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Prepping for the 5 Busiest Pizza Days
Get your house in order for killer sales days
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t's the most wonderful time of the
year. The " Pizza Holidays " are soon
to be upon us. Those would be
Halloween, the night before Thanksgiving,
New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, and of
course Super Bowl Sunday.
We work so hard on a daily basis
to make sure that our operation flows
smoothly, but we need to be extra diligent
in how we prepare for these big days.
There are two main principles that we
want to keep in mind throughout this
entire process, and those are " speed " and
" efficiency " .
When we are getting hit with massive
amounts of orders at a mind numbing
speed, we cannot afford to stop for one
second. Days like these are what our
reputations are based on. Our customers
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need to have a level of comfort with us
knowing that we will always be reliable
even under the most taxing conditions.
Our ability to deliver is how we will be
measured. If we fail, then rest assured
the customer will be open to the idea of
looking elsewhere. We can prevent this by
being properly prepared. Let's delve into
four key areas to focus on:
Supply
In years past this just meant order
extra of everything. In the post pandemic
world that narrative has been completely
changed. The first and most important
point here is to make sure that you are in
good financial standing with your vendors.
If there are shortages on a certain product
you can be assured that the vendor will
allocate those items to their customers
that do not have outstanding late accounts
payable.
Next, take a look at your order sheet
and identify items that have had supply
chain issues over the past three months.
You will need to talk with your vendors
about these items ahead of time. Nonperishable
items such as pizza boxes and
to-go containers can be stocked up on a
few weeks in advance so that there are
no surprises last minute with availability.
As far as fresh, perishable items go speak
to your sales representative at least two
weeks in advance, alerting them to how
much more of certain items you will need
as opposed to how much you normally
order. By having this conversation with
your vendors before your competitors do
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