As soon as we receive your reservation, we will schedule shipment of your full color sales materials or create your custom website link. With our Traditional Premium Program you’ll receive everything you need to get started including full color product brochures, three part sales receipts, and money collection envelopes. With our Ship to Home Online Only program, you’ll be emailed helpful digital marketing materials including our social media packet.
We recommend a selling period of two to six weeks. This will give you ample time to promote your sale while keeping enthusiasm high. Fall deliveries will be made the week before the week of Thanksgiving and during the first and second week of December. Fruit quality at both times is excellent, so just pick the time frame which works best for you.
If you have a smaller order, you must be flexible with regard to delivery dates. If your organization sells more than 40,000 pounds, you may specify a specific delivery date and time.
With our online program, there are choices of delivery times depending on the season. All orders will be mailed directly to your customer, meaning no trucks to unload or boxes to coordinate the delivery of from your group! We also ship nationwide opening up your potential sales to friends and family near and far!
First of all, you’ll want get the word out. It’s important to let your entire community know about your fruit sale and the reason you’re raising funds. Contact local businesses and suggest they purchase boxes of fruit for their clients, customers or employees. Use your social media platforms, text, and send emails about your sale!
Establish sales goals for your entire organization and individual sales goals for each of your members. Be sure to keep your members up to date as you progress towards and accomplish your goals. We have helpful tips here.
Keep good records. Save a copy of your order forms. Next year you’ll be able to call on the same supporters and easily secure repeat business. There are also full reports of online orders you can access to reach out to online customers.