Starting an Online Food Business

Starting an online food business is the latest trend in the food industry today. Here are some tips on how to start this kind of business.

Food business is never and will never be a saturated market. Food is one of the basic necessities of human lives understandably there is a very wide market for this kind of business.

Doing Online Food Business

Getting online is probably one of the things people does not forget to do in a day. Almost all kind of business has to create a website to be abreast with the latest trend in doing business. Food business will never be left behind. People nowadays are so busy that even in buying food/s most of them rely on the internet. Although online food business is considered to be moderately challenging always remember that there is never a business that comes so easy.

Permits and Licenses

Aside from the regular licenses and permits requires you will also need to acquire a permit from your federal, state or local health department. This is a requirement to ensure that all the foods being served from your business are clean and safe to eat especially the perishable ones. You will never ever ship them from where you do business unless you have the permit from the department of health.


Food business almost always looks the same when it comes to their menus. While this is true and correct it is highly suggested that you create a specialty menu that will be the trademark of your online food business. This is something that will set you apart from the many online food business existing in the market today.

Business Name

A business name is something that calls the attention of almost all food lovers. You must name your business relatively associated with food. Choose a name that is catchy and easy to remember. Name recall is always a first consideration in choosing a business name. Do not limit your business name into just one type of food. Remember that every business reinvents and add something to their line of products thus a business name that is in its general form is advisable.


This is one of the most important considerations in any kind of business. Packaging is the face of your business, a representation of what your business is all about and who you are as an entrepreneur. In this aspect of your business I suggest that you hire the services of a professional to do the job for you after all they have the education and the experience in this aspect of your business.


  • Mandeep Baral said on November 1, 2011
    I'm planning to start an online food business plz give me some valuable information how to start an online food business, and how much it can cost me. Kathmandu Nepal
  • Mandeep Baral said on November 1, 2011
    I want to start a online food business plz suggest me some valuable information how to start it. kathmandu Nepal
  • ashok singh said on February 21, 2012
    we are newly established milling unit for whole wheat flour.we are located in bhivandi thane district.we are providing whole wheat atta.
  • V.Sivakumar said on April 26, 2012
    I'm a native of coimbatore,Tamilnadu. Want to start online food business.Kindly provide details.
  • Mohammed Azmal Hossain said on May 5, 2012
    I am in Trading business in Bangladesh. Interested to become an agent any overseas export-import company. Our desire field is various scrap products. we are located in Chittagong. Pls contact b/rgds,
  • Omar faruk said on June 8, 2012
    I am trading business in i want to singaporian buyer for export agro and dry food. please give a some valuable information how to start food business bangladesh to singapore. we are located in dhaka bangladesh.
  • ravi somani said on July 25, 2012
    i am trading a business in bhilwara we can't earn more profit so pls tell me what type of business we do and business start from 15 lakhs only so pls guide me.
  • Obi said on August 13, 2012
    I am an Italian trained Geometra (an African) searching for Italian construction companies that are interested to work in Africa (west Africa). The companies must have their equipment for the construction, especially for road constructions. contact email:
  • p.karthikeyan said on August 31, 2012
    sir, i am new entered in this business. so, kindly give some ideas for profitable run of business.
  • tvnl prasad said on December 12, 2012
    sir, i'm prasad from vizag. i want to start a new business in ethiopia country so plz give me some suggestions regarding this
  • sunil kumar said on March 2, 2013
    sir, i want to start my food business on line or manually both plz guide me or tell me how can i export some eatable products to nepal in kathmandu...thanks
  • adoghe aghalu emmanuel said on March 22, 2013
    I want to start export of oil palm business and I don't know how to ? about it ,please I will your help sir. the name of my company is emmaxado palm oil company and we live in benin city in edo state.thanks we are looking forward to hear from you.08068454322
  • salamat ali said on March 31, 2013
    i want to do export export business what are the requirement for that. i am from india city kolkata no exp
  • Mrs Arashnee B. Ramjuguth said on September 16, 2013
    I am interested in starting my own online food business, however have no clue where to begin and how to trade. I reside in Durban Kwa Zulu natal. Pls can u forward me some information on how to set this up. Many thanks
  • Rezaul Haque said on February 27, 2014
    Hi! My name is Rezaul Haque and we deal in food like mango pulp, different Jam and Jelly along with pickles. Our's is mostly Agro Based. We are going to expand the product line soon. Our Jam and Jellies are of very high quality and we shall be exporting those too. So with the afore said if anyone feels to talk to us you are welcome and my email address is or Many thanks. Reza.
  • satbir singh said on July 9, 2014
    Hi, i am a manufacturer of handloom products and other articles based in india. i want to start exporting my product but dont know how. kindly suggest something beneficial. thank you.
  • JOHN NJENGA said on October 24, 2014
    Hallo, I am a Kenyan based investor ready to take on export agency business for any quality product around the world. Kindly contact me incase you have a fast moving product. My contacts are or mobile phone number +254720515294. Kind Regards. John.K.Njenga
  • Debabrata Ray said on January 6, 2015
    I have 12yr corporate experience, & complete export & Import course, I want to start export Import Business, give which segment scope for me, I belongs to ORISSA. Give valuable suggestion specially food Item.
  • arjun said on November 15, 2020


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