Results 1 to 1 of 1
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    7

    Coffee Roasting - New Business - Sales Agents or Food Broker

    I am starting a wholesale coffee roasting business and while I do have experience in the coffee part of it, the sales is another question for me. I am in Canada and wonder if anyone with experience can tell me ...is it better to hire a Food Broker right away or should we hire an independant sales agent. If we do hire a sales agent to go to the major stores for us and the individual coffee shops, how does the commission work? Do we pay commission on the initial sign up and sale or should we pay commission on each order that that coffee shop makes (let's say that coffee shop orders 20 bags a week, do we pay commission to the sales person that started the contract on each order or just on the initial set up?) I would really like to clarify this...I am thinking that to sell to Safeway and Save-on-Foods, etc., a Food Broker would be best but not sure how their commission works either.

    Any comment and/or advice is much appreciated and thank you.

 

 

Remove Ads

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Commercial leasing agents?
    By doubleshot in forum Coffee Industry Forum
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 04-03-2014, 09:58 AM
  2. Northern California Roasting Business Wanted
    By cafemakers in forum Business to Business B2B
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-16-2009, 03:51 PM
  3. Help: Sales Forecasting for New Business
    By Autumn in forum Coffee Shops, Espresso Bars & Cafes
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-15-2008, 10:20 AM
  4. Home Roasting Business
    By Derryl in forum Business to Business B2B
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-19-2007, 11:51 AM
  5. Coffee / food business consultant in North California
    By eric4568 in forum Coffee Shops, Espresso Bars & Cafes
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-03-2005, 07:16 PM

Search tags for this page

agents fee in the coffee

,

coffee agent commission

,

coffee sales agent

,

coffee sales agents

,

food broker business for sale

,

food broker commission

,

is coffee roasting a food business

,

roasted coffee brokers

,

sales agent contracts for coffee sales

,

sales agents food

,
sales commission in food industry
,

what is the typical commission for a coffee broker

Click on a term to search for related topics.