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'Tis the Season

'Tis the Season

'Tis the Season offers a huge assortment, including kitchen & home accessories, wrapping paper, candles, jewelry, flowers, and more. An online store is included with this brochure.

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Online Fundraising

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What Our Customers Say

5

They had so many great ideas and resources. This was my first year it won't be my last.

Lisa Ryder - PTA President
Steadham Elementary
Raised:
$2,849.00
5

The winter catalog was perfect for gifts and wrapping paper before Christmas! The online option also made it easy to send to friends and family out of town. The company’s representatives are very helpful and responsive through the process!

Emily Phillips - Fundraising Coordinator
Presbyterian Parent Cooperative Preschool
Raised:
$2,669.50
5

Worked fine.

Christy Jarrett - Teacher/Sponsor
Hallsville Junior High
Raised:
$696.50
5

The fundraiser was easy to manage. All the necessary forms were provided and were easy to use. I thought that the turnaround from placing orders to receiving the goods would be quicker, but overall it wasn't too long.

Leslie Oberst - PTG Sponsor
David Lubin Elementary PTG
Raised:
$10,663.92
5

Everything worked out great. There was something for everyone.

Cindy Penaloza - Director
Children's Campus Center
Raised:
$5,112.50
5

It worked great, we hit our goal of making $1000 for the class of 2023.

Craig Tozier - Teacher/ Class Advisor
Mount View High School
Raised:
$2,202.00
5

All feedback has been positive from this fundraiser. We appreciate the collaboration and will let you know about our plans for next year once we review all fundraising results from this year. Thank you very much!

Kimberly Berneck - Fundraising Coordinator
La Danse Fatale
Raised:
$3,147.50
5

This was the best organized fundraising company I have worked with in a long time. They helped me to figure out how to keep fundraising during the Covid challenge.

Lisa Ryder - PTA President
Steadham Elementary
Raised:
$2,849.00
5

Worked very well. Packaging for handing out was great with prizes included.

Jenny Griffith - PTO Fundraising Coordinator
Marlow Elementary
Raised:
$22,041.00
5

Clay was very helpful throughout! Would definitely work with again.

Jennifer Bratcher - Director
Academy of Promise
Raised:
$559.00
5

Working with Big Fundraising Ideas was simple and seamless. Clay was professional, on top of communication, and answered all of our questions. We had no complaints regarding customer service whatsoever. And, in the end, we got our playground!

Adelaida Fields - President
Mireles Elementary
Raised:
$57,868.00
5

It worked really well, but due to circumstances during the holiday and this pandemic, I think it affected our selling.

Jennifer Bratcher - Director
Academy of Promise
Raised:
$559.00
5

Our fundraiser went very smoothly. The online catalog had plenty of great items to choose from! Shipping was FAST and the items were really nice!

Nicole Tracy - Cultural Arts Chairperson
Sunrise Drive Elementary
Raised:
$6,0001.00
5

Everything went great!

Cindy Penaloza - Director
Children's Campus Center
Raised:
$5,112.50
5

These fundraising products were great for our group. Great quality, great value.

Adelaida Fields - President
Mireles Elementary
Raised:
$57,868.00
Questions about 'Tis the Season?

How it Works

How do we raise money?

Your group raises money when your participants take brochure orders.

Do participants get a brochure to show?

Yes. Every participant receives a catalog, order taker, and money collection envelope.

Is money collected up front?

Yes. Buyers can pay by check, cash, money order, or cashier’s check.

Or, people can pay using their phone if you choose our ‘ship to buyer’ option.

Are there any fees?

There are no setup fees or supply costs to start a 'Tis the Season brochure sale.

Can participants earn prizes?

Yes. Our incentive programs are optional but encouraged. Motivating your sellers with prizes can increase sales. It’s important to discuss your prize plan at your kickoff meeting. Then, continue to promote your prizes throughout your sale. This will keep your group inspired.

There is no cost to the group for our incentives.

Learn about our prize programs

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.

Learn about our timeline

How long is the fundraiser?

By default, we’ll set your end date 2 weeks after your kickoff date. You can always change your end date. Simply let us know before your sale ends.

Online Store

Can we also raise money online?

Yes, selling online is an important part of your 'Tis the Season fundraiser. Prior to your start date 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.

