'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.
Learn about our ship to buyer option.
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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.
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 kickoff date. You can always change your end date. Simply let us know before your sale ends.
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.
Do participants need to register?
Registration is the only way you can promote your sale online. It's also a very effective way to get your participants engaged in your cause. As participants register, they’ll be able to share their unique link using text, social media, and/ or email.
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.”
Registered sellers will also be eligible to earn credit towards prizes. We encourage groups to supplement our prize program with their own rewards. Here are some incentive ideas.
Do we get our own link?
You will not receive one 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.
Can we accept donations?
Yes, people can donate in $20 increments. Your group receives 75% profit off all donations.
Or if you don't want to receive profit from donations, you can have this feature turned off. Simply let us know before your fundraiser start date.
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:
- 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 $18 so your gross sales would be 600 Items x $18 = $10,800.
- 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 75% 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 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 storeOnline 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|
|$75 and up||Free|
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?
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.