Why selling food online is the best fundraising idea in 2022 by UR Fundraising

Why Sell Food Online?

All of the sales are done online, so your members do NOT NEED TO SELL FACE TO FACE! NO need to collect cash, NO need to collect and organize paper order forms!

Who can benefit from this?

This is a great Fundraising idea for schools, sports teams or nonprofit organizations.

Simple and quick fundraising idea!

Which brings me to my next step …

How You Can Achieve Your Fundraising Goals

Here’s a quick breakdown;

Based on an average of 17 team members;

170 cases sold = approx $3000 total profit for the team.

10 cases sold per team member


Each team member sells 13 cases;

  • 4 cases to relatives
  • 2 cases to friends
  • 2 cases to co-workers
  • 2 cases for themselves

Average profit per case = $18

200 x $18 = $3000

= $3000 in total profit

The Elite Campaign

Your Online Fundraising Store and Products

This is where it gets exciting!

Your team will have your own dedicated online store.

You can send us your logo to put at the top as well as a custom message you would like to say to your customers for supporting your team.

You might have already noticed that we don’t charge anything upfront to start your campaign, however we do charge a website hosting fee to cover the transaction costs of using our platform.

Unlike other fundraisers, we own our own distribution company and therefore we can sell whatever we want.

You’ll see a variety of people selling just bacon or just sausage or beef jerky or coffee … I think you get the picture.

With us, you get to sell it all AND make more money in the process!!

Want to see more? Click here for a list of products we’re currently selling.

How To Share Your Online Fundraising Store

Your team manager sends us your roster and we create the links for you. You share the store link and your supporters simply shop online and pick who they want to support when they check out.

This is definitely easy and is a successful ideas for nonprofits!

How We Make This a Leading Fundraiser

We’ve already talked about the fact that you don’t have to sell face to face, you don’t have to collect payments and submit paper forms.

We offer a 100% product guarantee to make sure your friends and family thank you!

When you buy from us you deal with us.

We buy from only the best vendors who back the products they sell to us.

Therefore, we’re able to offer you 100% guarantee on the products we sell to you!

Need to report a problem with a product?

See below and follow the steps.

How to report a problem with a product

We’re here for you every step of the way to help you reach your goals and make fundraising fun and easy.

Of course we can’t do everything for you so please check out our bonus selling tips to get an idea of the many ways you can increase your sales to maximize your fundraising campaign.

Next we need to talk about delivery and why it’s absolutely critical to be food safe.

Product Distribution and Understanding Food Safety

Delivery Fee

1) Pick a 1 hour time window at a location of your choice. See below delivery fee schedule.

(delivery incentives can earn your team a free delivery),

click here to see delivery incentives

We do it this way because food safety is our #1 priority.

When it comes to food safety, we can’t be too careful. Food borne illnesses result when perishable food items are not refrigerated. We make sure to maintain the cold chain throughout the distribution process. You’ll never see our products left out waiting for your team to pick up. Each team will have a distribution time window where our refrigerated trucks will be there to deliver.

Refrigerate perishable foods within 2 hours:

  • Bacteria that cause food poisoning multiply quickest between 40°F and 140°F.
  • Your refrigerator should be set to 40°F or below and your freezer to 0°F or below. Use an appliance thermometer to be sure.
  • Never leave perishable foods out of refrigeration for more than 2 hours. If the food is exposed to temperatures above 90°F (like a hot car or summer picnic), refrigerate it within 1 hour.

Source: Foodsafety.gov

BONUS: Selling Tips

Set a team fundraising goal

The #1 thing to do as a group is to set your overall team goal and then break it down to determine how many cases each team member needs to sell.

You can use $18 per case profit as a good average to go by.

If your goal is to raise $3,000.00 based on a team of 17 players, each team member will only need to sell 10 cases.

We have systems in place, such as your personalized team reports to show your progress and to remind your team to sell. We will send reminder emails with updates on your success.

Internal Competition

The second thing that the most successful teams do is they have a little internal competition with a small reward for the winner.

We set up unique links for each team member so it’s easy to log in and track the individual sales of each person with our reporting.

Share, share, share and follow up!

And finally you need to communicate with your friends and family regularly during the campaign. We provide bi-weekly reporting to help you communicate your current sales so you can stay on track. One email per week will probably not be enough.

In your email talk about your team and how each sale directly supports whatever the money is going towards. If it’s a tournament, talk about the tournament, where it is, how you did last year, how you think your team will do this year, include a photo of your child and/or team.

Make specific product recommendations helps selling food online.

Read about some of the products and get familiar with them so it’s easier to sell the benefits of each of them. If you’re not sure about something, ask us on our contact us page. We’ll be more than happy to get you the answers you need.

“Hey Mike, I know how much you like breaded shrimp, take a look at our team store, this company has a guarantee on their products because they only source from the most reputable vendors.”

Have confidence in our products, even mention that we have a guarantee. We source our products from the best vendors. Some of the products you can’t buy in most retail stores.

Last week is where you will need to make a push. One email won’t cut it. You need to follow up with a few emails in the last week, especially the last 3 days. It’s absolutely critical. People get busy and forget when the deadline is.

Make a final push in the last 2 days

“48 hours remaining, we are so close to meeting our goal!

Last Day!! all hands on deck! The most successful teams tell us that they make one final push on the last day.

Three emails, morning, afternoon and evening as well as phone call follow ups. Your persistence will benefit your group or team.

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