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Direct Sale Fundraisers

Direct Sale Fundraisers
Direct Sale Fundraisers
Make Fundraising Simple
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Eliminate taking orders and then sending sellers back a second time to deliver merchandise. Instead, let your buyers see the actual product upfront.

Over 60 fast selling products. Choose from a large variety of respected name brands like Jack Link’s® beef jerky, Yummy Lix® lollipops, and KIND® snack bars.

 

Our People's Choice beef jerky fundraisers offer premium quality 100% beef snacks. High in protein and low in sugar.

Our candy bar fundraisers offer several peanut-free flavors in both regular and large sizes. Up to 58% profit.

Make up to 60% selling our lollipop fundraisers. Lollipops come in a large variety of shapes, colors and flavors.

Our gourmet popcorn fundraisers set the gold standard for high quality and great taste. Make up to 50% profit.

Our pretzel rods fundraisers include $1 & $2 peanut-free, and Big Brands pretzel rods. All individually wrapped.

Our smencils fundraising products feature scented pencils and pens made from 100% recycled newspaper and plastic.

KIND snack fundraisers lead with a nutrient-dense 1st ingredient, are 100% gluten free; high in fiber, & low in sugar.

Our tumbler fundraisers offer personalized drinkware designed with your school name, mascot and coloring.

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What Our Customers Say

5

The company and people we worked with were so easy to get a hold of, answer any and ALL questions, and were very nice.

Lisa Decker
Business Manager
LaSalle-Peru Christian School
Raised:
$2,160.00
3

We received the product earlier than expected making the invoice due before our fundraiser began.

Lindsay Maxwell
PTO Vice President
Middleton Elementary School
Raised:
$32,400.00
5

The setup of the fundraiser was easy. I had little work to do on my end and it came out great!

April Moore
Coach
East Union Jr-Sr High School
Raised:
$1,440.00
5

The candy bars were very easy to sell. We did order an extra case, but definitely could have ordered more!

Lisa Decker
Business Manager
LaSalle-Peru Christian School
Raised:
$2,160.00
5

The ease of hosting an all-online fundraiser was simple and easy to facilitate. We were shocked at how expensive the shipping rates were for the cookie dough. It would have been helpful to know ahead of time that the shipping was roughly $15-20 ahead of time, prior to selecting that for our fundraiser. Otherwise, it was a good experience.

Jenna Shearer
School Counselor
Summit Learning Charter
Raised:
$1,967.00
5

We sold Smencils for a fundraiser. All of the student, grades K-5, LOVE Smencils! They are always a hit and a great fundraiser!

Lindsey Tennant
Teacher
Doudna Elementary
Raised:
$1,000.00
5

The tumblers were a great product to sell. There was a lot of interest as well as variety for customers to choose from. They were a quality and affordable which made selling them quite easy. Students were easily motivated to sell these quality products as well.

Kerry Keuvelaar
Class Advisor
Webberville High School
Raised:
$900.00
5

Everyone loves the beef sticks. They like having a snack option that fills them up and isn't full of sugar.

Candace Tschappat
Sponsor
Alwood Elementary School
Raised:
$1,152.00
5

Loved the candy!

Teresa Myers
Youth Director
Friendship Independent Church
Raised:
$240.00
5

We sold these at an Outdoor Movie Night event and was able to sell about 60 along with a bunch of other snacks. We are looking to sell the rest at the next 2 events that we will have concessions. Easy order, free shipping and customers seemed to like them so win so far.

Lisa Eddy
PTA Sponsor
Coram Elementary
Raised:
$124.00
5

We successfully raised the funds needed to support our events. Great product with a great price!

Brandy Hamstra
PTA Vice President
Bennion Elementary
Raised:
$18,240.00
5

It was easy to order, and the product came quickly.

Candace Tschappat
Sponsor
Alwood Elementary School
Raised:
$1,152.00
5

We love the lollipops we ordered from you. Love the flavor

Gladis Cano
Supervisor
West Handley Elementary PTA
Raised:
$960.00
5

Customer service is an A++. Great company to work with.

Meredith Capuano
FCS Teacher
Valley View School District
Raised:
$2,160.00
4

Service was very good. the only reason for not having five stars is because we are still waiting on one case to be delivered.

Lance Quilling
Band Director
Santa Fe Trail High School
Raised:
$4,800.00

Teacher with high school students standing behindHow Does Direct Sale Fundraising Work?

Also known as in-hand or point of sale fundraising, showing people the actual product instead of just letting them look through a catalog is an easier way for many groups to raise money. This can improve buyer confidence.

Having a product in hand also leads to impulse purchasing. This is often true when selling inexpensive treats like candy bars or lollipops. Sellers can simultaneously exchange items for money without having to go back a second time to deliver items like with a brochure fundraiser.

