School Brochure Fundraisers

  • School Brochure Fundraisers

    Start a catalog fundraiser for free

    No upfront fees or supply costs. With our presale fundraisers, you take orders and collect money first. Discover how easy and profitable catalog fundraising can be.

    Low minimums and free shipping available. Be sure to ask about our 100% brochure product satisfaction guarantee.

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  • Pretzels - perfect ... in charge of Junior Class ... knowing the officers are the only ones in possession makes keeping track of them and the money very easy. Excellent service ... little delay in receiving product.

    Kelly Benvenuto Fundraising Coordinator
    Wallkill Valley Regional High School

How Does a Catalog Fundraiser Work?

If you’re interested in selling a product, catalog fundraising allows you to collect the money before you place your order with the company. This way, you won’t be chasing money for anything that’s not already paid for.

First, select the brochure that you feel will work best for your group. To give you an idea of how much money you can make, we provide a ‘Calculate Your Profit’ tool on each brochure page. Simply enter the number of students and how many items you’d like them to sell.

We’ll send you a catalog, order form and money collection envelope for each student in your group. Ask your students to show the brochure to their family, neighbors and friends and collect orders and money.

After the sale is over, send us the order forms so we can process your order. Deposit the money that you collect in your account. You’ll then receive a complete sales report along with an invoice. You keep the difference between how much you collect and what you owe. We’ll also work with you to schedule your delivery.

What Makes Our Catalog Fundraisers Better?

  • 100% Product Guarantee – You’ll be selling the highest quality products in fundraising. If a customer isn’t satisfied with a product, we’ll refund your money.
  • More Selection – We currently offer almost 50 different brochures. Choose from 5 different categories, including fall and spring seasonal shoppers, cookie dough, frozen food and specialty catalogs.
  • Orders Packed by Seller – Your delivery will be easy. Orders arrive packed by teacher and by student.
  • Free Prizes – Our incentive programs are included with our brochure fundraisers at no extra cost. Offer the latest in gadgets and toys, sportswear, cash, or an exclusive big event.
  • Low Minimums – Shipping is free once you reach our reasonable order requirements.
  • Online Store Access – Along with selling out of a catalog, we’ll get you set up online so you can make additional sales over the internet.
  • Timely Customer Service – We’re obsessed with your satisfaction. You’ll experience a quick response to your questions as well as relevant tips and feedback throughout your sale.
  • No Cost to Start – Start a brochure fundraiser with us today for free.

Questions About Catalog Fundraisers

  1. How much profit do we make on a catalog fundraiser? For the most part, your profit is 40%. The exception is our fall and spring flower brochures are 50%.
  2. Do we have to sell a minimum order to get free shipping? Minimum requirements are based on group size and brochure type. For more information, click on the ‘free shipping’ link found on every brochure page.
  3. Do we have to pay for brochure supplies? We ship all supplies, including brochures, order forms, money collection envelopes and prize flyers to your group free of charge.
  4. What are the most profitable catalog fundraisers? Fall and spring seasonal shoppers make up the majority of the sales. Cookie dough and frozen food are also popular.
  5. How do we improve brochure fundraising sales? One way is to ensure that students are selling both out of their brochure as well as online. Online sales can make up more than 50% of your profit. Learn more
  6. How long does a brochure fundraiser last? We recommend 2 full weeks.

Catalog Fundraising Ideas & Tips

  • Schedule a kickoff meeting with your group to discuss goals, the process as well as when money and order forms will be due.
  • Enforce the ‘don’t talk to strangers’ rule. Instead, remind them to ask mom and dad to take the catalog to work.
  • Establish an item goal for your sellers and encourage them to set short term daily goals.
  • Prepare your students to make sales by reminding people who they represent, and why they are selling.
  • Tell them to always have their catalog, order form, money collection envelope and a ballpoint pen with them.
  • Make sure they’re familiar with what’s inside the brochure and to be able to point out various items to people.
  • Track your students sales progress.

Catalog Fundraiser Options

Brochure sales offer an abundance of options and can thus yield some of the best results. While item-in-hand-fundraisers require some marketing and promotion, catalogs present the opportunity for beneficial communication between those doing the selling and those supporting the cause. If you’re looking to really talk with people about the reason for your campaign, for instance if it’s for a charity close to your heart, then a brochure sale will work best for you.

Classic Catalog Fundraisers

Engaging with friends, family and the community for a catalog sale can be intimidating, but with our brochures and the right techniques you’re likely to hit your sales goals! One of our favorites is cookie dough, which is a tried and true classic brochure fundraiser. Or, if it’s summertime, try a pie brochure! Gourmet Pies offers a classic Key Lime Pie that would be easy to slice up for a poolside treat.

Another option for traditional catalog sales is holiday gift wrap. Almost everyone will need it, and if you can position this essential item alongside a compelling mission for your fundraiser, people will be thankful that you just saved them a trip to a crowded department store. Pro tip: make sure to remind them that the gift wrap is double-sided! This is a huge value-add, and customers will appreciate getting more options for their money.

Catalog Fundraising Benefits

The major benefit to doing a brochure fundraiser is that you won’t ever run the risk of buying more than you can sell, meaning that no matter the results you will always be profitable. Brochures are free and ensure that no funds or product will go missing.

Sometimes with fundraisers like candy bars or pretzel rods, kids may accidentally lose an item or two, resulting in an imbalanced spreadsheet of purchases. Selling out of a catalog nearly eliminate this risk. With brochures, everything is documented and will be ordered according to what the customer writes down.

Additionally, catalog fundraiser sales are generally face-to-face with ample opportunity to converse. This benefit can make the entire process very personable. Delivering products purchased by friends and neighbors is a great way to remind them of the reason they supported you in the first place, and it’s a surefire way to really connect with people in your community!

Building these kinds of relationships can create a sustainable customer base that is willing to support you year after year in reaching your sales goals. Be sure to thank customers again once they receive their product.

Choosing a Catalog

If you think brochure fundraisers are for you, check out some our favorites, like Spring Flowers and Ultimate Coffee Collection. The diversity of offerings; consistently high-quality items; and appealing price points have made this type of sale an enduring favorite for many sponsors.

And don’t forget to select a prize program to compliment your brochure; students will be extra motivated to sell from these outstanding brochures if an appealing prize or fun experience awaits them at the end!