How It Works – Two Programs
Your club purchases calendars and sells directly to customers
Green Capes hosts dedicated website for your customers to buy online.
“What a great way to boost our activities account without selling tickets for hours! The calendars are such an easy sell – year one we sold 100, year two we sold 200!”
How the Traditional Model works
If tried-and-true works for you, that’s good too.
You Order Calendars and Pay Nothing Upfront
Green Capes sells the calendars to Lions Clubs for $9 each – shipping is free. The minimum order size is 30 and the maximum is 200. Place your initial order on this website no later than September 30. Re-orders can be placed at any time; however, fulfillment is subject to available inventory.
You Pay 50% When Calendars are Ready to Ship
When the calendars are ready to ship, we will email an invoice requesting payment for 50% of the order. Payment must be received prior to shipment. Green Capes accepts payment by e-transfer (preferred) or cheque.
We Ship the Calendars in Late August
You will receive an email notice from Canada Post with the tracking number of the shipment.
You Sell the Calendars
Plan how your club will sell the calendars – potential opportunities include family and friends, members’ workplaces, fall fairs, Christmas markets, sporting venues, local retailers. Be sure to check out the Sales Tools section of this website for promotional material in digital format (e.g. sales posters, social media posts).
You Submit Payment
Your final payment is due by November 30.
Should you wish to return calendars for a full refund, the following conditions apply:
- Contact Green Capes by November 15, indicating the number to be returned.
- A maximum of 30 calendars can be returned (must be in original, saleable condition).
- Green Capes will cover shipping costs for returns of 10 or more calendars.
- Return calendars to Green Capes no later than November 30.
How the eCommerce model works
Looking for a easy way to sell online? We have that covered for you
You Supply Your Club Info
We ask you to share a brief write-up with 2-3 photos about who you are, what you do, and what your fundraising supports in the community. We also need to know your selling price and your target goal for total calendars sold.
Based on calendars of comparable quality, we recommend a minimum price of $18 each. We know many clubs sold them for $20 last year. Green Capes retains $9 per calendar and your club will receive the remaining proceeds. Remember Green Capes donates our earnings to Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides.
We Build & Host Your Club’s eCommerce Page
We will combine your club’s information with an online order form for the 2021 Green Capes Puppy Calendar. Beautiful photos from the 2020 calendar plus a short section on Dog Guides complete the webpage. Click image to view sample page.
Prior to final publication, you will review and approve your webpage. Your key contact will also be provided with a user ID and password to view the sales report for your club at any time.
You Market the Calendars to Your Customers
Now you have a webpage, how do you get the word out? Download our templates for emails, social media posts, and posters – available here on our website. Copy – paste – send!
Your Customer Buys Calendars Online
Orders must be placed no later than November 10, 2020. When the customer enters their order, the system collects their contact information and payment. Credit cards and e-transfers are accepted – transactions are encrypted and processed through Stripe, the same payment processor used by Amazon and Google. We do not store or have access to credit card numbers used. A confirmation email is automatically sent to the customer. It’s as easy as that!
We Ship All Calendars Sold and A Cheque to Your Club
During the week of November 16, we will package the total number of calendars ordered and ship via Canada Post to your key contact for delivery by the beginning of December. Your key contact will receive the tracking number by email from Canada Post.
The shipment will also include an envelope with the list of individual customer orders AND a cheque or e-transfer for your club’s proceeds, i.e. Total # of Calendars x (Your Selling Price less $9). An e-transfer is preferred.
Your Club Distributes the Calendars to Your Customers
Time to spread smiles and good cheer with the arrival of the 2021 Green Capes Puppy Calendar. There are many ways to get the calendars to your customers, such as: hand out to members to distribute to their family and friends; ask a local business to be a central pick-up location; hop in the car for a road trip!