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Did you know that on average, the groups who do the fruit fundraiser
for March delivery with us do better than those who sell for December delivery? We believe it is because there is very
little competition that time of year from other groups, people are not as busy with Holiday activities and the fruit is at
its peak flavor and sweetness in March.
The following prices are good for delivery in most areas of the United States. Some
areas have higher minimum orders. If you request a price quote, we will send you information specific to your area.
If you place
your order with us by fax or email by March 2, 2015, your fruit will arrive between March 20th and March 30th, just
in time for the Easter/Passover Season. Other dates are also available in most areas of the United States if you sell 300
cartons or more. Dates and deadlines for December 2015 delivery are also listed on this page . Prices for December
2015 delivery should be the same and will be confirmed after June, 1, 2015.
If you decide to participate, please call us toll
free at 800-277-5372 or email us. After we receive this confirmation, we will add your group to our list of confirmed saIes.
We will then email you a confirmation with other files that you may use to make your sale a success.
We will then send full color
flyers for your group by priority mail. Our full color flyers are shipped to you free of charge if you commit to a sale
with us. Please let us know how many flyers to send as well as the correct address to send them to.
Prices vary based on the volume
that you sell. There are delivery fees if you sell less than 300 – 20 pound cartons. There are discounts
resulting in more profit for your group if you sell 500 – 20 pound cartons or more. Please see the pricing information
below for the details. Some groups choose to sell at higher prices than we recommend. This is fine if you choose
to. We can email you a flyer that you can fill in the prices with any price you want and print copies yourself.
Let us know if you would like this option.
Our fundraising program offers you the best quality fruit available from all areas of the United
States. We ship all fruit on one truck, direct from the growers, arriving to you as fresh as possible.
Over the past
25 years we have helped hundreds of nonprofit groups earn as much as $40,000.00 with one fruit fundraiser. Our program
is a proven method to raise large amounts of money.
Here are 5 reasons why fruit fundraisers continue to be the most effective of all
high profit fundraisers:
1. Almost everyone eats fruit on a daily basis. It is part of their existing grocery budget.
2. Fruit is healthy
and is considered a requirement for a healthy diet by most experts.
3. Fruit is an enjoyable refreshing treat that appeals
to almost everyone.
4. Fruit baskets and variety gift boxes make excellent gifts for companies to give to employees and customers.
5. Those who buy
fruit appreciate your service and will look forward to buying from you year after year. Many groups have sold fruit
for over 30 years. There is no better fundraiser for repeat business.
Why is a fruit sale so profitable at reasonable
fruit is perishable, grocery stores have to charge a large percentage of profit to cover the risk of spoilage. This gives
you the opportunity to make a very good profit margin and still be competitive. We have a program that minimizes
your risk. Because you are preselling the fruit, you will deliver it quickly to your customers when it arrives, minimizing
the spoilage. We also reimburse you for any spoilage reported to us. (See below for the details)
A sale of 300
- 20 pound cartons of citrus earns your group a profit of at least $2,100.00.
A sale of 500 - 20 pound cartons of citrus (1/4
truckload) earns your group a profit of at least $4,000.00.
A sale of 2,000 - 20 pound cartons of citrus earns your group a
profit of at least $20,000.00.
We ship top quality fruit from the world’s best citrus growers. Our citrus fruit
is grown in Southern TX, Southern Florida and Southern California. These three regions produce the best quality navel oranges,
red grapefruit, juice oranges and tangelos available. We also ship the best quality eating apples available.
For most locations
in the U.S. other schedules can be arranged to meet your needs if you sell more than 300 - 20 pound carton equivalents.
Call us to arrange this. We need your order faxed or emailed to us approximately three weeks in advance of your requested
If you are located in a convenient area for shipping, we can also accommodate other ship dates with the minimum 100
– 20 pound equivalents. Call us to arrange this.
Schedule and deadlines for March 2015 delivery. Just in time for
the Easter/Passover Season. The fruit is very sweet, juicy and at peak flavor this time of year. Many groups sell
for delivery in December and March.
and deadlines for March 2015 delivery. Just in time for the Easter/Passover Season. The fruit is very sweet,
juicy and at peak flavor this time of year. Many groups sell for delivery in December and March.
your fundraiser with us no later than Monday February 2, 2015. Call Rick or Laurie Stepp at (800) 277-5372
or email us at Rick@800apples2.com for sales materials, work sheets and pricing.
