RunSignUp includes a complete Donation capability that is easy for race directors to set up and administer. Runners can easily make donations, or even become fundraisers themselves.
When runners signup for your race, they are presented a screen like this which shows them an optional goal thermometer, a scrolling list of other donors, and offers them a choice of selecting a donation level that you determine or enter their own amount. Their donation can be Anonymous as well.
Runners can also chose to become fundraisers themselves – essentially giving them a unique webpage that looks like this page with their own goal and scrolling list of donors. Fundraisers can set their own custom URL, add a personal message and even upload a picture for display. Click Here for a Video Overview
Teams can also chose to fundraise – so multiple people can join together and share a donation page. Click Here for a Video Overview
Also note that this donation page can be linked to directly, or embedded as a widget right into your own website.
RunSignUp includes an online store capability. Add extras like logo clothing or pasta dinners to runners options.
RunSignUp includes the ability to set up a simple online store. This gives race directors a way to manage additional options for runners. We have seen this used for selling premium items like jackets with race logos all the way to selling last year's leftover shirts for $5.00.
You setup the store by adding items. You can add an image, determine options offered, pricing and when the cut-off date is for ordering. This can be very useful so that you can get an exact count of how many items to order with enough lead time that your vendors can deliver your items. Some races will leave the store open even after the race and will ship items to runners after the race and try to maximize their revenues and brand building.
The Coupon system can be used in conjunction with the store to provide for a lot of flexibility in promotions.
Orders are managed with an Inbox and Archive system – similar to Google Checkout. This let's you manage what items have been delivered.
For runners, we provide an easy way of self-administering their orders – allowing them to cancel before a cancellation date and have their credit card automatically debited without any cost or involvement of the race director. RunSignUp will forward payment to the race when items are shipped, which allows for this low overhead mechanism of refunds.