Exciting new way to give online!
The UMCmarket was created by the United Methodist Church to help local churches generate revenue every time you shop online, at no extra cost to you or the church! UMCmarket is safe and secure and information will not be disclosed to a third party. This program has been vetted and approved by the UMC’s General Council of Finance and Administration. (GCFA)
How it works:
Go to UMCmarket and Join by entering your email address and a password of your choice in the box down to the left.
Find your church:
Enter the name of your home church in the middle box. 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. Join your church.
Time to shop:
Browse through all our categories and choose to shop from our hundreds of stores. Every time you shop the stores will donate a portion of your purchase back to your home church. Make sure to log in before going to the stores and to have an empty shopping cart before you start to shop. Also, you need to complete your purchase within 24 hours to be eligible for a donation.
What stores are participating and how much do they give back?
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. Your micro-donations will automatically appear in your account for all stores except for AMAZON. Amazon purchases have to be claimed. About 2 to 7 days after your purchase you can usually claim it by going to MY PAGE on UMCMARKET.org and click on AMAZON CLAIMS. If the purchase was from a third party within Amazon it usually takes up to a 7 days until you can claim it. Add the name of your item on the row with the corresponding price and your donation will soon be approved.
When will my church get the micro-donations I create?
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 7 days for them to reply. Every month the church with a accumulated value from donations that have been approved of $100 or more will receive a cheque from UMCmarket. If the accumulated total is less than $100, it will roll-over to the next month until the accumulated amount reaches $100.
How is it possible
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.
Thank you for supporting your United Methodist Church!
The more people that know about UMCmarket, the more your church benefits. So, spread the word!