Thank you for visiting our website. The quality of fruit
is excellent this year.
prices are good in most areas of the United States. There are higher minimum orders for some parts of the U.S. and Canada.
Your fruit will arrive between December 5th and December 17th, just before the Christmas Holidays. In most areas
of the U.S. we can deliver to you from mid-November to mid-April if you meet our minimum order.
If you decide to participate, I will need you to call
me toll free at 800-277-5372 or email me. After I receive this confirmation from you I will add your group to our list of
confirmed sales. I will email you a confirmation with other files that you may use to make your sale a success.
We will then send the attached 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.
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. The suggested prices below are for our
more competitive program, giving your customers better value. Our KISS program generates more profit because you sell
for a higher price than recommended below.
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 it yourself. Let us know if
you would like this option.
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.
You can also go to: www.800apples2.com for all of the information regarding how to conduct a successful fruit sale, pictures of our full color flyers,
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.
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 fundraiser so profitable at reasonable prices?
Because 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 delivery date.
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.
and deadlines for December 2014 delivery
1. Confirm your fundraiser with us as soon as possible.
2. Kick off your sale as soon as possible.
3. Finalize your sale no later than Monday November 24, 2014.
4. Fax or email your order to us no later than Monday November 24th 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 December 1, 2014.
5. Send your payment to arrive to us no later than Friday December
5, 2014. You receive a 3% discount if you pay by cashier’s check or money order.
6. Your fruit will arrive between December 9th and December
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.
1. Confirm 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 brochure, with your selling prices listed on the brochures 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 your sale)
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 13, 2015.
7. Your fruit will arrive between March 20 and March 30, 3015,
Just in time for the Easter/Passover Season.
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 November 24, 2014 for the December 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 from November 17 to December 17, 2014 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.
(1/2 carton approximately 20 pounds, Standard Carton approximately pounds.)
Minimum Order: 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.
Prices quoted 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
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.
Discounts are based on the quantity delivered
to each separate delivery location on each separate delivery truck:
999 - 20 pound carton equivalents
Deduct $1.00 per 20 pound carton
- 20 pound carton order will result in a profit of approximately $4,000.00 to $5,500.00 for your group.
- 20 pound carton equivalents
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.
(1,900 to 2,000 - 20 pound carton equivalents)
Deduct $3.00 per 20 pound carton
- 20 pound carton order will result in a profit of approximately $20,000.00 $26,000.00 for your group.
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.
Delivered 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
Recommended selling price per carton
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
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 carton.
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.)
Variety 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.
$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.
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
Please 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.
Late 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 7:00 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
It 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
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
Rick and Laurie Stepp
Phone us toll free at: 800-277-5372 (1-800-apples-2)
Email: Rick@800apples2.com Visit our website at: www.800apples2.com