Frequently Asked Questions
1. Is there a minimum order?
No. We are so confident in the quality and appeal of our product that we are willing to assume any and all risk of small, unprofitable orders.
2. How are the apples packaged? How many apples are in a box?
Apples are sold by weight. We are selling our apples in cardboard boxes with 10lbs of apples in each box.
The number of apples per box will vary depending on individual fruit size, but most boxes will typically have 16-24 apples. The outside of the boxes will be colour-coded by variety, for easy identification at-a-glance.
3. When will the fruit be delivered?
Near the end of your sales period we will work with you to schedule a date and time that works for all parties involved.
4. Do we have to pay for shipping? Are there any upfront costs?
No. There are no costs or fees to you at any point whatsoever (unless, of course, you are purchasing apples for yourself.) All the costs of growing, harvesting, packaging and shipping the fruit are covered by the purchase price of the apples you are selling.
5. Is sales tax added on?
No. There is no sales tax on fresh fruit.
6. What's the best way to share my unique sales link?
Email is likely the quickest and easiest way to let your contacts know about your fundraiser.
You can also send your link via text message or social media.
7. Can I buy some apples for myself?
Of course! When you create your unique sales link, simply click on it to be directed to your own purchasing page.
8. Who should we sell apples to?
Anyone you know in your area. Consider your friends, family members, neighbours and co-workers. Apples are widely popular, many of the people you know are likely to be interested.
One important thing to keep in mind is that people you sell to should live close enough to you that you can easily arrange to meet them and deliver their apples. We cannot ship fruit directly to the buyers.
9. What is the pricing? How much do we keep?
The Honeycrisp will be sold at $29.50 per box ($2.95/lb) and your group will keep $10 from each box sold.
The Ambrosia will be sold at $23.95 per box ($2.39/lb) and your group will keep $8 from each box sold.
That’s a little over 33% that your group retains in each case.
10. When and how does our group get our funds?
You will receive all of the funds your organization has raised shortly after the sales period has ended. The preferred and recommended payment method will be an electronic transfer.
If you choose this option your funds will be deposited into your account within 2-4 days after the sales period ends.
Alternatively, we can mail an old-fashioned cheque to you. This will take between 2-4 weeks.
11. How exactly does this work? What will I have to do?
You'll have to do very little!
You can get a step-by-step breakdown of the process HERE.