Frequently Asked Questions
What is Shareagift?
A fundraise service that helps you to Raise Cash,
for causes, events or buy great gifts with friends!
Invite your friends to a Shareagift Page for your
occasion, share your comments, photos and stories, send a group
greeting card, buy a group gift or collect money to crowd fund the
How it works
What can I use Shareagift for?
You can create a fundraise campaign
Page for anything you like and invite your friends to chip in
online. Once the funds are raised you just transfer the money
to your paypal account.
What are the common Shareagift fundraisers?
You can use Shareagift to buy gifts with
friends or collect funds for any occasion or cause including:
birthdays, baby showers, office gifts, medical funds, college
funds, projects, charities, weddings, even just helping out a
friend in need.
Can I create a group Greeting card with page messages?
Yes! We're delighted to introduce this new
service to create a 5x7 folded greeting card where you can select up to 24 messages of
your page contributors. This can be sent by post either to you or directly to the recipient.
How do I promote my campaign page?
You can promote your campaign page using the following tools:
- Invite: use this feature to send invitation emails and keep track
- Share: post on social networks using the sharing buttons
- Email: send the link by email to your contacts
- Plugin: get the code and embed it on your website or blog
Is Shareagift free to use?
It's free to set up a Shareagift Page
You can create an account and start a Shareagift campaign for free.
There is a Shareagift admin fee when invitees contribute
There is a small contribution fee, which is 4.5% of the contribution amount.
PayPal and Admin Fees
PayPal charges to collect funds
If you're using Shareagift to collect funds into your PayPal account, PayPal charges a transaction fee of 2.9% + $0.35 / £0.20 / €0.20 per contribution. (So if you've raised $100 from 4 friends, you will receive $95.90)
If you are contributing to a Shareagift campaign, then there is an admin fee, which is 4.5% of the value of the contribution made. This is added on top of your contribution.
For example if you make a £10 contribution to a page you will be charged 10.54p (inc VAT).
VAT is only applied to admin fees for contributions made in £ / €. VAT is currently 20%.
How do I verify my PayPal Account
Your Paypal account needs to be a verified account in order for you to collect funds. Essentially you need to add a credit/ debit card or a bank account to your Paypal account to verify your identity with them.
Please click here for further information on the matter.
Targets & Deadlines
Can I change my deadline or target
Yes. We allow you to set any deadline or
target amount you choose, and you can login and change these at
How long can I raise monies for?
You can go on collecting contributions for
your friends as long as you like, however if you're collecting
the funds into your PayPal account you must do this at least
once every 90 days.
How long does it take to receive funds?
If you're collecting cash into your PayPal
account, you should allow up to 48 hours to receive funds after
you click the Collect Funds button on your Shareagift Page.
Are contributions automatically sent to my
No. When collecting funds, monies are sent
only after verification so that we can keep everyone's
Countries & Currencies
Can I use Shareagift anywhere in the world?
Yes. You can use Shareagift to collect funds
anywhere in the world. To date Shareagift has received
contributions from friends in over 90 different countries
across the globe!
What currencies can I use?
You can contribute towards a Shareagift Page
in any currency. If you're collecting funds into your PayPal
account you can choose to do this in either USD, GBP or EUR.
Foreign currency contributions are changed to your chosen
currency using PayPal's daily exchange rate.
Privacy & Security
Do you need a Facebook account to use Shareagift?
No you don't! You can invite your friends
to chip in towards your group gift by email, Facebook or
just by sharing the link to your Shareagift Page anywhere
Do you need a PayPal account to use Shareagift?
You only need a PayPal account if you're
collecting money as cash using Shareagift. You don't need a
PayPal account to buy a group gift from our Store, or to
make a contribution.
Are payments to Shareagift secure?
Absolutely. We use PayPal as our secure
payment provider to ensure your transactions are always
made safely and securely. We don't store any of your bank
Are Shareagift Pages private?
You can choose in your Page settings
whether to make your Shareagift Page private or public.
Are contribution amounts displayed on the page?
Contributions made to a Shareagift Page
show the name of the contributor and their personal
message, but not the amount paid. Only the organiser of the
gift sees a list of how much their friends have
Embedable website plugin
What is the website plugin?
It's a piece of code that you can easily generate from you campaign page and embed on your website or blog to help you driving more users to your campaign page.
How does it look like?
You can choose from 3 types of plugins that suit your needs or site style:
a) Mini-page: a pinned style card with a picture, campaign title, target amount and a 'Contribute' button
b) Badge: similar to a mini-page excluding the picture
c) Button: just a 'Contribute' button that leads to your campaign page, similar to a Donate button.
How do I generate the code?
Navigate to your campaign page and locate the 'Share this page icons'. Click the first icon with the code symbol '</>', select the plugin type, copy the code and embed it on your website
How to use the plugin code?
First get the code as explained above and copy it. On your website or blog edit the page or section where you want to display it, switch to 'HTML mode' and paste the code. If the website section or page is not editable from the Content Management System, you'll have to manually edit the page and add the code if you don't have the skills please contact your IT person.
Gift Aid donations
What is Gift Aid?
A scheme enabling charities and community amateur sports clubs (CASCs) to claim an extra 25p for every £1 donated by a UK tax payer.
How do I enable gift aid?
When creating a new fundraiser you can set the page options to accept Gift Aid donations or changing the options for an existing campaign.
Can I claim Gift Aid from all campaign donations?
No. The donor has the options to Gift Aid it or not. Some donors may not qualify for Gift Aid.