What does it cost?

50%

cheaper than bottled water

As a charity and social enterprise we do not aim at making a profit. That is why MADE BLUE WATER is about 50% cheaper than well-known bottled water brands.

Your donation per bottle served depends on three variables:

  • How much water do you serve?
  • Do you need a water cooler on loan?
  • What glassware do you choose?

How much water do you serve?

We make clear promises to our ambassadors, for example that a donation of 30 cents always translates to 1,000 litres of clean drinking water made available in developing countries. That’s 21 cents per 700ml bottle (serving 700 litres of clean drinking water elsewhere on the planet).

Based on your average monthly volume served, your monthly donation for clean drinking water is being calculated.

Do you already have a water cooler and glassware, do you want to buy one (from us or other suppliers) or don’t you need any hardware? Then you just donate 30 cents per liter served to be an ambassador for MADE BLUE.

Read more about how those 30 cents are being spent.

Need a water cooler?

You can purchase a water cooler straight from us and without markup, or receive one on loan for a fixed monthly amount, added to your monthly donation. In that case also covering installation costs, depreciation, maintenance and service and parts in case of a break-down.

If you choose to work with MADE BLUE for at least 5 years, we can depreciate the investment over a longer period of time and lower your monthly contribution accordingly. If you want to join MADE BLUE without a multi-year contract, you can decide to stop serving MADE BLUE WATER anytime and ask us to take back all equipment on loan.

Start serving MADE BLUE WATER without investment: only paying a small deposit for the equipment on loan.

NEED GLASSWARE?

Glassware can be included in your monthly donation or purchased separately. If part of your monthly contribution, you may count on us for annual replacement due to wear or tear.

Standard MADE BLUE print or custom-designed: you choose. Standard print looks beautiful and comes with our impressive story. We produce at large scale and lower cost. If you opt for a custom print, the possibilities are endless: one-sided, two-sided, all around, white, black, multi-colour… you can go crazy!

We have our signature bottles available in two sizes: 0.70 litres and 0.35 litres. Carafes come in 1.00 litres and 0.50 litres. Read all about the glassware here.

example calculation

Below are some example calculations based on a
monthly served volume of 500 litres.

We like to make a custom calculation based on
your volume & wishes with respect to glassware and equipment.

Please contact us for a suitable quote or for consultation.

example 1

25ct / 700ml

  • 500 litres per month being served
  • 500.000 litres clean water donated
  • Communication materials
  • Terminable monthly
  • No water cooler on loan
  • Made Blue glassware

example 2

34ct / 700ml

  • 500 litres per month being served
  • 500.000 litres clean water donated
  • Communication materials
  • 5-year contract
  • Water cooler 80
  • Service & Maintenance
  • Professional filter
  • Made Blue glassware

example 3

38ct / 700ml

  • 500 litres per month being served
  • 500.000 litres clean water donated
  • Communication materials
  • Terminable monthly
  • Water cooler 80
  • Service & Maintenance
  • Professional filter
  • Made Blue glassware

example 4

42ct / 700ml

  • 500 litres per month being served
  • 500.000 litres clean water donated
  • Communication materials
  • Terminable monthly
  • Water cooler 150
  • Service & Maintenance
  • Professional filter
  • Custom-designed glassware
  • Portion Control

AMBASSADOR CONTRIBUTION

We support your communication as much as possible so that every ambassador, large or small, can make optimal use of the power of MADE BLUE. We offer:

  • online communication materials (images, texts, logos);
  • a complete communication package for on location;
  • your own personal contact point;
  • advice on equipment and glassware;
  • support in designing glassware and menu;
  • regular updates on the generated impact elsewhere on Earth;
  • listing on the MADE BLUE website (5000+ visitors per month).

The ambassador contribution is included in the example calculations above.

recommended pricing

We advise to ask a fair price for serving the best water for your guests, your restaurant and the world. Many restaurants set the price equal to the bottled water that used to be served previously, or a bit lower: that is not very hard as your purchase costs are on average 50% lower.

Experience shows that a nice price leads to more sales, both for water and other menu items. Occasionally offering a bottle free of charge is also not a problem: we would never ask you to donate over water given away for free.

With MADE BLUE WATER you have an even better alternative to all your bottled waters and a perfect basis for preparing (Walden) lemonades and (non-alcoholic) cocktails.

Are guests willing to pay?

Is a frequently asked question, which we can answer clearly: guests donate up to 50 euros extra  on a bottle of MADE BLUE WATER! 

That makes us extremely proud… and grateful.

To even better understand this question, we had GfK survey 47,000 respondents. As it turns out: guests are happy to pay up to 75% more for water with a good story!

Read the results here…

 

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

Fill in our contact form or call +31 70 89 19 492

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