Fundraising Cards have never been more popular than today. We have been generating these discount cards for 18 years and have never seen the interest level rise to the point we are at today. People love saving money at places they were already going to shop anyway and we believe this the main reason for the popularity rise. School discount cards have been around for about 25 years and are probably the number one fundraiser in America. Little league discount card sales, school discount cards, football discount cards and Athletic Department fundraising cards account for almost 30% of all the group fundraising we track and yet still seems to be on the rise.
The only way you can go wrong with this idea or product is choosing the wrong discount card company. I will be the first to say that there are several reputable companies out there that do a great job generating cards; by the same token, there are a few things that you need to be aware of to avoid choosing the wrong company. The first idea to think about is the following. We hear this all the time: “I have seen other internet companies that charge less for the same thing”. I have never seen this to be the case. Upon further examination, the customer normally realizes that the cheap card company has some sort of clause that explains how they only have to secure 12 merchants for your card and you may have no choice over what they secure; maybe the have hidden charges or crazy set-up fees or they may charge for shipping. Above all else remember this: it doesn’t matter how much a company charges for their cards if you can’t sell them. We should trademark this quote because it’s what people understand and is the easiest way to explain the important details of the sale. Securing great discounts from great merchants is the secret recipe when it comes to fundraising discount cards. Call EMI today to see how you can improve your fundraising efforts. 800-711-3200