Fundraising

Colorful Trash Bag Fundraiser

 

Your next fundraiser…is in the BAG! Poly Bag Central is proud to provide a unique, fun, and easy fundraiser for your organization. Your group can earn high profits selling a useful product that people need and use everyday! Offer a product that will be welcomed by your supporters – virtually every household uses trash bags! The more supporters like the product, the more they will purchase, and the more money your organization will make! Don’t see the bag for your needs? Call us for a custom quote.

Our brilliant rainbow-colored trash bags are absolutely unique in the market. They are manufactured of premium heavy-grade polyethylene and provide exceptional strength, durability and puncture resistance. Your customers will LOVE them! The convenient coreless perforated rolls are packaged in a clear poly sleeve with twist ties included.

Heavy-Duty Coreless Trash Bags on Rolls

High Profit, Easy Fundraiser!

 

Description Your Cost
Per Roll (USD)
*Suggested
Retail Price
Per Roll (USD)
You Keep 50%
Tall Kitchen 13 Gallon Size
45 Bags per Roll


24″W X 33″L 1.1 Mil Starseal
Blue, Light Blue, Purple,
Red, White, Yellow
$6.75 $13.50 $6.75

Lawn & Leaf 39 Gallon Size
18 Bags per Roll

33″W X 45″L 1.5 Mil Flat Bottom
Blue, Lime, Pink, Purple, Yellow, Clear
$6.75 $13.50 $6.75

Drum Liner 55 Gallon Size
10 Bags per Roll


Size 36″W X 56″L 2.0 Mil Flat Bottom
Blue, Green, Orange, Red, Yellow
$6.75 $13.50 $6.75

 

 

 

 

 

 

$13.50 is only our suggested retail selling price …but you can determine your own selling price and profit margin!

We offer FREE shipping on qualifying orders of just 300 rolls or more, in any combination (contiguous U.S only). For orders fewer than 300 rolls, shipping charges will be added.

For questions or to get started today, call us toll free at 1.866.884.2221.

Two Programs to Choose From:

Direct-Sale Fund Raising is simple, quick, and easy. We ship the trash bags to your organization to sell “in hand” directly to the consumer. Funds are collected at point-of-sale. With our “no money up-front” payment, it couldn’t be easier! Call for details.

Brochure Fund Raising allows consumers to select product from the FREE Brochure Sell Sheets that we provide for you. This takes the guess-work out of ordering. Consumers pre-pay at the time of ordering. This prevents losses when customers can’t be reached or don’t pay at the time of delivery.

Your Group Benefits:

You determine your own selling price and profit margin.
FREE sales material.
FREE shipping on qualifying stock orders of just 300 rolls or more, in any combination! (Contiguous US only).
No minimum order requirements on stock trash bag orders.
No Upfront Cost and No Risk to your organization – you lose nothing!

For questions or to get start with your trash bag fundraiser today, call us toll free at 1.866.884.2221.

DIRECT SALE FUNDRAISING HINTS, TIPS & HOW-TO’S

Direct-Sale Fund raising is quick and easy and allows your group to purchase the product, with no up-front costs, and sell directly to the consumer; funds are collected at point-of sale.

Your Group Benefits:

DIRECT SALES requires only one contact with individual consumers.

NO UPFRONT COST to your organization. You have no out of pocket costs. You lose nothing!

FREE Money Collection Envelopes provided for each Seller. Store the collected funds in our convenient envelope, avoiding lost and misplaced collections.

FREE Plastic Tote Bag per Seller.

FREE Freight! That’s right…Free Pre-Paid Freight on qualifying stock orders of just 300 rolls of trash bags or more (contiguous U.S. states only).

Pre-Sale

Determine your selling price.

Set a start and finish date for your sale and stick to it.

Set sales goals for your group and for each selling member. Come up with a goal that is based on your group needs.

Give yourself plenty of time to organize your sale. Include your fundraiser on the school or community calendars and newsletters.

Allow up to three weeks (in most cases less) production time for delivery of orders.

Notify parents of the pick-up date, time and location.

How Much Product Do We Need?

