13 May 2019

The Bunched Co. - Delivering bundles of sweetness one gift bouquet at a time

| Tim White

Nutella donut bunch. Photo: Supplied.

Kristen Zeller is 19 years of age, studying at the University of Canberra Part-Time and is the self-described “proud little owner of The Bunched Co.”: A beautiful digital business delivering mouthwatering, Instagram-worthy edible sweet gifts around Canberra.

Thanks to Kristen’s entrepreneurship, you can now get a bunch of donuts delivered to your home or office either as a treat for yourself or as a surprise for a loved one or colleague.

The current range of ‘bunches’ includes Iced and Sprinkled donuts or the decadent Nutella donut bunch, that comes with a personalised syringe filled with Nutella. They also deliver colourful chocolate coated strawberry bunches.

Kristen says, “The most popular item would have to be the Nutella donut bunch followed by the Iced donut bunch. My personal favourite bunch would have to be the Sprinkled donut bunch!”

The Bunched Co. is still a new business trading just over 6 months, with Kristen revealing “It all began back at the end of August 2017. I was bored in my statistics lecture in week one of the semester, and my mind began to wander. I deferred uni the next day and travelled out of Canberra for the week. My inspiration for starting up The Bunched Co, is none the less exciting. I was aimlessly scrolling through Pinterest while waiting for my best friend in the Emergency Room at 3 am in the morning, when I came across a photo of chocolate dipped strawberries, and thought how cool would it be to receive something like that at your workplace.”

The Bunched Co. Photo: Supplied.

“So, I got down to business with the idea and in mid-September, I had my very first order. I was too excited to share my concept with everyone in Canberra, I didn’t worry about creating a professional email address, or website, instead I created a word document as an order form and used a free Google account. Looking back, I wouldn’t have done it any other way as it personalized the business and I came across some of the most wonderful people.”

Now the business has turned into a family affair with Kristen saying “The Bunched Co. would not have been possible without the help of my mum, Jane Livingstone. On my crazy days, my mum helps me deliver the bunches Canberra-wide and it’s pretty cool to say I work beside my mum. Not to mention, I even had my Pop helping me out delivering on Valentine’s Day, along with 8 other family members.”

The future is looking event sweeter for The bunched Co. with Kristen sharing “I’m looking forward to 2018 and all the crazy it holds. I plan to have my website up and running shortly, some new bunches to be released throughout the year and to grow enough to hire my very first full-time employee!”

Chocolate coated strawberry bunches. Photo: Supplied.

To get your hands on a bunch from The Bunched Co. send an email to [email protected] and they will forward an order form.

Original Article published on the RiotACT.

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