Offered with a 100% grow guarantee, Spring Flowers offers an excellent way for your group to go green while making 50% profit. Our beautiful flowers and earth-friendly plants are the perfect way to raise money in the springtime.
An online store with over 60 items is included with this brochure fundraiser.
Spring sales run from early November through the end of April. Fall flower sales run from the beginning of June until the end of November.
- Supplies: No upfront cost
- Packaging: Orders packed by item
- Profit: 50%
- Average Price: $15
- Delivery: Free Shipping Guidelines
- Online Store: View sample store
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Have a question?
How it Works
How do we raise money?
Your group profits when participants take orders from their flower brochure.
Do participants get a brochure to show?
Yes. Every participant receives a catalog, order form, and money envelope.
Do people purchase live flowers and plants?
Buyers will be able to purchase bulbs, seeds, and roots. We do not carry live plants in the soil. Bare root plants are dormant (not actively growing) perennial plants dug up and stored without any soil around their roots.
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 a Spring Flowers fundraiser.
Can participants earn prizes?
We don't offer any prize programs with our flower programs. But it's a great idea to offer prizes. Incentivizing your group can make selling fun and boost sales.
How soon can we start?
You'll receive an agreement to sign after you submit our Start a Fundraiser form. It will take at least 7-10 business days to process your order and pack and ship your supplies.
How long is the fundraiser?
Your sale lasts for two weeks. You can always change your end date. Let us know before your sale is over.
Can we also raise money online?
Yes, selling online is an essential part of your Spring Flowers fundraiser. Before your sale, you'll receive instructions for your participants. 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.
Do participants need to register?
Registration is not required. Instead, participants can share their group's flower store link with friends and family. We recommend using text, social media, and email to help get the word out.
Once people arrive at your store, they'll see your group's name and purpose at the top of the page. For example, "ABC High School Band". "We are raising funds for festival entrance fees and travel." This helps personalize your campaign.
Do we receive a group link?
Yes, you will receive your own unique online store link.
Can we accept donations?
Spring Flowers does not offer a donation option.
When does our online store close?
Your online store closes on May 15th. If you want to close your store sooner, let us know when you want it closed.
When do we receive our online profit payment?
Your profit check arrives within three weeks after the season's end or from the close date of your store if you request to end your sale sooner.
Is there a minimum order?
There are no order requirements for a Spring Flowers fundraiser.
How much money can we make?
You'll need to know your group size as well 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 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 $14, so your gross sales would be 600 Items x $14 = $8,400.
- Since your profit is 40%, your group profit would be $8,400 x 40% = $3,360.
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 some strategies 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 following:
- Your latest orders
- Sales by location
- Overall sales progress
How do we receive our money?
Brochure Sales: Money and order forms are turned in at the end of the sale. Send us a check for 50% of the money collected and your order forms for processing.
Online Sales: Your profit check usually arrives 2-3 weeks after the end of the season.
What is our profit?
Groups make 50% off all Spring Flowers sales.
(Use the 'Calculate Your Profit' calculator at the top of the page to learn how much money your group can make)
What about sales tax?
The only time an organization will not pay sales tax is if they are tax-exempt and the order ships to the organization's address where the tax-exempt number is connected to.
Online customers pay sales tax, if applicable, and shipping. We do not charge a processing fee.
How soon do we receive our order?
Shipping time frames are as follows:
Spring paper order forms must be received by April 1st. Spring orders begin shipping on April 1st, and we start with the warmest states first.
- Beginning of April: Zones 8-10
- Early-Mid April: Zones 6-7
- Mid-End of April: Zones 3-5
Spring stores close on May 15th.
How are online customers notified about their orders?
Customers receive a confirmation email when they place their order. A notification email with tracking information is sent once their order ships.
Online orders ship in the order received within 3-5 business days once we start shipping to a particular zone.
Where do orders ship to?
Product ships from our Wisconsin warehouse to all the lower 48 states.
How is our order packed?
Brochure orders deliver prepacked to the piece.
Is there a shipping fee?
We will not charge a shipping fee as long as you meet the following requirements based on the size of your group:
Groups of up to 100 participants
If you sell 150 or more items, there is no shipping charge. A $100 shipping and handling fee for orders with fewer than 150 items sold will be charged.
Groups with over 100 participants
Shipping is free if your group averages $20 or more in retail sales per enrolled participant. (Since the average price of an item listed in a typical brochure is about $14, that is less than two items per enrolled participant)
|Ave. Retail Sales / Enrolled||Shipping Fee|
|$0-$9.99||$1 / Enrolled|
|$10-$14.99||75¢ / Enrolled|
|$15-$19.99||50¢ / Enrolled|
A quick way to determine your average retail sales per enrolled participant is to divide your total sales by your group enrollment. Consider the following two examples.
If your group raises:
- $2,500 with 150 participants, your average retail sales per enrolled participant would be $16.67. You would be charged 50¢ x 150 = $75 (See chart above).
- $3,500 with 150 participants; your average retail sales per enrolled participant would be $23.33. You would not be charged a shipping fee because you reached $20 per enrolled participant.
Another way is to multiply $20 by your enrollment number. So if you have 150 participants, your shipping would be free if your retail sales are $3,000 or more (150 members x $20 items/member).
Keep in mind that many sellers will sell more than two items while others may not sell. You shouldn't incur a shipping fee if your group averages about two or more items.
NOTE: Both brochure and online sales count towards the free shipping minimum requirement
All online orders will ship direct to your customer's door for a flat $6.99 shipping fee.
Do you ship orders to sellers?
There is no ship-to-seller option for a Spring Flowers fundraiser.
How are product issues handled?
To deal with missing or damaged items will be instructed to contact customer service.