Home Delivery Service

Home food delivery services are nothing new, of course, particularly those who deliver goods and packaged meals. Small scale businesses are actually catering to a new trend in home food delivery services, particularly with merchants offering to sell only specific goods like organically grown produce; and professional chefs and home based cooks offering home meal delivery service.

Home delivery services are nothing new and there are many types that thrive in the market.

In fact some of them are paving the way for new markets, with the potential for further growth and development. However, since the list for home delivery service is rather extensive, (from furniture home deliver service to, home delivery pharmacy service, to restaurant home delivery service, to pizza delivery, etc.) we will focus our discussion on only one emerging trend in the home direct delivery service.

We will, of course skip the large scale businesses like: FedEx delivery (or FedEx home delivery service,) US postal service home delivery, USPS delivery service, UPS delivery service, merchants home delivery service (for businesses ordering in bulk or massive products like cars) and other package delivery service schemes. We are however, focusing our attention to small scale businesses and micro entrepreneurs.

These businesses are actually catering (literally) to a new trend in home food delivery services. Well, it is not really new, so to speak, but rather this delivery service is given a whole new fa├žade.

To back track a bit, some of the more common food delivery services include: goods and packaged meals. Goods refer to: grocery home delivery service and home water delivery service; while packaged meals refer to: lunch delivery or dinner delivery service and food home delivery.

The home delivery express for goods delivery is evolving, with particular merchants offering only specific goods to sell; organically grown produce, for example, is the basis for organic home delivery service.

Another emerging trend that is seeing a lot more actions these days is the home meal delivery service, particularly in personal chef delivery service category. Professional chefs are lending their skills to the general public by actually establishing their own market like personal chef home catering service, gourmet delivery for parties, gourmet vegetarian delivery service, and gourmet based diet delivery service.

Smaller entrepreneurs, (particularly those not considered as professional chefs and are not in the restaurant business,) are hitching a ride on this bandwagon by offering home cooking services, with fresh delivery of milk and meals. This home meal service is particularly attractive to certain groups of people who cannot cook for themselves like senior citizens or those afflicted with illnesses.

Some people actually prefer home delivery foods, particularly home delivery dinners. The service is the perfect way to end a long day for many home makers who want to skip the fast food craze but still be able to feed his or her family home cooked meals. Besides, this home dinner service is far cheaper than the delivery meals offered by professional chefs.

22 Comments

  • Ravi said on March 28, 2009
    Hi, This one is interesting.. Can you please provide more information on "home meal delivery service".. The important facts to consider, the risks, the people needed and possibly any relevant details you have... Thanks for the great help..
  • Tiffany chia said on April 27, 2009
    RE: More information about Home delivery service.
  • Ben said on March 23, 2010
    66047. Can you give more details about "home meal delivery service"? Thank you.
  • Nicolene said on June 12, 2010
    Hi I am the GM of the Olive and Oil in Glenwood i want to start a delivery service for surrounding areas, please advise on pro's and con's and perhaps help us anticipate problems etc.. Thanks Nicolene
  • Anthony E. Davis said on July 11, 2010
    Home delivery in Oriental, NC Pamilico County, I would like to obtain more information on home delivery for the shut in and elderly. I would like to have the pros and cons and the possible start up cost.
  • niraj k mishra said on September 24, 2010
    sir ur article really resembles with my plans to open a home delivery business for an area (ranchi) where there is a huge scope please guide me
  • niky said on March 25, 2011
    I am niky from gujrat. I want to start fresh vegetable and fruits Home delivery. what is advantage and disadvantage of this service. please give me some more detail about.. I do my paper work but all this on paper, I want suggestion from U for practical purpose. My ID nkgreensathome@gmail.com
  • Portia Norteye said on April 3, 2011
    please give me insight into home Delivery service. the operational structure and the monitoring systems to put in place, accra Ghana
  • Donnita said on April 23, 2011
    dallas tx. If I wanted to start this type of business to help feed elderly ware would my revenue come from?
  • William Bolz said on January 3, 2012
    We live in Crown Point Indiana, the NW Indiana region. We are thinking about starting a home delivery service and would like to know how to go about starting this and where to begin, advertising, legal aspects, risks, etc. How do we start?
  • Darren said on January 30, 2012
    We live in South Louisiana and considering a home delivery business in the seafood industry , what would be some obstacles I would possibly encounter ?
  • Shannon said on February 14, 2012
    I am looking at the idea of starting a meal delivery service and our target audience to begin with is seniors. I want to start small and expand little by little. I live in northeast ohio (youngstown). Would you please send me more information. thank you
  • TDeHaven said on September 4, 2012
    Good morning, My husband and I would like to start a breakfast delivery service in Bishop, Inyo COunty, California. We have no idea how to begin. We would like to do it from home and need to know exactly where to start as well as the laws, rules and regulations that would apply to us. Thank you for any assistance you are able to provide.
  • Brice henderson said on November 27, 2012
    Hello, I want to start a small home business in my small town of 6000 people. Their is one major restaurant here and no delivery food service of any type, not even pizza. I want to cook in my home and deliver home cooked meals at a reasonable price. Deliver to some of the industries around town and also to the public. I am located in Batesburg S.C.29006
  • kunal bhalde said on January 24, 2013
    wants to open small catering business in pune. looking for professional chef. My self hotel management graduate
  • praveen said on January 30, 2013
    dear sir, We are start a new business in online (like cloths and shoes) itself. Please provide the details of registration in Karnataka. with regards, praveen
  • Sanjeev said on March 26, 2013
    Hi I am very much interested with home delivery business concept as a small scale business model. Please guide me more on detailed business strategy, legal, pros - cons, and client gathering methods etc. This concept I want to try in India where marketing and business strategies are little different from west.
  • Swastik said on May 3, 2013
    I am from CITY-JAIPUR,STATE-RAJSTHAN,COUNTRY-INDIA. I want to start fresh vegetable and fruits Home delivery concept as a small scale business model. Please guide me more on detailed business strategy, legal, pros - cons, and client gathering methods etc. what is advantage and disadvantage of this service. please give me some more detail about. I am very much interested with home delivery business This concept I want to try in India where marketing and business strategies are little different from west.
  • Vaqas V Bobre said on July 7, 2013
    hello, can you please give some ideas on how to start a home delivery service for poultry products.
  • alok kumar said on September 7, 2014
    Hello, can you please give some idea on how to start a home delivery service for milk, vegetables, fruits products.
  • nakul nath said on October 11, 2014
    i want some ideas for free home delivery of vegetable and fruits.
  • Teekay said on April 8, 2015
    I would like to start a home delivery services to clients who are unable to go for shopping, who are unable to afford basic home needs due to insufficient funds and then payback later at the end of the month, etc. How to i start and go about it. Thanks

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