Thank you for your interest in working with Esbenshade's for your upcoming fundraiser. Since these are live plants, flexibility is important for several reasons. One reason might be that some plants might not be ready to ship when your order is picked (too small, no flower, etc.). We will offer substitutions for items that are not ready to ship. We always try, to the best of our ability, to fulfill your order.
Q. How do I get started?
A. Email us to request a price list. If your organization is tax exempt, we ask that you please fill out a PA tax exempt form and return to our office prior to your sale.
Q. What options are available to sell the plants?
A. There are two options:
1. Day or Event Plant Sale - Plants are purchased prior to your scheduled sale and sold from an organized display table, event, or specific location. Sorry, we do not take back plants that did not sell on the day of your sale.
2. Pre- Sale - Plants are sold to customers from a list. Your sales can then be totaled and submitted to us as an order. When we deliver them, you can sort them and have your customers pick them up. In most cases, you will want to limit the options available for your customers in order to make distribution easier for you.
Q. How much do I charge our customers for the plants?
A. Pricing is entirely up to you! We recommend researching you local competition and comparatively pricing your plants. Oftentimes, mark up is between 50% and 100%.
Q. Is delivery available?
A. Please contact us and we can provide the delivery order minimum and delivery charge for areas we service. We recommend reserving your delivery spot as early as possible. The space on our trucks fills up quickly. Please note that we do not deliver on Sunday or Monday. Delivery week of May 7th (the week before Mother's Day) is reserved for our long-standing fundraisers. We apologize, but we cannot take delivery requests for this week. For best availability, we recommend the week of April 29 for delivery. Please let us know if there are any special delivery instructions for our driver to find you.
Q. Do I need help unloading the delivery truck?
A. Yes. "Helpers" are needed to unload your order off the racks. The driver will take racks off the truck and may help unload at times.
Q. How does pickup work?
A. Minimum order for pickup is $500.00. Pickup is available Tuesday - Friday 8AM - 4:30PM, and Saturday 8AM - 11:30AM only at our Lititz Wholesale facility. Please stop by the brick building (with Wholesale sign), and we will direct you where to go for your order. We are located along route 322 (close to the intersection of 501 and 322).
Esbenshade's Wholesale Office Address
546 E. 28th Division Highway
Lititz, Pa 17543.
Q. How do we place our order with Esbenshades?
A. Please contact us by email, fax, or mail to place your order.
Mailing Address: 546A E 28th Division Hwy Lititz, PA 17543
Q. Does placing an order early and paying for them reserve the plants?
A. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of orders we receive at our facility, we are cannot accommodate reservations for fundraisers at this time. We reserve the right to limit quantities and will not be held responsible for out of stock items. Please inform your customers there may be substitutions at the time of your order. You may be contacted up until the evening prior to pickup/delivery of an item(s) needed substituted. Make sure to return the Fundraiser Acknowledgement form so we know how to handle your order in case of substitutions.
Q. Can we make changes to our order?
A. You can make changes up until 4 business days prior to your pickup/delivery day.
Q. What do you recommend we sell?
A. Hanging baskets and geraniums are our best sellers. Items marked with a "C" are common items that we grow lots of since they are good sellers as well.
Q. What forms of payment do you accept?
A. We accept cash, check (from your organization), VISA, MASTERCARD, or DISCOVER. For an optional credit account, (Net 30 days), please request a credit application several weeks in advance of your sale. It may take up to a month to be pre-approved, so please plan accordingly.
Q. What discounts do you offer?
A. Spring Discount starts April 22nd, 2019: For pickup orders, if you pay cash or check at time of pickup, you are entitled to a 2% off discount. For delivery orders, if you pay cash or check at time of delivery, you are entitled to a 1% discount.
The following Volume discounts are also offered for the Spring program:
Orders over $1,500
Orders over $3,000
Orders over $5,000
Orders over $7,000
Please read, sign, and return the 2019 Spring Fundraiser Acknowledgment Form
Make sure to download, fill out, save, and email or fax us the form.