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Brittany Whitfield, Educational Services Rep with PaperPie

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Usborne Books & More is Now PaperPie

For 35 years Usborne Books & More has made reading fun for families and now as PaperPie we'll continue that legacy providing beautifully illustrated children’s books, educational toys, and games for children to enjoy while promoting a lifetime of learning. Shop the full catalog on kidsbooksfort.com’s online bookstore to ensure your family or school and library always gets the best service and bulk order pricing when buying Usborne Books, Kane Miller, or SmartLab Toys.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How Do I Buy Usborne Books and Kane Miller on the Online Store?

  1. Build a bag on our site.
  2. Check "tax-exempt" in the bag (if it applies).
  3. Submit your bag to be invoiced.
  4. We'll contact you for any relevant tax-exempt documents and payment options.
  5. Submit your Purchase Order or PaperPie Learning Purchase Agreement.
  6. Your order will be placed and will ship directly to you.
  7. You'll receive an invoice in roughly 2 weeks directly from EDC publishing.
  8. Pay your invoice within 30 days through check in mail or card by phone to EDC.

The Benefits of Working with Kidsbookfort.com

  1. Easy, hassle-free online ordering - We make it simple for you to browse and order PaperPie products.
  2. Excellent customer service - We value your business and want to be a valued partner for your organization.
  3. Personalized recommendations - We know which books and products are popular with kids.
  4. Everything you need all in one place - We offer your organization tax-exempt ordering, 50% grant-matching,  profitable fundraising, and reading programs.
  5. Experience working with large schools, libraries, non-profits, and organizations.

What happened to Usborne Books & More?

"Usborne Books & More" (UBAM) the direct sales division of Educational Development Corporation (EDC) has been renamed "PaperPie" starting in 2023 as part of a strategic rebrand. The company will continue to provide the same great service customers know and love, while expanding its product line to include SmartLab Toys along with favorites such as Usborne Books and Kane Miller Books.

How Can I Save Money on Usborne Books?

Individual Bulk Order Discount - For those individuals with GIANT wishlists, I highly recommend my individual bulk order discount opportunity. Order minimum $250 in full retail (any books!) and receive free shipping and 50% in free books! So for example, for a $250 minimum order, you’ll get $125 in free books for a total of $375 in books for just $250 plus tax! The overarching discount works out to be around 33% off and the ceiling is unlimited as long as we reach at least $250 in full retail. Other examples - Order $400 and get $600 in books; Order $300 and get $450 in books, etc.

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Book Fair Discounts for Groups - Maybe your wishlist is large, but not high enough to hit the $250 full retail order minimum on your own. This option allows you to gather a few other local families to place an order together in order to reach the $250 full retail order minimum. Each family enjoys an overarching 33% discount and free shipping. All books are delivered to one destination for distribution, so this option is best for local bulk orders. Homeschool families particularly like this option, as it can be used for their homeschool co-op or Classical Conversations communities. If you are a CC parent, definitely check out my Classical Conversations Cycle 1 Resource list to gather supplemental book match up ideas for you and your group to use for this upcoming homeschool year.

Depending on your group's needs, I can send catalogs, paper order forms, and/or set up a "browsing only" shopping link or digital "flippable catalog," and a google form for orders to be placed by the members of your group. All orders will need to be entered on my end so that I can apply discounts for your group. I'm also happy to create custom graphics and share verbiage with you to share on social media to promote your group's book fair. Payment can be collected by a point person in your group or I can handle payments. I can take payments via PayPal, credit card payments by phone, or I can send Square invoices to each member in your group who places an order.

Who was PaperPie’s grant matching program designed for?

The grant matching program was designed to allow PaperPie to partner with individuals, non-profits, businesses, schools, libraries, foundations, educational institutions, etc. to be able to make the most of any grant money or Kane Miller and Usborne Book donations they may have already received.

How does Literacy for a Lifetime’s 50% matching grants work?

