Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! We currently allow vendors to actively sell their items in up to three schools. We understand that you might have kids at different schools or there might be other local schools that you want to support.

We are also actively promoting all businesses to our registered user list and Facebook fans so you business will get exposure to many people inside your particular school(s) and beyond.

Remember, if a buyer is not a member of your school's community you can still point them to your storefront and they can purchase from you. Donations under these circumstances will go to the school of the buyer.

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You will need to look into the requirements and laws in your state. There are shared commercial kitchens in most towns where you could prepare your food items and who also might have some insight into your state's laws and regulations on this topic.

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Yes! Under the new California Homemade Food Act the sales of cottage food items to the public is permitted. There are however very specific regulations pertaining to the types of foods that may be sold, how they are prepared and what licensing is required by the person/business preparing the food items.

A helpful link where you may find some answers to your questions is on the Sustainable Economies Law Center website at: http://www.theselc.org/faq/

You can also visit the California Department of Public Health website here for more information: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/Pages/fdbCottageFood.aspx

Please be advised however that this is not legal advice so please consult with an attorney if you have questions that are specific to your business.

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You will receive an electronic notification that someone has purchased your product or service. It is then your responsibility to communicate with the buyer to organize delivery if you have not already done so. Once a purchase has been fulfilled you should go into your Skooltopia profile and mark the purchase as fulfilled. This will complete the transaction and trigger payment to you from Skooltopia.

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In your account summary you will have access to reports detailing sales and donations. Schools will be provided with a report at the end of the year so that they can issue letters to vendors acknowledging charitable contributions for tax purposes.

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Skooltopia will contact your school by the end of the calendar year in which the donation was take to deliver funds and issue contracts and financial statements in compliance with state regulations outlined for Commercial Fundraisers in the state of California. If the school is unable or unwilling to accept the donation and sign required documents in the required amount of time the donation will be allocated to the second school of the buyer if active. Otherwise the buyer will be contacted and asked where they would like the money to go.

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