- Dec 30, 2005
Is the best way to handle a reunion fundraiser to charge everyone direct shipping? Some people complain about the prices, I didn't know if anyone had any ideas. I thought about submitting each classmate's orders as one big order and then shipping it direct to them (only collecting 4.00 from individual orders). For example, Jane from FL collects orders and submits then for the FR, and so does Doug from CA. Each of them would then have all of the orders they collected shipped in one large order to their house. Then they would have to distribute everything, like a regular host would. But the problem comes in when it comes to receipts. Do I just send everyone a copy of the big receipt? Does it have to be the original purchaser listed on the receipt? How do gifts work, do they just need the receipt from who bought it? If I do direct shipping I think it would be simpler, all they have to do is collect orders and turn them in and they are done. No distribution or sorting, less headache I think, which makes a GREAT selling point. Does anyone out there get a lot of complaints about our direct shipping rates? I think they are really fair, but I am worried about the people that order less than $20 and still have to pay the $6 shipping. Help! I am trying to get this together before I talk to a lady about her upcoming fundraiser!