Raise money without using order forms, collecting and counting money, or receiving product deliveries. Cookie Dough Online offers the most popular cookie dough flavors like Chunky Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin, and Snickerdoodle. Fundraise with no face to face selling.
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:
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- Profit: 25-40%
- Average Price: $22
- Delivery: Items deliver to the buyer.
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What Our Customers Say
Super accessible and easy for everyone to navigate.
Clay was so helpful. Thank you!
It was pretty simple and easy to set up and the people who emailed back and forth were very helpful and quick. We haven't received our fundraising payout just yet but I expect it to arrive soon.
This company was quick to respond, easy to work with, and provided a great fundraiser for our school.
Product shipped quickly and replacement for out-of-stock was given with extra product, but disappointing for some.
The overall experience was perfect for our school. I love the constant communication and updates. We had a very good experience with your company.
Excellent fundraiser. Easy and organized.
Through this almost effortless on-line sales program we were able to exceed our earnings expectations by nearly $1000.00 and get over half of our students involved.
Unfortunately, it is hard to get our student population to purchase or volunteer. Students complained about shipping costs.
Worked very well for the group ... who doesn't like cookies.
The fundraiser was fair. Unfortunately the sooner cost was more than families and community members were willing to pay, so our profit was less than $1000... in a fairly large coming.
I feel like Clay and his team were really attentive and provided me with all the information I needed to get people started to sell, motivating people to sell, and tracking sales. If I had a question, it was answered promptly. If I had an issue, it was addressed. The final sales report and check were delivered in a timely manner. I would work with this group again and plan on sharing contact information with the next fundraising chairperson. Thank you!
The choices for what we could sell were great! I found the system for tracking personal sales as well as group sales really easy to use, and the information provided was helpful. The prices of the products were comparable, but the shipping charges were really prohibitive. Several people who wanted to buy products decided not to because the shipping cost was really high. I'm not sure that there is much you can do about this, but I thought I would mention why we probably didn't get as many sales as we could.
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 most effective way to promote a Cookie Dough 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, “Purchases from this site support John Doe at ABC Band”.
As the sponsor, you can track both individual and group sales progress. Besides dollars raised, you’ll be able to see who’s registered.
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, you will be provided a link to forward to your participants. Once they click on it and register, they will receive their own unique online store link via email. They can then share their link 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. Your group would be able to share this link with their friends and family.
Or, register and obtain your own unique link first. Then share that link with your entire group. Participants would be able to share your 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?
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 Cookie Dough Online fundraiser.
Can participants earn prizes?
Motivating your participants with prizes can improve sales. It’s important that you promote your incentives throughout your sale. This will keep your group motivated.
We offer 2 prize program options:
You’ll receive your prize flyer via email before your kickoff. 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.
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, 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 Cookie Dough Online sale you'll receive access to your sales dashboard. You’ll be able to see:
- Who’s registered
- Orders and units sold by seller
- Amount raised by seller and group
How do we receive our money?
Your profit check is processed within 15 business days of the close of your store.
What is our profit?
Your profit percentage is based on how many items your group sells:
(For a quick estimate on how many items you may sell, multiply the number of participants in your group by 5)
Can we accept donations?
There is no donation option for a Cookie Dough Online fundraiser.
Can buyers credit more than 1 participant?
No. The online store is set up so that only 1 participant receives credit for a particular sale.
What about sales tax?
There is no sales tax charged for online sales.
How soon do orders ship out?
Orders generally ship within 5-7 business days after purchase.
Where do orders ship to?
Product ships from our Louisiana 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 directly to them. Shipping rates are determined by FedEx based on quantity and weight of items ordered. There are no added processing fees.
Cookie dough is a very dense product and requires special handling because it ships frozen. The cost of shipping is therefore typically higher than for the average product.
Freight costs vary and will depend on the weight and zip code of the destination. Prices are dictated by our 3rd party carriers. Their rates are subject to change at any time.How to Reduce Customer Online Shipping Costs
There are 2 ways that you can eliminate, or at least help lower online shipping costs for your online customers:1. Ship to Group Option
To remove the shipping cost from your online customers entirely you can choose our ‘ship to group’ option. So instead of having to pay the shipping fee at checkout to have their order shipped directly to them, they would have a second option to have their order sent to you and get free shipping.
However, your group as a whole must commit to a minimum of at least 100 items. If you fall short of selling 100 items you will need to purchase additional items until you reach or exceed 100 items.
So for example, if you ended up selling 90 ‘ship to group’ items, you would need to buy an additional 10 items (at wholesale price).
Consider the following 2 examples:
- A group sells 78 ‘ship to group’ and 15 ‘ship to home’ items. Since they sold 93 total items, they would need to order an additional 7 items before we could ship your order to your group.
- A group sells 78 ‘ship to group’ and 25 ‘ship to home’ items. Since they sold 103 items, they would not need to order any additional items.
All ‘ship to group’ items are delivered presorted by seller. You would also receive a list of items sold by each participant.
In addition, there is a $1 per item shipping fee if you sell less than 500 items. Both 'ship to group' and 'ship to home' sales are factored into the 500 item requirement. Consider the following 2 examples. If your group sells:
- 450 items (150 ‘ship to group’ and 300 ‘ship to home’), you’re 50 items short so you will be charged 50 x $1 = $50
- 150 items (100 ‘ship to group’ and 50 ‘ship to home’), you’re 350 items short so you will be charged 350 x $1 = $350
We will deduct any shipping fee from your profit.
If you choose to add ‘ship to group’ you have 2 ways to set up your store:
- 100% ship to group
- Ship to group and ship to home (Giving the online customer the option to choose)
'Ship to group' is not automatically included as part of a Cookie Dough 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.2. Combine Orders
We’ve found that the shipping cost for the 1st item is the most expensive. For example, 1 item may cost $17, but adding a 2nd item may only raise the total shipping cost by $1 to $18. So ordering 2 or more items adds minimal shipping fees.
The idea is to focus on order consolidation because the larger each individual online order is, the lower the average shipping cost per item.
Therefore, encourage your sellers to consolidate orders for multiple buyers. Here’s how it can work:
- Ask your sellers to become ‘order takers’.
- Each ‘order taker’ collects orders and money from their friends and family using an order form.
- They then transfer the orders from the order form to the online store checkout page and complete the purchase digitally.
- Product is shipped to the ‘order taker’ who then distributes orders to each buyer.
- ‘Order takers’ should collect additional money from each buyer to help cover the shipping cost. The larger the group, the less money you'll need. Keep in mind that it's better to collect a little more than not enough because you can always return any extra money. As an example, for a $100 order consider collecting $5 extra per buyer to cover the shipping cost.
NOTE: Actual shipping cost cannot be determined until the items and shipping address are entered in at checkout. Every order is different and the shipping cost is calculated based on the weight of the order and the destination.
- This method can be used by both group members as well as people who are supporting the group in any area of the country. You'll need to forward the order form to any potential supporters.
- Buyers listed on the same order form should live in close proximity to each other for easy pickup or delivery.
- ‘Order takers’ can go to the online store and check the actual cost of shipping before they check out. Put the items in the cart, enter the shipping address and calculate. You can go back and forth adding and removing items to check the shipping costs.
- Consider a fun incentive or exclusive privilege for the ‘order taker’ with the largest order.
How are product issued handled?
For questions about orders, customers will be instructed to email customer service.