Say If an organization has $2,000 in funds that it received from a grant or donation and uses it to buy PaperPie products. Then the organization qualifies to receive an additional $1,000 in free books of their choice from PaperPie’s 2000+ products! Please note that there is a $250 order minimum to qualify for this program and shipping is free and orders are eligible for tax exemption.

How can my organization qualify for 50% matching in FREE books?

  • If your organization receives a donation or grant and it uses the money to buy PaperPie products (minimum $250 order).
  • If your organization received a donation of Usborne Books or Kane Miller Books (minimum $250 donation).

Where is PaperPie's Corporate HQ located?

PaperPie formerly Usborne Books & More's Corporate Home Office is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the following address: 5402 S. 122nd East Ave. Tulsa, OK 74146.

What does the "& More" in the name stand for?

In 2008, internationally renown children’s book publisher Kane Miller Publishing (the “& More” in Usborne Books & More) was aquired by EDC. PaperPie (formerly Usborne Books & More) sells their books directly to consumers through their national network of brand partners. There are many avenues to sell Usborne Books and Kane Miller Books including home parties, online parties, book fairs, direct sales to schools and libraries, booth events, online sales, book drives, fundraising, and more.

What makes our books better than other children's books?

  • They get kids excited to read and learn about educational topics
  • They offer books that are highly affordable given their high quality (most under $10)
  • They are engaging and keep kids’ attention and promote imagination
  • They are high-quality, well-crafted, durable books that hold up to most active kids
  • They have innovative interactions (i.e. flashlight books), flaps, folds, features, activities, and illustrations
  • They offer diverse storytelling of multi-cultural characters from different backgrounds, and viewpoints
  • They are illustrated by talented artists worldwide
  • They offer internet links to take kids’ learning even further
  • They have a LIFETIME replacement warranty of just 50% the original cost of the book to replace it in the rare event a book gets damaged
  • They are popular with children, parents, gifted learning programs, teachers and librarians

Can’t I just buy Usborne books at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or a local bookstore?

Some retailers may carry a very small amount of our titles, but only a PaperPie brand partner can offer the entire 2,000+ catalog of books. Brand partners can also offer the best price on new Kane Miller titles and can offer the 50% lifetime replacement warranty on any damaged books.

Why should I buy Usborne Books and Kane Miller Books direct instead of from an online seller like Amazon or Thriftbooks?

  • You get brand new books without flaws.
  • Your books are well packed, arriving in good shape. They don't ship in cheap plastic bag mailers, or sit loose in a box lacking protection to get thrown around and bent up during transit to your doorstep. There is nothing worse than receiving a "deal" on a book you were wanting only to have it ship to your house looking worse than a used copy.
  • There are no messy barcode stickers to have to peel off your book, or sticky residue that you will have to scrape off.
  • You get an experienced brand partner providing you personal recommendations for your child, given their age and interests.
  • You can contact us to receive bulk order discounts or learn how to save big on Usborne books.
  • You get Fast direct shipping within the United States of America.
  • All items in your order ship from the same location usually at the same time and arrive together so you're not waiting for part of your order.
  • All books bought directly through us come with a lifetime 50% discount if you need to replace the book at anytime for damage.
  • We provide great customer service. Contact us with questions or if you need help finding a book. We're happy to help!
  • There is a reason PaperPie (formerly Usborne Books & More) has been around since 1989. We stand behind the quality of our books.
  • You support independent brand partners running their own business.
  • You can join my PaperPie VIP Group to get exclusive discounts and find out about the latest product drops.

Do you offer any discounts for large orders?

Yes, please contact us for special bulk order pricing and we'll also be more than happy to provide you custom book recommendations.

Cards For A Cause™ Fundraiser

Support your organization's fundraising goals while getting an amazing deal on high quality greeting cards when you organize a greeting card fundraiser! Our Cards for a Cause fundraiser is both simple and practical! Your organization can earn up to 43% profit from the sale of our 5 high-quality card box options, each contains beautifully handcrafted greeting cards. Each box is just $30 and contains at least 30 cards with matching envelopes! What a great value!

