for a fundraiser for my children's school. I'd like to present to the PTA and principal the idea of having a PC fundraiser. The school has 500 children. We are all SO tired of wrapping paper, cookie dough and chocolate bars so I thought this would be a great idea. 500 children x even only $10 each in orders is $5000. I would put in 5% commission so they have 20% in profits which is $1000. We did chocolate bars last fall and didn't even break even because we had so many OPENED cases of chocolate bars that we couldn't fully sell! My question is what on earth do I do about catelogs? Do I order $500. They're like $48 for 100 here in Canada. I'd be willing to do that if I thought the sales amount above was feasible. ( I don't have a website yet and stupidly ordered just a while ago new business cards, address labels and magnets so I want to use those up before getting a site - then can order the next round of supplies with website info added.) I figured if even 60% participated that would still be $3000 in sales. And of course alot of PC diehard fans would order more than $10. Such awesome exposure too! And this school does not have another PC consultant. Yippee! Also my concern was the 4.75 in shipping. If people found PC too expensive (which people who aren't familiar with us or are used to buying a $4 chocolate bar could easily think so) how can I possibly justify a $10 product costing another $4.75 + tax? I'd have all orders shipped to me since I live 2 minutes from the school. Sort them up and drop them in. So no extra work for them and no extra inventory such as cases and cases of chocolate bars sitting around (which would be a big selling feature) What have others done with large fundraisers like this? Anyone? Thanks so much for any help you can give. I need to get something together to present next week.