'Tis the Season brochure offers a vast assortment, including kitchen & home accessories, novelty gifts, wrapping paper, candles, jewelry, flowers, snacks, and more.
An online store with over 800 items is included with this fundraiser.
- Supplies: No upfront cost
- Packaging: Orders packed by the seller
- Profit: 40%
- Average Price: $18
- Delivery: Orders are delivered within 3-4 weeks after order forms are received for processing. Free Shipping Guidelines
- Online Store: View sample store
- Ship to Buyer: Learn more
Sell online without a brochure? Learn more
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What Our Customers Say
Worked very well. Packaging for handing out was great with prizes included.
Easy to order product online; online orders shipped quickly; good product selections.
Clay was very helpful throughout! Would definitely work with again.
Your fundraising product worked very well for our group and we look forward to doing another fundraiser with you.
We found products could have been better quality for the price.
It worked great, we hit our goal of making $1000 for the class of 2023.
These fundraising products were great for our group. Great quality, great value.
It worked well. We decided to do an online only fundraiser, which led to some students saying they didn't have a way to purchase thru the internet. But overall with the company & the actual fundraiser we were pleased!
It worked really well, but due to circumstances during the holiday and this pandemic, I think it affected our selling.
Very helpful representatives quick response to emails and my many questions and fast resolution to any minor issues!
Great fundraising program, we will be using them again.
Great! Will be doing again!
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.
I would prefer to have a faster process for receiving items, maybe the ability to send payment along with the orders so that there is no delay in receiving items.
Everything went great! The only thing packaging wise was some boxes only had one name listed on the outside but had multiple students’ items inside. Otherwise we were very pleased.
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 they 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?
You'll receive an agreement to sign after you submit our Start a Fundraiser form. It will take at least 7-10 business days to process your order and pack and ship your supplies.
How long is the fundraiser?
By default, we'll set your end date two weeks after your kickoff date. You can always change your end date. Let us know before your sale ends.
Can we also raise money online?
Yes, selling online is essential to your 'Tis the Season fundraiser. Before your start date, you'll receive instructions so your participants can register. Once registered, they can 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 only way to promote your sale online. Once registered, participants can invite friends and family to your online store using text, social media, and email. They'll also be able to log into their sales portal anytime and track their online sales.
Clicking on the link that sellers share brings potential buyers to your store. At the top, they'll see a 'Reason to Support' button that appears above the name of your group. Your purpose is displayed once the supporter clicks the button. This helps to personalize your fundraiser. 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 your rewards. Here are some incentive ideas.
Do we receive a group link?
You will not receive a unique link for your group. Instead, once participants register, they'll receive their shopping link. They can email or text their link directly from their dashboard and share it on social media.
Can we accept donations?
Yes, people can donate in $20 increments. Your group receives 70% profit from all donations.
Or, if you don't want a donation option in your store, you can have this feature turned off. 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 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 before entering the online store.
Donations count as one prize credit for each $20 donation.
When does our online store close?
Your online store closes one to five days after we receive your brochure order forms.
When do we receive our online profit payment?
We credit your online profit toward your brochure sales invoice. You will receive a check if your online sales profit exceeds your brochure sales invoice.
If we ship any products or prizes to your group, your profit check is processed five days after the shipment leaves our facility and printed by the following Tuesday.
If we are not shipping anything to your group, your profit check is processed 24 hours after we close and process your order.
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 and 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 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 some strategies 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 the following:
- 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 processed.
Once orders are processed, the group receives its sales reports and invoice. The group sends a check for the invoice amount and keeps the rest as profit.
Online Sales: A credit for your online sales profit will appear on your brochure invoice.
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 learn how much money your group can make)
What about sales tax?
Brochure customers do not pay 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 two business days after purchase.
How are online customers notified about their orders?
Customers receive a confirmation email when they place their order. A notification email with tracking information is sent once their order ships.
Where do orders ship to?
Product ships from our Colorado warehouse to all the lower 48 states.
How is our order packed?
Orders are prepacked and delivered by the seller.
Is there a shipping fee?
Brochure Sales: Shipping is free unless your average sale per enrolled is $8 or less. If so, you will incur $0.75 per enrolled participant. This applies to both order taker and 'ship to buyer' fundraisers.
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 directly 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 orders 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 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 issues handled?
To deal with missing or damaged items, sellers must contact customer service.