The AdoptAClassroom marketplace is a one-stop-shop for educational resources including books, office supplies, flexible seating, musical instruments and more.
Our extensive online marketplace is made possible by our vendor partners who are essential in supporting us as a nonprofit organization. Their support also allows our online donors to give 100% directly to their favorite teacher or school.
With a variety of vendor options to choose from, and each offering their own unique shipping rates, we wrote this guide to ensure you get the most out of your donations.
Explore the Vendors’ Options
Before jumping in, take a few minutes to explore the unique products each vendor offers. Decide on one or two that meet your needs. If you’re brand new to our shop, check out our guide on navigating the vendor options.
Know the Shipping Rates
Since our vendor partners decide on their pricing and shipping rates, it’s important to know what to expect in shipping fees before adding items to your cart. Check out our vendor’s shipping rates below to plan ahead.
|Adventure to Fitness||No shipping charge|
|AKJ Books||$3.00 + (10% of order total)|
|Beckers||15% of order total; $7.50 minimum|
|BoardShare||$12.00 except: $13.00 CA orders; $40.00 AK, HI orders
discounted rates for bulk purchases
|Carson Dellosa||15% of order total|
|Fun Express||Up to $35.00 – $10.95$35.01 – $74.99 – $11.95
$75.00 – $124.99 – $14.95
$125.00 – $199.99 – $19.95
$200.00 – $499.99 – 12.00% of Order Total
$500.00 – $2,499.99 – 11.00% of Order Total
Over $2,499.99 – 10.00% of Order Total
|Genius Games||$5.99 for 1 or 2 items$3.99 for 3, 4, or 5 items
$0.00 for 6 or more
|Kaplan||15% of order total|
|Lakeshore Learning||15% of order total|
|Learner’s Edge||No shipping charge|
|Learning A-Z||No shipping charge|
|Lee and Low||7% of order total; $0.00 for orders over $50.00|
|Lorenz||$5.95 + (15% of order total)|
|OOLY||$0.00 for orders of $30.00
$4.95 for all orders less than $30.00 except: $9.95 for all orders to AK, HI, PR
|Really Good Stuff||14% of order total; $9.95 minimum|
|Scholastic Teacher Store||15% of order total|
|Scholastic Classroom Magazines||No shipping charge|
|School Specialty / Frey Scientific||$9.95 for orders under $49.99
$0.00 for orders over $49.99
|Spelling City||No shipping charge|
|Staples||Free next business day delivery with $50 minimum order
$5 shipping for orders under $50
|West Music||9% of order total|
|Wonder Workshop||$10.00 for orders under $99.00
$0.00 for orders over $99.00
|YourDollarBuys||No shipping charge|
Bundle to Save
You might notice select vendors offer free shipping rates after meeting a certain subtotal. For example, School Specialty offers free shipping for orders over $50. Bundle bigger orders with these vendors to save big on shipping.
Other vendors have a minimum shipping charge, so try to add just enough item through these vendors to take advantage of these minimums. For example, ordering $70 from Really Good Stuff will have the same shipping charge as ordering $10.
Use Your Funds to Your Advantage
The amount of money you have to spend can help you decide which vendors work best.
Did you receive a $500 donation? Focus on vendors that have reduced shipping rates the more you spend.
Working with a $25 donation? Seek out vendors with free shipping or percentage based shipping.
By planning ahead with these tips and tricks, your donations can go even further in supporting your classroom or school. Teachers can login here to get started. Schools can login here.
If you need any help with your AdoptAClassroom shopping experience, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected].