6 Free Ways To Build Your Grocery Shopping Business

grocery shopping businessCan you do anything to promote your business to make it stand out that doesn’t cost a lot of money? With a grocery shopping business there are several ways to build your business for free. I have put together what I consider the six best tips to get you going in that direction. If you do some homework, you will very likely find some more but these six are my favorites. Here they are:

1 – Buddy System

I like it when someone gives me a referral to a business or service that can help me even when they can’t. This is a great form of marketing and you can do the same. By partnering up with other business owners in your area, you can build a network where someone who has a customer looking for a grocery shopping business will be sent your way. You can do the same with some of your customers. By sharing clients and matching them with the services they are looking for, it builds up all businesses in the network.

2 – Customer Service

When you give your customers top notch service, they notice and remember. If you do this with each and every one of your customers you will get talked about. When customers who have had an exceptionally good experience with you and your business, you will see more business as loyal customers keep using your services and will suggest you to their friends and family.

3 – Look To The Logo

Another great way to build your business without spending a lot of money is by developing a strong, memorable business logo. All you have to do is search online for “free logo designer” or “free logo maker” and go from there. The reason why a good logo works is that it becomes your identity or brand. With a recognizable brand, your grocery shopping business will stand out and that is what you want as this will bring you customers. If you’re willing to spend 5 bucks, you can have a logo designed at Fiverr.com

4 – Blogging For Dollars

Did you know that blogging is no longer just for those wishing to post a vacation diary online? In fact, many large corporations are incorporating blogs on their website to bring them into closer contact with their customers and clients. This is why you should seriously consider a blog for your service. All you need to do is search online for “free blog hosts” and you can be blogging about your grocery shopping business by tonight.

5 – Listing It For Free

There is a place where you can advertise your business for no cost. It’s commonly known as online advertising and there are some very reliable places where you can promote yourself but you will have to look for them. CraigsList is a good one if you’re in the U.S.  as is kijiji for Canadians, but you may also find something local or regional where you live just by searching “free online classifieds” to see what comes up. This form of advertising is completely free and there will be some places that provide ad space online for a nominal fee. Either way, these are great ways to tell others about the service you provide.

6 – Better Than A Phone Book

Who uses a phone book these days? Chances are, if you have a handheld device you probably don’t. However, you likely make use of Google Places instead of a phone book. My last tip to build your grocery shopping business is to get your business listed on Google Places. It is not hard to do and it will put you in front of people looking for your service and other services that are similar to yours. The exposure is excellent and you will be able to promote your business with photos, contact information and more making a great link to you and potential customers.

It isn’t easy these days to get your business off the ground when you are doing all the work yourself. In fact, that is the hardest thing for entrepreneurs – being able to do each and everything related to establishing, building and operating a business. That is why I put together this list of six ways to build your grocery shopping business for free. All small business operators deserve a break and these tips will give you an edge over not just your competitors, but will get you out there so your potential clients can find you and start taking advantage of all the hard work you have put into your business to this point. Good luck!