Fundraising

EasyFundraising Online ShoppingDumfries Squash Club is raising funds online with online shopping and online searching.

You can support Dumfries Squash Club for free when shopping online with over 2000 popular retailers.

These include Argos, NEXT, M&S, John Lewis, Debenhams, HMV, Vodafone, DELL, The Body Shop©, PLAY.com, Interflora, Comet,

and many more.

Answers to any questions are provided below along with instructions on how to get started.

You can begin your online shopping by clicking here.

Easyfundraising

www.easyfundraising.org.uk/dsc

And also raise funds for Dumfries Squash Club when you search the Web with easysearch – the best results from Yahoo!, Bing and Ask.com in one simple search.


Easysearch

dsc.easysearch.org.uk


How to start

  1. Go to the Dumfries Squash Club page on Easyfundraising.
  2. Click on ‘Register as a User’ – the form will automatically choose ‘Dumfries Squash Club’ as your chosen organisation.
  3. Fill in the registration Form. It will only take 30 seconds.
  4. Bookmark the page, then when you want to shop, just logon at www.easyfundraising.org.uk/dsc using your email and the password you created in the registration process, so that the squash club benefits each time you go shopping online.
  5. Go shopping…

Questions on Shopping

What is the catch?

If you are wondering where the funds directed to the club come from then they are effectively from the advertising and marketing budgets of the retailers and are not added to your purchase price. This is part of the huge advertising spend now on the internet. Companies are keen to attract customers and this is another way to do this and to also assist community organisations and charities.

Exactly how does the club benefit?

Basically the club gets a contribution from the retailer for each purchase. This may be a percentage of the purchase price, perhaps with a limit, or may be a fixed sum. Note that there may be the occasional condition to merit a club contribution e.g. one online supermarket, not surprisingly, gives a first-time only contribution for online grocery purchases. You will see the contribution, and any conditions, associated with your chosen retailer.

Who am I buying from?

Have a look and you will be surprised at the retailers you can access. Major online retailers such as Amazon, and Expedia are available and also high street names such as M&S and Tesco. There are over 2000 retailers available.

What can I buy?

Well, for example: books, sports equipment, DVDs, clothes, furniture, flowers, flights, travel, holidays, wine, toys, computers, electrical goods, mobile phones and stuff for your pet. You can look for services such as finding utility suppliers for electricity, gas, broadband, phone and also insurance services for travel, home etc. Finally but not least you don’t need to buy anything, for example signing on to a service like an online auction service can provide a contribution to the club.

How does it work?

It works by you following the EasyFundraising link above. Then the fact that you arrive at a retailer via EasyFundraising is recognised at the retailer’s website. Because of this when you make a purchase the retailer knows that a contribution is to be made and, in turn, that arrives at the club.

What do I need to do?

Such a mechanism requires your arrival at a retailer’s website to be tracked and needs third-party cookies to be enabled by your web browser. This is probably already the case. If you need to check this see –

www.easyfundraising.org.uk/refer_a_friend/tracking

What if I have a purchase problem?

You are dealing with the retailer direct and they are your point of contact. If you have to return any goods then the contribution to the club will simply be reversed.

Where is the money going?

The funds raised help us invest in our courts, junior squash and coaching for our youth development.

How can I maximise the benefit to the club?

Basically by having www.easyfundraising.org.uk/dsc in mind as the first port of call when searching and shopping online and by spreading the word to others who might be amenable to helping the club e.g. businesses for business purchases.

You can also look to raise funds ‘for free’ since some retailers will make donations just for switching to their service, participating in free trials or for simply registering on their site. Look for the best contribution to the club for your purchase. The commision varies from retailer to retailer and occasionally can be as much as 15%.

There can also be significant fundraising where some products, such as credit cards, insurance, broadband, phone, sky package, etc offer a set amount which can be £50 or more. So do investigate and some already planned purchase may apply. If this fundraising approach is of interest to other clubs, schools and organisations then the club can also benefit by referring new causes. So let the club know.


Questions on Searching

How does merely searching the web benefit the club?

Again this is part of advertising on the web. Advertising sponsors are keen for you to see their links when you search. So they are paying for the privilege and the club benefits by about a penny for each search made. This does not sound much but will mount up if used over the course of year.

Who is behind the searches?

The “easysearch” searches combine the results of several search providers – Yahoo!, Bing, Ask.com and many more.

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