Frequently Asked Questions
How does the fundraiser work?
How much can my organization raise?
What are the costs to do these fundraisers?
Are sales materials provided?
Is there a minimum order for Direct Delivery?
How much do we charge our customers?
How is sales tax handled on products?
Your organization will “pre-sell” Christmas trees, wreaths, evergreens, and Trees and Wreaths 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.
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.
There are no “up-front” costs to participate. In addition, there are no pre-payment requirements during the fundraiser prior to order submittal.
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.
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. For groups who do NOT meet the minimum 125 tree requirement, we do offer an alternative. See our “Co-Op” program detailed below.
Groups that don’t meet the 125-tree minimum may be eligible for our Co-Op or Distribution Lot
For a $50 service fee you may be able to participate in our Co-Op Program. Your group’s products will be combined with other groups who did not meet the minimum order. You may be required to pick up your products at another location and may be asked to provide volunteers to help with unloading, counting, and separating all orders for that drop site. Once the count is finalized, your group will then take your products back to your own site for distribution to your customers.
For a $50 service fee groups within our Distribution Lot geographical location(s) you can participate in our Distribution Lot Program for no fee. Your products will be delivered to our distribution site and you can either pick up your full order at a designated time OR you can provide your customer list with individual orders to Wood Mountain and we will distribute the products to your customer.
The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) requires sales tax to be applied to all taxable sales. For organizations outside California please consult your tax advisor.
FOR NON-PROFITS: When working with a fundraising company the CDTFA requires your
organization to pay sales tax on goods purchased from Wood Mountain. When submitting the final order, the sales tax applied is based on your local rate and will be shown on your Wood Mountain invoice. For this reason, Wood Mountain recommends that you increase your selling price slightly to make up for the loss in profit.
FOR ALL OTHERS: If your organization is not a non-profit, the CDTFA requires you to obtain a seller’s permit and collect and submit sales tax based on your retail price at your local tax rate. Your organization is also required to provide Wood Mountain with a resale certificate. The resale certificate states that you will buy from us sales-tax-free with the intention of collecting sales tax from your customers at the resale amount. After your fundraiser, you are then required to file a sales tax return and submit the sales tax collected. For this reason, Wood Mountain recommends that you increase your selling price slightly to make up for the loss in profit.
Please consult your own tax adviser on exemptions and collection of additional sales tax collected over and above the amount paid to Wood Mountain for wholesale products. We strongly advise that you contact the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration directly at 800.400.7115 should you have any questions regarding sales tax.
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