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March 2015 Delivery: Start Planning Now
Keep it Sweet and Simple. Earn $26,000.00. Sell 3 items: navel oranges, juice oranges and grapefruit
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By selling fruit, your organization can make $3,000.00 to $26,000.00 profit by December 2014

Other delivery dates are also available from November through March

 

 

A group of 50 people selling an average of 40 cartons each can make a profit of $26,000.00.

A group of 25 people selling an average of 40 cartons each can make a profit of $12,000.00.

A group of 20 people selling an average of 25 cartons each can make a profit of $5,500.00.

A Group of 15 people selling an average of 20 cartons each can make a profit of $3,000.00.

A Group of 10 people selling an average of 10 cartons each can make a profit of $700.00.

 

By selling fruit, your organization can make $3,000.00 to $26,000.00 profit by December 2014

  Other delivery dates are also available from November through March

  

A group of 50 people selling an average of 40 cartons each can make a profit of $26,000.00.

A group of 25 people selling an average of 40 cartons each can make a profit of $12,000.00.

A group of 20 people selling an average of 25 cartons each can make a profit of $5,500.00.

A Group of 15 people selling an average of 20 cartons each can make a profit of $3,000.00.

A Group of 10 people selling an average of 10 cartons each can make a profit of $700.00.


Thank you for visiting our website.  The quality of fruit is excellent this year.

  

The following 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, we will need you to call our toll free at 800-277-5372. After we receive this confirmation from you we will add your group to our list of confirmed fundraisers. 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. 

  

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. 

  

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.


 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, etc.  

  

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 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 earns your group a profit of $2,100 to $3,000.00.

A sale of 500 - 20 pound cartons (1/4 truckload) earns your group a profit of $4,000.00 to  $5,500.00.

 A sale of 2,000 - 20 pound cartons earns your group a profit of $20,000.00 to $26,000.00.


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. 


Schedule and deadlines for December 2014 delivery


1. Confirm your fundraiser with us by October 20, 2014.


2. Kick off your sale anytime by October 27, 2014.


3. Finalize your sale no later than Monday November 17, 2014.


4. Fax or email your order to us no later than Monday November 17th 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 24, 2014.


5. Send your payment to arrive to us no later than Saturday November 29, 2014. You receive a 3% discount if you pay by cashier’s check or money order.

 

6. Your fruit will arrive between December 5th and December 15th, just in time for the Christmas Holidays.

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.


KISS Program: (Keep it Sweet and Simple)

Sell only 3 items: navel oranges, juice oranges and red grapefruit and earn $26,000.00!

If our standard fruit fundraising program seems overwhelming or complicated and you need a quick and easy high profit fundraiser, try our simplified version which features our 3 most popular items.

 

Navel oranges, juice oranges and red grapefruit make up approximately 60 percent of the entire volume of our standard fruit fundraisers. 

 

If you are contacting a large number of people, there is simplicity in selling only three items.  Many people will buy a carton of each.

 

Sell 20 pound cartons of navel oranges, juice oranges and red grapefruit  for $25.00

 

 300 cartons earns your group $3,000.00.

 500 cartons earns your group $5,500.00.

 1,000 cartons earns your group $12,000.00.

 2,000 cartons earns your group $ 26,000.00.


 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 November 17, 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 15 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 $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 $2.00 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: 

 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 $5,500.00 for your group.

1,000-1,899 - 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 $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 $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 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:

 

  We also have prices on 40 pound cartons of fruit.  Call us or email us for information on this program.

Citrus 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

Your profit per carton

20 pound carton navel oranges: 36 to 44 count per carton

$15.00

$25.00

$10.00

20 pound red grapefruit 20 to 24 count per carton

$15.00

$25.00

$10.00

20 pound juice oranges:  36 to 63 count per carton

$15.00

$25.00

$10.00

20 pound tangelos: 40 to 70 count per carton

$15.00

$25.00

$10.00



Cost of Apples

Your delivered cost per carton

Recommended selling price per carton

Your

profit per carton

20 pound carton red delicious, golden delicious, granny smith. 

40 to 44 apples per carton

$23.00

30.00

$7.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Gift Fruit Program: Gift Boxes come already packed.  Gift Baskets are packed fresh by your group when the fruit arrives. 


The full color flyer has a picture of our variety gift box and gift basket. 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.   The cost below is based on an order of 300 to 500 - 20 pound equivalent cartons.  Larger orders will generate more profit per carton since there are discounts.  Following is an illustration of the profit you will make if you sell 300 to 500 - 20 pound cartons.  Gift basket profit is much greater when you sell 24 baskets or more.

  

Profit on mixed gift boxes & gift baskets if you order 300 to 500 20 pound equivalent cartons:

Your cost for each unit

Recommended selling price for each unit

Your profit on each unit

 

1 layer variety gift box (approximately 10 lbs.)

$13.00

$20.00

$7.00

 

2 layer variety gift box (approximately 20 lbs.)

$20.00

$30.00

$10.00

 

Variety gift basket (approximately 10 pounds)

$15.00 to $22.00

$30.00

$8.00 to $15.00

 

Case of 24 wicker basket kits, includes 24 wicker baskets, 24 bows, 24 shrink wraps, 24 small packs of tissue paper.  If ordering 12 baskets or more, this will be the most economical quantity since they are shipped directly from the distributor. The profit listed above is based on ordering 24 baskets.

$144.00 

($6.00 per basket kit)

 

Custom shipment of 1 to 12 basket kits can shipped at a higher cost.  This is to cover extra shipping and handling. It is better to order full cases of 24 and save the extras for later use or make extra gift baskets and sell them after the fruit arrives. The profit above is based on selling 24 baskets or more.

($11.00 per basket kit)

 


 Payment Terms

  

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 date.

 

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.  (1/2 carton approximately 20 pounds, Standard Carton 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. 

 

Delivery 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 advance.


 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 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.   


Contact Rick or Laurie Stepp toll free at: 800-277-5372 (1-800-apples-2)


Email: Rick@800apples2.com          Visit our website at: www.800apples2.com





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