Once you determine which product you want to sell, you will want to know how much you need to order. This can be one of the challenges to direct selling. Order too much and you could have product left over. And if you don’t order enough, you’ll need to place a second order.

Our ‘Calculate Your Profit’ tool helps ensure that your order is correct the first time. Simply enter your group size and number of items you want each group member to sell.

There are 2 primary ways to place your order:

  1. Prepay with a debit or credit card
  2. Submit a purchase order (Available to public school groups only)

Orders are often processed the same day and delivered within a few business days. Once you’ve had your kickoff meeting with your group we recommend using a tracking sheet to help you monitor your sales. You should also set a deadline date for returning the money.

Color Xploder Lollipop FundraiserWhy Our Direct Sale Fundraisers?

  • Best Quality. Our products offer consumers the finest value in fundraising. Sell preferred brands like Popcornopolis®, Jack Link’s®, Yummy Lix®, and KIND® at the lowest possible price.
  • More Selection. Multiple choices within each of 10 product categories means there’s something for every group.
  • Low Minimums. Groups can order as low as 1 case.
  • Unique 'Calculate Your Profit' Tool. Determine how much product you need to order to reach your fundraising goal.
  • Free Shipping. There is no cost to ship your order. And if you need to order more product, we won’t charge you to ship any reorders either
  • Dedicated Customer Service. We’re here to support your fundraising efforts. You’ll receive quick responses to any questions as well as relevant sales tips.
  • No Cost to Start. Public schools have the option to submit a purchase order.

Questions About Direct Sale Fundraising

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How do direct sale fundraisers work?
Answer

Sponsors order and distribute the product to their group to sell to family and friends. Money is usually turned back into the group within a week. Your profit is the difference between what you pay us and the money you collect.

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What are your most profitable fundraising products?
Answer

Our biggest sellers are beef jerky, lollipops and candy bars. On the other hand, custom tumblers are a unique fundraising idea that allow groups to make up to $15 profit per item.

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How do we set up a direct sale fundraiser?
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To get started, select a product that you feel will sell well in your area. Use our secure checkout process to order the product. A second option for public school groups is to submit our purchase order form. We’ll then ship you your product.

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Does it cost any money upfront to start?
Answer

There is no cost to start a direct sale fundraiser if you use a purchase order. Payment is due within 15 days of receipt of product.

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How do we track our sales?
Answer

Before issuing product to your group, we recommend using an inventory tracking sheet. This allows you to collect seller contact information, how much product is issued and the amount of money that needs to be turned in.

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How long do direct sale fundraisers last?
Answer

We recommend giving your group 1 week to sell and return the money.

Questions
Can we sell on campus during school hours?
Answer

Many school districts have rules about selling products on campus. Selling is typically allowed before or after school.

High school student in classroomDirect Sale Fundraiser Suggestions & Tips

  • Schedule a time to meet with your group to kickoff your sale. This gives you the opportunity to discuss your goals and expectations.
  • Set a sales goal for your group members. Many of our cases contain inner carriers that already have an appropriate quantity of items for each participant to sell.
  • Periodically remind your participants about selling and your deadline date for turning in the money.
  • Make sure that all money is turned in before issuing additional product to sell.
  • Plan your fundraiser around a special occasion or holiday. This gives people more reasons to buy. Consider theme products like Holiday Smencils or Yummy Hearts lollipops.
  • Encourage sellers to also buy for themselves, their friends, and family.
  • Ask interested group members to resell any returned product in exchange for a portion of the profit.
More Ideas for Direct Sale Fundraisers

Make sure you offer people a product that both you and your group believe will sell well in your area. Consider taking a survey. You can always ask sellers what they think, but be sure to also consult with people at your school. Once you’ve narrowed your list down to say 3-5 products ask people to choose their preference. Consider expanding your reach by doing an online poll.

It’s important to confirm that no one else is selling your product at the same time. Many schools require groups to sign up for a specific selling period. This not only protects buyers from being inundated with fundraisers, but also prevents product redundancy.

Keep in mind that the cheapest selling product won’t necessarily bring in the highest profit. You’ll have to sell a lot more lollipops to bring in the same amount of profit as discount cards for example.

Pro Tip: Offer an incentive or special privilege to the seller who is the first to turn 100% of their money.

Your goal is to create a sense of urgency and get your sellers to turn in their money as quickly as possible. There are ways that you can do that.

Most sponsors pass out product to their group and tell them to sell to their friends, family and neighbors. It’s even better if participants ask family members to help them sell. For example, parents can take the product to work.

Another fantastic way to generate sales is to make arrangements with a local store where there’s a lot of foot traffic. You can get permission to set up a table and make a sign informing people about your fundraiser. Some may even throw in a bonus tip on top of the selling price. This is a terrific way to sell off your product in a couple of hours as opposed to over a week.

Also, consider offering a special prize to whoever turns all of their money in first.