Description: The proverbial fundraiser, offering immediate delivery of candy items, usually at prices of $0.50, $1, and $2. Product is packed in cases of 76 to 144 candy bars with a Goal of one case per seller. Profit is usually 50%, but can run higher with the right supplier.
Best Suited For: School or youth sports organizations
Prospective Customers: Anyone with kids or a sweet tooth.
Comments: Offer good value; watch out for bad weather and unsold items. Usually, there are no returns of open cases. Some suppliers include a buyer’s coupon worth $1 at a supporting national chain like Subway. Others include seller incentive coupons.
Feel Good Rating: Three stars
Candy Fundraiser Ratings
Financial Aspects (1 – 10 scale): Profitability Ranking 6 Average Unit Price 3 Dollar Volume Per Participant 6 Percentage to Organization 5 Total Dollars to Organization 6 Subtotal (maximum of 50)
Pros & Cons (1 – 5 scale): Community Impression 4 Organizational Impact 3 Quality of Deliverables 4 Risks 3 Hidden Costs (freight, etc.) 4 Subtotal (maximum of 25)
Commitment Required (1 – 5 scale): Preparation Time 5 Selling Effort 4 Collecting Funds 5 Processing Orders 5 Delivering Goods 5 Subtotal (maximum of 25)
(On a scale of 1 to 100)
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