Season of Joy offers novelty & holiday gifts, wrapping paper, jewelry, chocolates, candles, flowers, kitchenware, and snack food. An online store with over 600 items is included with this brochure.
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What Our Customers Say
Just Chillin brochure and chocolates was and always is a huge favorite for our organization! Families and friends love the chocolates!
Overall, our experience was good. I would recommend and use again. Thanks.
I thought the products did well. The catalog we picked was not our first choice, but it seemed to work out ok.
This is the 3rd year we have used Big Fundraising Ideas to help us raise money for our class. We enjoy working with them.
We did the Just Chillin catalog sales and it worked well. This was our first year with your company. I liked how the order forms made duplicates so I didn't have to copy them before I sent them in. I also liked that I could scan and email our order. The previous company we used made us mail them, which cost about $7! I liked how you packaged each individual person's sold items in a box (most of them anyway). I did NOT like the packing peanuts-too much to deal with/messy. I like paper or air-filled packing better.
Your company did take quite a bit longer to get our items to us. The previous company we used shipped the items to us within a week of receiving our order, so we usually got things about 2 weeks after sending in the order. This year, we received our packages exactly 4 weeks after I emailed the order to you. The items were all of good quality and I liked the reward system.
The process for ordering, receiving and distributing the product was fairly simple. I was glad that when I had questions I was responded to very quickly.
We had a great experience with Big Fundraising Ideas! Their products and pricing were good with a huge selection! The whole process was very easy. The shipments arrived in good condition and there were no problems with any orders! Clay was always helpful and available to answer any questions! Emails were always very prompt!! Our group raised a lot and it was so easy and fun!! I would highly recommend any group using them for their fundraising!
Big Fundraising Ideas along with their staff were wonderful to work with. We have worked with them for several years helping our organization reach our fundraising goals.
Our group sold through the online store and from the Just Chillin’ catalogue. It was so easy and our group did great!
How it Works
How do we raise money?
Your group raises money when your participants take orders from the brochure.
Do participants get a brochure to show?
Each participant receives a brochure, order form, and zip-lock bag for money collection.
Is money collected up front?
Yes. Buyers can pay by check, cash, money order, or cashier’s check.
Are there any fees?
There are no setup fees or supply costs to start a Season of Joy brochure fundraiser.
Can participants earn prizes?
Yes. Prize programs are optional but recommended. Incentivizing your participants can improve sales. It’s important to discuss your prize program at your kickoff meeting. Then, continue to promote your incentives throughout your sale. This will keep your group motivated.
If your group has 100 or more participants, a prize flyer is placed in each seller’s packet. For smaller groups, the sponsor receives a PDF with their ‘fundraiser supply kit’ email.
There is no cost to the group for our incentive plans.
How soon can we start?
After you submit our start a fundraiser form you’ll receive an agreement to sign. It will then take at least 7-10 business days to process your order and pack and ship out your supplies.
How long is the fundraiser?
By default, we’ll set your end date 2 weeks after your start date. You can always change your end date. Simply let us know before your sale ends.
Can we also raise money online?
Yes, an online store is automatically included. Prior to your Happy Holly Days kickoff you’ll receive instructions so your participants can register. Once registered they’ll be able to invite friends and family to shop at your store.
Raising money online adds a 2nd revenue source to your fundraiser.
Your online store will include additional items not found in the brochure.
Do participants need to register?
Registration is the most effective way to raise money online. Once registered, participants can invite friends and family to your online store using text, social media, and/ or email. They’ll also be able to log into their sales portal anytime and track their online sales.
Once potential supporters arrive at your store, the participant’s name and group appear at the top of the page. This helps to personalize your fundraiser. For example, “Purchases from this page will be credited to John Doe in support of ABC High School Band.”
Registered sellers will also be eligible to earn credit towards prizes. We encourage groups to supplement our prize program with their own additional incentives.
Do we get our own link?
There are 2 ways to promote your store:
- Registration: By default, your group will receive a unique program ID number. Participants will need it to register and share their store link with others using social media, text, and email.
- Direct Link: Or, you as the sponsor can register and obtain your unique link first. Then share that link with your entire group. Participants would be able to share your link with their friends and family.
By promoting a direct link, you will only be able to track online sales as a group, not by individual sellers. As a result, participants would not receive prize credit for selling online.
Online Ship to Group Orders
Another limitation with a single store link is getting items to online customers who choose the ‘ship to group’ option. Normally when participants register and send out their own unique links and customers make a purchase, orders are automatically tied to a particular seller.
