DFW Food Storage is looking for distributors for their line of dehydrated food products. Distributors can earn cash by selling the products, or can earn credit toward their own food storage items.
This pdf document gives retail prices for the dehydrated food buckets that we offer. There are 7 different buckets available with different combinations of food. Let me talk about our most popular bucket, product code DFW-234M. (It is the first bucket on the second page). It has 345 servings of food (each serving is 3/4 cup of dried product). There are in the bucket 8 different meals. The buckets are nitrogen sealed and then have an oxygen absorber placed in the bucket. If the bucket is left sealed it has a 25 year shelf life. Once the bucket is opened, the food have a "best if used by" shelf life of 2 years.
Now the greatest part of these buckets is the price. This bucket retails for $129.99 per bucket making the meals 38 cents per serving. I don't know if you are familiar with the price of other long term storage meals, but we represent a company that you may have heard of called Wise Foods that is based there in Utah. Their meals run about $2.00 per serving plus shipping. Ours are 38 cents per serving including the shipping to you. And from the feedback that we have received, our food tastes better than the foods we have sampled from Wise Foods. In fact that is the most difficult selling point of our buckets of food is we have had people say that they looked at the price and figured it must be poor quality at that price. The answer is, No we are just cutting out some of the middle men and more particularly the advertizing costs that the other brands have built into their product and passing the savings on to the consumers.
We are looking for distributors to help us sell these dehydrated food buckets to their friends and neighbors. Here is how our program works. We have checked with the freight companies and we can get the best price shipping if we get a minimum order of 100 buckets. So that is our minimum order. The distributor sends out emails or contacts friends and people they know in the area. Sometimes those may be people who are emergency preparedness coordinators for groups or organizations and they can help spread the word and help to get orders.
The distributor collects the checks. They can have the checks made out in the distributors name or set up a checking account in a business name, whatever they want. They collect the money and then they pass the order on to our business manager in that region, along with a check for the total of the order.
We will then pay the distributor $7.00 for every bucket that they sell or if they want to turn that into food storage they can get $12.00 credit for every bucket that they sell. Then they can use those credits to purchase some of the buckets of food for their own food storage. Or they can get a combination of the two. So for example if they want all cash and they sell 135 buckets they would get 135 x $7 = $945.00. Or they can get $1620 credit towards buckets of food storage. Or the third option is they can opt to get paid for 60 buckets as cash ($420 cash) and 75 buckets as a credit ($900.00) for food storage.
We then get the order we place it with our manufacturer which takes about 3 weeks to get the food made and we have it shipped to the distributors house via truck lines. Then they distribute the food buckets out to the people who ordered them.
We are not currently set up to sell the buckets 1 or 2 at a time, (we are working on that, but that is down the road a ways) but if you think that something like this might be workable, let me know. I am open to any and all ideas.