How does this whole process work?
You design your shirt, set your pricing and launch your online t-shirt fundraiser for free. As long as you sell the minimum quantity needed to print (usually a low number like 11 or even 5), we print + ship all shirts directly to your supporters and send you the profits! If you are not able to sell the minimum needed to print during your fund, no one is charged and no money is exchanged.
How much do your shirts cost and how much goes to me, the fund organizer?
Our shirts don't cost you anything out of pocket. During the fund setup process, you determine your selling price per shirt. We calculate your profit per shirt by subtracting a base cost from your selling price. Here's the equation we use:
Profit Per Shirt = Selling Price - Base Cost
This base cost covers all of the costs associated with printing your shirt such as the fabric, the screen(s), ink colors and credit card processing fees.
Your actual base cost is determined by the total quantity of shirts sold during your fund. The more shirts you sell, the lower your base cost is and the more profit you make per shirt. We've included a handy profit calculator during the fund setup process so you can see exactly how much you'll make.
Can I accept donations?
We've made it easy to sell custom shirts and collect donations all in one place. Your supporters have the option to add an additional donation during the checkout process - they can even leave a donation without purchasing a shirt.
What are the fees?
100% of all profits tied to a shirt's selling price is sent directly to you. For all additional donations, Bonfire applies an 8% fee. Bonfire covers all payment processing and credit card fees (usually 3-5% per transaction).
What if I don't reach my shirt goal?
As long as you sell the minimum needed to print (usually a low number like 11 or even 5), your design will still be printed and shipped - regardless if you reach your sales goal or not. Even better, we'll still transfer the profits (based on the total quantity sold) directly to you.
If you aren't able to sell the minimum needed to print, then credit cards are not charged, money is not exchanged, and shirts are not printed.
How do I track my order?
You can easily track your order's status by visiting the order tracking page. Just enter the unique order number from your order confirmation email to view complete shipping details.
What are the shipping options?
We offer a simple, $5 flat rate for all orders shipping within the United States ($11 for international).
When will we receive our shirts?
Most U.S. based customers will receive their shirts in approximately 14 business days. Outside of the U.S. may take approximately 21 business days. We are based in Richmond, Virginia, which is where all your shirts are printed and shipped.
Can I re-launch my fund?
Yes, once your fund ends, you can simply hit the Re-launch button and the entire process starts all over.
What types of shirts do you use?
We actually use multiple different apparel vendors for the different shirt styles. All of our shirt types are pre-shrunk and run to size unless otherwise noted.
We recognize that many people are not familiar with the type of brands out there and would most likely simply choose the "cheapest" shirt when launching a fund. But then their supporters get stuck with a low-quality shirt and everyone loses, including us. By leveraging our group buying power, we are able to provide high-quality shirts that your supporters will actually want to wear.