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About Baked Goods Market
Baked Goods Market is the marketplace for homemade food. Buy or sell fresh homecooked meals on-demand, using your phone tablet or computer. Ready to eat, at home or on the go. Our goal is to provide home cooks tools to offer authentic dishes cooked locally in their own kitchens across the world.
With no start-up costs, Baked Goods Market is essentially offering the cheapest way to run and manage a food business online and on demand, giving thousands of food enthusiasts the chance to earn money from their own kitchen.
Please Contact us directly with any questions, queries or opportunities – we promise to reply within 24/hrs.
How to Become a Cook on Baked Goods Market
Anyone can apply to open their own kitchen on Baked Goods Market. However for the time being, we are only rolling-out the full marketplace features one city at a time. So it’s important you sign-up, or register your interest in becoming a cook. This way we can track popular locations, and go live in cities with the appropriate demand.
To begin with, anyone will have the ability to sell food via their own store on Baked Goods Market, but the ability to search and filter meals based on location and price etc will only be available in cities that we officially operate in.
Create a Free Baked Goods Market Account
To start your independent journey as a cook on Baked Goods Market you first need to create a free account. If you have already made an account at any point you can skip this step.
Fill in your user Profile
Once you are set up it is a very good idea to fill out your profile with as much information as possible, to aid the Baked Goods Market team’s task of approving your seller account in the next step, and also to help introduce yourself to any future customers and community members that might view your public profile in the future.
Contact Free Delivery / Pickup
During the current global lockdown we ask that all cooks and customers follow all of their local laws and guidelines before taking part in any orders on Baked Goods Market. If you are in a location that does allow takeout food orders we ask that you do so ‘contact-free’ for the time being, meaning that all meals should be left at the front door when possible.
Contact Free Pickup Orders
For pickup orders, please contact your cook when you are nearby and ask for the meal to be left outside ready for you to pick it up.
Contact Free Deliveries
For delivery orders, we ask our cooks to contact customers when they are outside the delivery address and notify them that they will leave their meals outside their front door.
EXTRA SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
All cooks and customers should take extra safety precautions when handing food and food packaging at all times, washing hands, wearing masks, gloves and using hand sanitizer throughout any orders.
While the FDA has stated that there is “no evidence that food is a likely source or route of transmission of the virus” it is sill very important to us that everyone plays their part to avoid contact as much as possible during this difficult time.
STAY SAFE & TAKE CARE
We hope that home-cooked meals can help bring comfort and relief to our users during this troubling time, but your safety is priority number one. Please look out for one another and take care.
How To Add Your Goods to Baked Goods Market
Adding a Simple product is similar to writing a post in WordPress.
- Click the Manage My Meals at the top of the website
- Login using your email or user name and password
- Go to the Product Data panel, Add Price, Choose category, Add product image
Note: Virtual products don’t require shipping — an order with virtual products won’t calculate shipping costs.
The Product Data meta box is where the majority of important data is added for your products.
- Regular Price – Item’s normal/regular price
- Sale Price – Item’s discounted price that can then be scheduled for certain date ranges. The sale expires at 11:59pm of the specified end date
- Tax status – Taxable / Shipping only / None
- Tax class – Choose which tax class should be applied
The inventory section allows you to manage stock for the product individually and define whether to allow back orders and more. It enables you to sell products and allow customers to add them to the cart to buy.
Enable Stock Management must be selected in Products Inventory Settings; otherwise, only the ‘Stock status’ option is visible in the Product Data Inventory box.
Options when stock management at product level is disabled. You are responsible for updating the Stock Status.
Options when stock management at product level is enabled.
- Enter the Stock Quantity, and WooCommerce auto-manages inventory and auto-updates Stock Status as Stock, Out of Stock or On Backorder.
- Select whether to Allow Backorders.
- Low stock threshold – Enter a number upon which you are notified.
- Tick the Sold Individually box to limit the product to one per order.
- Weight – Weight of the item.
- Dimensions – Length, width and height for the item.
- Shipping Class – Shipping classes are used by certain shipping methods to group similar products.
On the Attributes tab, you can assign details to a product. You will see a select box containing global attribute sets you created.
Once you have chosen an attribute from the select box, click add and apply the terms attached to that attribute to the product. You can hide the attribute on the frontend by leaving the Visible checkbox unticked.
Custom attributes can also be applied by choosing Custom product attribute from the select box. These are added at the product level and won’t be available in layered navigation or other products.
Product short description
Add an excerpt. This typically appears next to product imagery on the listing page, and the long description appears in the Product Description tab.
On the right-hand side of the Add New Product panel, there are product categories in which you can place your product, similar to a standard WordPress post. You can also assign product tags in the same way.
Add a main product image and a gallery of images.
Setting catalog visibility options and feature status
In the Publish panel, you can set Catalog Visibility for your product.
- Shop and search – Visible everywhere, shop pages, category pages and search results.
- Shop only – Visible in shop pages and category pages, but not search results.
- Search only – Visible in search results, but not in the shop page or category pages.
- Hidden – Only visible on the single product page – not on any other pages.
You can also set whether the product is promoted in product categories, up-sells, related products as a Featured Product. For example, you could tick the Featured box on all bundles you sell.
Adding a variable product
Variable products are arguably the most complex of product types. They let you define variations of a single product where each variation may have a different SKU, price or stock level.
Duplicating a product
To save time, it’s possible to use a product and duplicate it to create similar products with variations and other qualities.
Go to WooCommerce > Products and look through the list for a product you wish to replicate, then click Duplicate.
Select whether to allow Backorders from the dropdown, if you are managing stock on a product. Use Advanced Notifications (separate purchase) to help notify someone other than the shop admin if backorders are placed.
To allow backorders, the Stock status must be set to In Stock even though the Stock Quantity is 0 or less.
Most payment gateways charge immediately. If you want to wait to charge customers for an item when it’s back in stock, use Waitlist to email all customers, notifying them that the item is back in stock with a link to purchase.