Frequently Asked Questions

How does the fundraiser work?

Your organization will “pre-sell” Christmas trees, wreaths, evergreens, and Trees for Troops donations during our recommended selling period from October through mid-November. Money will be collected and managed by your group with profits retained. There is no obligation to order and you only pay for what you have already sold.

Orders are then submitted to Wood Mountain no later than November 17th, 2020. Payments are due in full no later than November 19th, 2020 to guarantee your delivery. We recommend sending payment using next day delivery to insure payment is received on time. Your products may not be shipped if payment is not received. Orders are then delivered between December 3rd, 2020 and December 5th, 2020.

What are the costs to do this fundraiser?

There are no “up-front” costs to participate. In addition, there are no prepayment requirements during the fundraiser prior to order submittal.

How much do we charge our customers?

We provide a suggested retail price list on the customizable sales flyer that you may adjust based on your group’s demographics.

How much money can my organization raise?

You can earn $2,000 – $20,000 and more depending on the program you choose! Each organization can individually determine their profit margin by setting the selling prices based on their geographical area. Typically, your earnings will increase with each consecutive year of participation. Last year our top 50 groups raised an average of $5,800.

Are sales materials provided?

Yes, we provide many helpful selling tools (ie: sales manuals, customizable flyers, and social media memes.) Our valuable sales tracker tool will help you maintain a record of your customers and their orders. You can download and reuse this list each consecutive year. All materials are available online and located through your personal member site.

Is there a minimum order for Direct Delivery?

Yes, to receive direct delivery to your site, there is a minimum 125 TREE order requirement. Wreaths do not count towards the 125 tree minimum. If using the Trees for Troops add on to your fundraiser 25 of those donations count toward your 125 tree minimum.

How is sales tax handled on products?

The State of California requires all organizations to pay sales tax. Some groups may be exempt from sales tax as deemed by the CDTFA. It is important to consult with your own accounting department to determine your own tax liability. Sales tax amounts are calculated at the shipping address at that local rate. Wood Mountain must report all earnings to the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration. You will be required to submit your resale certificate, pay sales tax, or provide the exemption waiver from the CDTFA. Wood Mountain must receive a copy of your tax exemption waiver as required by the CDTFA before your order is processed or sales tax will be charged. If a resale certificate is not received prior to order, sales tax will automatically be added.