Mama’s Custom Cookies’ Solution for Last-Minute Orders
Mama’s Custom Cookies creates memorable and delicious treats for any occasion. Thanks to Trellus Same-Day Local Delivery, owner Rosemarie DeMaio has been able to accept more last-minute orders without the headaches and hassle of making her own deliveries. Trellus provides more timely service than USPS and gives her reassurance that her custom decorated cookies are hand-delivered with care.
About Mama’s Custom Cookies
Rosemarie DeMaio’s journey into the world of cookie artistry began in 2012 with a simple request from a friend for unique event favors. This sparked the idea of creating custom cookies, not just as treats but as the final touch to complement a special event.
Initially pivoting from a career in advertising, Rosemarie began her culinary venture from her home kitchen. Her business quickly gained traction, leading her to rent kitchen space before eventually opening her own dedicated kitchen in Wantagh. Today, her business has blossomed, supported by a talented team of a dozen employees, including skilled bakers and cookie decorators. Mama’s Custom Cookies is not just a local favorite but also a preferred choice for prestigious clients, including renowned brands such as Nordstrom, Lancome, Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor, and Neiman Marcus, just to name a few.
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Being busy is a good problem to have, except when the logistics of last-minute delivery present a setback in your day-to-day. Rosemarie DeMaio, owner of Mama’s Custom Cookies, found that she was having that ‘good problem’ more and more.
Generally, Rosemarie asks customers for at least two weeks lead time on an order. She highly recommends booking an order date as soon as possible, as she’s known to book up 4 to 6 weeks in advance. Rosemarie didn’t want to turn away the business, but last-minute rush orders often meant long hours and longer drives.
In the past, if Rosemarie took on a rush order or last-minute customers, she’d often stay late at night to get the order in the mail the next day. She’d hand it off to the USPS, but didn’t have 100% reassurance that her package would be hand delivered with the utmost care. As more of these rush orders came in, Rosemarie found herself driving into the city a few times per month. Those long drives were “getting out of hand,” she recalled.
“One or two deliveries could take me six hours, and then sometimes I’d have to take an extra person with me,” Rosemarie said, describing the challenges of city parking. “It’d really be a headache sometimes.”
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Trellus Helps Mama’s Maintain a Regular Schedule
Rosemarie first learned about Trellus at a Wantagh Chamber of Commerce meeting. She identified with Trellus’ mission of solving logistical problems for small businesses. When she found out that Trellus was accepting scheduled deliveries to the city and offered transparent pricing based on mileage, she knew it was the right solution for her.
“I just started realizing for a few extra dollars [passed on to the customer], I knew Trellus was going to get my order there all in one piece,” Rosemarie explained. “On the backend for me, it gives me a little extra time to work on an order. I don’t need that two or three days extra to account for delivery.”
For Rosemarie, time saved is money saved, whether that’s time on the road or time scheduling with the Post Office or FedEx. “If my client needs something, I know I don’t need to take six hours out of my day to make that delivery.” She’s able to call Trellus and get the pricing information that she needs, or she logs on to the Trellus Delivery HUB to price out the delivery herself.
“And that’s at my convenience, so I can do it on my schedule, rather than having to do it on everybody else’s schedule,” Rosemarie said. “With Trellus, I’m able to stay in the office and get things done, and even take on more orders that I may have missed because I was in the car.”
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“With Trellus, I’m able to stay in the office and get things done, and even take on more orders that I may have missed because I was in the car.”
– Rosemarie DeMaio, Mama’s Custom Cookies
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