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is easy to start your fruit fundraiser for delivery from November 15 to December 19, 2016 just in time for the holiday
1. Confirm your fundraiser with us as soon
as possible. We will then send you full color flyers at no cost to you.
Kick off your sale as soon as possible.
3. Fax or email
your order to us no later than Monday November 21, 2016 at 10:00 pm central time.
Send your payment to arrive to us no later than Monday November 28, 2016. 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 November 28, 2016, your fruit
will arrive between December 6th and December 19, 2016.
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 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 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.
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
2. Fruit is healthy and is a requirement for a healthy diet.
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
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.
A sale of 500 - 20 pound cartons of citrus (1/4 truckload) earns your group a profit
A sale of 1,000 - 20 pound cartons of citrus (1/2 truckload) earns your group $11,000.00.
A 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
deadlines for December 2016 delivery:
1. Confirm your fundraiser with
us as soon as possible. We will then send you full color flyers at no cost to you.
2. Kick off your sale as soon as
Fax or email your order to us no later than Monday November 21, 2016 at 10:00 pm central time.
4. Send your payment
to arrive to us no later than Monday November 28, 2016. 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. Your fruit will arrive between
December 6 and December 19, 2016.
Schedule and deadlines for April
2017 delivery. Fruit is at peak flavor in April. There is very little competition from other groups.
Many groups that sell for December delivery do a follow-up sale for April delivery.
Confirm your fundraiser with us between January 3 and February 6, 2017. We will then send you the full
Kick off your sale by Monday February 13, 2017.
3. Finalize your sale no later than Monday March 6, 2017.
4. Fax or email
your order to us no later than Monday March 6, 2017. If you do this, you can increase your order as much
as you want On Monday Morning March 13, 2017.
5. Send your payment to arrive to us no later than Monday March 20, 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. Your fruit will arrive between April 1 and April
11, 2017 just in time for the Easter Holiday.
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 fundraiser.
Unless other dates have been
arranged, you must place your order with us by the deadlines above.
are good for shipment for arrival to you the dates listed above as long as your order is placed
within the timeframe given. Dates for April delivery are listed in this email but prices will need to be confirmed
after January 2, 2017. 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
Minimum Order for most areas of the United States. Higher minimum
orders apply for some areas. This will be outlined in the price quote that you receive from us by email or fax.:
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.
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
The following quantity discounts will be given based on the total number of
20 pound equivalent cartons sold:
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 $5,000.00 for your
group, depending on the items sold.
1,000-1,899 - 20 pound carton equivalents
per 20 pound carton
- 20 pound carton order will result in a profit of approximately $9,000.00 to $11,000.00 for your group,
depending on the items sold.
1,900 to 2,000 - 20 pound carton equivalents (full truckload)
Deduct $3.00 per 20 pound carton
A 2,000 - 20 pound carton order will result in a profit
of approximately $20,000.00 $24,000.00 for your group, depending on the items sold.
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.
cost and recommended selling prices and profit per carton for 300 to 499 – 20 pound equivalent cartons
Prices are in US Dollars:
Citrus is sold by volume not weight. Weight is approximate.
“Count” means the approximate number of pieces of fruit in each carton.
count can vary based on how large the fruit grows, which can vary season to season.
pound boxes are called ½ cartons.
delivered cost per carton
selling price per carton
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 67 count per carton
40 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 per carton $31.00 $40.00
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 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.
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.
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.)
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:
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 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.
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 including the fruit. 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 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 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 $25.00.
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 is in U.S. Dollars.
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.
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
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.
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. 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. 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.
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 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 (1-800-apples-2)
Email: Rick@800apples2.com Visit our website at: www.800apples2.com