Believe Online offers kitchenware, home gadgets, wrapping paper and much more! 100% touch-free fundraising with no face to face selling. View product categories
Once participants register, they can invite friends and family to shop online. Learn more
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Average Price: $18
Delivery: Items deliver to the buyer.
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Questions about Believe Online?
How it Works
How do we raise money?
Profit is made from the purchase of every item from your store. Participants can invite family and friends to shop once they register. Invitations are sent via social media, text, and/ or email.
Your group receives a profit off every sale made from your store.
Do participants need to register?
Registration is the best way to promote a Believe Online fundraiser. It's also a very effective way to get your participants engaged in your cause.
Prior to completing the registration process, participants will be required to enter their email address. This is needed so we can send them their personalized online store link. All email addresses are kept confidential and are only used for fundraising purposes.
Once participants are registered, they’ll be able to share their unique link using text, social media, and/ or email.
As people click on a link they will see a ‘Reason to Support’ button 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.”
Both you and your sellers can track their sales. Participants will be able to see how many supporters they have, social shares, and money they've help raise. Sponsors can track things like:
- Participant share activity
- Registered participants
- Sales updates
- Items sold
Getting participants to register is key to your success. You can enhance sales by setting individual seller goals based on your group’s needs.
(Use the ‘Calculate Your Profit’ calculator at the top of the page to determine your profit)
Be sure to track your fundraiser progress and remind participants to invite people to your store. This will help your participants reach their goal.
Registered participants will also be eligible to earn credit towards prizes. We encourage groups to supplement the prize program we offer with additional incentives.
Do we get our own link?
There are 2 ways to promote your store:
- Registration: By default, participants will need to register and then share their unique link with others using social media, text, and/ or email.
- Direct Link: Or, you as the sponsor can first register yourself as a seller and forward your link to your group. Participants would be able to share your link with their friends and family.
To access your link, login as that seller. Once on your seller dashboard click on the email icon. The email will open and in the body of the email you’ll see your personal shopping link.
Is money collected with each order?
There is no in person ordering or money collection. Participants generate sales when the people they invite buy items from your store.
Can participants track their own sales?
Yes, participants will be able to log into their portal anytime and see their sales updates.
Are there any fees?
There are no setup fees or costs to run a Believe Online fundraiser.
Can participants earn prizes?
Incentivizing your participants can improve sales. We offer 2 prize program options:
After your sale is over, we add the total cash amount to your profit check. If you choose a traditional prize plan, we ship your prizes to your group address. Prizes are packed by participant.
You’ll receive a sales report showing your participants names and how much they sold. Prizes are shipped with a reference list that matches prizes with participants.
There is no cost to the group for our prize programs.
Do participants get a brochure to show?
Because this is an online fundraiser there are no brochures. Before your sale, you’ll receive a registration instruction steps email. Be sure to forward it to your sellers.
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 3-5 business days to process your order and set up your store.
Once we send you your participant registration instruction steps, your store is live. We recommend that you have an official kickoff meeting so everyone starts at the same time.
If you can't meet in person, consider using an online communication technology. Examples include Zoom, Cisco Webex, GoToMeeting and Google Hangouts.
How long is the fundraiser?
By default, we 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.
Or, let us know up front when you want your store to close.
Do you only work with schools?
No, we work with non-school groups as well. Examples include church groups, sports leagues, and dance organizations.
Can we use more than 1 store at a time?
No. You must choose 1 store. For example, ‘Goodies & Gifts’ cannot be run at the same time as ‘Popcornopolis Online’. You can always run a second online fundraiser after the first one is over.
Do you only work with groups?
Yes. Your group must have at least 5 participants.
Is there a minimum order?
There are no minimum order requirements.
Can we track our sales?
Before your Believe Online sale you'll receive access to your online store dashboard. You’ll be able to see several things, including:
- Participants who have registered
- Their social share activity
- Sales progress
How do we receive our money?
Your profit check is mailed within 11 business days of the close of the store. If you use our prizes, checks are mailed out 7 business days after the prizes ship.
What is our profit?
Your profit percentage is based on how many items your group sells:
Can we accept donations?
Yes, by default we will set your Believe Online store up to accept donations. Accepted in $20 increments, the group receives 75% profit off donations.
You have the option to have this feature turned off. Simply let us know before your fundraiser start date.
Can buyers credit more than 1 participant?
Yes. For example, parents can add the participant code or participant’s name when shopping. They can also add more participants from their dashboard by clicking on the “+” symbol.
How soon do orders ship out?
Orders generally ship within 2-3 business days after purchase.
Where do orders ship to?
Product ships from our Colorado warehouse to all lower 48 states.
Who pays the shipping fee?
Customers pay a shipping fee at checkout to have their order shipped direct to them. Free shipping on all orders over $75.
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|$75 and up||Free|
Ship to Group Option
To help cover shipping fees for your online customers, you can add a ‘ship to group’ option to your store. People can then choose to pay a shipping fee and have items delivered to them, or pay a 5% processing fee and have their order shipped to your group.
Like the 'ship to home' option, if the customer orders $75 or more of merchandise there are no additional fees. For orders less than $75, a 5% processing fee is added at checkout.
For example, a $50 order would be charged an additional $2.50 ($50 x 5% = $2.50). The total cost for the order would therefore be $52.50.
We then combine all ‘ship to group’ orders and ship them to your location after your sale is over.
'Ship to group' is not automatically included as part of a Believe Online sale. Thus you will need to let us know if you want this option included. You can do so by putting "Add ship to group" in the comments section before you submit your start a fundraiser form.