Case Study: How FormPay Helps G Sweets Save Time and Elevate Business Image
Updated: Mar 22, 2023
Published: Mar 22, 2023
We sat down with Giuliana Tomatis, the founder of G Sweets, a virtual bakery based in Burlington, to hear how she used FormPay to overcome administrative challenges and improve the professional image of her business. She talks about the challenges she faced before implementing FormPay and the positive impact the platform has had on her business.
Founding story and business inspiration
I’m Giuliana Tomatis, the founder of G Sweets, a Burlington-based virtual bakery specializing in baked goods made from unrefined flours and sugars. We focus on creating unique treats that enhance the flavors of our ingredients, with a mindset of conscious ingredient sourcing and environmentally friendly packaging. Our bakery delivers delicious cakes and treats in Burlington and all around the GTA (Greater Toronto Area).
I've always wanted to open my own cafe and pastry shop, and when the pandemic hit, I noticed many people starting home-based businesses. I took it as an opportunity to begin my pilot project, G Sweets, which I hope will one day become my cafe.
Challenges and obstacles before FormPay
Before implementing FormPay for G Sweets, I faced a lot of challenges with the administrative work involved in running the bakery. Managing orders and payments was a manual process done through Instagram DMs and Google Forms, and I had to chase down payments from my clients manually. This time-consuming approach also made my business appear less professional, leading to the possibility of potential customers questioning the quality and reliability of my bakery services.
FormPay's positive impact on G Sweets
FormPay has significantly reduced my admin workload, freeing up about 2 to 3 hours per week that I can now dedicate to experimenting with new items for the business or simply enjoying some personal time. I particularly appreciate how the platform automates order confirmations and invoicing, while providing a seamless ordering and credit card payment experience for customers. Since transitioning from Google Forms to FormPay, my bakery has taken on a more polished and professional look. Nearly everyone has asked me who designed my website, commenting on how amazing it looks. This has had a positive impact on customer perceptions.
“FormPay has significantly reduced my admin workload, freeing up about 2 to 3 hours per week that I can now dedicate to experimenting with new items for the business or simply enjoying some personal time.”
Favorite feature of FormPay
My favorite part of FormPay is how clean it looks and simple it is to use. It elevates the image of my business and highlights the care and craftsmanship that I put into my baked goods, projecting a professional image that mirrors the quality of my creations. On top of everything, the team from FormPay has been incredible and super quick in answering all my questions and handling updates, providing excellent customer support.
“FormPay elevates the image of my business and highlights the care and craftsmanship I put into my baked goods.”