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Old Fashion Candy
November 21, 2014
The chillier it gets outside; the more people move inside. Use this to your advantage when planning your next fundraiser. Inside events give you great access to a stream of people in a condensed area, meaning they are far more likely to pass your way while attending.
Events or happenings in your area that you could fundraise at:
- Craft fairs - schools, churches, and community centers most often hold these in November and December
- Holiday plays, musicals, or recitals - schools, performance centers, auditoriums
- Movie nights
- Trivia nights
- Shopping malls
- Holiday activities - light displays, Santa dinners
If you are connected to any of these events or venues then, you may be able to fundraise at the events for free. If not, try reaching out and explaining your cause. It doesn't hurt to ask, and they may be accommodating once they hear your cause.
What fundraising products sell best this time of year? The answer can be based on the event. Item's like our $1 Chocolate Bars, $2 Chocolate Bars, Chocolate Pretzel Rods, lollipops, key chains and lanyards all make not only great moment of snacks, but also great stocking stuffers. Items like these may work best at local fairs and holiday activities. Quick treat time items like our Supreme Selection, Snack Variety, and School Store will likely have higher sales at events like movie and trivia nights or performances where food is allowed. But, get creative with your fundraising offerings! We have no minimum order on any of our products so, for example, you can order a case of chocolate bars and a case of our Supreme Selection to have the best of both worlds! Providing a variety is always a good thing.
You can further spice up your indoor fundraising with our printable lollipop tags, that you can download here. You can tie these to lollipops, pretzel rods or even chocolate bars with ribbons (see our previous blog post here for more on holiday fundraising).
If you're looking to start a fundraiser, give us a call at 1-800-500-1234 to place an order or to speak with one of our fundraising experts who will help you select a fundraiser fit for your group!
November 14, 2014
Tis the season for holiday fundraising! Cold weather, holiday sounds and more all signal the end of the year. But have no fear there is still plenty of time to hold a profitable fundraiser.
Coordinating or theming your fundraiser with the holidays is a great way to boost interest and potentially make more than you would normally. Make your holiday spirit known by putting "Holiday Fundraiser" on your signs or incorporating festive decorations around your table setup. Items like our chocolate bars, $1 and $2 variety, lollipops and chocolate pretzel rods all are great holiday snacks and can double as sweet small gifts or stocking stuffers.
As a bonus, theme out your fundraising products! Tie festive tags around your lollipops with curling ribbon or gift wrap yarns for extra incentive and fun. You can download our free printable tags here and make as many as you need. If you're working with a group, have each seller cut and tie tags on their case of lollipops or do an assembly line to get many hands involved. Getting your sellers involved in set up is also a way of allowing them to have a feeling on control and accomplishment when selling these festive items.You can also use these tags to tie around chocolate pretzel rods or anything else that your creative mind can come up with!
Having pens at your table to allow customers to write to and from names on the tags is a way to make your fundraising items more personal. Displaying your fundraiser is key too. Sticking the lollipops in a styrofoam base to stand upright is also a great way to display your items and further make sales. Use a styrofoam tree or our lollipop tree to bring that holiday theme in even more! Candy, snacks and other flat items can be displayed on themed table cloths or even in boxes wrapped like presents. If you are doing a table setup, consider having more than one item to sell in order to have variety. We have no minimum order on any of our items so you can mix and match cases to come up with your ideal setup.
Don't feel limited to a table setup either. You can have your sellers decorate the outside of boxes or bags that they carry their product in. Putting a selling price on the outside is also helpful when making quick sales.
If you're looking to do a holiday fundraiser that's quick and easy, give one of our friendly fundraising experts a call today at 1-800-500-1234 and they will help set you up with a top selling, profit boosting fundraiser to get you where you need to be before holiday break.
October 31, 2014
When selecting a fundraiser to do, we know there are many claims out there about "easy fundraising." At Old Fashion Candy, it is not just a claim it is one of our cornerstones. We've crafted, researched and refined not only our products but our business to better suit the needs of fundraising individuals and groups. We offer you fundraisers that can make you the most money as well as be a stress-free and easy going experience.
Throughout our 44 years in business, we've helped schools and groups all across the United States successfully meet or exceed their goals. We work with our customers to learn what is popular and sells the best. We do not just refine our varieties or offerings here and there; we are ALWAYS striving to give you the hottest selling items first and fast.
For our candy and snacks, we search the market to find quality products that provide a value to our customers and not some item that is inflated in price. Our selling prices are competitive and reasonable so you will not have to worry about missing sales or profit. Many of our varieties come packed into handy carrying boxes that keep the product safe and intact and are ready to pass out to your sellers. While candy remains the #1 fundraiser, we know that some groups are looking to fundraise with something different or are not able to sell food related items. Enter in our product fundraising items like candles, Donation Dots, key rings and more!
We have no minimum order on anything, and our case sizes are smaller than most competitors. Because of this you can order a single case to try a fundraiser or several to stock your entire group. No matter your quantity of sellers, we can outfit with them the items they need to meet goals. All orders ship directly from our warehouse and most within 24 hours so you can receive your order in 1-5 business days depending upon your location.
We also make paying for your fundraiser convenient and easy. We offer several payment methods including a 30 day billing so you can get your product and pay us later.
Let us prove to you how we offer the easiest fundraisers on the market. Our valued customers can attest to our quality of product and service:
Katrina V: "I ordered small at first to try the quality of the product, its ability to sell and if I could trust the company's claims in their marketing/advertising. This is the most honest program I have seen and used. You order and pay. They ship fast. You sell. Done. Love it. ORDERING AGAIN NOW THAT I KNOW IT IS SAFE TO DO SO! People are buying a product they like and can afford 'on the spot' and know they are supporting a cause because it gives them a feeling of giving while they are receiving."
Rebecca O: "No one at my school was using Old Fashion Candy, and my yearbook club wanted to do something that no one else was doing. Our first fundraiser sold out within a week, and everyone was asking where and how we got this new product. I told them about the catalog I received in the mail and how easy it was to use. Now, it seems like most of the clubs on campus are using OFC for their school fundraisers."
You can read more of our customer testimonials on our review page here.