Selling online adds a 2nd way for your group to raise money.

Your online store will include additional items not found in the brochure.

Do participants need to register?

Registration is the best way to promote your sale online. It's also a very effective way to get your participants engaged in your cause. As participants register, they’ll gain access to powerful online sales tools that make sharing your fundraiser with their friends and family easy.

We’ll provide you with instructions to pass onto your group so they can register. Once registered participants will be able to share your store with others using social media, text, and/ or email. Registered sellers will also be able to track their own online orders.

Clicking on the link takes people to your store. At the top, they'll see a ‘Reason to Support’ button appears above the name of your group. Your purpose is displayed once the supporter clicks the button. This way, they can see the reason for your fundraiser. This helps personalize your cause. For example, “With your help, we'll reach our $2,000 goal for new band equipment.”

If using one of our prize plans to encourage more sales, we recommend supplementing it with their own rewards. Here are some incentive ideas.

Students don’t have to be registered to earn prize credit. Non-registered students just won’t have access to the online sales tools.

Online Ship to Group Orders

Another limitation with non-registered sellers 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.

Do we get our own link?

You will not receive a unique link for your group. Rather, once participants register, they’ll receive their own shopping link. They’ll be able to email, or text their link direct from their dashboard, and share on social media.

If you don’t want your sellers to register, you can always register yourself first and then ask your group to promote your link.

Can we accept donations?

Yes, people can donate in $20 increments. Your group receives 70% profit off all donations.

Or if you don't want a donation option on your store you can have this feature turned off. Simply let us know before your fundraiser start date.

Can buyers credit more than 1 participant?

Multiple participants can be added under the same account when registering. So when they make a purchase, the prize credit is automatically split up.

Buyers who click on a link that was shared with them through text, email or social media and the sellers are all registered under the same dashboard, the prize credit is also automatically split up.

Buyers who go directly to the store, select shop now, and manually enter the information will need to click on the “+” symbol to add multiple participants prior to entering the online store.

Donations count as 1 prize credit for each $20 donation.

Making Sales

Is there a minimum order?

There are no order requirements for a 'Tis the Season 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:

Calculation Steps

  1. Participant Count x Participant Item Goal = Items Sold
  2. Items Sold x Average Retail Price = Gross Sales
  3. Gross Sales x Profit % = Group Profit

Example

  1. 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.
  2. Next, determine your gross sales. The average retail price is about $18 so your gross sales would be 600 Items x $18 = $10,800.
  3. Since your profit is 40%, your group profit would be $10,800 x 40% = $4,320.

Keep in mind, 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 how many 'Tis the Season brochure orders you get until you collect your order forms. Yet there are strategies that can give you a ballpark idea. Learn how to. 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:

  • Participant share activity
  • Registered participants
  • Sales updates
  • Items sold

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 the group’s account and the order forms are sent in for processing.

Once orders are 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: A credit will appear on your brochure invoice for your online sales profit.

Donations: Any profits from donations are factored into your online sales credit.

What is our profit?

Groups make 40% off all 'Tis the Season 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)

What about sales tax?

Customers do not pay sales tax.

Shipping

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 Colorado warehouse to all lower 48 states.

How is our order packed?

Orders deliver prepacked by seller.

Is there a shipping fee?

Brochure Sales: Shipping is free unless your average sale per enrolled is $8 or less. If this is the case then you will incur a $0.75 per enrolled participant.

Minimums include combined sales made from the brochure and online store

Online Sales: Customers pay a shipping fee at checkout to have their order shipped direct to them. Free shipping on all orders over $75.

Order Amount Shipping Cost
$0-$9.99 $7.99
$10-$20 $8.99
$20.01-$30 $9.99
$30.01-$40 $10.99
$40.01-$50 $11.99
$50.01-$60 $12.99
$60.01-$74.99 $13.99
$75 and up Free

Buyers also have the option to ship their order to the group. In this case there is no shipping fee but buyers pay a 5% processing fee to have their order shipped to your group.

Do you ship orders to sellers?

No, we don’t offer to ship 'Tis the Season orders to sellers. Instead, you can choose our ‘ship to buyer’ option. In this case, participants show a brochure but without an order form. Buyers then order using their phones and orders ship directly to them.

How are product issued handled?

To deal with any missing or damaged items sellers will be instructed to contact customer service.