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What food would you pay for over the internet?

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posted on Dec, 23 2014 @ 08:49 PM
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originally posted by: rickymouse
But isn't the internet full of viruses? I'd hate to catch a cold or the flu from the food.


When we are all computer programs...
Viruses are one thing...
And then you get deleted when you no longer have a purpose.
hahaha...

To OP:


As for food.
I'm only comfortable ordering food online if it is one of 4 distinctions..

1) High quality food delivered fast (frozen mostly) This would be lasagnas, steaks $15 Full beef pot pies in wine sauce..
2) canned or dried or sauces.. Stuff like jerky, herbs, spices, Barbeque sauce...
3) cheap food... Bulk type stuff or just good deals... Not something you can probably make money at.
4) chocolate.



Client base.. Do you have a name? Will I be able to remember it? Does this name have a following? As in do you have a restaurant that could have the same name?

What sorts of things do you Love cooking for other people?



Another option to look into.. You know Uber? however you spell it. An ap that calls a car to you and then you go somewhere. Like a taxi but better. Well research into are there any aps for food delivery.. Maybe people in an area are "drivers" and you can connect them with your customers to ship out fresh foods.



I made money on the internet. A product that people knew what it was already. Free shipping. Good pricing (the same pricing as someone like a walmart).. And then I built a following.

My issue. I never had capital. I couldn't order more product fast enough. So I lost all the customers. The product took months to get to me and sold in 2 days.. So I would have needed thousands of dollars to keep up.

It was really fun and freeing though. As technology speeds up more and more of us will not have jobs we can put on job descriptions. This is a wonderful thing.

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posted on Dec, 23 2014 @ 08:57 PM
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a reply to: ChefSlug

I would live to purchase lobster stuffed mushrooms, no one sells them where I live. Maybe something more realistic would be cbd infused sucker candies derived from hemp.



posted on Dec, 23 2014 @ 08:58 PM
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You could even make doggie cookies. A local woman did this and her business grew quickly where she needed help and couldn't keep up with the orders herself.


I would make kitty treats too.
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posted on Dec, 23 2014 @ 10:37 PM
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a reply to: Night Star

Used kitty litter cookies, chunky, would be any dog's idea of bliss!

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posted on Dec, 23 2014 @ 11:34 PM
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originally posted by: Night Star
You could even make doggie cookies. A local woman did this and her business grew quickly where she needed help and couldn't keep up with the orders herself.


I would make kitty treats too.


That's also an amazing idea..

especially if you cook up something with MEAT in it.. Dogs and Cats would love it, and if you get the actual customers to love it (dogs and cats) and you aren't using corn and yuckiness to make them...

You are on solid ground.

Some products for doggies are more expensive than human products.. But especially organic meat chewies.. Something like that...
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posted on Dec, 24 2014 @ 05:49 AM
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Ive bought the best peanut butter ice cream you have ever had, shipped to me down here in Texas from Zaharako's.

I've bought Omaha steaks.

When i want Sushi grade fish delivered here to me, i use Honolulu Fish. They catch it, clean it, pack it, then ship it. You are eating it less than 24 hours later.

With that said, I would say you could conceivably ship any food item that you could do prep on, then freeze. Example: make some sliced pickles (sliced longways so they aren't small chips). Bread them in egg wash, panko, then freeze them in stacks of 6. Make a butter and green tabasco sauce and package it in single serve packages. Ship them together with instructions to deep fry the pickles, then cover them with the sauce.

You're a cook, so i know you know what prep is. My expalantion is for others.



posted on Feb, 11 2015 @ 03:45 AM
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Yeah from online sites we have huge opportunities to order our favorite dishes. When I would like to order my favorite Vanilla Bean Cream Frappuccino then I usually go to starbuck secret menu site and ordered it very easily. It is very easy way to try new things at any time.



posted on Feb, 11 2015 @ 08:43 PM
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I have and will pay for buffalo steaks. The buffalo are well cared for. They cavort around and breed and have a general buffaloey time. I am happy to contribute toward their overall fun time.



posted on Feb, 11 2015 @ 09:19 PM
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a reply to: ChefSlug

The only thing I buy that way is Elk meat from a domestic herd.

