Putting a “Spin” on Your Cotton Candy Sales
How to Make Cotton Candy a Best-Seller
There’s something magical about making cotton candy. This sugary treat is loved by kids of all ages. Not only is cotton candy popular in all types of venues, it is also profitable, boasting margins as high as 85%! Famous in its classic pink or blue, cotton candy also comes in a colorful variety of fun flavors.
To help you sell more cotton candy, we’ve put together some of our top tips.
The more mobile you are, the more opportunity you’ll have to interact with customers. That means more potential cotton candy sales! The Cotton Candy Mobile Serving Station is ideal as it keeps you in the crowd at locations like stadiums, tourist attractions, or festivals. Equipped with a rolling base, serving shelf, and retractable power cord, it is the convenient way to serve up cotton candy.
Everyone loves to feel like they’re getting a good deal. Offering specials is one way to attract more customers. For example, pair popcorn and cotton candy together to make a Sweet & Salty Combo. Then sell at a special price. Also, another option is to create a jumbo size cotton candy. This is a win-win because not only will you sell more, the large size will be a walking advertisement that will help drive additional customers to your stand.
Taste the Opportunity
Did you know cotton candy can be made in gourmet flavors? That’s right. And that’s why you can find cotton candy at more places than just the traditional locations. Try a cotton candy cocktail, with wisps of strawberry cotton candy decorating the glass. Ice cream parlors are creating cotton candy burritos with ice cream wrapped in your favorite cotton candy flavor. Just let your imagination go… banana, lime, chocolate, and more! Explore all of our cotton candy supplies here.
Give yourself an advantage by making cotton candy in advance and then merchandising it. Use Floss Bags or Candee Fluff containers to keep it fresh and on display to catch customers’ eyes. No matter what your location, we have displays to meet your needs. (Browse our cotton candy accessories.)
Give Parties More Flavor
Cotton candy is a big hit for birthday parties and special events. Offering different flavors is one way to add the fun factor. The 8-oz. Flossugar Pouches are an excellent option because each pouch makes 8-10 cotton candy cones. So, you can easily try different flavors including grape, orange and cherry, plus classics pink (Silly Nillly) and blue (Boo Blue). Ideal for rental companies and family fun centers that host birthday parties.
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