When you sell tea at your shop, you want to stand among competition and big retailers. Many retail stores only have the option to sell tea bags in boxes and through bulkier purchases. Smaller companies can expand the retail experience and provide a customer with a wide range of options.
As you shop for retail tea to sell, check out some of the ways you can sell packaged tea and help boost sales overall.
1. Tea Bag Sample Sales
If you serve fresh hot tea at your shop, then you have the opportunity to host tea bag sample sales. When you order a box of retail tea, you can brew some sample cups and then promote the tea bags for sale. You could sell individual bags or offer whole boxes for anyone who enjoys the sample tea.
Choose a specific day to host the sample sale and give something that customers look forward to on a weekly basis. For customers who cannot stay and drink a cup, you could give out free sample tea bags for them to take home and try.
2. Curated Tea Bag Boxes
Instead of selling a single tea box with all of the same tea, you can order multiple boxes of retail tea and then curate your own custom packages. The packages can include a wide variety of teas to fit specific themes. For example, you could put together a "Common Cold Tea Box" with teas that include common flavors and vitamins to help someone stay healthy.
You could put together a caffeine-free "Nighttime" box with teas that help people relax and get a good night's sleep. Also, consider putting together a box that includes mystery options. For example, you could buy retail tea and put together a "Fruit Tea Mystery Box" that includes fruit-flavored teas like peach, raspberry, and blueberry tea options.
Come up with new themes for each month and enjoy the different reactions that customers give.
3. Loose Tea Jars
Along with bagged tea, you have the option to purchase loose tea mixtures and create your own custom tea jars. Some people prefer loose teas that can brew and make themselves with a wide range of accessories. You could customize jars to feature your shop's branding and help build a following for the teas you sell.
The jars can include a wide range of tea flavors. Use custom labels and designs to sell your various teas. With the jars, you have the option to sell tea with custom names instead of the typical retail names.
Try a variety of methods to find the most success and help the tea sales thrive at your business.