So Very Merry
So Very Merry offers 128 items, including novelty & holiday gifts, wrapping paper, jewelry, chocolates, candles, flowers, kitchenware, and snack food. An online store is included with this brochure.
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Questions about So Very Merry?
How it Works
How do we raise money?
Your group raises money when your students take orders from the brochure.
Do students get a brochure to show?
Each student 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 So Very Merry brochure fundraiser.
Can students earn prizes?
Yes. Prize programs are optional but recommended. Incentivizing your students 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 students, 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 So Very Merry kickoff you’ll receive instructions so your students 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.
Do students need to register?
Registration is the most effective way to raise money online. It's also a great way to get your students engaged in your cause. As students register, they’ll be able to share their unique link using text, social media, and/ or email.
The link takes people to your store where the student’s name appears at the top of the page. This helps make it identifiable to friends and family. 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 group ID number. Students 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. Students would be able to share your link with their friends and family.
Can we accept donations?
Yes, your store will be set up to accept donations. You make 70% of the donated amount.
Is there a minimum order?
There are no order requirements for a So Very Merry fundraiser.
How much money can we make?
You’ll need to know your group size as well your student goal. Here’s how you can estimate your profit:
- Student Count x Student Item Goal = Items Sold
- Items Sold x Average Retail Price = Gross Sales
- Gross Sales x Profit % = Group Profit
- Let’s say you have 60 students and you set your student item goal at 10. The items sold would be 60 Students x 10 Items / Student = 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, students 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 So Very Merry 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 students 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 all So Very Merry brochure and online sales.
You receive 70% of online donations.
(Use the ‘Calculate Your Profit’ calculator at the top of the page to determine your profit)
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?
- Groups under 100 students: Shipping is free for 150+ item orders. A $100 shipping and handling fee is charged for orders with fewer than 150 items.
- Groups with 100 or more students: Shipping is free for 250+ item orders. A $250 shipping and handling fee is charged for orders with fewer than 250 items.
Minimums include combined sales made from the brochure and online store.
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 So Very Merry brochure orders to your group, we’ll ship them to each student. 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.