That is dependent upon how much money you need to raise, how many individuals will participate, and how long you plan to conduct your sale. Calculate your needs carefully. Unopened product may be returned, but return shipping will be your responsibility.

Will Poly Bag Central Take Back Goods After the Sale?

Unopened product may be returned. However, return shipping will be your responsibility. It is important to calculate your needs carefully and not over-buy. Remember, you can always reorder more if you run out.

Order Submission

  • Contact us for a Fax, Mail, or Electronic Order Form. Do not send payment with your order. We’ll contact you with order total and schedule payment and delivery.
  • Keep a copy of your order form for your records.
  • Allow up to three weeks (in most cases less) production time for delivery of order.
  • Provide Poly Bag Central with delivery instructions (i.e. loading dock available? Exact unload location at school, lift gate needed, etc.?)

Delivery

  • When cost effective, orders will be shipped via UPS or FedEx Ground. Larger orders may be shipped by truck and palletized.
  • Get parent/faculty to help inventory, organize and pass out items. Open every case and check for damages/shortages before distributing. You have 3 days after your delivery in which to notify us about damages/shortages found inside sealed cases. After this time, shortages/damages will not be replaced.
  • Arrange for parents to come and pick up their student’s purchases. The product may be too heavy and too difficult to handle for young children. Allow a 2-hour window for pick-up at school to accommodate work schedules.

Freight Cost

  • We will pay the freight (to one destination) on orders that meet the requirements for prepaid freight (300 rolls or more). We will use UPS, FedEx Ground, or the carrier of our choice. Orders under the prepaid freight minimum will be shipped by UPS, FedEx Ground, or the carrier of your choice and billed Prepaid & Add.

Order Damages / Shortages

  • You have 3 days after your delivery in which to notify us about shortages/damages found inside sealed cases. After this time, shortages/damages will not be replaced. Open every case and check for damages/shortages before distributing.

What Comes with Your Order?

  • FREE Tally Sheet to easily track Sellers.
  • FREE Money Collection Envelope per Seller.
  • FREE Poly Tote Bag per Seller.

Kick-Off

  • Groups should kick-off their trash bag sale with lots of excitement and energy!
  • It is also a great idea to come up with incentives during your fundraiser to maintain enthusiasm. Providing incentive to your sellers will increase your total profit!
  • Briefly explain to the sellers what is planned. Get them excited about what they are doing.
  • Parent Letter: A parent letter is a must for any fundraiser. Don’t rely on the student to accurately relay the details of the fundraising effort. Send a parent letter detailing:
    1. Product description and pricing.
    2. What program the fund raising project will support.
    3. What the purchasing goals are for the funds raised.
    4. The minimum goal for each seller/student.
    5. Due date for the collected money or un-sold product.
    6. Prize program.
    7. Safety Plan: Remind students that going door-to-door by yourself or even with someone else can be dangerous. Consider selling only to friends, neighbors you know, relatives and at public booths. Children should never approach or talk to strangers, never enter anyone’s house and do not carry large amounts of cash. Raising funds is important, but only if done safely!

Incentives

It is a great idea to come up with incentives during your fund raiser to maintain enthusiasm. Prize award programs can be a valuable way to build excitement and boost profits. You can get many prizes free by simply soliciting local restaurants and retail stores. Tell them what it’s for and offer to mention their name in the parent letter and on any promotional material.

  1. Group Prizes:
    • Pizza party or a movie for the classroom with the highest sales.
    • Let the group have an activity of their choice instead of the normal schedule.
    • Give your top sellers a shot at throwing a pie in the face of the principal/teachers.
  2. Individual Prizes:
    • For every 10 units sold, a gift certificate for an ice cream cone.
    • Cash for every $100.00 sold.
    • For every 10 units sold, the participant gets their name put in a raffle for various merchandise. The more they sell the more times they have their name put in the raffle and the more chances they have to win.
  3. Early Bird Prizes:
    • You can offer early bird prizes for the first three people that generate $100.00 in sales by a certain deadline.

