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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Do we get our own link?
Yes, you will receive your own unique online store link.
Can we accept donations?
No donations are accepted through the store.
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:
- Participant Count x Participant Item Goal = Items Sold
- Items Sold x Average Retail Price = Gross Sales
- Gross Sales x Profit % = Group Profit
- 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.
- Next, determine your gross sales. The average retail price is about $25 so your gross sales would be 600 Items x $25 = $15,000.
- 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)
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?
Shipping is free if certain order minimums are met:
Groups with fewer than 100 participants
Sell 150 or more items. A $100 shipping and handling fee is charged for orders with fewer than 150 items sold.
Groups with 100 or more participants
If the group averages 2 or more items sold per enrolled participant, there is no shipping charge. For example, if you have 100 participants in your group, you will need to sell at least 200 items.
If your group averages less than 2 items sold per enrolled, you will incur the following fees:
- Average from 1 to 1.99 items: 80¢ per enrolled participant
- Average less than 1 item: $1.50 per enrolled participant
Minimums include combined sales made from the brochure and online store.
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.