Fiscal Cliff, Sequestration, Debt Ceiling and on and on... Can the news get any worse for the nonprofit world whose goal is just to help people? I don't see any help in sight with the impasse going on the last couple of years in Washington and the increase in taxes that will eventually decrease the discretionary income Americans have to share with nonprofits.
So with less help from the government and less donations coming in, nonprofits must become smarter on how they spend the limited funds available to support their causes. We saw this coming at DollarDays,
so our merchandising staff was tasked to find the products we sell the most to nonprofits at the lowest prices in the marketplace. This was not easy because many of these same products are the best sellers at retail stores, so competition to secure these hot in demand products at the right price is stiff. I am pleased to announce they did it!
For instance DollarDays
sells 144 pencils
for $9.60 whereas if you buy from Staples, this same box is $19.99. Toothbrushes at Walgreens, Target, Wal-Mart, Dollar Stores and many chain stores may be available for $1. DollarDays toothbrushes
start at 6 cents. Whereas DollarDays can get nonprofits into quality backpacks
for under $3.50, the least expensive backpack
we have seen in chain stores is a minimum of $7.50.
Stretching the nonprofit dollar is just one aspect of how today's nonprofits must help more underprivileged people with less. The resource of time is also crucial to nonprofits because with fewer volunteers and more people needing help, the time invested to help others must be used wisely. DollarDays
saw this coming also, and beefed up our team of nonprofit sales consultants who spend most of their time helping organizations find the right products at the right price so charities do not have to wrestle with these crucial decisions alone. Our nonprofit sales consultants truly continue with our theme of stretching nonprofit dollars to serve more people when they are helping charities get the most bang for their buck.
We all know that the most vulnerable part of our society is going to be in real trouble for the next several years, especially with what we have been seeing out of Washington the last several months. Our nonprofits are our last hope for the safety net our society needs to be compassionate and caring for those with hardships to overcome. If DollarDays
can help nonprofits spend their dollars smarter while stretching the reach of their donations, then when we go home at night, all of us feel we have contributed in our small way to help build a better America.
About DollarDays International, Inc.
DollarDays International is a Web-based virtual warehouse, where small business owners and charities can find great deals on small business-sized orders for more than 225,000 consumer products, from toys and household décor to apparel, electronics and seasonal merchandise.
Due to its innovative business model, DollarDays prices are not only often far below those which most small business are accustomed to, but the offerings include many name-brand products as well as rock-bottom pricing on overstocked and closeout items.
DollarDays International helps its customers to select those items, both seasonal and everyday, which sell quickly to promote both a higher inventory turn and better margins.
In 2006, DollarDays made its debut at number 158 on Inc. Magazine 500 list of fastest growing private companies and recently was named one-of-50 second-stage Arizona “Companies to Watch” by the Arizona Small Business Association.
DollarDays' prices are among the lowest available to small businesses.
Membership is free and any small business is eligible to shop at www.dollardays.com.