Please check with charity to verify receipt of donations. I am a Shopify owner but also the founder of a non-profit for U.S. Veterans. I began with Shopping Gives in March, as of the end of May we had not receive a single payment to the charity. Shopping Gives explained about cycle times and we would be receiving payment soon. I immediately paused service because no charity should have to wait over two months to receive funds. It will be easier and faster for us to make the payment directly to the charity.
As a Certified B Corporation, ShoppingGives holds itself to the highest standards, supporting nonprofit organizations while complying with cause marketing regulation. 100% of the pledged donation always gets sent to the nonprofit, and ShoppingGives never takes a portion of pledged donations.
Once one of our merchant partners begins generating pledged donations, we will invoice them for those pledged donations either every 30 days or once they reach $50, whichever comes first. From there, we have a 30-day lock period to account for returned or canceled orders, in which case pledged donations would be canceled/credited back to the merchant. Once the pledged donations have passed that lock period, we grant 100% of funds through our partnership with PayPal Giving Fund or directly to a nonprofit bank account through Stripe.
Additionally, by using ShoppingGives and joining our campaign with the ShoppingGives Foundation, our merchant partners can focus on their business while we keep them compliant in the complexities of cause marketing, including consumer protection transparency, maintaining all necessary registrations with government entities, and filing commercial co-venture agreements surrounding the nonprofit campaign itself.
At ShoppingGives, our goal is to make it easier for nonprofits, merchants, and shoppers to be connected to support nonprofit organizations in delivering on their missions, and we always want to be transparent in the way that we support nonprofit organizations.
Based on our communication through email, we clarified that no donations can be disbursed until payment is received for the open billing.
Thank you for your partnership and consideration,