Need a fundraiser of your own? Learn more about how this fundraiser can work for you.

Available Card Boxes

Please note that box designs and their contents are subject to change due to availability, but the overall theme and quality of the card boxes you receive will stay the same.

All Occasion Card Box 1

Includes 30 cards for birthdays, new home, get well, weddings, etc. all housed in a beautifully designed organizer box with matching envelopes.

All Occasion Card Box 2

Includes 30 cards for birthdays, new home, get well, weddings, etc. all housed in a beautifully designed organizer box with matching envelopes.

Kids Birthday Card Box

Includes 30 Happy Birthday cards for kids of any age all housed in a beautifully designed organizer box with matching envelopes.

Thanks & Blanks Card Box

Includes 30 cards total (16 blank cards and 14 Thank You cards) all housed in a beautifully designed organizer box with matching envelopes.

Holiday Card Collection Box

Includes 50 cards for various holidays all housed in a beautifully designed organizer box with envelopes.

What You'll Love About These Cards

These handmade cards feature beautiful design and craftsmanship providing an amazing value at only $1 each. Stop paying $5 per card at the store and save yourself a trip the next time you need a card by having them on hand.

Save Time

It's super convenient having a box of cards handy for the next occasion so you don't have to run to the store.

Save Money

They are an incredible value at around $1 per card compared to the $5 cards you normally find at stores.

High Quality

These hand-crafted cards come with beautifully illustrated designs and a keepsake box to store them in.

The above video is to show the quality and general assortment of cards offered in our boxes. Please note that the exact box, card designs, and assortment shown in the video can differ from those currently being offered due to designs changing periodically. Rest assured however that you will receive a box of the same high quality and theme as your original selection.

How Will Fundraiser Participants Receive Their Order?

All card boxes will be delivered to the fundraiser's organizer and they will distribute or arrange for you to pick up your card boxes. Make sure you or someone you know will be able to get your card boxes from them before placing your order since card boxes can't be shipped directly from PaperPie to you.

Buy a card box now to save time and money later!
Need a fundraiser of your own? Learn more about how this fundraiser can work for you.

Fundraiser Testimonials

  • "Brittany Was Easy To Work With Every Step Of The Way: Quick Responses To Emails, Along With Clear And Concise Directions. The Boxes Themselves Are Beautiful And Were Here Within 10 Days Of Our Order. Our Students And Their “Customers” Are Thrilled. We, As Advisors, Couldn’t Be Happier. We Will Be Back – Every Year!"

    Dorie

    High School Mentor Club

  • "Brittany Is A Pleasure To Work With And Responds Quickly!  Our Cards For A Cause Fundraiser Is Very Popular With Our Parents.  Brittany Makes It So Easy!  Highly Recommended"

    Julie

    Early Childhood Program

  • "Working With Brittany And Her Team We Were Very Happy With How Smoothly Everything Went.  Brittany Was So Easy To Work With, The Cards Arrived So Quickly And We Were Very Satisfied With The Card Designs And Quality.  We Will Definitely Use Cards For A Cause Again!"

    Michelle

    Gymnastics Team

  • "With So Many Choices Of Beautifully Embellished Card Boxes, Our Families Loved This Fundraiser! The Quick Shipping Was An Extra Bonus!"

    LIz

    Early Education Center

  • "Brittany was exceptionally responsive to all of our needs and questions. She supplied us with more than enough online tools to successfully market these sweet greeting cards. She answered my questions no matter what time of day (or night) I emailed her. Brittany and paperpie went above and beyond to help us. I'm looking forward to working with Brittany in the future."

    Jackie

    Church Women's Club

  • "This is the best fundraiser by far minimal effort with a great outcome. Brittany made everything so easy and seamless. Will be doing again and highly recommend!"

    Cortney

    Cheer Team

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is this fundraiser profitable and simple to run?

