As we wrote in our July enews, for over a dozen years we have discounted our disaster preparedness and first aid manual up to 75% off the $14.99 list (or $3.50 U.S. each + freight) for agencies, nonprofits, volunteers, schools and others, but unfortunately rising costs have been piling up the past few years.
Freight costs for ground shipments typically average about 50 cents per book plus there are handling charges and other fees we’ve absorbed for groups over the years.
New pricing (but not just yet)
To offset some of these costs we need to raise our prices a little bit, and we want to simplify things for everyone going forward so…
As of July 2015 our 266-page IT’S A DISASTER! paperback (either standard red books or custom printed ones in bulk) will be $4.50 U.S. each delivered* (70% off list on 10 copies & up).
We still provide FREE customization ~ either with peel & stick labels on our standard red books … or … you can personalize covers and first 12 full color glossy pages in the print process on 1,000 units and up.
And if you want to upgrade your order to add 48 to 288 extra full color glossy pages (up to 300 custom pages in front / back), the upgrade price is $7.00 U.S. each delivered*. * = Note: Delivered price in continental U.S.
And as before, custom CDs and flash drives are unique ways to distribute this life-saving data using our 280-page ebook and pricing depends on quantity needed and size of media needed.
HOWEVER… since September is National Preparedness Month and 9/30 is America’s PrepareAthon, we plan to honor the lower $3.50 + freight price for our 266-page book (either standard red books [10 copies & up] or custom books [1,000 units & up]) … or $5.50 delivered price for larger, upgraded custom versions through October 2015.
Basically all you need to do is ask for the old price and we’ll give it you!
Books make great educational giveaways for employees, volunteers, members, customers and local communities, and our customizable tool can help clear out leftover grant dollars that are time sensitive.
Also … groups needing smaller quantities can always purchase our standard red books and personalize them with free peel & stick labels. We can ship red books and custom labels within 24 hours of your order anytime so you don’t have to wait for a custom print.
Also feel free to download a free mini ebook portion of our IT’S A DISASTER! book and scroll down or call Fedhealth at 1-888-999-4325 (in U.S. or Canada) to learn more.
Funding ideas for volunteers, schools & youth groups
Keep in mind a creative way to raise funds for groups and get preparedness data out to local communities is to partner up with local Chambers, Rotary Clubs, Jaycees or others and sell ads inside books. Encourage businesses to include discounts or freebies on products and services to help incentivize the public and save them money on supplies and daily needs like groceries, dry cleaning, car repairs, lawn care and more!
Say a school, Student Club or CERT wants 5,000 custom books with 288-page color glossy upgrade (total 300 custom pgs) and collects $750 for each FULL page color ad on 250 pgs (leaving 50 pages for local data)…
Partners buy 250 pgs of color ads: $750/ad x 250 pgs = $187,500
Cost for 5,000 books @ $7.00 ea delivered* = $35,000
Total funds leftover for project = $152,500 … and more funds could be raised by collecting more per ad, offering premium placement on covers, etc. And share funds with your Chamber or Rotary partners so everyone benefits!
Note: A $750 ad is only 15 cents per book that goes into 5,000 homes.
And, if you do above example between now and Oct 2015, you could get the old $5.50 delivered book price mentioned above and save $2,500!
Download a 2-page handout explaining these funding ideas … or learn more about our easy Referral Program … and, if you know an agency, nonprofit, school, church, Scout troop, or volunteer group who could benefit from our preparedness book and/or funding ideas, please have them visit www.itsadisaster.net/ppp.html or call Fedhealth at 1-888-999-4325 for more information.