Here’s a business idea for you: be the delivery service for the outside-of-town folks.
My house is eight miles outside of Alva. I would gladly pay extra for an occasional pizza delivery, especially on weekends. (Like last weekend, for example!)
My cousins live outside of Norman, Oklahoma, and I was sitting at their house when this idea originally occurred to me. They can’t get pizza or any other deliveries out there.
In our part of the world, we’re seeing lots of folks moving to country homes, so demand is going to go up.
You can decide whether to take orders directly, or let customers order the take-out, and then order delivery from you. Expand it to grocery deliveries, or anything else that seems to make sense.
This is an example of one business that is going to work better in higher-trust rural areas, I think.
What do you think? Viable? Know of any examples?
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