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Candles Online

Candles Online Fundraiser
Candles Online

Raise money without using order forms, collecting and counting money, or receiving product deliveries. Candles Online offers a large assortment of fragrant candles. Raise money without asking your students to sell in person.

Once students register online, they can invite friends and family to shop at your store. Learn more

You make a profit off every item sold. Your profit percentage is determined by how many total items your group sells:

Items Sold Group Profit
1-9 25%
10-29 30%
30-49 35%
50+ 40%

7 Online Fundraising Advantages

Students can share your unique online store link and invite friends and family to shop online. Learn more

Prize Program

Boost your sales. Add a cash or prize incentive.

Product Details

  • Profit: 25-40%
  • Average Price: $20
  • Delivery: Items deliver to the buyer.
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What Our Customers Say

5

it was easy and reliable, everyone liked it

Nicole Stover - Alpha Philanthropy
UNH Sigma Alpha
Raised:
$379.00
5

I'm pleased.

Nicole Stover - Alpha Philanthropy
UNH Sigma Alpha
Raised:
$379.00
5

The online sales were key especially during this time when most students are virtual.

Kristin Olesky - Teacher
Memorial School
Raised:
$773.00
5

The company set everything up for us. All we had to do was promote it and send the link. I think next time I will keep the fundraiser open longer than two weeks.

Maria Nuno - Activities Director
Grant Union High School Student Council
Raised:
$334.00
5

Since this was our first time it was a bit scary, but after our kids started sharing the links it was a good experience. Even though we physically could not meet with our kids we made announcements, shared the links through the announcements, and sharing the link through Canvas.

Melissa Andriac - Teacher
Passaic County Technical Institute Class of 2023
Raised:
$1,661.00
5

My overall experience with this fundraiser was positive! Any questions I had were answered that day. This fundraiser was easy with very little work for me as the advisor. The candles were delivered in a timely manner and smell great!

Courtney Wendell - Teacher
HFMS Student Council
Raised:
$1,992.00
5

The products sold have been great so far and they smell amazing!

Lili Roberts - Administration
Odessa Christian School
Raised:
$1,205.00
5

We sold candles. People liked the size of the product. There were some nice scents to select from. It was great because it was delivered to our homes.

Maria Nuno - Activities Director
Grant Union High School Student Council
Raised:
$334.00
5

Great experience with this fundraiser. Easy to do and great communication from the vendor. Items were received in a timely manner and customers were very pleased with their product.

Michelle Grindle - Council Advisor
Bucksport High School
Raised:
$618.00
5

The product was great and our supporters loved it.

LeAnne Mason - Committee Chair
Omicron Theta Zeta Youth Auxiliary
Raised:
$4,917.00
5

The fundraiser was seamless and easy to administer to the students and parents.

Kristin Olesky - Teacher
Memorial School
Raised:
$773.00
5

As I mentioned before it was a bit scary but the process became easier.

Melissa Andriac - Teacher
Passaic County Technical Institute Class of 2023
Raised:
$1,661.00
3

Our sales person, Clay, was always responsive and supportive, he gets 5 stars, however the process left much to be desired as it was outdated and disappointing, two stars. 1. No individual store and/or seller options not precipitated to make it easier for the buyer, 2. The shipping selection should have only been set to ship to purchaser but buyers were allowed to select a central pick up when we clearly communicated that we did not desire that option and 3. No leader board.

The reporting was not real time and was dependent upon a company employee to generate it daily, multiple days this was not done. Our youth were in a competition of who could sale the most and this process did not work well for that. When I read that this is a pop up shop and receive instructions for the youth the register, I expect things to be more automated. Given that the company retains 60% of the sales, I highly recommend investing some of that in upgrading the technology as to make this process smoother and more rewarding for the participating youth programs.

LeAnne Mason - Committee Chair
Omicron Theta Zeta Youth Auxiliary
Raised:
$4,917.00
5

My group sold candles online. Students were able to have customers order online and candles were shipped directly to the customers. Quick and easy fundraising!!

