Inspired Innovations

Inspired Innovations Fundraising Brochure

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Great for dog lovers and for those who want to relax indoors or out, Inspired Innovations offers leggings, LED beanies and LED dog accessories. Available in multiple colors and sizes. An online store is included with this brochure.

Product Details

Supplies: No cost
Packaging:
Orders packed by seller
Profit: 40%
Average Price: $16
Delivery: Shipping Guidelines

Questions about Inspired Innovations?

How it Works

How do we raise money?

Your group profits when participants take orders from your brochure.

Do participants get a brochure to show?

Yes. Every participant receives a brochure flyer and order form.

Is money collected up front?

Yes. Supporters 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 an Inspired Innovations brochure sale.

Can participants earn prizes?

Yes. Our prize programs are optional but encouraged. Motivating your sellers with prizes can improve sales. It’s important to discuss your prizes at your kickoff meeting. Then, continue to promote them throughout your sale. This will keep your group inspired to sell.

If your group has 100 or more participants, a prize flyer is placed in each seller’s packet. For smaller groups, the sponsor receives a PDF with their ‘fundraiser supply kit’ email.

There is no cost to the group for our prizes.

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 Inspired Innovations fundraiser. Prior to your kickoff date you’ll receive instructions so your participants can register. Once registered they’ll be able to invite friends and family to shop at your store.

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

Your online store will include additional items not found in the brochure.

Do participants need to register?

Registration is the best way to promote your Inspired Innovations fundraiser online. It's also a very effective way to get your participants engaged in your cause. Once registered, participants invite people to your store by sharing their unique link. They can do this using text, social media, and/ or email.

Once potential buyers are at the store, 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.”

Registered sellers will also be eligible to earn credit towards prizes. We encourage groups to supplement our prize program with their own rewards. Here are some incentive ideas.

Do we get our own link?

There are 2 ways to promote your store:

  1. Registration: By default, your group will receive its own school ID number. Participants will need it to register and share your store with others using social media, text, and/ or email.
  2. 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 online sales as a group, not by individual seller. Sellers would not receive prize credit for any sales made online.

Online Ship to Group Orders

Another limitation with a single store link 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.

Can we accept donations?

Yes, people can donate in $25 increments. Your group receives 70% profit off all donations.

Or if you don't want a donation option on your store you can have this feature turned off. Simply let us know in the comments section when submitting your start a fundraiser form.

Donations do not count towards items sold and are not available if using a prize program.

Can buyers credit more than 1 participant?

No. Participants need to register individually. Each participant has their own login and sharing options.

Making Sales

Is there a minimum order?

There are no order requirements for a Inspired Innovations 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 $22 so your gross sales would be 600 Items x $22 = $13,200.
  3. Since your profit is 40%, your group profit would be $13,200 x 40% = $5,280.

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 most likely won’t know how many orders you get until you collect your order forms. Yet there are strategies that can give you a ballpark idea. Learn how to track your fundraising progress

Online: You'll be able to track online sales in real-time. By logging into your dashboard you'll see:

  • The number of participants who have registered
  • How many unique visitors each participant has had
  • Individual participant and group sales progress

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 the group’s 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.

Donations: Any profits from donations are included with the online sales check.

What is our profit?

Groups make 40% off all Inspired Innovations items.

You receive 70% of online donations.

(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 1-2 weeks after purchase.

Where do orders ship to?

Product ships out of our California 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 / EnrolledShipping Fee
$0-$9.99$1 / Enrolled
$10-$14.9975¢ / Enrolled
$15-$19.9950¢ / 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. Shipping is free on orders over $75.

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 Inspired Innovations brochure 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.

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