5 Tips on How to Keep Cakes and Pastries Undamaged during Motorbike Deliveries
Baking is a rather stressful job. If there are any miscalculations, you might end up with a failed cake or pastry, hence why motorbike delivery services are ideal for these specific kinds of food. However, there are some precautions that you must absolutely take to ensure that your cakes, tarts, and pastries will reach their destination safely, all while remaining intact. Suppose you own a bakery or pastry business, or if you are hesitant about outsourcing a delivery partner for your product. In this blog post, you’ll find 5 tips on how to keep cakes and pastries undamaged during motorbike deliveries.
Proper packaging is essential
Many bakers prefer to ship their goods via motorbikes to save their resources. This is a great idea, but you must ensure that you properly package your goods to avoid damage. Some bakers skip the packaging process altogether, convincing themselves that it doesn’t make much of a difference. This, however, is false. Securely packaging your goods is essential to prevent any damages during shipping. Another reason why proper packaging is important is that it helps with your branding. Let’s say you’re working with a company that delivers freshly baked goods to their customers via motorbike. And yet the packaging looks cheap, and it doesn’t match the high quality of your goods. This can leave a negative impression on your customers, which may push them to drop your brand. To avoid this, you must invest in good, branded product packaging.
Use the right boxes and mats
When choosing an accurate box for your products, do ensure that you use the correct size. If the box is too big, your products have too much space and might shift around inside the box, topple over and maybe break. Boxes that are too small, on the other hand, can compress and damage your products. When it comes to mats, it’s best to use ones that are at least two feet long. Smaller mats are more likely to slide inside the box, deeming it rather useless as the product would be ruined. It’s also crucial to use thick mats. Thin mats can easily tear, causing the similar issues mentioned above.
Make sure your bakers are well-trained
As mentioned above, proper packaging is an absolute necessity when shipping goods via motorbikes. However, there are circumstances when even if you pack your products securely, they can break if the bakers who make them aren’t well-trained. For example, if your bakers put excess pressure on the dough when rolling it out, there’s a chance that the finished product will be too dense. If your bakers aren’t well versed on how to roll out the dough properly, it may tear once it’s baked, leaving you with a disaster of a pastry. Well-trained bakers know how to avoid such issues, which leads to more success than failures
Use the appropriate vehicle for delivery
For every delivery, there are appropriate vehicles. If you’re delivering lighter goods like baked goods and pastries, your best choice is to use a scooter or a motorbike. However, if you’re delivering heavier goods, you should use a larger vehicle such as a van. The larger the vehicle, the fewer chances of any possible damaged. If you’re transporting heavier goods, it’s also essential to use tie-downs to secure your products. The lack of tie-do may cause your package to slip and fall down inside the vehicle, ruining the delicious pastry and wasting the baker’s time and efforts.
Check the box before delivery
Before putting your products in the box, ensure there are no loose items inside. Loose items are more likely to break, especially if the container is dropped or mishandled. Furthermore, check the box for tears and holes before putting your products in the box. If you notice a tear or hole, you can repair it, cover it with tape, or replace it immediately. If you choose to neglect this, your products would most likely fall out of the box, not only wasting resources but also making a mess.
We now conclude our list of 5 tips on how to keep cakes and pastries undamaged during motorbike deliveries. Borzo has multiple vehicles to cover your deliveries: motorbikes for light products such as cupcakes, cookies, pies, or tarts; sedans for medium to heavy, bulky goods such as cakes. We also have light trucks to cater to delivering large volumes of your baked goods to your clients, all within the day.
Still hesitant? We also offer indemnity for your parcels, in case it gets damaged during delivery. Our indemnity fee is 4% of the total declared value of your item, but you can also get a cheaper indemnity fee, a perk that our business account holders enjoy. Setting up a business account is FREE! Feel free to send an inquiry to our sales team to get your business deliveries rolling!