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Why a Lollipop Fundraiser Makes Good Sense for Schools

By Clay Boggess on Apr 8, 2014
Why a Lollipop Fundraiser Makes Good Sense for Schools

Why lollipop sales are good for school groups

It seems as though school fundraising companies are introducing new products to sell on a daily basis. Many of these items sound interesting on paper, and since many groups are looking for new ideas they’re almost guaranteed to get put to the test.

Unfortunately, as quickly as these products come, they also go. For whatever reason, they don’t sustain the test of time. But one product that’s been proven over the years to be a reliable fundraiser is lollipops. It’s no wonder so many groups come back to lollipop fundraisers even when there are so many other options available. The reasons seem obvious:

Everyone Identifies with Lollipops

Lollipops are the perfect money maker. It would be hard to find anyone who couldn’t identify with them. People both young and old love them. Anyone can afford to make a purchase because they’re cheap and they come in a wide variety of flavors.

Sweet but with Fewer Calories

Many feel that they can get something sweet, but with fewer calories than what you'll find in a candy bar fundraiser, for example. A medium-sized lollipop has about 80 calories and 0.04 grams of fat. Compared to a candy bar, which has 200 calories and 9 grams of fat, lollipops are the preferred option for many people.

Lollipops Generate a High Fundraiser Profit

Many products offer less than 50% profit. It’s had to find lollipops that don’t generate 50% profit, or even more. Even though groups need to sell more to generate the same amount of income as with some other products, they are still a good investment because they sell quickly.

Limitless Buyer Selection

Students who sell lollipops aren’t limited on what they can offer people. Lollipops come in a vast array of shapes, sizes, themes and flavors. Most buyers definitely find what they’re looking for.

Many groups still sell lollipops because they generate a fast and easy profit. And that’s what makes them so appealing.

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