What Will I Get?
What Will I Get?
It just takes a few minutes to give us your details and once we’ve verified them, you’re good to go!
Your Caketu Store
Your Caketu.com store acts as your own mini website, with your own URL which will look like this: www.caketu.com/baker/[yourstorename].
You can then use it on Facebook, Instagram etc, so customers can see your products and order from you any time of day or night!
It’s fast and simple to set up your store, using our quick-start wizard that will guide you through the process in just a few minutes.
You’ll be able to personalise your store with a logo, banner image, an ‘About’ page, and list your store policies (or just accept our standard policies). It’s your store. You can amend any details later from your dashboard, if needed.
If you don’t have an official logo, just use an eyecatching picture of a cake you’ve made!
It’s easy to list products, following our template, and you can list as many products as you like. You set the prices. You upload the pictures. You write the descriptions. You’re in control.
You can list single-priced products with multiple flavour/colour options.
You can list variable-priced products where the same product comes in different sizes/quantities, with prices to match.
You can list products where you offer customisation in the form of name/age/message, or decoration.
Setting delivery charges
If you wish to, you can choose to offer delivery (products are listed as local collection only by default).
If you offer delivery, you can set charges by distance, priced accordingly, according to rules you create in your settings and the location of the customer.
This additional charge is clear at checkout for the customer to decide if they want to pay for delivery or collect.
Manage Your Schedule
There’s three ways to schedule:
Firstly, you can set lead-in times for all your bakes, so customers can’t book at cake at midnight and expect to collect it tomorrow. You can set different lead-in times for different products. You might want to only set 24hrs lead-in for a simple batch of 6 cupcakes, but 7 days for a complex wedding cake, for example.
Secondly, you set days when you’re open and days when you’re not (you can also book holidays). With Caketu.com, even if your store is closed, your customers can order and pay for cakes for dates you’re open in the future.
Thirdly, you can limit the number of bakes you’re able to complete in a day by setting up and allocating resources to each item, so you don’t get overwhelmed by too many orders in a short space of time.
What Will It Cost?
7.2% referral fee for 6 months (if you sign up and list at least 5 products before 1st September 2021)
As the website is very much in the early stages, we’re reducing our fees for new bakers who sign up to the ‘Introductory Membership’ package to a simple flat-rate 7.2% referral fee (6% + VAT. Minimum referral fee 50p per item) for the first 6 months.
We can’t get customers without bakers signing up and listing cakes, but if bakers don’t sign up and list cakes until there are customers, we’ll get nowhere!
This offer is to reward our early members for their patience with the new platform, in recognition of the fact that we’re a new business, and that it will take some time for marketing and advertising to have an effect.
When your Introductory Membership ends (or if you don’t list 5 products by the specified date), your membership will automatically be converted to the standard free membership package.
Standard Free Membership
10.2% referral fee on sales
Just a simple flat-rate 10.2% referral fee on sales (8.5% + VAT. Minimum referral fee 50p per item).
We think it’s important that we only make money when you do!
So, you’d like to join Caketu.com?
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We may add further functionality in future, e.g. to take and manage bookings for courses, cake stand hire, invoicing etc. We’re very keen to offer you what you want and need to manage your business effectively, so if there’s something you’d like to see incorporated into Caketu.com, let us know!
We’ve also set up a private Facebook group for Caketu bakers to connect. We’ll post information here about what the most popular search terms have been so you can see what potential customers are looking for and keep up with the latest trends! More info on joining the Facebook group can be found in the Knowledgebase section of your store’s dashboard.