Candle Fundraisers - Learn How to Raise the Most Money
The candle industry has done a great job evolving with the times to not only keep itself relevant as a retail product but also as a perfect fundraising product.
In fact, candle fundraisers have grown by nearly 30% a year every year for the past four years. These fundraising candles are part of the reason this segment has performed so well.
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The Three Candle Fundraiser Questions Asked Most Often
1. What profit percentage will I make on my sale?
The number one question for any fundraiser is how much profit will I make. Since you obviously don't know how many candles you'll sell the right question is what is my profit percentage. With our candle fundraisers you will make 50% profit. That means half the sale is your's to keep. Other companies offer profits as low as 40%. So there is no reason to sell candles for less than 50% profit.
2. Is there a minimum order and, if so, how many candles do I need to sell?
There is absolutely no miniumum order requirement which means candles are great for any group regardless of size. If you choose one of our candle fundraisers you qualify for free shipping when your group sells 150 or more candles. If you sell fewer items then we charge a $65 fee to cover shipping and other costs of handling the smaller order.
There are companies that do have a minimum number of candles you have to sell so make sure you understand minimums before getting started.
3. How much do I sell the candles for?
We offer the largest selection of candle fundraisers available. That means there's a wide variety of price points. The lowest retail price is $4 for Magic Melts. Most of our other candles sells for $12. There are some $15 candles in our best selling Earth Candle program.
What Are the Most Popular Candle Fundraisers Right Now?
Earth Candles are our best selling candles. They offer a great selection of highly fragrant, long burning, lead free wicked candles that are competitively priced and attractively packaged. It offers everything you need in a candle fundraiser.
Earth Candle Fundraisers are a great way to offer your customers earth friendly candles made in the USA. This is one of the most exciting candle programs we have ever offered.
You will find a great selection of candle scents and styles. Best of all, your group makes 50% profit on every candle it sells with no money upfront!
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 not need for upfront cash.
3. Magic Melts
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.
5 Reasons Our Candle Fundraisers Make Sense
Reason #1 - You Make 50% Profit
There are lots of candle fundraisers available to people. In fact one of the best known candle brands in America, Yankee, offers a fundraising program.
The problem is that they only offer 40% profit and their candles are extremely expensive.
Why settle for lower profits? Our candle fundraisers have price points starting as low as $4. That means everyone can afford these products unlike candles that cost $20 or more.
Reason #2 - Best Selection of Candle Fundraisers
Although virtually every home and office in America owns and burns candles it doesn't mean that they all like the same thing.
We are different than many companies because we not only have multiple wax based products we also design different candle line that are attractive to different target markets.
For example we have Journey of Faith Candles for churches and Christian groups. We have a line of Holiday Candles designed to sell as gifts. Our top selling line for the past 5 years have been Earth Candles. And a couple of years ago we developed a line called Magic Melts which compete with all of the scented wax bars that have become so popular.
So before choosing a candle fundraiser consider who you will be selling to and choose a product designed specifically for your customers. You can also combine programs.
Reason #3 - No Minimum Order
Since candles are so easy to sell it made sense to make these programs available to anyone. So years ago we decided to eliminate minimum order requirements.
That means everyone who sells candles will make 50% profit on every candle they sell.
Reason #4 - No Cost to Get Started
We not only offer the best selection of fundraising candles and eliminated minimums we wanted to make sure every group could start a candle fundraiser so we eliminated any upfront costs.
So if you are ready to start a candle fundraiser simply choose the products you want to sell and we will send you the following free of charge:
1. One full color brochure for every member of your group to sell with. This is what they will show friends and families and record orders on.
2. A cash collection envelope for each member of your group to store checks and cash in.
3. Complete printed instructions on how to hold your fundraiser.
4. An online dashboard to manage your fundraiser. You can submit your order here and you can even tally all your group orders in your dashboard.
