7 Steps to a Successful Candle Fundraiser

Post Icon Posted on 11/23/2010 by Howard Gottlieb

So you have decided to sell candles for your fundraiser? Although candles are a popular and highly profitable product as well as easy to sell, it is important to develop a plan for your candle fundraiser in order to experience maximum success.

1. Decide what scents you want to offer. Many candle companies offer over 80 scents and offering all of them to your customers will overwhelm them, so choose 20-40 and offer only these scents.

2. What size of candles are you going to offer? Most companies offer more than one size, so you need to decide if you will offer all the sizes or only a large or medium jar.

3. When will you do the fundraiser? It is good to choose a 2-3 week time frame and for candle fundraisers, the best time is usually either in the fall candle season or near Valentine's day or Mother's day as these are popular times for candles.

4. How will you get the candles? Different companies offer different kinds of candles at various prices and of various qualities. Decide who you will work with for your fundraiser and make sure they are reliable and that the candles are of a reasonable quality.

5. What will you give to your sellers to help them sell? Many companies offer flyers and order forms to help you and some companies may have other sales aids as well. Make sure that you use something that will help your buyers to understand what they are purchasing.

6. What is your fundraising goal and how many candles will you need to sell in order to make it a success?

7. How and when will the candles be delivered? Now what your delivery time line is and have a plan for getting the candles delivered to the purchasers once they have arrived.

Follow these steps and your candle fundraiser will no doubt be a success.

Top Candle Fundraising Products

Journey of Faith Candle Fundraiser

If you are a faith-based group and want to sell candles then consider our Journey in Faith candle line. This is our newest candle line for faith-based groups. We provide free candle brochures to pre sell the candles so there is no need for upfront cash.

Earth Candle Fundraiser

Earth fundraising candles are a great way to raise money with no upfront money. You offer a terrific selection of candles in all the most popular scents. You make 50% profit on every candle you sell. You can even qualify for free shipping. We provide free brochures for each member of your group and all the materials you need to hold your candle sale.

Quote Candle Fundraiser

Quote fundraising candles are our newest and most exciting new fundraising candles. They are a great way to raise money with no upfront money. Each candle label comes with an inspiring quote. You make 50% profit on every candle you sell. You can even qualify for free shipping.

Magic Melts Wickless Candle Fundraiser

The newest addition to our candle fundraisers. Magic Melts are highly scented wickless wax bars that you melt in candle warmers. There's no cost to start this fundraiser. Make 50% profit. You can even qualify for free shipping.

Magic Melts Carry Boxes

We'd like to introduce you to Magic Melts. It's the best way to take advantage of the popularity of wickless candles. You will be selling packages that include 6 large fragrance bars for only $4 per package. There are 10 wonderful scents to choose from. Each case comes with 80 packages of Magic Melts so total sales per case will be $320.

Home for the Holidays Candle Fundraiser

This is the perfect holiday season fundraiser. Our Home for the Holidays Candles make the perfect gift. There's no upfront cost so anyone can start this fundraiser. We provide everything you need to get started and there's no obligation or cost.

Heritage Fundraising Candles

Our Heritage $10 fundraising candles are the most affordable 55 hour burn time candle in the fundraising industry. Choose from 6 great scents.

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