Any items then ship to the group already packed inside the seller’s box with their other brochure items. Participants then deliver these items to their customers.
But with the single link option, you will need to let any ‘ship to group’ buyers know to pick up their order because it won’t be associated with any seller.
Can we accept donations?
Yes, your store will be set up to accept donations. You make 70% of the donated amount.
Donations do not count towards items sold.
Can buyers credit more than 1 participant?
No. Participants need to register individually. Each participant has their own login and sharing options.
Is there a minimum order?
There are no order requirements for a Happy Holly Days fundraiser.
How much money can we make?
You’ll need to know your group size as well your participant goal. Here’s how you can estimate your profit:
- Participant Count x Participant Item Goal = Items Sold
- Items Sold x Average Retail Price = Gross Sales
- Gross Sales x Profit % = Group Profit
- Let’s say you have 60 participants and you set your participant item goal at 10. The items sold would be 60 participants x 10 Items / participants = 600.
- Next, determine your gross sales. The average retail price is about $15 so your gross sales would be 600 Items x $15 = $9,000.
- Since your profit is 40%, your group profit would be $9,000 x 40% = $3,600.
Keep in mind that our example is only an estimated profit. In reality, participants probably won’t sell the same number of items. In addition, the average retail dollars sold per seller will vary.
Can we track our sales?
You may not know your exact Happy Holly Days brochure sales until the end. Yet there are strategies that can give you a ballpark idea. Learn how to track your fundraising progress
But you'll be able to track online sales in real-time. By logging into your dashboard you'll see participants who’ve sent emails to friends and family as well as up-to-date sales activity.
How do we receive our money?
Brochure Sales: Money and order forms are turned in at the end of the sale. The money gets deposited in your account and the order forms are sent in for processing.
Once the order has been processed, the group receives their sales reports and invoice. The group sends a check for the invoice amount and keeps the rest as profit.
Online Sales: Once your brochure invoice has been paid in full, a check for any online sales is sent to your group.
Donations: Any profits from donations are included with the online sales check.
What is our profit?
Groups make 40% off of all Happy Holly Days brochure and online sales.
You receive 70% of online donations.
(Use the ‘Calculate Your Profit’ calculator at the top of the page to learn how much money your group can make)
What about sales tax?
How soon do we receive our order?
We deliver brochure orders to your group 3-4 weeks after receiving your order forms. Online orders generally ship to customers within 2 business days after purchase.
Where do orders ship to?
Product ships out of our Texas warehouse to all lower 48 states.
How is our order packed?
Orders arrive prepacked by seller.
Is there a shipping fee?
Shipping is free if certain order minimums are met:
Groups up to 100 participants
If you sell 150 or more items there is no shipping charge. A $100 shipping and handling fee will be charged for orders with fewer than 150 items sold.
Groups with over 100 participants
Shipping is free as long as your group averages $20 or more in retail sales per member. (Since the average price of an item listed in a typical brochure is about $14, that is less than 2 items sold per seller)
|Ave. Retail Sales / Enrolled||Shipping Fee|
|$0-$9.99||$1 / Enrolled|
|$10-$14.99||75¢ / Enrolled|
|$15-$19.99||50¢ / Enrolled|
A quick way to determine your average retail sales per enrolled is to divide your total sales by your group enrollment. Consider the following 2 examples.
If your group raises:
- $2,500 with 150 members, your average retail sales per enrolled would be $16.67. In this case you would be charged 50¢ x 150 = $75 (See chart above).
- $3,500 with 150 members, your average retail sales per enrolled would be $23.33. In this case you would not be charged a shipping fee because you reached $20 per enrolled group member.
Both brochure and online sales count towards the free shipping minimum requirement
Customers pay a shipping fee at checkout to have their order shipped direct to them. Shipping is free on orders over $75.
Buyers also have the option to ship their order to the group. In this case there is no shipping fee.
Do you ship orders to sellers?
Yes this is an option. Instead of shipping Happy Holly Days brochure orders to your group, we’ll ship them to each participants. Sellers would then need to distribute items to their customers.
Home delivery fundraisers go by the following profit margins:
|Retail Sales||Group Profit|
|$1,000 to $14,999||30%|
Orders under $1,000 in gross sales will be shipped to the group.
How are product issued handled?
If you have any items that need replacing, you’ll need to submit a form that we’ll attach to your delivery notice email. Sellers will have 7 days to report any missing or damaged items. Groups are allowed 1 submission per fundraiser.