Promote

  • Pick a high-traffic area in your community and get permission to set up a booth in front of a store. Make your booth flashy and eye-catching with a banner that highlights the goals of your program. Explain to people what your goals are. Put out a donation jar. Many people will throw in an extra dollar or two to add to your profits.
  • Issue a press release to your local newspaper and radio stations. They have a FREE community announcement page and service time where they can announce the date, time and location for your booth.

Seller’s Tips

  • Consider selling only to friends, neighbors you know, relatives and at public booths.
  • Explain to your supporters the purpose of your fundraiser.
  • Be cheerful and courteous.
  • Say, “Thank you” whether they buy or not.
  • Do not carry large amounts of cash in your money collection envelope.
  • Turn in collected money by deadline.
  • Have fun!

Stay Motivated

  • Go from room-to-room asking how the sale is going.
  • Motivate and keep the sellers interested in what their doing by passing out a small treat.
  • It’s easier to stay motivated with clear goals and deadlines. Put a two-week time limit on your sale (two weekends).

Safety

  • Remind participants that going door-to-door by your self or even with someone else can be dangerous.
  • Never approach or talk to strangers, never enter anyone’s house.
  • Avoid carrying large amounts of cash.
  • Consider selling only to friends, neighbors you know and at public booths.
  • Raising funds is important, but only if done safely!

Collecting Seller’s Money

  • Make one person responsible for all of the group’s money!

Keep Good Records

  • Keep a copy of the original order form, all participants’ names, volunteers and all Poly Bag Central correspondence. If there is a problem, this documentation will be helpful.

Payment

We realize that many groups do not have sufficient funds to begin their fund raiser. This is the reason why your organization is having a fund raiser in the first place. Therefore, we have created a NO MONEY UP FRONT policy with 3 payment options:

Option 1: Pre-Pay “Hold for 30-Days”
Mail us a check (school/company/organization check only, no personal checks) for the total of your order before your order is shipped. Simply write, “Hold for 30-days” in the memo section at the bottom of your check. Poly Bag Central will not cash your check until the 30 days from your ship date has expired.

Option 2: Purchase Order (Available for Schools Only)
Issue a purchase order form and pay within 30 days of receiving the goods. Note: If your department or organization is not financially and legally associated to your school, this option is not available. The group organizer, principal and the school treasurer must sign the Purchase Order.

Option 3: Financing with Credit Card
You may choose to finance your order with Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover. Poly Bag Central will charge your card at the time of your purchase. This will give you plenty of time (in most cases 30 days) to conduct your fund raiser before payment is due from your credit card provider.

GET STARTED TODAY! Call toll free 1.866.884.2221 or email us at sales@polybagcentral.com.

BROCHURE SALE FUNDRAISING HINTS, TIPS & HOW-TO’S

Brochure Fundraising allows consumers to select a product from the FREE brochure sell sheet that we provide you. Brochure Sales is Pre-Pay; this means that your supporters pay when they order. This prevents losses when customers can’t be reached or don’t pay. Now that you have raised the money, you’re ready to fill your orders.

Your Group Benefits:

  • With BROCHURE FUNDRAISING, there is no guesswork on how much product to order.
  • Allows consumers a wider variety of product selection.
  • Product can be ordered in bulk-pack or pre-pack.
  • NO RISK and NO UPFRONT COST to your organization. You have no out of pocket costs. You lose nothing!
  • FREE Brochure Sell Sheets.
  • FREE Money Collection Envelopes provided for each Seller. Store the collected funds in a convenient envelope, avoiding lost and misplaced collections.
  • FREE Poly Tote Bag provided for each Seller for delivering their orders.
  • FREE Shipping! That’s right…Free Pre-Paid Freight on qualifying stock orders of 300 rolls of trash bags or more!

Pre-Sale

  • Determine your selling price.
  • Set a start and finish date for your sale and stick to it.
  • Brochure Fundraising is Pre-Pay. This means your customers pay when they order. This prevents sales losses when customers cannot be reached or don’t pay.
  • Set sales goals for your group and for each selling member. Come up with a goal that is based on your group needs.
  • Give yourself plenty of time to organize your sale. It will take about one week to get your FREE sales material (brochure/sell sheets & money collection envelopes). Allow two weeks run your sale (two weekends), about one week to total and tally your sales (if you choose “bulk pack” order submission) and collect late orders, and two – three weeks to get your trash bags delivered. That’s six -seven weeks start to finish.
  • Include your fund raiser on the school or community calendars and newsletters.

