Stationery Needed for Running a Home Cupcake Business

As with all businesses, your cupcake business will need a whole range of stationery ready for use.

One of the most important things to remember about your business stationery is to make it all match by using your branding. Having a professional looking stationery set shows that you’re a serious business and want to impress your customers.

In the digital age not every piece of stationery needs to be printed anymore, some documents such as letters and invoices can be saved a .PDF files. These can then be sent to your customers via email and are easily opened using the free Adobe Reader program.

Here we’ll run down the stationery items that you’ll need:

Essential Cupcake Stationery

• Business Cards

Include: Business logo / name, phone number, email address and website address

Take a look at our article here for lots of valuable information about business cards.

• Letterhead

You may not have to send out many letters but it’s best to have a letterhead saved on your computer and ready to use just in case.

Include: Address, business logo / name, phone number, email address and website address

• Compliment Slip

These can be sent out to customers a while after the transaction has been completed and the cupcakes have been delivered / collected. Best used for corporate orders or regular customers.

Include: “With Compliments”, business logo / name, website address and brand colours

• Invoice

It’s important to have a well laid out, easy to read invoice to be able to send to your customers before they pay you.

Include: Order number, customers name, the date the invoice was sent, item description, cost, total, payment details, your address, email address, phone number and website address (don’t forget to say thank you too)

Optional Stationery

• Envelope

Not essential but could be used should the time arise. For use when sending out compliment slips, invoices in the post or business documents to companies.

Include: Business logo and “If not delivered please return to (your address)”

• Labels

For use on cupcake boxes, envelopes and bags at events. You can buy high quality stickers for your business from Moo.com which are ideal to make sure your business branding is on everything!

Include: Business logo / name, website address, email address and phone number (if it will all fit!)

Printing

Don’t choose the cheapest printing option straight away, you want your stationery to be of a high quality. You don’t need to spend a fortune, but investing in your business stationery can leave an impact on your customers especially if you find your self serving corporate clients.

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