Boost your profits with a product everyone is sure to love.
If you or your group haven't had an online flower fundraiser, we must talk. This particular fundraiser is a great opportunity that offers your group better profits while making people happy and relieving stress. It's a win-win all the way around! And we will share three ways an online flower fundraiser can grow your fundraising.
Did you know?
It's proven that getting flowers makes you happy and relieves stress.
A 2005 study showed that participants responded with a Duchenne smile within five seconds after receiving flowers, which indicates happiness. Participants were instantly happier when given flowers and maintained a more positive mood when the flowers were placed in their homes.
And another study from 2019 indicated that people who were sent flowers throughout the study reported a nine percent reduction in stress.
Ready to grow your profits?
Cultivate an incredible profit margin.
Raising funds by selling products online is easy—especially when you choose a fundraising company that gives you the tools you need to succeed. Plus, there are plenty of product options out there. You can sell cookie dough, popcorn, gift wrap, candles … the list is long.
Even though most of these products are reasonably priced, the school gets anywhere from 30 – 40% in profits. This isn't an insufficient margin. But with flowers, the consumer's price point is a little lower, and the profit margin is much better. We're talking 50%. Your group or school makes money with every sale.
Grow results without upfront costs.
Some fundraisers require groups to purchase items upfront, then distribute them to students to sell. Others require a minimum order amount. While both options have merits, they don't always work for every group. With our online flower fundraiser, there are no upfront costs. Your group gets a free online store where consumers can order and pay for flowers. We will send you a check for the profits when the fundraiser ends.
Reap the rewards with minimal effort.
Anyone who has organized a carnival, auction, or brochure sale can attest the effort can sometimes outweigh the profit. We're talking months of planning, many details to coordinate, hundreds of hours of volunteer time to track, and accounts to reconcile. With online flower sales, the only effort required (after a few minutes to set up your online store) is inviting friends and family to start shopping. That's it.
What are you waiting for? Bring a little happiness into the lives of your friends and family, and consider selling flowers online for your next fundraiser!
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Clay Boggess has been designing fundraising programs for schools and various nonprofit organizations throughout the US since 1999. He’s helped administrators, teachers, and outside support entities such as PTAs and PTOs raise millions of dollars. Clay is an owner and partner at Big Fundraising Ideas.