Kick-Off

  • Groups should kick-off your fund raiser with lots of excitement and energy!
  • Briefly explain to the sellers what is planned. Get them excited about what they are doing.
  • Checks from your supporters shall be made payable to Your School, Club or Organization, NOT Poly Bag Central.
  • Parent Letter: A parent letter is a must for any fund raiser. Don’t rely on the student to accurately relay the details of the fundraising effort. Send a parent letter detailing:
    1. Product description and pricing.
    2. What program the fund raising project will support.
    3. What the purchasing goals are for the funds raised.
    4. The minimum goal for each seller/student.
    5. Due date for sell sheets and collected money.
    6. Prize program.
    7. Safety Plan – Children should never sell alone or approach or talk to strangers. Never enter anyone’s house. Do not carry large amounts of cash. Fundraising is important, but only if done safely!
    8. Notify that orders will arrive within 2 – 3 weeks after Poly Bag Central receives orders.
  • Be sure to put a Sell Sheet in the teacher’s lounge and main office in your school.

Incentives

It is a great idea to come up with incentives during your fund raiser to maintain enthusiasm. Prize award programs can be a valuable way to build excitement and boost profits. You can get many prizes free by simply soliciting the local restaurants and retail stores. Tell them what it’s for and offer to mention their name in the parent letter and list it on your promotional material.

Group Prizes: Create prize programs that reward the whole group if they meet their sales goal. For example:

Pizza party or a movie for the classroom with the highest sales.

Let the group have an activity of their choice instead of the normal schedule.

Individual Prizes: Once a seller raises a certain amount, they receive an incentive gift.

Give your top sellers a shot at throwing a pie in the face of the principal/teachers.

For every 10 units sold, a gift certificate for an ice cream cone.

Cash for every $100.00 sold.

For every 10 units sold the participant gets their name put in the raffle for various merchandise. The more they sell the more times they have their name put in the raffle and the more chances they have to win.

Early Bird Prizes: You can offer early bird prizes to the first three people that generate $100 in sales by a certain deadline.

Seller’s Tips

  • Consider selling only to friends, neighbors you know, relatives and at public booths. Raising funds is important, but only if done safely!
  • Explain to your supporters the purpose of your fundraiser.
  • Be cheerful and courteous
  • Say, “Thank you” whether they buy or not.
  • Do not carry large amounts of cash in your money collection envelope.
  • Turn in collected money by deadline.
  • Have Fun!

Stay Motivated

  • Go from room-to-room asking how the sale is going.
  • Recognize the top seller in each class and let him/her explain their selling techniques to the other classmates.
  • Motivate and keep the sellers interested in what their doing by passing out a small treat.
  • It’s easier to stay motivated with clear goals and deadlines. Put a two-week time limit on order taking.

Safety

  • Remind participants that going door-to-door by yourself or even with someone else can be dangerous.
  • Never approach or talk to strangers, never enter anyone’s house.
  • Avoid carrying large amounts of cash.
  • Consider selling only to friends, neighbors you know, relatives and at public booths.
  • Raising funds is important, but only if done safely!

Collecting The Money

  • Make one person responsible for all of the group’s money.

Keep Good Records

  • Keep a copy of all sell sheets. Keep a copy of all participants’ names, volunteers, and all Poly Bag Central correspondence. If there is a problem, this documentation will be helpful.

Order Submission: “Pre-Pack” vs. “Bulk Pack”

Convenient, no hassle “Pre-Pack”: We’ll do the total and tallying and sorting for you!

