Spring has arrived – it’s the season for new beginnings, and there’s never been a better time to take the plunge and launch your own business.
With the warmer weather arriving, it’s also the best time of year to launch a mobile drinks business. Prosecco is the drink of the decade – sales are at an all-time high, and set to rise again this year, and there are real opportunities for forward thinking entrepreneurs to take advantage with their very own mobile Prosecco cart.
Here’s why you should take advantage and build a successful business on Prosecco in Spring 2017.
Britain has an unquenchable thirst for Prosecco and the market is booming like never before. Prosecco is the undisputed king of fizz in the UK, and we now drink 88 million bottles of it every year. To put things in perspective, Britain now accounts for 75% of all the prosecco consumed in Europe.
The sector has enjoyed a decade of growth with sales by volume were up another 25% in 2016. The trend looks set to continue, with analysts predicting that the overall market will grow by a further 15% (with the UK market growing by more than 17%) over the next few years.
The margins when selling Prosecco by the glass are excellent – especially if you purchase in volume from a dependable wholesaler. The message is simple – there has never been a better time to start a business selling Prosecco!
There are still opportunities to make money from Prosecco in the on trade and off trade sectors. However, start-up costs are high, the market is competitive and businesses are complex to operate – especially if you don’t have prior experience in the sector.
A mobile drinks business is one of the simplest, lowest cost businesses you can start. This makes it perfect for those looking to launch their first business, and established entrepreneurs looking for a low risk expansion into a new market.
One of the key benefits with a mobile drinks business is that you can start making money back straight away – from day one, you can be recouping your investment and building an income. Despite the obvious benefits, the mobile Prosecco market is still very underdeveloped, with a real gap in the market for entrepreneurs wanting to get in early and steal a march on the competition.
The Potential for Prosecco
Prosecco is the perfect everyday luxury tipple – celebratory enough to be special, but affordable enough to drink regularly. Whether straight up, or in trendy European cocktails like Aperol Spritz and Hugo – Prosecco is a drink for every occasion.
A mobile Prosecco cart is supremely flexible – there are few events or occasions that aren’t improved by a few glasses of cold Italian Frizzante! From trading at festivals, sporting events, markets and corporate events, to private parties, outdoor celebrations and weddings, there are huge opportunities to make real money all year round.
Choosing the perfect Prosecco cart
Having the right vehicle is essential to the success of any mobile Prosecco venture. Whilst you can use a wide range of different vehicles, having something unique and characterful that commands attention and suits the nature of the business will make a real difference.
A specially converted Ape cart is ideal – it’s got a unique charm and real Italian heritage that suits the product perfectly. The iconic three-wheeler is guaranteed to command attention, and you can take it pretty much anywhere – after all, they’re designed for navigating the narrow, cobbled streets of historic Italian towns.
Start your successful Prosecco venture with The Big Coffee
At The Big Coffee, we’ve teamed up with Prosecco 1754 to provide you with the complete mobile Prosecco business package – from a specially converted, handcrafted Ape Prosecco Van, to tailored training and support with your business plan. We can even supply you with the Prosecco and Italian Frizzante – so you can get selling straight away.
To find out more about our specially converted Ape Prosecco Vans, or for additional information or advice on get in touch with our team today by calling 01482 655020.