Cheese & Sausage Online features cheese spreads, flavored sausages, gourmet mixes and more! Reach your fundraising goal without any face to face selling.
Once students register, 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|
- Profit: 25-40%
- Average Price: $17
- Delivery: Items deliver to the buyer.
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What Our Customers Say
The variety and the timing of the fundraiser were the keys to success! We started just prior to Thanksgiving break and ended on 12/11. Perfect timing, the mindset of the consumer is just right during these dates!
Excellent experience! I loved the no upfront fees and 40% profit for our group! It's a win/win for all involved and we plan to do this fundraiser every year! I think we'll get even better results once we return to in-person learning next year. Thank you!
How it Works
How do we raise money?
Profit is made from the purchase of every item from your store. Once participants register, they’re able to invite family and friends to shop. Invitations are sent out via social media, text, and/ or email.
Your group receives a profit off every sale.
Do participants need to register?
Registration is the preferred and most effective way to raise money using a Cheese & Sausage Online fundraiser.
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, the participant’s name appears at the top of the page. This will help make it recognizable to visitors. 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/ or 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. Be sure to track your fundraiser progress and remind participants to invite people to your store. This will help your participants reach their goal.
(Use the ‘Calculate Your Profit’ calculator at the top of the page to determine your profit)
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, 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.
- 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.
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 Cheese & Sausage Online fundraiser.
Can participants earn prizes?
Incentivizing your participants can improve sales. It’s important that you continue to promote your incentives to keep your group motivated.
We offer 2 prize program options:
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. You’ll be able to compare this information with your prize flyer.
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, ‘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 Cheese & Sausage 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:
(For a quick estimate, multiply the number of participants in your group by 5)
Can we accept donations?
Yes, by default we will set your Cheese & Sausage 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.
Donations do not count towards items sold when determining group profit.
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.
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.
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|$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 Cheese & Sausage 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.
How are product issued handled?
For questions about orders, customers will be instructed to either submit a ticket online or call into customer service.