Q/A #4: Do You Do Both Individual Fundraising & Group Fundraising?


Yes, we do!
You do not have to be a part of a group, school, church, etc. to purchase or sell Old Fashion Candy fundraisers. Maybe you are a high school student trying to raise money to help you fund a class trip, or you're hosting a family reunion and want to raise money to help curb next years cost of food or location rental. No matter your fundraising cause we can help!
There is no minimum order on any of our fundraisers so you can order one case, or one-hundred cases. This way we make it simple for you to try out a particular fundraiser and if it does well then you can simply order more. Plus, most orders ship in 24 hours or less so your order (or re-order) will get to you quickly so you can start raising money right away.
Not to be left out, Old Fashion Candy fundraisers work great for groups as well, big or small! Because each fundraiser variety can differ on selling price and quantity we make it easy and quick for you to see how much you will be bringing in. On each product page there is a guide below the image that outlines profit from if you sell 25 cases up to 120+ cases (for example: On the Supreme Selection if you sell 25 cases then you get a total of $575 in profit).  In addition, select fundraisers have 50% profit automatically attached - so no matter how few or many cases you order, you receive 50% profit. You can see all of our 50% profit fundraisers here on our latest Pinterest board.


Q/A #3: Take Order Fundraisers or Items In-Hand Fundraisers?


While we have a multitude of different fundraising products, fundraisers can essentially be broken down into two categories: Order takers and Items in-hand.

So which fundraiser would work best for you? Well let’s look at what goes into each one:

Order takers, or pre-sell fundraisers, will typically have a higher selling price for items as well as the items themselves will usually be of a higher quality. At Old Fashion Candy our order takers include our Celestial Candles  and Excite Your Snacktime brochures. Order taking fundraisers are great because they require no upfront cost, meaning you don't have to purchase any product, you only buy what you sell. This is one of the reasons the products are of a higher price so you are able to offer premium products to your customers without fear of being left with unsold merchandise. The higher selling price for these products also means each individual is capable of generating more dollars sold per person (which can come in handy if each individual of a group needs to bring in a certain amount of money in order to meet your goal). As the name suggests you will have to have your participants take orders, so name, delivery information and product quantities should be recorded on the back of the brochure. You can collect money when they place their order so you can save an extra step as well as avoid any customers not taking their merchandise, or do payment upon delivery. Once the order taking period is over, have your group turn in their forms to you to tally up and place your entire product order at one time. Once the product is shipped to you, arrangements will need to be made for participants to pick up their merchandise and distribute them to their customers as well as collect money (if they didn't collect it up front). If you are working with a group of younger fundraising participants you'll probably want to send a schedule home for parents that outline order sheet turn in date, merchandise pick up day/time and collected money due by dates.

Items in-hand, or cash and carry fundraisers, are the primary type of fundraiser we at Old Fashion Candy offer. With this type of fundraiser you order your product (or cases) up front and there are two ways to pay:
1. We offer 30 days payment so you can sell your product and then turn in only the amount you owe us.
2. Pay for it up front and then all the money you make, you keep.

Then distribute out the product to your participants for them to sell. When they sell they collect money on the spot and in turn that money goes directly to your group so the profit exchange is immediate. However, keep in mind that this means each participant will have to carry the product with them in order to make the sales. Make participants aware on how to store and transport the product so as not to damage or destroy it - especially if you are selling candy products in the summer heat.

No matter which fundraiser your group goes with it is helpful to review with all participants (and possibly parents of participants) due dates as well as how to collect and store money until the turn in date and delivery practices.