Candy is an essential part of any candy bar school fundraiser. The candy that you choose will determine how easy it is to sell your product and will determine how much money your school is able to earn. Choosing the right candy doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are a few considerations to keep in mind as you make your selection.
What is the Profit Margin?
Different types of candies offer different profit margins. Make sure that you know how much profit you can earn with each candy bar before you make your choice. Profitability is important, but so is being able to sell the candy. Don’t choose a high profit candy bar that won’t sell over a popular candy that will easily sell. By choosing a candy choice that is both profitable and popular you will earn more money.
Does My Fundraising Company Offer The Candy?
Your students may want to sell a particular type of candy. Before you commit, make sure that the candy is offered by your school fundraising company. While you can go out and purchase candy on your own, it is much easier to work with a fundraising company. In most cases it is also more profitable since they are able to offer candy at a much lower initial cost than if you tried to purchase the same product on your own. If your fundraising company doesn’t offer the candy that you want, see what other options they have available.
Will It Melt?
Chocolate bars are always a popular choice for school fundraisers, but you do need to remember that they can melt. This is especially important to remember if you live in a hot climate. Melted candy bars cannot be sold or returned and will just be lost profits for your school. If you do choose to sell candy that will melt during warm weather have a plan in mind for candy storage so that you can sell your candy bars without ruining them.
Can We Sell It?
Many schools have instituted strong guidelines for treats that are sold at school. This means that in some areas you will not be able to sell candy bars on your school campus. If this is the case in your school, you might want to consider selling healthy treats since the school is one of the best places to make money on a candy bar fundraiser.
Suckers, Chocolates or Other Sweet Treats?
Many school fundraising companies offer a variety of different treats to schools. These treat options often include suckers or lollipops, chocolate bars and candy items like gummy worms or jelly beans. Each type of candy has its benefits. For example chocolate bars often earn more profit per item sold than smaller treats like a lollipop. Lollipops are often very affordable which means that almost anyone can buy one using just their spare change. Some items melt and some are popular choices with students. Before you make your final decision think about the benefits of each type of candy and use these benefits to choose the best choice for your school. Remember if you have trouble choosing, you can always hold more than one school fundraiser.
The right candy is essential to the success of your fundraiser. Make your decision carefully and don’t forget to ask your student sellers if they have a preference about the type of candy your school will sell.