2. Make up sales
kits for each salesperson as soon as possible Each kit should include two tally sheets and one flyer, with your selling
prices listed on the flyer and on the tally sheets. We can email you all of the files. We will mail you full color
flyers. Encourage your salespeople to put their full color flyers into a loose-leaf notebook protected by see through
sheet protectors that are available at office supply stores. The tally sheet can also be inserted in the notebook.
3. Kick off
your sale anytime at your convenience between Monday January 5 and Monday February 9th. (Allow at least 3 weeks for
4. End the sale no later than Monday March 2, 2015.
5. Fax or email your order to us no
later than Monday March 2, 2015 at 10:00 pm central time. If you place your order by the deadline, you can increase
it as much as you want on Monday March 9th.
6. Send your payment to arrive to us no later than Saturday March
7. Your fruit will arrive between March 20 and March 30, 3015, Just in time for the Easter/Passover
Schedule and deadlines for December
your fundraiser with us between August 3, 2015 and Monday October 19, 2015.
2. Kick off your sale no later than Monday October 26, 2015.
This will give you at least 3 weeks to conduct your fundraiser.
3. Finalize your sale no later than Monday November 16, 2015.
4. Fax or email your order to us no later than Monday November 16th at 10:00 pm central time. If you place this
initial order by the deadline, you can increase it as much as you want through Monday morning November 23, 2015,
the Monday before Thanksgiving.
Send your payment to arrive to us no later than Monday November 30, 2015. You will receive a 3% discount if you pay by cashier’s
check or money order. If you pay by credit card, you will receive a 1% discount.
6. If we receive your payment by November 30th, you can again add
as much as you want to your order through Tuesday morning, December 1st.
7. Your fruit will arrive between December 5th and December 17, 2015.
Your delivered cost, suggested price and profit:
Following are the
terms, delivered cost, suggested price and profit for your fruit fundraiser. In order to receive this pricing,
we must email, fax or mail you a confirmation specific to your group in advance. Unless other dates have been arranged,
you must place your order with us by Monday March 2, 2015 for the April Delivery. This means you need to contact
us to confirm your fundraiser after you decide to do this fundraiser.
Prices are good for shipment
for arrival to you through April 15, 2015 as long as your order is placed within the dates given. Payment
in U.S. dollars. Fruit prices quoted are based on crop and shipping conditions remaining favorable. In
the event of a natural disaster such as a freeze, hurricane, trucking crisis or fuel crisis, prices or supplies are not
guaranteed. Weights are approximate. Citrus is sold by volume; it is not sold by weight. (The 1/2 carton
is approximately 20 pounds. The Standard Carton is approximately 40 pounds.)
No orders for less than 100 - 20-pound equivalent cartons (2,000 pounds or more) of fruit will be accepted or shipped.
Rising fuel costs have resulted in higher freight costs. Because of this, we have a minimum order policy. If
you fall short of the 100 – 20 pound equivalents, you may want to order extra fruit and sell it after it arrives.
We do not recommend this, but this is an option you have rather than canceling your sale. Some areas of the U.S.
or Canada have higher minimum orders. Please see the information that applies to your area.
below are based on a minimum order of 300 - 20-pound equivalent cartons of fruit per delivery location. (Any combination
totaling 6,000 pounds of fruit or more) Payment in US Dollars. A 300 – 20 pound equivalent order results in no freight
service charge, resulting in a profit of approximately $2,100.00 to $3,000.00
If quantity delivered
is between 200 and 300 - 20 pound carton equivalents, a $200.00 delivery fee will be added to your invoice.
(A 200 - 20 pound carton order would cost $1.00 per
carton more than quoted below)
If quantity delivered is between 100 and 200 - 20 pound carton equivalents, a $300.00
delivery fee will be added to your invoice.
(A 100 – 20 pound carton order would cost $3.00 per carton more than quoted below.)
The following Quantity Discounts
will be given per carton based on the total quantity of fruit delivered.
based on the quantity delivered to each separate delivery location on each separate delivery truck:
500 to 999 - 20 pound carton equivalents
Deduct $1.00 per 20 pound carton
A 500 - 20 pound carton order will result in a profit of approximately $4,000.00 to $5,500.00 for your group.
1,000-1,899 - 20 pound
Deduct $2.00 per 20 pound carton
A 1,000 - 20 pound carton order
will result in a profit of approximately $9,000.00 $12,000.00 for your group.
Full truckload (1,900
to 2,000 - 20 pound carton equivalents)
Deduct $3.00 per 20 pound carton
A 2,000 - 20
pound carton order will result in a profit of approximately $20,000.00 $26,000.00 for your group.
