Fundraising 101: Fundraising With Flowers
As the year draws to a close, many schools, clubs, churches and other organizations are faced once again with limited budgets and full calendars and are eyeing fundraising to cover the cost of their upcoming activities and events in 2014.
Flower are widely used for fundraisers both large and small. With relatively little cost up front, organizations can purchase wholesale flowers at discount prices and make a healthy profit. As with any successful fundraiser, planning is key - and with Valentine's Day about 2 months away, now is the time to start planning!
With thousands of varieties of wholesale flowers to choose from, many customers lean towards Carnations as their flower of choice for fundraising. Carnations are hardy flowers which require little effort and can generate high returns.
Hardy and long-lasting flowers: Carnations are some of the longest-lasting flowers on the market. They are hardy flowers which can handle being out of water for several hours without wilting and are ideal for school, club and church fundraisers where customers purchase the flowers and then take them home.
Carnations are ideal for organizations with limited resources: Unlike many other varieties of wholesale flowers, Carnations require very little by way of flower care. Upon arrival, flowers simply need to be cut and placed in water - no refrigeration is needed.
High returns: Roses, Gerbera Daisies and other similar wholesale flowers can be quite pricey when sold by the stem. Once labor and material costs are calculated, there often isn't too much room for profit - especially when trying to stay at an affordable price point. Carnations on the other hand are a relatively inexpensive flower which, with little effort, can be sold for a great profit.
Many organizations turn to online companies like The Grower's Box as a source for wholesale flowers and Carnations. The Grower's Box, LLC was founded in 2004 and is one of the leading suppliers of wholesale flowers. The company employs state of the art technology and the most efficient shipping solutions to deliver world-class wholesale flowers directly from the flower farms to customers. The inseparable combination of top notch customer service and superior flower quality are distinguishing factors which place The Grower's Box far ahead of other suppliers of wholesale flowers.
For more information on wholesale flowers and Carnations, visit The Grower's Box online at www.growersbox.com or call toll-free 1-888-297-3000.