Eliminate taking orders and sending sellers back a second time to deliver merchandise. Instead, let your buyers see the actual product up front.Over 60 fast-selling products. Choose from respected name brands like People's Choice beef jerky, Yummy Lix® lollipops, and KIND® snack bars.
What Our Customers Say
Staff was knowledgeable and able to answer all of our questions.
Mr. Boggess and the staff were very helpful. The orders arrived promptly and the product was good quality, affordable and sold easily.
Service was very good. the only reason for not having five stars is because we are still waiting on one case to be delivered.
Your company was very responsive to questions and made the whole process simple!
This fundraiser was super easy!
We sold Smencils for a fundraiser. All of the student, grades K-5, LOVE Smencils! They are always a hit and a great fundraiser!
Overall super pleased- great company!
We successfully raised the funds needed to support our events. Great product with a great price!
Overall experience was great.
The sticks that we chose were too big for the students. But we would totally get the smaller sticks next time.
Great company, quick shipping (& FREE!), good product and excellent customer service. Big Fundraising Ideas will continue to be our go-to for fundraising products!
So far, the Pretzel Rods are selling really well. We have repeat customers and even our teachers love them.
Amazing customer service! Always got a quick reply to questions and concerns.
We received the product earlier than expected making the invoice due before our fundraiser began.
Quick, efficient communication on design, payment/cost, and delivery!
Questions About Direct Sale Fundraising
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 the company and the money you collect.
Our biggest sellers are beef jerky, lollipops, and candy bars. On the other hand, custom tumblers are a unique fundraising idea that allows groups to make up to $15 profit per item.
Select a product and use our secure checkout process to place your order. A second option for public school groups is to submit a purchase order form. We’ll then ship you your product.
There is no upfront cost to start a direct sale fundraiser if you are a public school and use a purchase order. Payment is due within 15 days of receipt of the product.
Before issuing products to your group, we recommend using an inventory tracking sheet. This allows you to collect seller contact information, how much product is given out, and how much money needs to be turned in.
We recommend giving your group 1 week to sell and return the money.
Many school districts have rules about selling certain products on campus. Selling is typically allowed before or after school.
Ensure you offer people a product 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 to 3-5 products, ask people to choose their preference. Consider expanding your reach by doing an online poll.
Confirming that no one else is selling your product simultaneously is important. Many schools require groups to sign up for a specific selling period. This protects buyers from being inundated with fundraisers and prevents product redundancy.
Remember that the cheapest-selling product won’t necessarily generate the highest profit. For example, you’ll have to sell many more lollipops to bring in the same profit as discount cards.
Pro Tip: Offer the first seller an incentive or special privilege 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 products to their group and tell them to sell them 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 arrange with a local store with 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 at the selling price. This is a terrific way to sell your product in a couple of hours instead of over a week.
Also, consider offering a special prize to whoever turns all their money in first.