself last year,and it realy does work,try e bay for the carts,wilkinsons for jars,and find your nearest handcocks sweet wholesalers for pik n mix,bags tongs etc,you dont need to register or give names addresses at handcocks,jus pay £1,for a day pass,public liability insurance is a must as most venues wont book you if you dont have it as it voids there own insurance,and councils wont let you trade without it,mine cost £112 per year for £5 million of cover,and finaly contact enviromental health for an inspection,its free,hope this helps and good luck,

May 31, 2011
Sweet Carts for Mobile Catering
by: David

Hi There,

Something like this should not be that expensive to set up, especially if you only intend to sell sweets and confectionery items.

I did a search on the internet and found this website:

They seem to have a wide variation of carts including carts for sweets, and can also make bespoke carts if needed.

Take a look at their website and see if this is something that could work for you.

Also try searching on eBay as I have also done a quick search and found a few sweet carts for sale at a very resonalbe prices so it's worth looking into.

Hope this helps

Best of luck


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