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Mobile Vending

foodservice_clip_image004Southern Ice Cream strives to meet all of your mobile vending needs!  We provide you with quality products, safety materials and the knowledge to be successful at your business!  Located in Stafford we offer rental spaces with 110V outlets for your ice cream truck and a convenient one stop shop for all of your ice cream, chips, candy, dry ice, bagged ice and industry related needs! 


Southern Ice Cream Brings Value To Your Business:

For our customers we offer one complimentary set of safety decals for your truck, in addition we have durable metal caution children signs for sale.  Safety is a mobile vendor’s number one priority & responsibility and should be taken very seriously at all times!  Upon request we offer an educational safety video and reading material!  Check out our safe driving tips as an ice cream driver!   

At our location you will also find Nichols Electronics music boxes for sale!  When playing your music box, please be mindful of volume and area restrictions on noise control.  This helps to prevent further restrictions on mobile vending by your local lawmakers.
At Southern Ice Cream we put an immense amount of effort into making ice cream trucks look professional and clean!  Every year for our customers we custom make menu strips and between the months of January & March you can sign up to have our professional staff re-decal your vending vehicle free of charge for the season!  We also provide individual decals of the novelty items that you purchase from us as well! 


Quick Tips to Get Started as a Mobile Ice Cream Vendor:

Ice cream truckYou must have an ice cream truck or push cart to get started!  Southern Ice Cream does not rent, lease, or hire drivers to operate ice cream trucks.  Ice cream trucks come in many different styles, the most common being the step van or high top van.  Freezer options are typically a cold plate freezer or a chest freezer with an inverter connection.  Inverters work best when hooked up on a dual battery system to prevent your vehicle battery from draining and can be installed by most mechanics.

To start an account with Southern Ice Cream is easy!  Please supply us with your business name & contact information as well as your Texas tax resale certificate.  To apply for your tax resale certificate go to www.window.state.tx.us.  You will also need to check with the local town & county that you are vending in for necessary health & vending permits.

Mobile vendors are entrepreneurs and how successful they are depends on how hard and smart they work.  A clean truck and neatly dress driver is necessary for gaining repetitive customers and booking special events.  Many mobile vendors use Twitter & Facebook to communicate daily specials & build rapport with their customers.  Also, many drivers have incorporated using credit card devices that attach directly to a smart phone for increased sales.  We are happy to suggest route & marketing strategies to help better your mobile vending business!