One of the most popular and fun school fundraising programs for PTOs/PTAs is selling custom spirit wear. It not only brings in good profits, but also promotes unity and school spirit. But before you dive right in and begin a spirit wear program, you need to make sure you have all of the right tools at your disposal. At Win-Win Spiritwear
, we love spirit wear, and we want every fundraiser to be a success! That’s why we’ve come up with 4 keys to a successful spirit wear fundraiser to help you out.
A spirit wear fundraiser won’t reach its full potential if it doesn’t offer quality products. Sure, there will always be school supporters who will buy whatever you offer. But you want and deserve more! That’s why you need to choose a spirit wear vendor that supplies popular brands and styles and “cool” customized designs — all while keeping your target audience in mind. The best plan is to go with a vendor that takes the time to get to know your school and your goals and to offer a small but typically top-selling selection of custom spirit wear. You don’t want to overwhelm your buyers with too many options!
Once you’ve selected your items and gotten your spirit wear fundraiser rolling, you need to promote it. Fortunately, there are so many ways to do that these days that this step is a piece of cake! Traditional ways are to announce the information about the spirit wear fundraiser (ways to order, deadline, etc.) with posters, flyers, the school newsletter and the daily announcements. And don’t forget about your online resources! Email blasts, social media posts, and school website links will spread the word in a hurry.
We touched on it a bit in the product section, but strong customer service can make or break your fundraiser. Make sure you work with a spirit wear company that actually cares about your school, organization and buyers and not just making sales. They should make things easy on you while providing good products and friendly service in a timely manner. This includes providing and meeting deadlines every time!
The final key is to ensure that the ordering process is simple and the spirit wear is delivered quickly. The most successful fundraisers allow purchasing with both paper order forms and an online spirit wear store with the ability to pay in a variety of ways: cash, check, credit card, debit card, or even PayPal. It’s all about options! Finally, don’t make everyone wait for their spirit wear. Make sure the spirit wear company has a quick turn time and will ship items (and your profit check!) fast.
Now that you know what it takes to run a successful spirit wear fundraiser, it’s time to get started! At Win-Win, we believe we are THE BEST option for spirit wear fundraising and would make an excellent partner for your organization and school. That’s because we offer No Cost-No Risk solutions. When you choose Win-Win, you’ll get great products, custom designs, online ordering, quick turn times, outstanding service and so much more
! Check us out, and let’s sell some spirit wear!