Raise money without using order forms, collecting and counting money, or receiving product deliveries. Jelly Belly Online offers a large selection of everyone's favorite jelly beans, Jelly Belly®. Buyers will love the unique name brand flavors like Krispy Kreme Donuts®, Snapple®, Cold Stone Creamery®, and Sunkist®.
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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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
Boost your sales. Add our cash or prize incentive.
- Profit: 25-40%
- Average Price: $14
- Delivery: Orders ship to buyer within 3-5 business days after purchase.
- Online Store: View products
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What Our Customers Say
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!
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!
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 best way to promote a Jelly Belly® 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, your name appears at the top of the page. This helps to personalize your fundraiser. For example, “Welcome to ABC High School Band.”
Supporters will also see how much money the group has raised so far as well as the end goal. The name of the participant they’re supporting and how much they’ve raised is also shown.
From your sponsor portal, you can view both individual and group sales progress. You’ll also be able to see how many participants have registered and the number of unique visitors they've had.
Getting participants to register is vital 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 shop. This will encourage them to reach their goal. Participants can track their own sales when logged into their portal.
Registered sellers will also be eligible to win 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 school 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.
- Quick Registration: Or, as an option we will send you a link that you can provide to your participants to forward to their family and friends. Supporters would only need to enter your school ID # and then your group name or a student that they want to support. Your sellers would not need to register.
By using quick registration, you would only be able to track sales as a group, not by individual seller. You would also not be able to use our prize programs.
Online Ship to Group Orders
Another limitation to sellers not registering 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?
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 Jelly Belly® 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 group with prizes can improve sales. It’s important that you promote your incentives throughout your sale. This will keep your participants motivated to keep sharing with others.
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 payment. 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. 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. Be sure to forward this information 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.
Your store does not turn on until your start date. 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 Jelly Belly® 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 Jelly Belly® Online sale you'll receive access to your online store dashboard. Among other things, you’ll be able to track:
- The number of participants who have registered
- How unique visitors each participant has had
- Individual participant and group sales progress
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 75% of online donations. 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.
A $50 administrative fee will be deducted from your profit if your group sells fewer than 50 items.
Can we accept donations?
Yes, your Jelly Belly® Online store will be set up to accept donations. You make 75% 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 orders except for California residents on taxable items. Sales tax only applies to nonfood items.
How soon do orders ship out?
Orders generally ship within 3-5 business days after purchase.
How are customers notified about their order?
Customers receive a confirmation email when they place their order. A notification email is sent once their order ships.
Where do orders ship to?
Product ships from our California 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.
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.
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. (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, customers will be instructed to submit a form online.