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It is easy to start your fruit fundraiser for delivery in December
2017, just in time for the Holiday season:
December Delivery Schedule.
1. Confirm your fundraiser with us as soon as possible.
off your sale as soon as possible.
3. Fax or email your order to us no later
than Monday November 20, 2017 at 10:00 pm central time. If you do this you can increase your order as much as you
want on Monday November 27, 2017, the Monday after Thanksgiving.
4. Send your payment to arrive
to us no later than Friday December 1, 2017. You will receive a 3% discount if you pay by cashier’s check or money
order. If you pay by credit card through PayPal, you will receive a 1% discount.
6. If you send payment to arrive to us by December 1, 2017 your fruit will arrive between
Wednesday December 6th and Monday December 18, 2017.
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 it yourself. Let us know if you would like
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.
the past 30 years we have helped hundreds of nonprofit groups earn as much as $40,000.00. 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 a requirement for a healthy diet.
3. Fruit is an enjoyable refreshing treat
that appeals to almost everyone.
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 40 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 within 7 days. (See below for the details)
A sale of 300 - 20 pound cartons of citrus
earns your group a profit of $2,700.00.
sale of 500 - 20 pound cartons of citrus (1/4 truckload) earns your group a profit of $5,000.00.
A sale of 1,000 - 20 pound cartons of citrus
(1/2 truckload) earns your group $11,000.00.
sale of 2,000 - 20 pound cartons of citrus (full truckload) earns your group a profit of $24,000.00.
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 choose a different schedule.
If you are located in a
convenient area for shipping, we can also accommodate other ship dates with a minimum 100 – 20 pound equivalents.
Call us to arrange this.
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. This means you need to contact us to confirm your fundraiser after you decide to do this
Unless other dates have been arranged, you must place your order with us by Monday November 20, 2017 for the December
are good for shipment for arrival to you November 15, 2017 through April 15, 2018 as long as your order is placed within the timeframe given. Payment is
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 weighs approximately
20 pounds. The Standard Carton weighs approximately 40 pounds.
Because we have to ship fruit by refrigerated truck for a long distance, no orders for less than 100 - 20-pound equivalent
cartons (2,000 pounds or more) of fruit will be accepted or shipped. If you fall short of the 100 – 20 pound
equivalents, you may want to order extra fruit and sell it after it arrives. 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 is in US Dollars. A 300 – 20 pound equivalent order
results in no freight service charge, resulting in a profit of $7.00 to $9.00 per carton of fruit.
If the 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 20 pound carton more than quoted below)
If the 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 20 pound carton more than quoted below.)
The following quantity discounts will be
deducted from your invoice total based on the total number of 20 pound equivalent cartons sold. Your delivered prices quoted
below are for 500 to 999 20 pound cartons.
- 20 pound cartons is 1/4 truckload of fruit.
Deduct the following per carton:
500 to 999 - 20 pound carton equivalents: A 500 - 20 pound carton equivalent
order will result in a profit of approximately $5,000.00
profit for your group, depending on the items sold.
Deduct $1.00 per 20 pound carton,
$2.00 per 40 pound carton,
50 cents per 10 pound carton.
1,000 - 20 pound cartons is 1/2 truckload of fruit.
Deduct the following per carton:
1,000-1,899 - 20
pound carton equivalents: A 1,000 - 20 pound carton equivalent order will result in a profit of approximately $10,000.00 profit for your group, depending
on the items sold.
Deduct $2.00 per 20 pound carton, $4.00 per 40 pound carton,
$1.00 per 10 pound carton.
2,000 - 20 pound cartons is a full truckload of fruit.
Deduct the following per carton:
1,900 to 2,000
- 20 pound carton equivalents A 2,000 - 20 pound carton equivalent order will result in a profit of approximately $24,000.00 profit
for your group, depending on the items sold.
Deduct $3.00 per 20 pound carton, $6.00 per 40 pound carton,
$1.50 per 10 pound carton.
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 there is a shortage of fruit or damaged fruit, 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 2% 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 6 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 and recommended selling prices
and profit per carton for 300 to 499 – 20 pound equivalent cartons
Prices are in US Dollars. Please note that we have no presence in your
state. If sales tax is due from your state or municipality, it will be your responsibility to pay the sales tax and submit
the paperwork required.
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
price per carton
Your profit per carton
20 pounds navel oranges: 36 to 44 count per carton
20 pounds red grapefruit 20 to 24 count per carton
20 pounds juice oranges:
36 to 63 count per carton
20 pounds tangelos:
44 to 69 count per carton
pounds navel oranges: 72 to 88 count per carton
40 pounds red grapefruit 40 to 48 count per carton
40 pounds juice oranges:
88 to 125 count per carton
40 pounds tangelos: 88 to 138 count per carton
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
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.
All items except gift baskets come already packed. Gift baskets are packed fresh by your group when the fruit
arrives. We have a worksheet that we will email you explaining how to do this. It
is very easy to do if you have 3 to 4 people that volunteer to pack them 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, 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
Recommended selling price
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: (approximately 10 pounds) Sell for $30.00 cost will range from $12.00 to $24.00 depending how much total fruit
you order and on how many gift baskets you sell. The profit margin will range from $6.00 to $18.00. 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 for decoration. 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.
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 $12.00 to $18.00 including the fruit. If you order
less than 20 baskets, your cost will be $18.00 to $24.00. We will calculate how many full boxes of fruit that you need to
fill the gift baskets and add this to your order. It will be listed on the invoice. Cost of 20 empty basket kits: $120.00
= $6.00 per basket kit. These are shipped direct to you from the distributor.
Custom orders of 1 to 10 basket
kits = $11.00 per empty basket kit.
These are shipped at a higher cost to cover extra shipping and handling. It is better to order full cases of 20 that
are shipped to you direct from the distributor. You can save the extra baskets for later use.
You can also 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. This is the most economical
way to fill them. 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 $22.00 to $24.00.
Terms: Payment must arrive to us by
cashier’s check, money order or credit card by the deadline listed above. It is best to collect 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 receive a 1% discount
for paying on time, in advance by credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover Card. For your
security, this payment will be made through PayPal.
After placing your order
with us, we will calculate the total amount due and fax or email your invoice. You can then send the cashier’s
check or money order by certified mail so that we have to sign for it. We will reimburse you $5.00 for the certified
mail charges from your local post office. When sending a cashier's check or money order, it is very
important that we have to sign for the payment when it arrives. Make sure you keep the tracking number
in case there is a problem.
If you cannot send payment
in time to mail it by certified mail, you can express mail payment and we will reimburse you $20.00 for
the express mail charges from your local post office. Make sure you keep the tracking number in case there is a problem.
You can also call us to request payment
by credit card. We will then readjust your total discount to 1% and send you a link through PayPal.
You do not need a PayPal account to pay by credit card.
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 rather than paying in advance, you will need to use a credit card.
The good news is you still receive a 1% discount for paying by credit card.
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. 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. After we have this scheduled,
we will notify you of the estimated delivery date. 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 scheduled 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 9:00 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.
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 fundraiser 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.
Rick and Laurie Stepp
Phone us toll free at: 800-277-5372
Email: Rick@800apples2.com Visit our website at: www.800apples2.com