Prices quoted also include full credit to your invoice for all actual
spoilage reported to us by fax, phone or email within 7 days of your delivery date. If total spoilage exceeds 3%
of any given item, it must be reported within 48 hours. This makes it possible for us to make a claim with the grower
of the fruit. Any major problems (10% spoilage or damage of any given item) must be reported to us before accepting
the fruit delivery. If any item shipped on the truck is short or damaged, you must note it on the bill of lading before
signing for the merchandise and notify us within 48 hours. Because there is a small chance of having spoilage or miscounting, we
recommend that you order 1 extra 20 pound carton of each type of fruit or 1% more fruit than you have sold, whichever
is greatest. For example if you sell 300 – 20 pound cartons of navel oranges, we recommend that you order 3 extra
20 pound cartons. You will find that it is easy to sell the extra fruit if you do not need it for spoilage replacement.
cost in U.S. dollars and recommended selling prices and profit per carton for 300 to 499 – 20 pound equivalent cartons:
is sold by volume not weight. Weight is approximate. “Count” means the approximate number of pieces
of fruit in each carton. The count can vary based on how large the fruit grows, which can vary season to season.
20 pound boxes are called ½ cartons.
Your delivered cost per carton
selling price per carton
Your profit per carton
20 pound carton navel oranges: 36 to 44 count per carton
20 pound red grapefruit 20 to
24 count per carton
20 pound juice oranges:
36 to 63 count per carton
20 pound tangelos: 40 to 70 count per carton
40 pound carton navel oranges: 72 to 88 count per carton
40 pound red grapefruit 40 to 48 count per carton
40 pound juice oranges: 88 to 125 count per carton
40 pound tangelos: 80
to 138 count per carton
Cost of Apples: Only 20 pound cartons
of apples are listed on the flyer. 40 pound cartons of apples are not listed on the flyer but are available for
sale. We have a flyer that you can edit and print yourself. with 40 pound apples listed.
Your delivered cost per carton
Recommended selling price per carton
profit per carton
20 pound carton: Your choice of red delicious,
golden delicious or granny smith. 40 to 44 apples per carton
40 pound carton: Your choice of red delicious, golden delicious or granny smith. 80 to 88 apples per
Gift Fruit Program: The
full color flyer has a picture of our variety gift box and gift basket.
Gift Boxes come already
packed. Gift Baskets are packed fresh by your group when the fruit arrives.
The variety gift box cost below is based
on an order of 300 to 500 - 20 pound equivalent cartons. Since there are freight discounts, total orders larger
than 500 - 20 pound cartons of fruit will generate more profit. Smaller orders will generate less profit because of
the delivery fees. Following is an illustration of the profit you will make on the variety gift box if you sell 300 to
500 - 20 pound total cartons of all fruit ordered.
Profit on variety gift boxes for a total
order of 300 to 500 20 pound equivalent cartons of fruit
Your cost for each variety box
Your profit on each variety gift box
1 layer variety gift
box (approximately 10 lbs.)
2 layer variety gift box (approximately 20 lbs.)
gift baskets contain approximately 10 pounds of fruit. The cost of gift baskets will vary based on how
much total fruit you order and on how many gift baskets you sell. Empty gift basket kits will be shipped to you before
the fruit arrives. We will send you the worksheet for packing gift baskets after you have confirmed your sale with us.
Case of 20 wicker basket kits: Includes
20 wicker baskets, 20 bows, 20 shrink wraps, 20 small packs of tissue paper.
If you are ordering 11 baskets or more, this will be the most economical quantity since they are shipped direct from the
distributor. 20 basket kits cost less than 11 custom shipped basket kits.
Since the cost per box of fruit varies based on the total amount of fruit you order, your cost and profit
per fruit basket will vary. If you order 20 baskets or more, your cost per basket will be $14.00 to $18.00. We will
calculate how many full boxes of fruit that you need to fill 20 or more gift baskets and add this to your order.
It will be listed on the invoice.
$120.00 = $6.00 per basket kit
shipped direct from distributor.
Custom shipment of 1 to 10 wicker basket kits are shipped at a higher cost. This is to
cover extra shipping and handling. It is better to order full cases of 20 and save the extras for later use or make extra
gift baskets and sell them after the fruit arrives. Unless you tell us different, 1 layer and 2 layer variety gift boxes
of fruit will be shipped to fill quantities of 1 to 10 gift baskets.
Your profit varies based on how many baskets you sell and the total quantity of fruit that you order.
If you order 2 to 10 baskets, the cost per basket with the fruit will be $21.00 to $24.00.
Custom orders of 1 to 10 baskets =
$11.00 per basket kit
Payment must arrive to us by cashier’s check, credit card or money order 7 days prior to your delivery
date. This may require collecting your money in advance from your customers. You will receive a 3% discount for paying
on time, in advance by cashier’s check or money order. Payment in U.S. Dollars.