Do you have access to a local cheap source of seafood? People not where they can get it might be a good source of customers? Flash freeze, package and ship. Of course lots of folks doing that now I guess.



posted on Feb, 11 2015 @ 09:28 PM
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a reply to: Blaine91555

but that is a good idea. take a regional item, set up a supply chain, and set up an online store. Bonus points: diversity products to account for seasonality of food items. Stuff like jams can be ordered year round. My personal favorite is a hatch chili jam i order from this place in N. Mex.



posted on Feb, 11 2015 @ 10:10 PM
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a reply to: Blaine91555

I would pay for elk meat and venison, if I could be assured of the slaughter process and the expediency of shipping.

I miss venison more than almost anything of my childhood.



posted on Feb, 11 2015 @ 10:20 PM
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a reply to: argentus

i can PM you a number of a lady. She is pretty outstanding. Elk, venison, boar, etc. Or you might be able to find the number online. COmpany called Premium Elks



posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 09:44 AM
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Overnight delivery of Mblahnikluvers food and SO's tacos.
Actually,there are A LOT of things just in this forum I would pay overnight delivery for.



posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 09:52 AM
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a reply to: DrumsRfun

I'd buy the actual real Mblah online to just cook for me. No share-sies.




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posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 10:01 AM
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I'm late to the thread but I just want to say that I'd LOVE a reasonably priced birthday cake delivery type thing over the internet. I've tried to order online and, while there are cakes online for delivery, they are WAY TOO EXPENSIVE. I'm talking like $40 not including delivery.

My mother lives 5 hours away and I'd love to be able to send her cakes for different occasions. I am stuck home chronically ill much of the time and can't get to visit so it would be nice if I could order something reasonably priced.



posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 10:12 AM
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I had a thought, you would have to stick with your state and comply to the health and safety laws for food and catering, get the correct licences and I think ( i could be wrong ) i remember reading something about shipping food nationally is considered biohazard shipment?
I read something on it years ago, my memory maybe a little off granted.

Anyway, forget national, go state, get the licences and I think you will have less trouble with a dry packaged food. A meal, that will cost you a fortune and I don't know if you would ever meet the health and safety compliancy.


Just some thoughts.



posted on Mar, 22 2015 @ 03:59 PM
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a reply to: ChefSlug

Things like the Amish sell - spices or spice mixtures (rub mixtures and the like), bread or cookie mixes (selling the dry ingredients mixed up for gift giving / ease of use) candies, jerky's, pasta's, and soaps and lotions too... if you can hunt deer then know deer jerky (provided you have a good marinade) sells well.

I used to sell my venison/deer jerky for 60 dollars a pound to various truck drivers - people do like a softer jerky so remember that although I think jerky prices have actually gone down some since then with more people doing it. You don't need a dehydrator to dehydrate but one does come in handy and they dont cost much but, what you need most is a vacuum sealer... and of course a 'to die for' marinade. I got the meat free by processing people's deer for them for 1/2 the meat instead of them having to pay out cash to the locker plant for processing, since most people don't/cant process deer, then as I had so much meat because it became popular to get your deer processed without cost, I started making jerky and selling it.

Know that what you sell is really going to depend on what is in your area cheaply to make the most money.. if your area has lots of fruit then candied fruits will be your best bet, if you have lots of wildlife and can hunt then making jerky's for sale is good, if you have good soil then the spice mixtures will be best... and so forth.

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posted on Mar, 22 2015 @ 04:18 PM
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a reply to: FlyersFan

See, I cannot even imagine how on earth you would get a cake delivered and have it still be in tact and pretty when it got there knowing how FED EX and UPS throw boxes!
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posted on Jul, 1 2015 @ 05:24 AM
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I usually pay only for some healthy food over the internet. Last time I ordered it in buy-ukrainian.com... Like it very much. And they always deliver stuff in time.



posted on Jul, 5 2015 @ 10:43 PM
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Remember the rant about hot chocolate sampler boxes that Clark Griswold made in Lampoon's Family Vacation?? Mix a little of that idea, with a little bit of "ship your enemies glitter" idea...


Edible but terrible gift food boxes! Make it look fancy with a bunch of messy confetti paper but try to source a bunch of low-priced items with inconvenient packaging or just doesn't taste that great. Processed cheese spreads, sausage sticks with large chunks of fat and gristle, stale crackers, mini fruit cakes, maybe some strange mustards or sauces, sugar-free hot chocolate? Call it the Obligatory Gift-mas Box..perfect for in-laws or the jerk you drew in the gift exchange.



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