Product Information: Reasons To Add Name LabelsTo Your List Of Essential School Kit
Today is Primary Offer Day and we send our best wishes to everyone receiving their offers today. To celebrate, we’re taking a look at why it is so important to label school kit and why stick on name labels should be an essential part of your school prep.
The Benefits Of Labelling School Kit With Stick On Name Labels
There are many reasons to label children’s school kit – especially with stick on name labels, like Stikins.
Keep (Expensive) School Kit Safe & Sound
For many parents, receiving the school’s list of “essential” equipment can be a bit of a shock. In addition to branded school uniform and P.E. kit, parents have to find additional items of "suitable" clothing, including shoes and coats. Then there's stationery, books, and other lesson-specific equipment, along with appropriate bags to carry everything from place to place.
While some efforts have been made to keep the cost of school kit manageable, some items are inescapably pricey, and the list soon adds up.
Name labels are a simple way to keep this expensive kit safe and sound. Making sure your children’s kit is easily identifiable makes it easier for them to keep track of their belongings. It also makes it easy for those belongings to be returned should they go missing.
Avoid The Problems Of Lost Property
Lost property is a big problem for schools – and one that takes up precious staff time and resources. For parents, lost property doesn't just mean paying for replacements. It can also mean dealing with the emotional fallout of their children losing items that are important to them.
Many children are reluctant to reclaim items that they can’t positively identify as their own. Given that most school kit is similar or identical, items that end up as lost property tend to remain unclaimed.
Name labels are a simple way to side step ALL of the problems of lost property. Labelling school kit makes it easy for lost items to be returned to the right person. All without anyone (or anything) having to go near a lost property box.
Encourage Responsibility For Personal Belongings
Name labels are a subtle way to teach children about taking responsibility for personal belongings. If a child knows their belongings are labelled, they are more likely to actually check that something belongs to them. Name labels remind them about personal responsibility and provide them with a way to actually put that idea into practice.
Get Everything Labelled In Seconds
Some parents worry about how long it will take to label everything up properly. However, you can get everything labelled in seconds with stick on name labels.
Stick on name labels work just like regular adhesive labels. You peel each label off the backing sheet and apply it onto the item you want to label. The only difference is that name labels are made with materials designed to withstand repeat trips through the washing machine.
Stikins are multipurpose name labels with a unique adhesive, which means you can use one product to label all your school kit. This includes school uniform, shoes, bags, P.E. kit, stationery, and other equipment. Our unique adhesive has been independently tested for 60 washes at 40 degrees. You can put labelled items through washing machines, tumble dryers, microwaves, dishwashers, and the kitchen sink.
Raise Money For Your School By Purchasing Stikins Name Labels
At Stikins, we run a school fundraising scheme for schools, PTAs, nurseries, and children's groups. Our scheme allows our fundraising partners to raise money by earning commission on sales of our stick on name labels. This means that every time you order name labels, you can contribute to your school’s fundraising efforts.
Order Your Own Stick On Name Labels Today
We supply Stikins in packs of 30, 60, 90, or 120 stick on name labels. You can order online or by phone. We currently offer a 10% discount when you order three or more packs. You can also request a free “Sample For A Friend” when you order online.
We print name labels Monday to Friday, with our last print run at 3pm. This means we can offer same day despatch when you order by 3pm. Orders placed after 3pm or over the weekend despatch on the next working day.
We offer two delivery options. Standard delivery is free and uses Royal Mail’s first class service. At the moment, there are some delays in first class post. If you need your name labels to arrive more urgently we recommend upgrading to special delivery. This service costs £6.30 (which is Royal Mail’s fee) and guarantees delivery by 4pm on the next working day.
If you have any questions or queries, check out our website or get in touch with our Customer Service Team.