Let Us Help You Fundraise

 

TWO WAYS TO FUNDRAISE

You set your own selling price

 

Option 1) You can buy the products in bulk at our wholesale rate. You sell on location for your own set amount allowing your customers to see and feel the product. No additional cost except for your wholesale cost. Payment is due upon ordering. You can even make fliers and do per-orders so you know approximately how many you will need and then add some extra for your live sales. You can package up those per-orders and have them ready with an express line – your clients will love that!

 

Option 2) The Twisted Hippo can set up the fundraiser for you! Your products will be on our website with their own special link. (Disclaimer: customers can browse and buy other The Twisted Hippo products too). We handle the website set up, orders and mailing out all orders. There is a $25 website set up fee. Good news – when you are ready to sell again (especially for schools that do spirit wear twice a year) there is no additional fee. That $25 website set up fee is good for the same fundraiser design again, again and again. If designs change and new photos need to be mocked up and loaded to website, a discounted fee of $15 is applied.  Marketing is the sole responsibility of our client (though we chime in when we can to help you be successful), so you want to be sure to market on Facebook, emails, fliers, etc. You will receive a check after the run of the fundraiser, minus any design, website set up fees, and credit card fees associated with sales. You will also receive a financial statement. You will need at least 20 products sold for this option. 

 

We can also discuss other options to help you be successful! We are always evolving and growing with costumer input and ideas.

 

THE PROS and CONS

 

Option 1 allows hands on physical contact with products. People tend to buy onsite when they see a product. They can immediately start wearing their new gear. Sales are bigger which means more profit. The con is you may be stuck with inventory that we can NOT buy back. Or you may not have enough – that's okay, you can take orders and we can print those for you! (10 piece minimum on reorders)

Option 2 is less work on your part, and customers can shop 24/7. The con is there are fees for you, and shipping cost for the customer and sales may not be as high as an in-person sale. 

 
  • We offer various options for shirts. We typically offer Bella and Canvas products, but we find Next Level is a great shirt brand. We also can offer cheaper options such as Hanes or Gildan. 

  • We offer long sleeve, v necks, short sleeve, tank tops, crop tops, muscle tees and racer back tanks.

  • We prefer Bella and Canvas hoodies and  I like to refer to them as CLOUD LIVING – because they feel like walking in the clouds. We have also used other brands like Independent Trading Company

  • Youth hoodies are typically Independent Trading Company

  • We offer printing on canvas totes, dishtowels, drawstring bags and even mask!

  • All apparel is printed using an industrial DTG printer.

  • We are more than apparel – we also own a laser. So many possibilities for fundraiser merchandise. Ornaments, bookmarks, spirit wear earrings, keychains, etc

  • Our design fee is a onetime fee of $20 per fundraiser. We take your ideas and give you a few options. I have to say, we usually hit it out of the ballpark with customer expectations!

  • Our wholesale quantity starts as low as 20 pieces (per design)

  • Our website set up fee (for Option 2) is just $25

  • We have a calculated system to determine your wholesale price. Once you send us your design, or we create on for you, you are given a quote sheet. These are our prices – but YOU set your own prices when selling – that's the profit!

  • NEW TO 2023 We offer leather patch hats for youth and adults 

  • NEW TO 2023 QR codes for all website fundraisers. 

  • Apparel pricing has risen in 2021 and continue to rise in 2022. We are continually looking for cost effective ways you can save money by researching different markets for us to purchase our blanks. Please know that our labor price hasn't changed. The change you see in pricing is due to manufacturing.  

 

WE FEEL THE LOVE

 

"Our experience with The Twisted Hippo has been absolutely FANTASTIC! From initial contact to design and setting up our own personal section on their website…everything was amazing and stress free. We never felt pressured or unheard. Shannon is professional, helpful, creative, honest and incredibly responsive. Even the most trivial questions, she took her time to explain everything and keep us posted every step of the process. I wish I would have known about The Twisted Hippo years ago so we could have started using them for our Spirit Wear back then. 

I’m so glad the search is over! Highly recommend The Twisted Hippo! Thank you “The Twisted Hippo” for bringing quality Spirit Wear and other awesome goodies to our students at Lucas ES. We appreciate you so very much." Nadine, PTO President

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