Courtney Wendell - Teacher
HFMS Student Council
Raised:
$1,992.00
5

The candles were amazing.

Bucksport High School - Council Advisor
Bucksport High School
Raised:
$618.00
Questions about Candles Online?

How it Works

How do we raise money?

Groups raise money when supporters buy items from their online store. Once participants register, they can invite family and friends to shop. Invitations go out via social media, text, and/ or email and groups receive a profit off every sale.

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

Do participants need to register?

Registration is the best way to promote a Candles Online fundraiser. Once registered, participants can invite friends and family to your online store using text, social media, and/ or email. They’ll also be able to log into their sales portal anytime and track their sales.

Once potential supporters arrive at your store, the participant’s name and group appear at the top of the page. This helps to personalize your fundraiser. For example, “Thank you for supporting John Doe with ABC High School Band!”

As the sponsor, you can track both individual and group sales progress. Besides dollars raised, you’ll be able to see the number of social shares and emails sent out by your sellers.

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:

  1. Registration: By default, you’ll receive your group ID number. Participants will need it to register, obtain their unique link, and then share it with others using social media, text, and/ or email.
  2. Direct Link: Or, as an option we can create 1 unique group link that would bypass the registration process. Everyone would be able to share this link with their friends and family.

By promoting a direct link, you would only be able to track sales as a group, not by individual sellers. You would also not be able to use our prize programs.

Online Ship to Group Orders

Another limitation with a single store link 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.

Is money collected with each order?

No in person ordering or money collection takes place. 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 Candles Online fundraiser.

Can participants earn prizes?

Incentivizing your participants can improve sales. We offer 2 prize program options:

  1. Cash
  2. Prizes

We email your prize flyer to you before your kickoff. Be sure to forward it to your participants and discuss. It’s important that you continue to promote your prizes throughout your sale. This will keep your group motivated.

After your sale is over, we add the total cash amount to your profit check. Or, if you choose a traditional prize plan, we ship your prizes to your group address.

You’ll receive access to your sales reports 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, we email you the steps to get started to pass onto 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 would like 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, Candles Online 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.

Making Sales

Is there a minimum order?

There are no minimum order requirements.

Can we track our sales?

Before your Candles Online sale you'll receive access to your online store dashboard. You’ll be able to see who’s registered, as well as email and social share activity. And of course, sales progress.

How do we receive our money?

Your profit check is processed within 15 business days of the close of your store. If also using ‘ship to group’, checks are processed within 15 business days of the close of your store or within 5 business days of shipment, whichever is later.

What is our profit?

Your profit percentage is based on how many items your group sells:

Items Sold Profit
1-9 25%
10-29 30%
30-49 35%
50+ 40%

(For a quick estimate on how many items you may sell, multiply the number of participants in your group by 5)

You receive 70% of online donations. Donations do not count towards items sold when determining group profit.

Can we accept donations?

Yes, by default we will set your Candles Online store up to accept donations. You make 70% of the donated amount. You have the option to turn this feature off when logged into your portal.

Can buyers credit more than 1 participant?

Yes. Buyers can choose to support more than 1 participant. Before continuing to the store, supporters would need to select a participant. Then choose the ‘Support another seller’ link to add another participant.

However, participants themselves need to register individually. Each participant has their own login and sharing options.

What about sales tax?

Customers do not currently pay any sales tax for online orders.

Shipping

How soon do orders ship out?

Orders generally ship within 3 business days after purchase.

Where do orders ship to?

Product ships from our Indiana warehouse to all lower 48 states. All items ship direct to the buyer.

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 $99.

Order Amount Shipping Cost
$0-$10 $7.99
$10.01-$20 $9.99
$20.01-$30 $11.49
$30.01-$40 $12.99
$40.01-$50 $14.49
$50.01-$99 $15.99
$99.01 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.

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 Candles 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.

NOTE: We only recommend this option for buyers who live close to you.

How are product issued handled?

For questions about orders, customers will be instructed to either submit a ticket online or call into customer service.