2. I want to run it as a fundraiser. What is the profit on my holiday fair?
That is up to you! Many schools just run their holiday shop as a service to their students, but products can be easily marked up to make it a fundraiser as well. Profit options range from 10% - 50% and the price at each level is provided in your Helpful Hints Manual.
3. What does shipping cost?
Nothing! We ship everything including the merchandise to you absolutely free. It is shipped via UPS.
4. when will i receive my items?
Your promotional materials will ship around November 1st. Your kit will be shipped to arrive about 10 days prior to your sale starting unless you make a special request to receive it at a different time.
5. i spend hours setting up my shop from another provider. how long does it take to set up a my holiday fair?
Your My Holiday Fair kit comes organized and ready to go in pop the top trays. All you need to do on arrival is set each of the 21 trays out on your tables and open the lids. The merchandise is sorted, price coded and ready to go. The only other steps needed are to write your price on the label next to each item reflecting the mark up you have chosen and familiarize yourself with the mobile cash register. Your shop should be ready to go in under an hour.
6. What are price codes?
The price code is a number (1 -18) listed on each item signifying the price. This allows you to mark up the items. Our mobile cash register allows you to simply enter the price code for each item at checkout and it will add up what is due based on the mark up you have selected. The lower price codes represent the less expensive items.
7. What comes in the boxes?
Everything you need for your sale! There are 100 different merchandise items included in each kit (coffee mugs, ornaments, toys, jewelry, plushes and more!). See Merchandise Details page for more information.
8. how many volunteers do i need?
We recommend 3-5 volunteers to run your shop. This allows for volunteers to assist shoppers in picking out gifts, one or two cashiers, and someone to oversee and refill merchandise trays as needed.
9. do you provide a cash register?
We provide an online cash register that is very user friendly. It allows you to check students out by price code instead of entering the price of each item. It can be run on a computer, phone, or tablet and will also allow you to track your daily sales in the Online Sponsor Portal. We no longer send physical cash registers as they are difficult for you to use!
10. do i select the merchandise? Can I customize my kit?
Each kit come with 100 different options in it covering all your student's loved ones - there is something for everyone and every price level. We have a standard kit selection that will be sent to you and do not normally customize your kits. However, we do offer a "high end expansion pack" if you would like more items at a higher price point available. We also have kits with nothing above $5.50 if you prefer to keep the prices more accessible. If you have other requests, just ask! We are always open to seeing what we can do to make your sale successful.