We are proud to announce that we will be participating in a great new shopping service called UMCmarket. UMCmarket is a micro-donation service that has teamed up with hundreds of online retailers to donate a percentage of your purchases (when made through UMCmarket.org) to your desired organization.
Below you’ll find instructions on how to use this exciting new service as well as an information video. All instructions are directly from the UMCmarket.org website.
Go to the start page and click on the “Join Now”-button and follow the simple steps to download our plug-in. By doing this, your computer will automatically register when you enter an online shop that’s in our network, and you will be informed of the percentage of your purchase that the store will donate to your church. After downloading the plug-in, go to Organizations and search for your church and press Join. When you’re ready to start shopping, the donation will go directly to your home church.
Go to UMCmarket.org and log in with your email-address and a password in the upper right hand corner. If you haven’t designated your home church, click on the Organizations tab and search for your church and press Join. You only need to do this once.
Every United Methodist Church in the US is listed on UMCmarket. If you have trouble finding your church, try to search for the name (exclude UMC or United Methodist etc.) and add the town you’re located in. If you still don’t find it, e-mail our support team and we will help you finding it.
Under the tab Stores you can search for stores in a lot of different categories. Next to every store you will see the percentage that they have agreed to pay back every time you make a purchase.
Every time you have made a purchase you’ll get an email stating the amount of your micro-donation. Depending on the store and if they have the item in stock or not, it can take up to 48 hours for them to reply. Every month your church will receive a report of all micro-donations that have been made to your church together with a check of the total amount. (If accumulated total is less than $100, the payment will be distributed when $100 is reached).
We’ve partnered with hundreds of stores who’ve agreed to give back a portion of your purchase. It’s their way of saying “thank you” to UMCmarket for referring customers to them. The money that you get back goes automatically as a donation to the church that you’ve selected in your account.
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