  • Once sale ends, collect all money and sell sheets. Be certain that ALL sell sheets have seller’s name printed legibly on each form. Simply mail each “original” sell sheet back to us (make a copy for your records). We’ll total and tally each sell sheet and individually pack each seller’s order. Each “original” sell sheet will be returned to the Seller with their order. Once your order arrives, all you have to do is distribute it! There is an additional charge of 5% for pre-pack orders.
  • DO NOT SEND ANY MONEY when you return your sell sheets. We’ll calculate your costs and contact you with order total and schedule payment and delivery date before order is shipped.

“Bulk Pack”: Your group totals & tallies each sell sheet & sorts the orders upon delivery.

  • Once sale ends, collect all money and sell sheets. Be certain that ALL sell sheets have seller’s name printed legibly on each form.
  • Total and tally all sell sheets onto the “Total Tally Sheet” provided and submit order by fax or mail to “Poly Bag Central.”
  • DO NOT SEND ANY MONEY with your order. We’ll calculate your costs and contact you with order total and delivery date before order is shipped.
  • Keep the original sell sheets in a safe place. You will use them later in product distribution.
  • Please allow up to 3 weeks (in most cases less) production time for delivery of orders.
  • Payment will be required before order is shipped (except for school purchase order).
  • Submit order by fax or mail to: Poly Bag Central, 20110 State Route 327, Ray OH 45672 / FAX: 740.887.2249

Post-Sale Setup

  • Please provide Poly Bag Central with delivery instructions (i.e. loading dock available? Exact unload location at school, lift gate needed, etc.?) When cost effective, orders will be shipped via UPS or FedEx Ground. Larger orders may be shipped by truck and palletized. FREE delivery on local orders and discounts available on Pick-Up orders (call for details).
  • Notify parents of the pick-up date, time and location.

Freight Cost

  • We will pay the freight (to one destination) on orders that meet the requirements for prepaid freight (300 rolls, any combination). We will use UPS, FedEx, or the carrier of our choice. Orders under the prepaid freight minimum will be shipped by UPS, FedEx, or the carrier of your choice and billed Prepaid & Add.

Delivery

  • When cost effective, orders will be shipped via UPS or FedEx Ground. Larger orders may be shipped by truck and palletized.
  • At delivery time, get parent/faculty to help inventory, organize and pass out the items. Open every case and check for damages/shortages before distributing. You have 3 days after your delivery in which to notify us about shortages/damages found inside sealed cases. After this time, shortages/damages will not be replaced.
  • Arrange for parents to come and pick up their student’s purchases. The product may be too heavy and too difficult to handle for young children. Allow a 2-hour window for pick-up at school to accommodate work schedules.

What Comes with Your Order?

  • Invoice detailing your total cost of goods & profit dollars.
  • Poly tote bag per Seller for distributing orders.

Order Damages / Shortages

  • Check products received for accuracy against your order forms before distributing the product. You have 3 days after your delivery in which to notify us about shortages/damages found inside sealed cases. After this time, shortages/damages will not be replaced.

Payment

We’ll calculate your costs and contact you with order total. Payment is required before order is shipped (except school purchase orders). Poly Bag Central accepts the following terms:

  • Credit Card: Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover.
  • School/Company/Organization Check, Money Order or Cashier’s Check (no personal checks): Make payable and mail to “Poly Bag Central”.
  • Purchase Order: (available for schools only). Issue a purchase order form and pay within 30 days of receiving the goods. Note: If your department or organization is not financially and legally associated to your school, this option is not available. The group organizer, principal and the school treasurer must sign purchase order.

Get started with a trash bag fundraiser today!

Call toll free 1.866.884.2221

Testimonials:

“Thanks again for making our fundraiser such a joy. We are so excited about our bags. You have a wonderful business and you are great people to work with!! Thanks so much. Keep up the good work!!!”

“Thank you so very much! I’m extremely impressed with your company and am very thankful that we used you for our fundraiser!”

“This is one of my favorite fundraisers and you are great to work with!”

“I just wanted to let you know that I received my order and am very pleased with the entire transaction. The customer service was excellent. The bags were delivered very quickly and are of excellent quality. Thanks for such a great job!”

Poly Bag Central is committed to making your fund raising experience easy, fun and successful! For additional information, call us today at 740.887.4668 or 1.866.884.2221, or email sales@polybagcentral.com.