Raise money without using order forms, collecting and counting money, or receiving product deliveries. Gifts & More Online offers over 500 items like kitchen & home accessories, popcorn & snacks, and much more! 100% virtual with no in-person selling.
Once participants 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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There are no upfront charges but a $50 administrative fee will be deducted from your profit if your group sells fewer than 50 items. Learn more
7 Online Fundraising Advantages
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- Profit: 25-40%
- Average Price: $15
- Delivery: Orders ship to buyer within 2 business days after purchase.
- Online Store: View product categories
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What Our Customers Say
We sold all products through online orders.
It was 100% online. This was perfect in a year where a majority of the students were virtual.
5 stars! Excellent! So friendly and willing to answer my many many questions.
We had a great experience. Clay was very helpful and was very quick to respond to any questions we had. We are very satisfied.
The customer rep was very prompt to answer all my emails and phone calls. I could also keep up with sales totals simply by going to the website to look.
This online catalog fundraiser was so easy, and raised an impressive amount of money for my small class of only 10 students! The items shipped very quickly, and all of the people I have spoken to after receiving their products have been very happy!
Products were good and prices fair but the customer service was excellent. We worked with Clay and he was always available with quick responses and very helpful when we had questions. We would love to work with him again.
We were able to have the online fundraiser for our school and the online store had a variety of items for purchase at great prices. We were raising funds for our Parent/Teacher Organization that benefits our students and teachers significantly.
We chose big fundraising ideas for our online spring fundraiser at our primary school. It was easy to set up and the products were received in a timely fashion. The products were priced nice but not made cheap. I highly recommend this company for raising funds. It was easy and we raised a large amount for little effort.
It was a fine experience overall.
We are using the money made from the fundraiser to pay for our royalties, scripts and other materials for the play we will be doing this year, Moana Jr.
I don't think I will do a fundraiser any other way again! I really appreciated the ease of the entirely online, hands-off sales process. Neither the students or myself had to handle the money or deliveries-- everything was handled online and shipped directly to customers. For only a 2 week fundraiser with my small class of 10 students, we profited over $650.00!
Clay was very helpful from start to finish.
Overall, I was pleased with how it turned out. We were able to raise money for the sophomore class during a year when I thought it wasn't possible.
Clay was very helpful. He answered every question I sent him in a timely manner.
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 Gifts & More 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 page will be credited to John Doe in support of ABC High School Band.”
Getting participants to register is vital if you want to reach your goal. Once you know how much money your group needs, you can set your individual seller goal.
(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 your group to invite people to shop. Participants can also track their own sales when logged into their portal.
Registered sellers 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?
You will not receive your own online store link. Instead you will receive a unique program ID number. You will need to forward it to your participants so they can register. Once registered, they can invite people to shop at your store using social media, text, and/ or email. They will also be able to login and track their sales progress.
Is money collected with each order?
There is no face to face selling or money collection. Participants receive credit for 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 Gifts & More Online fundraiser. We will waive the $50 admin fee once your group sells 50 items. If you decide to cancel after we receive your signed agreement, you will be charged the $50 admin fee.
Can participants earn prizes?
Motivating your participants by using incentives can improve sales. 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 payment. Or, if you choose a traditional prize plan, we ship your prizes to your group address.
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, 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 Gifts & More Online sale, you'll receive access to your online store dashboard. You’ll be able to see who's sent emails and view sales updates.
How do we receive our money?
Your profit payment is processed within 15 business days of your store’s closing. If you add ‘ship to group’, payments are processed within five business days after your order ships.
What is our profit?
Your profit percentage is based on how many items your group sells:
You receive 70% of online donations.
A $50 administrative fee will be deducted from your profit if your group sells fewer than 50 items.
Can we accept donations?
Yes, your Gifts & More Online store will be set up to accept donations. You make 70% of the donated amount.
Your final profit percentage is based on the total number of items your group sells. Donations do not count toward items sold when determining group profit percentage.
Can buyers credit more than 1 participant?
No. Participants need to register individually. Each participant has their own login and sharing options.
What about sales tax?
There is no sales tax charged for online sales except for Texas residents.
How soon do orders ship out?
Orders generally ship within 2 business days after purchase.
How are customers notified about their order?
Customers receive a confirmation email when they place their order. A notification email with tracking information is sent once their order ships.
Where do orders ship to?
Product ships from our Texas 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.
Shipping is free on orders over $75.
How to Reduce Online Customer Shipping Costs
For online customers, shipping costs are fixed and calculated based on the order weight and destination zip code. However, there are two ways that you can reduce or even eliminate their shipping costs:
1. Ship to Group Option
You can add our ‘ship to group’ option to remove the shipping cost from your online customers. This way, they would have two options at checkout:
- Have their order sent to them and pay the shipping fee.
- Have their order sent to you and get free shipping.
Offering this 2nd option may encourage more people to place orders.
However, adding this option will shift the shipping cost burden from your customers to your group. Instead of each online customer paying for their shipping, we would deduct the cost to ship one larger consolidated order to your group at the end of your sale from your profit.
We will not add 'ship to group' to your online fundraiser unless you let us know. 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
A second option allows customers to have their order shipped directly to them but with a reduced average cost to ship each item.
We’ve found that the shipping cost for the 1st item is the most expensive. For example, 1 item may cost $10 to ship, but adding a 2nd item will raise the total shipping cost by an insignificant amount. So ordering two or more items tends to add minimal shipping fees. Once your product order exceeds $75, shipping is free.
The idea is to focus on order consolidation. The larger each online order is, the lower the average shipping cost per item.
Thus, encourage your buyers to merge their orders. Here’s how it works:
- Ask your buyers to become ‘order takers’.
- Each ‘order taker’ collects orders and money from their friends and family using an order form. Download order form
- The 'order taker' transfers the orders from the order form to the online store checkout page.
- The 'order taker’ pays using a credit card and submits the order for processing (The ‘order taker’ keeps the money collected from friends and family).
- Product ships to the ‘order taker’ who distributes the orders to each buyer.
- ‘Order takers’ should collect extra money from each buyer to help cover the shipping cost. The larger the group, the less money you'll need. Remember that collecting more is better because you can always return any extra money. For example, for a $60 order, consider collecting $5 extra per buyer to cover the shipping cost. And once your order is over $75, shipping is free. (Actual shipping cost is known once you enter the items and shipping address at checkout. Every order has a different cost based on order size and destination zip code.)
- Both group members and people supporting the group in any area of the country can use this method. You'll need to forward them the order form.
- Buyers on the same order form should live close to the ‘order taker’ for easy pickup and delivery.
- ‘Order takers’ can go to the online store and check the shipping cost before they check out. Put the items in the cart and enter the shipping address.
- Consider a fun incentive for the ‘order taker’ with the largest order.
How are product issued handled?
For questions about orders, buyers will be instructed to contact customer service.