How it Works

Sales Tips & Ideas


Newspaper Ad

Contact your local newspaper about placing an ad for your fruit sale. This gives everyone who reads the paper an opportunity to support your organization and enjoy some quality fruit! As a service to your organization, they may allow you to place the ad free of charge.


Direct Incentives

Many organizations have each person’s profit (or a portion of it) go directly to their own “account” within the organization. This is especially useful if each person is saving for a large event or trip. To encourage a minimum participation level, you may want to structure the incentive so that a seller will get credit for each item sold only if they sell at least a minimum number of items.


“Treasure Hunt” Certificates

Put together some special certificates and “hide” them with potential customers in your community. When one of your salespeople solicits a customer with a certificate, he or she has “found a treasure” and receives an award. In addition, give that customer a discount on their order for helping you out.


Creative Awards

We spoke with one advisor who took any salesperson who sold over a certain amount of product on a fishing trip the following summer. Obviously this would not work for everyone, but what creative prize might you be able to offer to your top salespeople?


Team Contest

Divide your salespeople into teams of 6-10. Reward the team that sells the most with something fun like a pizza party at their favorite place.


Ask Your People

Why not ask your salespeople what it would take for them to sell more, and see if it is feasible to motivate them in a way that they suggest. If you discover a winning idea, share it with us, so we can add it to this list.

 

What People Are Saying

"We know that our fundraiser is a ‘wanted and needed’ one when our customers are asking when we are going to start taking orders…the fruit was of excellent quality again."

~Kathy in South Dakota