Raise money without using order forms, collecting and counting money, or receiving product deliveries. Popcornopolis Online offers 6 gourmet popcorn flavors, including Zebra®, Caramel, and Jalapeño Cheddar. All sales made online 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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- Profit: 25-40%
- Average Price: $16
- Delivery: Items deliver to the buyer.
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What Our Customers Say
Super simple fundraiser and worked well.
First your Popcornopolis is delicious. Our Fundraiser was all virtual as students are all online. While there was definitely interest (by the number of unique visits to our designated website) there were very few sales generated after people viewed it. From feedback received, while interest was high, the shipping cost for individual orders precluded most from completing the sale. I can see this would be a great fundraiser for in person schools but didn't generate the sales we were hoping for.
This fundraiser on our end was publicized by emailing all 2500+ student families twice, posted on the school's ASB Instagram account. Posted on the school's Facebook page, alumni page and 10 other local Facebook group pages. Also posted on the Nextdoor app. My point, it wasn't for lack of advertising. They have done 3 other virtual fundraisers, this one generated the least interest and had the highest shipping.
This was a good experience. It was hard for some of my parents to create an account because they just don't use computers. I think passing out a form will work better for my population next year.
Great customer service and assistance. Contactless. Loved it!
We sold popcorn and people liked it, but thought the shipping was too expensive. With that, I would give it a 4 star. I know after this pandemic, we will be able to have it delivered to the school, which will cut the cost of shipping.
We enjoyed using Big Fundraising. It was nice to have a 100% virtual fundraiser.
Mr. Boggess was excellent in answering any questions I had being as this was my first fundraiser to organize! He was so helpful and response time via emails were fast!
Doing the popcorn fundraiser was the best and most effective way for our small group to raise money for our classroom! It was super easy to register and completely online, products shipped directly to the customer and we had our funds in a timely manner once the fundraiser was closed! Would definitely recommend for busy parents who can’t go door to door!
Organizing a fundraiser through Big Fundraising Ideas was a great experience, most especially during a time when my organization is limited to virtual fundraising. The customer support team guided me throughout the process of setting up the fundraiser, shared ideas to promote my fundraiser, and promptly replied to any questions I had.
We raised money for our French club during remote learning. It was a really easy process.
Online fundraising is a great way to fundraise in the technical driven era.
My organization selected the Popcornopolis as the online fundraiser to raise money for the graduating class. This product was a great choice for our group since it is affordable and generally liked by many.
The big fundraising ideas team was very responsive.
It worked really well. Our group sold quite a few items and made a nice profit.
It was really easy to work with your team. I would highly recommend others to work with you as well, and will be planning future fundraisers with your company.
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 Popcornopolis Online fundraiser. It's also a very effective way to get your participants engaged in your cause.
Prior to completing the registration process, participants will be required to enter their email address. This is needed so we can send them their letter to forward to friends and family. All email addresses are kept confidential and are only used for fundraising purposes.
Once participants are registered, they’ll be able to share your fundraiser using text, social media, and/ or email.
As people click on a link, your group’s name appears at the top of the page. This helps make it recognizable to friends and family. 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 Popcornopolis Online fundraiser.
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 check. 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 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 Popcornopolis 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 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 on how many items you may sell, multiply the number of participants in your group by 5)
You receive 75% of online donations.
Can we accept donations?
Yes, your Popcornopolis Online store will be set up to accept donations. You make 75% of the donated amount.
Donations do not count towards items sold when determining group profit.
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 7-14 business days after purchase.
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.
To help cover any shipping fees for online customers, you can add a ‘ship to group’ option to your store. These orders will ship together to your location after your sale is over.
The group pays the cost to ship any items to their address. We'll deduct this amount from your profit check.
'Ship to group' is not automatically included as part of a Popcornopolis 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 submit a form online.