A Profitable Alternative to Traditional Fundraising
Cash is king – we hear that all the time. Most non profits don’t want to be bothered with anything other than cash donations. But did you know, if that is what you think, then your non profit is missing out on a HUGE, untapped revenue stream?
With traditional fundraisers, your non profit has to repeatedly ask the same people to buy something or donate money. Whether its to make a pledge, to purchase a sponsorship, to buy tickets to an event, to even have their car washed – whatever your fundraiser is, you have to ask people to reach in their pockets for cash.
We’d like to introduce a profitable alternative to traditional fundraising where you don’t have to ask anyone associated with your organization to buy anything! Instead, you simply ask them to clean their closet, garage or storage unit – and you profit!
How Does the Program Work?
- Simply ask supporters to declutter their home, their office, or their storage unit and donate gently used or new items that they no longer want, need or use.
- Collect these items in a central but secure location, and on a date and time of your choosing, contact us to pick up your collected items. If you don’t have a central location for drop off, we can arrange to pick up at your donors home or office with our Donor Direct Program.
- We then sell the items we receive to eBay buyers from all over the world – earning you up to 50% of the proceeds from every one of your sellable donated items.
To become part of this program, your organization must be a 501C3. Once registered with the Pay Pal Giving Fund and subsequently, eBay for Charity, you can begin your collection drive.
How Much Can Your Non Profit Earn?
Nonprofit organizations in the eBay for Charity community have earned over $810 million with a record $84 million earned in 2017 alone.
How to Get Started?
What Happens After the Pickup?
After we pickup your items, we will inventory, photograph, list, sell and ship your items on eBay – one of the world’s largest and most popular online stores, to eBay shoppers from around the world. We pay all of the eBay fees, store fees, Pay Pal fees and shipping fees, so your organization can receive the maximum benefit possible.
Once the items are listed for sale in our store, you will receive a proprietary link to your organization’s eBay for Charity page, to share with your supporters, so that everyone can see the items for sale to benefit your organization, and exactly how much is to be donated. Your items will be available to millions of eBay buyers from around the world. We can ship items just about anywhere in the world.
Once an item sells, your organization will receive your proceeds directly from eBay through the Pay Pal Giving Fund, without incurring any fees whatsoever. It is a completely transparent and automated process, with your proceeds going directly to your organization’s Pay Pal account within 21 days of the sale.
Here’s how our program works and how the dollars add up.
- Level 1 – Donors donate up to 99 items in sellable* condition, your charity receives 30% of the proceeds
- Level 2 – Donors donate 100 -199 items in sellable* condition, your charity receives 40% of the proceeds
- Level 3 – Donors donate over 200 items in sellable* condition, your charity receives 50% of the proceeds
*Sellable condition refers to items we are able to list and potentially sell. Not every item donated will be in sellable condition. Sellable items have no rips, tears, holes, chips, stains, damage, defects, etc. and if applicable are in good working order. We reserve the right to reject any item we feel is not in sellable condition. Non sellable items are discarded and not returned. Levels are calculated based on items we receive in sellable condition.
Depending on the number of items we receive in sellable condition, will determine the revenue stream you can expect to receive. Some of our clients have just one donation drive and they receive monthly income for a year or more, from their eBay sales. The better quality products you receive, the more money your group will make.
Earn in Perpetuity
The great thing about this initiative is it is ongoing – whenever you receive donations and give them to us, we list and sell them, and you receive a portion of the proceeds – whenever they sell. There is no expiration date, no deadline, no limit as to how much you can earn – as long as your items sell, you receive an income stream from your eBay sales. Hold your donation drive once a month, once a quarter or once a year! As often as you like, for as long as you like. Unlike traditional consignment stores, items can remain in our store listed for sale indefinitely, until they are sold.
All that we ask is that donated items be in sellable condition and be small enough to store and ship easily – no large items or furniture accepted. Ideally, every item your donors donate should be small enough to ship in a 12″ x 12″ x 12″ box if possible.
Items that sell well in our store:
- Vintage items
- Used clothing (no stains, rips, tears or holes)
- Used shoes (light wear)
- Used designer handbags (light wear and must be authentic)
- Disney items
- Household items (new and gently used)
- Small appliances (in working order, gently used and new)
- Home decor items (no smells or visible wear)
- Jewelry / Watches
- Pet Supplies (gently used and new)
- Kids / Baby items (new and gently used – no rips, tears, holes or stains)
- Comics (1980’s or earlier)
- Game consoles
- Electronics (new and gently used in working order)
- Coin operated machines
Items we cannot accept: Furniture, Weapons and Explosives, Hazardous Waste, Construction Materials, Flammable Products, Large Appliances, Automobile Parts, Food, Mattresses and Box Springs.
Items that don’t sell well for us or we cannot store in inventory; and we won’t accept: Heavy items (over 25 lbs), furniture, artwork, used books, awkward items, used board games, nonworking, broken or damaged items.
About eBay for Charity
Some non-profits sell directly on eBay – but there’s a lot to it and unless you have a dedicated person on staff, with a ton of space for inventory, and the time to research, value, photograph, sell, package and ship your items, then partnering with us makes more sense. Your employees, supporters and donors donate unwanted items and we do the rest!
RI Consignment is a RI based consignment store that sells gently used and new items to support charitable organizations. We offer our services to non profits we feel offer worthwhile services in our community with proceeds from the sale of the items benefiting your organization. Although this is a new initiative for us, we have been selling on eBay for the past 3 years, and we have raised money for other non profits with the proceeds from many of our items in the past. The entire process is automated through the Pay Pal Giving Program and 100% of allocated proceeds pass through to your charity without fees, 21 days after items sell in our store.
To get started, learn more about the eBay for Charity program and how it works. If your non profit is not currently registered with eBay, you may register with this link.
Once your charity registers, and we work together on our first collection drive, you will be able to see every item we have listed for sale to benefit your cause, how much it is listed for sale, and the amount to be donated once the item sells. Full transparency!
Not sure it will work for your organization?
Just ask our friends at Sweet Binks Rescue. We picked up donated items from their Donation Drop Off Drive and within a few weeks of listing their items for sale, they sold over $1000 in merchandise on eBay. Curious about how transparent the process is? Visit the Sweet Binks Rescue eBay for Charity page. You can see everything they have listed for sale from donated items we received.
Our program is much easier than a yard sale, thrift store or silent auction. And chances are, you’ll make much more than any of these with far less time and effort!
Think of it as having your very own resale store, with no overhead expenses and no employees or inventory to manage. Simply promote and collect – and we do the rest!
Your organization will earn up to 50% of the sale price from every single item sold!
Let’s Get Started!
If Your Organization is already listed in the eBay for Charity Community or if you would like to confirm you are planning on registering, and to get started working with us and selling on eBay, please confirm here.
Confirm your are listed and we’ll donate the proceeds from the sale of 10 items currently for sale in our eBay store to benefit your organization. Click here to learn about our current promotion.
Already gathered your items? Schedule a pickup.