Raise money without using order forms, collecting and counting money, or receiving product deliveries. Flowers Online offers a large variety of beautiful eco-friendly flower bulbs and plants that come with a 100% grow guarantee. No face to face selling, and no order form or money collection.
Orders ship direct to the customer. Virtual fundraising opens up sales opportunities across the country.
Participants can share your unique online store link and invite friends and family to shop.
- Profit: 50%
- Average Price: $14
- Delivery: Items deliver to the buyer.
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What Our Customers Say
This was the easiest and most successful fundraiser I have ever done. I ordered flowers myself, planted them and they are beautiful! Will use Big Fundraising Ideas again for my class fundraising.
Clay was a wonderful representative to work with! The instructions were very clear and the product was quality. The website was easy to use and inventory update was in real-time. It was refreshing knowing the products ordered would be the products shipped.
It was an easy way of selling and making money.
It was amazing and easy! All we had to do was post and the rest was all done online, it was amazing not to have to fulfill all the orders ourselves.
The fundraiser was easy, quick and doable for all students. The flowers were well received by out community.
All of the representatives were very polite and easy to work with. The few times I needed to reach out with a question, my email was responded to extremely promptly.
It was a great experience for it to be our first time!
We sold flowers to raise funds for the classrooms.
We were able to sell a good amount of product and loved how you can sell to anyone in the country.
They were great to work with! I loved being able to have our kids sell to relatives across the country compared to being stuck to just selling to those in our local area.
Everything from start to finish to the end product was 100%!
Great! It was good having an online sale and not having to deal with individual shipping ourselves.
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 via social media, text, and/ or email.
Your group receives a profit off every sale from your store.
Do people purchase live flowers and plants?
Buyers will be able to purchase bulbs, seeds, and roots. We do not carry live plants in soil. Bare root plants are dormant (not actively growing) perennial plants that are dug up and stored without any soil around their roots.
Do participants need to register?
There is no registration required for a Flowers Online fundraiser. We set up your store and provide you with a unique store link. Your group can share the link and invite people they know to shop.
Once supporters arrive at your store, they’ll see your group’s name and purpose at the top of the page. For example, “ABC High School Band". “We are raising funds for festival entrance fees and travel.”
You’ll be able to track your group’s sales and see how close you are to your goal.
If you want to track individual participant sales, there is a field at checkout that states, “Give Credit for this Sale to: _____________”. You will need to remind your participants to tell their customers to enter their first & last name so they receive credit for their sales.
You will then receive a report when your profit check is issued showing each individual order placed and who received the credit.
Your success depends on getting participants to send out your online store link. You can grow your 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. When your participants reach their individual goals, your group succeeds.
We encourage groups to supplement the prize program we offer with additional incentives. We encourage groups to come up with their own motivational incentives as well. Here are a few fundraising incentive ideas
Do we get our own link?
Yes. You’ll receive your own online store 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?
No, participants are not able to track their own sales updates.
Are there any fees?
There are no setup fees or costs to run a Flowers Online fundraiser.
Can participants earn prizes?
We do not provide prizes for Flowers Online. Offering and regularly promoting your own incentives throughout your sale will help keep your group motivated and can improve your results.
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 ‘how to get started’ 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 Flowers Online sale you'll receive access to your online store dashboard. You’ll be able to see:
- Your latest orders
- Sales by location
- Overall sales progress
How do we receive our money?
Your profit check usually arrives 2-3 weeks after the end of the season.
What is our profit?
Your group makes 50% of the total gross sales.
Can we accept donations?
Flowers Online does not offer a donation option.
What about sales tax?
Online customers will pay sales tax unless they live in a state that does not have sales tax.
How soon do orders ship out?
Online shipping time frames are as follows:
Fall Orders: Orders begin shipping Mid-September. Orders placed Mid-September thru October will be shipped on a weekly basis. This depends on the zone they are located in. We will ship to cooler climates first to ensure they get in the ground before the first hard frost.
- End of September-Beginning of October: Zones 3-5
- Early-Mid October: Zones 6-7
- Mid-End October: Zones 8-10
Fall stores close on October 15th.
Holiday Orders: Our Amaryllis and paperwhite orders begin shipping mid November. Orders ship in order of receipt.
Holiday stores close on December 1st.
Spring Orders: Orders begin shipping April 1st, and we start with the warmest states first.
- Beginning of April: Zones 8-10
- Early-Mid April: Zones 6-7
- Mid-End of April: Zones 3-5
Spring stores close on May 15th.
All orders ship in the order they are received once we start shipping to a particular zone.
Where do orders ship to?
Product ships from our Wisconsin warehouse to all lower 48 states.
Who pays the shipping fee?
Customers pay a flat $6 shipping fee at checkout to have their order shipped direct to them.
How are product issued handled?
For questions about orders, buyers will be instructed to contact customer service.