Digital products such as event tickets & subscription based services do not require any shipping or physical deliveries.
Most traditional fundraisers involve physical products that are either delivered in person or shipped in boxes.
All payments are online and all profits are deposited directly to the school's bank account. Students, parents, school personnel never handle any money, which makes accounting and securing funds a lot easier
Door to door sales of physical products involve money or check handling by the students making security of funds and accounting much harder.
Lower overheads mean higher profit margins. No storage, packaging or shipping helps make 50% profit on every digital product sale possible.
Higher overheads due to storage, packaging and shipping reduces the profitmargins for schools. Most physical fundraisers result in 25% profit or less.
Digital Fundraisers do not depend on specific locations, dates and times, weather conditions or any other limiting factors. This means you can run your fundraising campaigns any time, all year long with buyers being able to participate anywhere in the U.S.
Traditional Fundraisers depend on door-to-door and in-person sales the limit the student's opportunities to sell to friends and family outside of their area.
You can run multiple fundraisers at the same time, without having to worry about deploying more physical resources to manage these fundraisers.
The amount of volunteer time and management required for traditional fundraisers can limit the number of campaigns that can be managed.
Digital campaigns ensure a higher level of safety for the students involved as they do not have to approach people from door-to-door.
Door-to-door campaigns may pose security risks to the students.
Get access to funds sooner than later. All the deposits are made every 2 weeks allowing you to utilize the funds while the campaign is in progress.
Funds are usually available only after the campaign has run its course and all the accounting has been completed.
Selling digital products online makes it easier for both students and their parents.They simply contact friends and family via emails, social media or text from the comfort of their homes.
Selling physical products demands more time from both students and their parents as they either need to go door-to-door to pitch the products or gather at an event.
Students will be able to reach more people online as they can contact friends and family who live anywhere in the country.
Students have access only to people within their neighborhood or within the city where they live, because of the required collection of money and delivery of physical products.