Are you an individual or part of a group or organization in need of a practical fundraiser to benefit a worthy cause? Our highly profitable fundraising program Cards for a Cause fundraiser is quick, easy, and flexible allowing you to receive up to a 43% return with unlimited earning potential towards your organization's goal! At just $30 per box of 30+ beautifully crafted greeting cards, packaged in a sturdy, reusable box. Your stakeholders will love supporting your cause while receiving a practical, quality, affordable product in return. Given the high cost of individual greeting cards at stores, these boxes offer a great value to customers. They also offer convenience by always having a card on hand for any occasion. The program has successfully helped many organizations raise funds for their cause.

Orders and payment can be collected completely online or in-person, depending on you/your organization’s individual needs. We provide all of the full color order forms, marketing materials, and email/Facebook content to support you with your fundraising efforts. With an easy 15 box order minimum, all boxes are conveniently shipped to one location for distribution for free. State sales tax exemption may apply.

Why Host a Cards for a Cause Fundraiser?

We know that you have many choices when it comes to picking a fundraiser for your individual or organization's needs! Not all fundraisers are created equal! Some are more work than they are worth and a headache to run. We would love to share more information about our amazing Cards for a Cause fundraiser offered through PaperPie. Our partners have given rave reviews about ease, quality, and more and many are already planning to partner with us again in the future! We hope you'll partner with us, too! Read on to hear 5 reasons why we think you will love our unique fundraiser!

1. Easy to Run

This fundraiser is so easy to run! After a short phone call to learn about your/your organization’s needs, and after a bit of email correspondence to get you the digital and/or printable materials you will need, you/your group can be up and running with this fundraiser in less than 24 hours.

What’s great is we only offer 5 products through this fundraiser, so your group can provide me with a simple tally at the conclusion of the fundraiser so that I can prepare your order. This makes tracking orders super simple for you and any members in your group who may be collecting orders. At the end of your fundraiser, all of the boxes are shipped to one location for distribution! Your members will appreciate that there is no cookie dough or pizzas to refrigerate or chocolate to keep from melting before your members can distribute the products to customers.

The overwhelming feedback that I’ve gotten from past organizations that I’ve partnered with is that this is one of the easiest fundraisers that they have ever conducted. Many organizations even go as far as to set up annual or biannual Cards for a Cause fundraisers with me for simplicity’s sake and because their members have been so impressed with our products!

2. Great for Individuals and Groups of All Sizes

I have worked with individuals and many different types of groups and organizations. It is super easy for small groups and even individuals to reach our low 15 box order minimum and take advantage of our high profit fundraiser. We can run this fundraiser on a small scale with a low monetary fundraising goal or we can run it on a large scale with a significant monetary fundraising goal. More on how I customize your experience in the next bullet point!

3. Flexible & Customizable

While we can set up your fundraiser solely via email correspondence, I highly recommend that you setup a brief call with me so that we can chat about your organization’s needs. This allows me to custom tailor your fundraising experience while partnering with me. I’ve worked with dance teams, clubs, individuals, boy scout troops, foundations, church groups, preschools, elementary schools, and more. Each organization has unique needs and goals and it’s my aim to provide you with the best materials to suit your organization’s needs and promote your fundraiser in the way that you think would work best to reach your stakeholders. This could include digital and/or paper order forms, online promotion “events,” digital methods of payment collection, additional fliers, email or social media graphics for marketing, and more.

4. High Profit

Your organization will receive $13 per card box sold and if your organization is tax exempt, you will not need to charge customers tax on their boxes and no tax will need to come out of the raised funds. If your organization is tax exempt, you will simply need to provide me with a copy of your state’s sales tax exempt form and I will submit that with your order.

If your organization is not tax exempt, that is no problem! You can choose to either charge your local tax on the $17 per box that we will submit per box sold OR you can choose to take the tax out of the raised funds.

Overall, your organization can receive up to a 43% return on this fundraiser, which is amazing for the fundraising industry!