You will be given a 1% discount
for paying on time, in advance by credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover Card.
After placing your order with
us, we will calculate the total amount due and fax or email your invoice. You can then express mail the cashier’s
check or money order. We will reimburse you for express mail charges from your local post office. You can also
call us to request payment by credit card.
Paying in advance enables the fruit growers to give us their best quality at a
competitive price, knowing they will receive prompt payment. If you need credit terms, it can be arranged
by submitting a credit application. Credit will need to be approved four weeks in advance of your delivery
call us at 800-277-5372 if you need to make credit arrangements and we will email or fax you a credit application. Our
credit terms if approved are: Net 21 days from delivery date. Payments not received by our office within 30 days
of delivery will be assessed a 1% service charge per 30 days until payment is received.
Fruit prices quoted are based on crop
and shipping conditions remaining favorable. In the event of a natural disaster such as a freeze, transportation crisis
or a hurricane, prices or supplies are not guaranteed. Weights are approximate. Citrus is sold by volume; it is
not sold by weight. The 1/2 carton is approximately 20 pounds. The standard Carton is approximately 40 pounds.
Orders: Each year we get late orders that are past the deadline. We always do our best to accommodate
late orders if there is still time to do so. However, the Washington apples must be shipped to Texas and Florida in
order to make the connection with the citrus trucks. We need the orders by these deadlines to schedule harvesting, packing,
shipping and transportation for the fruit. Late orders will be considered based on fruit availability and extra space
on the delivery trucks. If you submit your order after our deadline, a higher price than quoted may apply.
Dates: Your delivery time and day cannot be confirmed until we make arrangements with a trucking company
to deliver the fruit. Fresh fruit has to be shipped by refrigerated truck which has to be arranged after we receive
all orders, have the fruit harvested and packed. If you have not heard from the trucking company or us within 4 days of your
requested delivery, it is crucial that you call us for an update.
“Just in time” arrival is the goal we strive to
achieve. It is not possible for us to guarantee that the truck will come precisely on time since any number of things
could happen to cause a delay. We may also have to ship your order for arrival on a different date than you have requested.
Unless you have talked with us by phone and have made other arrangements with us, you will need to be prepared to receive
the fruit during the range of dates that we have scheduled for delivery. You only need a few people to unload the truck.
The fruit can be distributed to your team members at a later time. Please see the information we sent you regarding
how to unload the truck, how to count the fruit and how to inspect the fruit on arrival.
We will not ask you to unload the fruit
between 8:00 PM and 7:00 AM unless you request it or if it is more convenient for you. The larger your order,
the better we can accommodate your requested date and time of delivery. As a general rule, if your order is less than
500 of the 20 pound equivalents, you will need to be prepared to unload your fruit when the truck arrives. We will
notify you well in advance to schedule your team members for unloading.
You only need 3 to 4 able bodied adults to unload 500 cartons
within one hour. The truck driver is not responsible for unloading. This is done by members of your group.
It is possible that your fruit will arrive on a weekend day. Refrigerated, over the road delivery trucks deliver 7 days per
week and have to stay on schedule. It is not possible to hold a truck over on a weekend. If there are religious
reasons for not unloading on a particular day, we will work that out for you in advance as long as you let us know that in
is important for you to have a backup plan in place in the event that the truck comes earlier than requested, breaks down,
encounters bad weather, an accident, etc. (See instructions to trucker on order form.) In order to prevent your fruit sale
from becoming an inconvenience to your volunteers, it is crucial that you establish a team captain calling system. We
suggest that you have no more than ten sales people per team. Have team captains who are in charge of calling everyone
on their team to update them on the arrival time of the truck. Have each team captain establish a calling list of all
team members well in advance of your delivery date.
Approximately two to four days before your scheduled delivery we should know the
delivery schedule. At this time call us for your delivery time and activate your team captain calling system to inform
team members of the scheduled delivery. Tell them that unless they get a message regarding a potential delay, arrive
to pick up their fruit approximately 3 to 4 hours after the scheduled delivery. This will allow you time to have the
unloading crew show up on time, unload the fruit, count it and prepare it for distribution. Also, if the truck is delayed
for some reason, there will be time to activate the calling system and inform your team members to come later.
We look forward
to helping you with your fundraiser. Please feel free to call us at your convenience if you have questions.
Phone us toll free at: 800-277-5372 (1-800-apples-2)
Email: Rick@800apples2.com Visit our website at: www.800apples2.com