The Shop-in-a-box scheme allows for the selling of memorabilia and fire service-related toys at an event for charity fundraising. There is no financial outlay needed by the station personnel. We mark the products with the resale prices to ensure approximately 27% overall profit on the day for charity. We generally deliver the SIAB a few days before the event.
After the event, the unsold stock and paperwork is returned to us from which we will create an invoice. You pay the invoice from the takings with the remaining being your donation to charity. An example, we provide a toy at a nominal price of £3.55, you sell it for £5.50, making and keeping the profit of £1.95 (35% profit). We also take care of the costs of delivering the SIAB, the return of the unsold stock and VAT involved. We now have the ability to supply credit/debit card readers so that you can accept all types payment.
The benefits of the scheme are, the profits from the individual SIAB are actually donated to a charity of their own choice of the station/individual that has used and worked the scheme. Also there is a guarantee that a profit will be made even if you only sell one item.
We ask, that in order to ensure that scheme is working efficiently that you complete an online form. Also, we do need to be informed as to the donation made and to which registered charity, in order to verify and justify our work. Please note that you will be responsible for the SIAB whilst it is in your care.