Reason #5 - We've Partnered with A Wonderful Candle Manufacturer
Our candles are manufactured here in the U.S.A. by Heritage Candles. Here's what they say about themselves:
"We are a family-owned business that is passionate about great candles, our wonderful customers and our partner programs. We pride ourselves on using the finest candle making ingredients available today to make hand poured candles that are: Highly Fragrant • Long Burning • Affordably Priced"
We have partnered with other candle producers in the past but none have ever been as dependable as Heritage. Their quality is outstanding and they treat each order as if it were the most special order they ever received.
How does a candle fundraiser work?
Candle fundraisers fit into a category called brochure or catalog sales. Basically that means that we provide a full color brochure, order form and cash collection envelope for each member of your group. They use those materials to sell candles with.
Your members show the brochures to friends, family and others and ask them to purchase candles. They'll take orders and collect payment. We suggest they sell for around 2 weeks.
At the end of your sale you collect everyone's order forms and tally both your orders and money together and you are ready to place your order.
You are not buying anything to start your sale. You only buy the candles that were already sold so there's no excess inventory risk or need to lay out any money.
Minimums, Packaging and Shipping
There is actually no minimum order on any of our candle lines. If you sell only one candle we will ship you one candle.
Although there is no real minimum we charge a shipping and handling fee of $65 if you sell less than 150 candles. Once you've sold 150 items we pay 100% of the cost of shipping. Obviously it pays to make sure you can sell 150 items or more to maximize your results.
Three of the candle lines offer candles in glass jars. The jars are packaged in individual boxes which are then placed in larger heavy cardboard boxes for shipping. Be aware that candles are heavy and fragile.
Our newest addition to our candle line is called Magic Melts. Those are wickless wax fragrance bars that you melt in candle warmers. The best known manufacturer of a similar product is Scentsy.
When you're ready to get started:
We offer 4 different candle lines. Earth Candles are the most popular because of the depth of the line. We offer Journey of Faith candles for church and Christian groups. Our newest glass jar candle is called Quote Candles. They have secular inspirational themes on the labels so they have broad appeal. And finally we have a brand new line of wickless wax fragrance bars called Magic Melts.
You'll find much more detail on each product page so we won't review all of those details here. But they all work the same.
When you're ready to get started you simply go to the product page and click on the Get Started button. We will ask for some basic information about your group and contact info. We'll ask how many brochures you'll need and when you want to get started. And that's it. We will send all your materials out within a day or two. When you get your brochures you are ready to go.
Why should I buy candles from Easy Fundraising Ideas:
Easy Fundraising Ideas helps more groups throughout the country than most any other company. So we know what types of candles are selling well and which aren't. You will find the best options available on this page.
The fact of the matter is that you can choose lots of companies to help with your fundraiser. We believe, though, that we are the best option and our customers will tell you that. That's why we offer testimonials from actual candle fundraising groups. You can see what they say before you decide.
Review Posted by: No Mind Gets Left Behind - (November 15 2016)
Hi Teresa, thank you for everything. That is great thatI will receive the candles soon. So far it has been great working with you I will make sure to recommend easy fundraising to everyone I know. Thank You Vanessa
Review Posted by: VFW Auxiliary Post 6740 - (October 20 2016)
The order arrived yesterday and it was perfect. Everything we ordered was there. The candles were beautiful and very fragrant. We will definitely using you company again. Terri
Review Posted by: Grantsburg Royalty - (February 18 2016)
Hello Teresa! I just wanted to say thank you so much for all of your help with our fundraiser! The candles arrived crazy fast
Review Posted by: Cristina Walls - (December 02 2015)
Teresa, Thank you for your assistance. This was the first fundraiser I have ever done as a teacher and an adviser for National Honors Society. I am very pleased with the whole process and the candles as well. I have had a lot of positive feedback from my students and the faculty here at Grundy County High School! I am looking forward to our next fundraiser! Thanks again! Sincerely, Cristina Walls Grundy County High School Special Education Teacher National Honors Society Adviser
Review Posted by: Norma - (November 24 2015)
Ty so much for your help. My cousin was very happy. I recommended your company to 2 other people.. I was very satisfied and will use your company again. Thank you
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