The advantages of a mobile coffee businesses over its static counterpart are fairly simple and obvious. You have less overheads, less staff and if it fails in one area you can move to or try another, in other words its portable. For these reasons it is well worth a look at its possibilities. It certainly has attracted many start-ups in the last few years in all sorts of vehicles suc as Transit style vans, Piaggio three wheelers, 30 yr old VW campers and electric carts, golf buggies and almost every other type of vehicle imaginable. In fact, it seems the more unusual the vehicle, the more appealing it seems to be.
To many its a lifestyle business, others, usually those on a daily round or a on regular pitch in a town centre or on a retail park treat it like any other job. It can be run part time on evenings outside a club or weekends at various events around the country which are mainly seasonal. That’s one of the great benefits, its very flexible.
There are many franchise and outright purchase options available so you need to do your homework and shop around to find the option most suitable to you.
Like all other business it is vital to take legal advice before parting with any money and check out your potential trading location or style.
Ready to go packages can be bought for as little as £7500 for a no strings Piaggio conversion and range to in excess of £30,000 for a full blown supported franchise with a long solid track record so it pays to shop around and of course know your budget.
If you are thinking of converting a vehicle yourself there are stringent legal requirements, if in doubt contact NCASS for more information.