These classy totes are filled with a range of gourmet products hand picked from a range of local and national producers. $15 from each sale is returned to the fundraiser.
In a nutshell
Fundraising ideas: a printed canvas tote filled with gourmet products such as vinegar, spices, hand creams and sweets.
Suitable for: all groups
Profit: approx. 20% ($15 profit per $65 tote sold minus delivery)
Spiced Fig gourmet totes – normally available as a luxury subscription service – are now available to assist fundraisers who are seeking something a little more upmarket and different for their next event.
The totes, which are filled with a range of gourmet goodies such as flavoured vinegars, exotic sauces, indulgent skin care and fancy sweets are presented with a printed fabric bag and packaged in a pretty outer carton.
Costs and profits
Totes are sold for $65 each with $15 being kept by the fundraiser less the cost of delivery to a single address. Stock is dispatched from a warehouse in Eastlakes, Sydney and the most efficient delivery is in multiples of six. Contact Spiced Fig for an estimate of shipping costs to your area.
The Fundraising Process
Contact Sarah at The Spiced Fig on firstname.lastname@example.org to request a fundraiser pack.
You will be sent posters advertising the fundraiser, order forms as well as access to an online order form.
You will also be sent a sample tote to display and photograph. If you sell more than ten totes the bag is yours to keep for free. For orders of less than ten bags, the sample will be charged at a wholesale rate.
Provide order forms to staff and students and allow two to three weeks to take orders. Money must be collected at the time of the order.
Finalise order using the online order form.
An invoice for the totes, courier costs (if applicable) will be sent. All remaining money is your profit.
Totes will be sent to the nominated address for distribution within 2 business days.
The totes are currently pre-packaged and while there isn’t a choice of products, they have been carefully selected by a team of foodies and pamper specialists who curate the list from artisans, small scale producers and specialty suppliers. If you have particular needs (such as needing to keep the weight down for postage purposes), discuss these with Sarah upfront.
The high price point might prove to be a deterrent for some groups, but the luxury and point of difference will appeal to others.
This fundraiser would work equally well as door-knock around the neighbourhood (create a personalised brochure with photos of the products), an online fundraiser (advertise through school newsletter or website) or even set up a stall at a fete or local markets. Make sure it is clear to customers what the expected time frame for delivery would be.
If you are taking orders at a fete or other event, find someone who is a clever cook to make up some nibbles using some of the gourmet ingredients in the sample tote. The smell will help attract customers.
Make something special of distribution day, especially if you are nominating a time after school for everyone to come and collect their goodies. You can always order extra bags and have them available on the day for those who forgot to order.
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