5. Affordable & Practical Product

You will be blown away by the quality and practicality of our beautiful hand-embellished greeting cards! We get compliments on our cards all of the time and we stand behind these products! Your customers will appreciate the convenience of having a stunning box of stationary at their disposal to meet all of their card-giving needs!

We offer 5 card box options including 2 different all occasion boxes, 1 thanks and blanks box, 1 kids birthday box, and 1 unique holiday box that features holiday cards for the whole year. (Please note that box designs and their contents are subject to availability and may change during your fundraiser, however we ALWAYS offer the same 5 box types. If a box design should change during your fundraiser, it will be replaced with the same box *type*, containing cards that are of the same quality.)

At $30 a box, your customers will receive 30 individually wrapped cards with matching envelopes and our holiday box actually includes 50 (unwrapped) cards. The boxes are sturdy and can be repurposed for other uses later, too! Most boxes include handy tabs which make it easy to grab a card for any occasion and go! At $1 or less per card that you could easily spend $4-$5 at your local convenience store for similar quality, you truly can’t beat our price!

Are you ready to set up your Cards for a Cause fundraiser? Let's connect! Contact us today! We'd love to partner with you!

Can my organization use our tax exemption status for this fundraiser?

Yes, we can apply your organization's state sales tax exemption status to the fundraiser to avoid needing to pull taxes out of your raised funds. Your organization will need to provide a state sales tax exemption letter. It is also required that the card box order is shipped to an address associated with your state sales tax exemption and paid for out of an account associated with your group's state sales tax exemption.

When applying tax exemption to Cards for a Cause orders, we operate under the assumption that your group is familiar with your state's sales tax laws related to using your state sales tax exemption appropriately. In the event that there is an audit and your group is found to be using your state sales tax exemption incorrectly and tax is owed, your group assumes all responsibility for paying the sales tax.

My organization has a large fundraising goal. Can this Fundraiser work for us?

Cards for a Cause is all about setting a fundraising goal for your organization (no matter how big) and letting us show you the best way to go about achieving your goal.

How does my organization get our profit return?

This will depend on how we set up our fundraiser. If you collect funds for all boxes sold, you will keep $13 per box sold (minus any applicable tax). If funds for all orders are turned in to me, then you will receive a check for your profits after the conclusion of our fundraiser.

What materials does PaperPie Provide?

Your PaperPie brand partner provides you with a wealth of digital materials that you can pick and choose from to best promote your organization's fundraiser including printable spreadsheet order forms and flyers, graphics that can be used in email and on social media, sample email campaign verbiage that can be adapted for your group's needs, and a video that shows an example of the card box contents and quality. We can also provide a customizable online ordering method, if requested. Need any other materials? Just ask and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

Do we have to sell a lot of boxes?

No, the minimum amount of boxes you need to sell is an easily attainable 15 boxes of cards. This allows you to qualify for the program’s full benefits including $13 profit per box sold and free shipping to one location for distribution.

How much can my organization make with Cards for a Cause fundraising?

There is no maximum amount that you can earn. Your organization will earn $13 per $30 box of cards sold (minus taxes, if not tax exempt and if taxes are not collected from customers at the time of the sale) once your group reaches/exceeds a 15 box order minimum.

Are there any incentives for those selling the card boxes?

While we do not offer incentives, we have a long list of cheap or free incentive ideas geared toward school-aged children that you can use to motivate members/families to sell card boxes to benefit your organization.

How long does the fundraiser usually last?

While there is no set time a fundraiser must stay open, we’ve found that keeping it open for 2 - 4 weeks has generally worked best. During that timeframe, you can expect the following to happen:

  1. You collect orders and payment for card boxes
  2. Your brand partner orders the card boxes
  3. Orders are fullfilled and delivered to the organization (allow at least 2 weeks for delivery)
  4. Your organization distributes the card boxes to those who ordered them
  5. Your organization receives their earned funds to put towards their cause

What types of organizations can use Cards for a Cause for fundraising?

