Step 1: Activate your online store
Next, click Enable Online Store.
Be sure to watch the short video that explains how to set up your online store.
Step 2: Add your participants
There are 3 ways to add your participants:
1. Manually add participants (recommended) – Simply type the names and email addresses of your sellers into the grid. Feel free to use parent/guardian email addresses. Once all sellers have been entered, click Save & View Store.
2. Import participants – Copy seller information from a class roster onto the downloadable template and then import. Be sure to add email addresses so sellers are notified when someone places an order with them.
3. Invite sellers to self-register – Simply send participants the link to register for their fundraiser. Sellers will be asked to verify their email address and will automatically receive a link to start selling. This method has the lowest participation rate.
Step 3: Send sellers their store link
Click your store link to preview your online store. Keep in mind this is the General Store Link which gives supporters the option to select a seller to support.
(Recommended) Click Email Link to Sellers to send each seller their Personal Store Link. Sellers will use this link to share their fundraiser with family and friends and track their progress.
Step 4: Track your progress
Track your progress on the Enter Order page. Online orders will automatically show up so you can track your progress in real time.
If you’re also using traditional paper order forms, enter those orders on this page at the end of your fundraiser.
Once all paper orders have been entered, and your sale is complete, click Submit Order. This will close your online store and no additional online orders will be accepted. Once your online store is closed, it cannot be re-opened because all orders will be submitted to your fundraising company for fulfillment. Only paper orders are accepted after your order is submitted.
Step 5: Email sellers their seller report
Once your sale is complete and your order has been submitted, click Email Seller Report to Sellers from the Enter Order page.
This will send sellers a document that shows the delivery address and contact information for their supporters so they can arrange a time to deliver the orders.
Remind sellers of the delivery date and time so they remember to pick up their orders.
Raising money for your group shouldn’t feel overwhelming. Activate your online store and enjoy the simplicity of online fundraising. ✌