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Candle Cottage

Candle Cottage

Candle Cottage offers a large assortment of popular long-lasting aromas, including Savory Apple, Cinnamon Spice, and Mocha Cappuccino. An online store is included with this brochure.

Offer dual fragrance candles, wax melts, Artisan Soy Candles, and more.

Why Candle Cottage?

Online Fundraising

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What Our Customers Say

4

The fundraiser was great. The online sales made it very easy for my students to sell and have customers from areas outside of our normal fundraising area.

Stacey Atencio - Teacher/ Adviser
Maxwell High School FBLA
Raised:
$527.00
5

The communication and follow up from the company was great and our rep was amazing.

Stacey Atencio - Teacher/ Adviser
Maxwell High School FBLA
Raised:
$527.00
Questions about Candle Cottage?

How it Works

How do we raise money?

Your group raises money when participants take orders from their candle brochure.

Do participants get a brochure to show?

Yes. Every participant receives a candle brochure, order form, and money envelope.

Is money collected up front?

Yes. Buyers can pay by check, cash, money order, or cashier’s check.

Are there any fees?

There are no setup fees or supply costs to start a Candle Cottage fundraiser.

Can participants earn prizes?

Yes. Our prize programs are optional but encouraged. You can boost profits by offering prizes to your participants. It’s important to discuss our incentives at your kickoff meeting. Then, continue to remind your participants about them throughout your campaign. This will keep them motivated to make sales.

Sponsors receive a prize flyer PDF with their ‘fundraiser supply kit’ email.

If your group has 100 or more participants, a prize flyer is placed in each seller’s packet.

There is no cost to the group for our incentives.

Learn about our prize programs

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 7-10 business days to process your order and pack and ship out your supplies.

Learn about our timeline

How long is the fundraiser?

Your sale lasts for 2 weeks. You can always change your end date. Simply let us know before your sale is over.

Online Store

Can we also raise money online?

Yes, selling online is an important part of your Candle Cottage fundraiser. Before your sale, you’ll receive instructions to pass onto your participants. They’ll be able to invite friends and family to shop at your store.

Selling online adds a 2nd way for your group to raise money.

Do participants need to register?

Registration is not required. Instead, participants will be able to share your candle store link with friends and family. We recommend using text, social media, and/ or email to help get the word out.

Once supporters click on the link, they’ll see your fundraising introduction at the top of the page. This helps make it recognizable to friends and family. For example, “Welcome to our ABC High School Band Store!” They’ll also see your start and end dates and group ID number. They’ll need your ID number at checkout. People will also learn why you’re raising money.

Participants will also be able to earn credit towards prizes. We encourage groups to supplement our prize program with their own rewards. This can help bring in more sales. Here are some incentive ideas

Online Ship to Group Orders

For ‘ship to group’ orders be sure to ask participants to have their buyers enter their name at checkout along with your group’s 6 digit ID number. At the end of your sale you’ll receive a report with both the customer and seller’s name associated with each transaction. Your sellers can then deliver these items to their buyers.

Do we get our own link?

Yes, you will receive your own unique online store link.

Can we accept donations?

Candle Cottage does not offer a donation option.

Can buyers credit more than 1 participant?

Yes. If using a prize program, you will need to have your sellers ask their buyers to enter theirs or their children's name(s) in the field provided at checkout after your group’s 6 digit ID number. At the end of your sale you’ll receive a report with both the supporter and seller’s name(s) associated with each transaction.

You will receive a report based on how supporters entered this information.

Making Sales

Is there a minimum order?

There are no order requirements for a Candle Cottage fundraiser.

How much money can we make?

You’ll need to know your group size as well your participant goal. Here’s how you can estimate your profit:

Calculation Steps

  1. Participant Count x Participant Item Goal = Items Sold
  2. Items Sold x Average Retail Price = Gross Sales
  3. Gross Sales x Profit % = Group Profit

Example

  1. Let’s say you have 60 participants and you set your participant item goal at 10. The items sold would be 60 participants x 10 Items / participant = 600.
  2. Next, determine your gross sales. The average retail price is about $25 so your gross sales would be 600 Items x $25 = $15,000.
  3. Since your profit is 40%, your group profit would be $15,000 x 40% = $6,000.

Keep in mind, our example is only an estimated profit. In reality, participants probably won’t sell the same number of items. In addition, the average retail dollars sold per seller will vary.

Can we track our sales?

Brochure: You probably won’t know how many orders you get until you collect your order forms. But there are strategies that can give you a ballpark idea. Learn how to track your fundraising progress

Online: You'll receive daily sales updates whenever you click on the link that we’ll provide to you. You’ll see how many sales you make each day as well as your total sales amount.

How do we receive our money?

Brochure Sales: Money and order forms are turned in at the end of the sale. The money gets deposited in your group account and the order forms are sent in for processing.

Once orders are processed, the group receives their sales reports and invoice. The group sends a check for the invoice amount and keeps the rest as profit.

Online Sales: Once we receive your brochure invoice payment, we’ll send your online sales profit check.

What is our profit?

Groups make 40% off all Candle Cottage items.

(Use the ‘Calculate Your Profit’ calculator at the top of the page to determine your profit)

What about sales tax?

Certain states require that we collect and remit sales tax on your behalf to your state’s department of revenue. We will need to charge sales tax if your state has determined that we have established nexus and you are not tax exempt. See our brochure fundraising tax guide for more information.

Shipping

How soon do we receive our order?

We deliver brochure orders to your group 3-4 weeks after receiving your order forms. Online orders generally ship to customers within 3-4 business days after purchase.

Where do orders ship to?

Product ships out of our Tennessee warehouse to all lower 48 states.

How is our order packed?

Orders deliver prepacked by seller.

Is there a shipping fee?

Brochure Sales:

Shipping is free if certain order minimums are met:

Groups up to 100 participants

If you sell 150 or more items there is no shipping charge. A $100 shipping and handling fee will be charged for orders with fewer than 150 items sold.

Groups with over 100 participants

Shipping is free as long as your group averages $20 or more in retail sales per member. (Since the average price of an item listed in a typical brochure is about $14, that is less than 2 items sold per seller)

Ave. Retail Sales / Enrolled Shipping Fee
$0-$9.99 $1 / Enrolled
$10-$14.99 75¢ / Enrolled
$15-$19.99 50¢ / Enrolled
$20+ No Charge

A quick way to determine your average retail sales per enrolled is to divide your total sales by your group enrollment. Consider the following 2 examples.

If your group raises:

  1. $2,500 with 150 members, your average retail sales per enrolled would be $16.67. In this case you would be charged 50¢ x 150 = $75 (See chart above).
  2. $3,500 with 150 members, your average retail sales per enrolled would be $23.33. In this case you would not be charged a shipping fee because you reached $20 per enrolled group member.

Both brochure and online sales count towards the free shipping minimum requirement

 

Online Sales:

Customers pay a shipping fee at checkout to have their order shipped direct to them.

Buyers also have the option to ship their order to the group. In this case there is no shipping fee.

Do you ship orders to sellers?

There is no ship to seller option for a Candle Cottage fundraiser.

How are product issued handled?

If you have any items that need replacing, you’ll need to submit a form that we’ll attach to your delivery notice email. Sellers will have 7 days to report any missing or damaged items. Groups are allowed 1 submission per fundraiser.