  • Schools
  • Preschools
  • Dance teams
  • Cheer teams
  • Gymnastics teams
  • Karate teams
  • Martial arts teams
  • Sports teams
  • Football teams
  • Lifting teams
  • Ice Hockey teams
  • Figure Skating teams
  • Baseball teams
  • Basketball teams
  • Wrestling teams
  • Cross Country teams
  • Track & Field teams
  • Swimming teams
  • Tennis teams
  • Volleyball teams
  • Pickleball teams
  • Ping pong teams
  • Lacrosse teams
  • Soccer teams
  • Golf teams
  • Horseback riding clubs
  • Music boosters
  • Non-profits
  • Families' Adoption
  • Families' Medical expenses
  • Families' Natural disaster relief
  • Daycares
  • Medical expenses
  • Mission trips
  • Clubs
  • Women's clubs
  • Men's clubs
  • Boy's clubs
  • Girl's clubs
  • Boy Scout troops
  • Girl Scout troops
  • Chess club
  • Marching Bands
  • Band & Orchestra
  • PTA and PTO groups
  • 4H
  • FFA
  • National Honor Society
  • Chorus
  • Church Choirs
  • Religious Groups
  • Youth Groups
  • Hospital groups
  • Breast cancer awareness groups
  • Relay for Life run
  • Animal shelters
  • Field trips
  • Homeschool Co-ops
  • Classroom trips
  • Robotics clubs
  • Math clubs
  • Science clubs
  • Sororities
  • Fraternities
  • MOPS group
  • Running clubs
  • Theatre groups

Does my organization need to charge tax?

If your organization is not tax-exempt, taxes will be deducted from the total funds raised or you have the option to charge tax to those who order cards. If you have a tax exempt number for your organization, just provide it to your brand partner with the related documentation.

Why should you do a Cards for a Cause Fundraiser?

  • It’s easy to set up and you can start today
  • The quality and value of the cards can’t be beat at $1 per card
  • It’s versatile and can be used by schools, sports teams, churches, youth groups, extra-curricular activities,  scouts, camps, non-profits, etc. to reach any fundraising goal!
  • It’s practical and appeals to a wide audience because of its value
  • There is unlimited earning potential to meet or exceed your organization’s fundraising goal
  • It’s exclusive to PaperPie
  • Our brand partners offer you personalized service guiding you through the whole process

What's unique about this fundraiser?

Our fundraiser is simple, practical, and easy to run. The organizations, families, and individuals that we work with can earn up to 43% profit return. We walk our partners through the process every step of the way in running this easy fundraiser, and can provide graphics, marketing materials, flyers, order forms, and more.

How can I setup this fundraiser?

You can contact me to setup Cards for a Cause here on our site.

What is an example of Cards for a Cause fundraising earnings?

Your organization earns $13 (if tax exempt) per box of cards sold. In this example, if there are 20 participants selling card boxes:

  • Each person sold 30 boxes: total of 600 boxes sold = $7,800 earned
  • Each person sold 25 boxes: total of 500 boxes sold = $6,500 earned
  • Each person sold 20 boxes: total of 400 boxes sold = $5,200 earned
  • Each person sold 15 boxes: total of 300 boxes sold = $3,900 earned
  • Each person sold 10 boxes: total of 200 boxes sold = $2,600 earned
  • Each person sold 5 boxes:   total of 100 boxes sold = $1,300 earned

Note: If your organization isn’t tax exempt, taxes may be deducted from the total funds earned.

Who should checks be made out to?

Checks should be made payable to your organization.

When do we collect payment for ordered cards?

Payment for cards are collected at the time of sale.

How do customers order cards?

We can provide a customizable online order form and/or paper order forms for your organization to use to collect orders. We can also discuss alternative forms of payment collection, depending on your organization's needs.

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Brittany Whitfield

Educational Services Rep with PaperPie formerly Usborne Books & More

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