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Last Posting Dates For Christmas Name Labels

Friday, December 1st, 2017

It is finally December, which means that the Christmas Countdown is officially ON!

It also means that if you’ve been thinking about ordering some Christmas name labels to get yourself organised over the holidays, then NOW is the time to buy!

Christmas is a great time of year to take stock of how much stuff has made it to school and back again safely (and how much hasn’t) and to see what else needs labelling – just in case.

Maybe you need school uniform labels for someone who’s grown a bit (or a lot) over the last few months, name tags for equipment that’s needed for a new class or project starting in January, or perhaps you just need a few extra stick on name labels to help keep a few Christmas presents safe when they inevitably get taken into school for an (un)official show and tell.

If you’ve got a child (or any other family members) with a bit of a reputation for losing things, a pack of Stikins ® name labels might just be the perfect little extra something for their stocking this year.

It’s also a great time to order school name labels on behalf of family and friends – especially those living abroad who will be visiting (or visited) over the holidays.

If you want to order a pack (or two or three or four – or more!) of sticky name labels for delivery BEFORE Christmas – don’t worry! – there’s still plenty of time to make sure that your stick on labels arrive before the big day.

SWIFT & SPEEDY DESPATCH

OF SEASONAL SCHOOL NAME LABELS

We print, pack, and post our name labels every day, Monday to Friday, up to 3pm – which means that ALL orders received before 3pm are sent out SAME day, while orders received after 3pm (or over the weekend) are sent out on the NEXT working day.

We send all of our orders via Royal Mail’s first class service as standard (free of charge) and you can also upgrade to a next day delivery service (shipping: £5.75) or a Saturday delivery service (shipping: £8.75) to make sure that your name stickers arrive safe and sound as soon as possible.

To upgrade to our special delivery options, please give us a call on 01270 668076; this allows us to ensure that your order will DEFINITELY be despatched same day for next day delivery.

DELIVERY DEADLINES TO AVOID

A CHRISTMAS DISAPPOINTMENT

If you do want to order name labels for clothes and other items – and you need them to arrive BEFORE Christmas – then we strongly recommend upgrading to our next day delivery service.

We also recommend ordering as soon as possible to avoid disappointment – especially if you are relying on our standard delivery service; Royal Mail do NOT guarantee that first class items will be delivered next day and this service can experience delays as we get closer to Christmas.


If you find that ordering name labels has slipped your mind, these are the very last posting dates for orders of Stikins ® name labels:

Delivery to Europe: last posting dates vary by country with some being as early as the 6th December and others being as late as 13th-15th December; you can get in touch with us to find out the last posting date for your intended shipping destination BUT we strongly recommend ordering THIS WEEK to give your name labels plenty of time to arrive.

Delivery to the Republic Of Ireland: we despatch orders via Royal Mail’s International Standard service, which means the last posting date is Friday 15th December.

This service may be delayed so we recommend ordering as early as possible for pre-Christmas delivery.

Standard Delivery to the UK: Royal Mail’s First Class service has a last posting date of Wednesday 20th December.

This service may be delayed so we recommend ordering as early as possible for pre-Christmas delivery OR upgrading to a special delivery service.

Special Delivery to the UK: special delivery is via Royal Mail’s Special Delivery Guaranteed service, which has a last posting date of Thursday 21st December.

If you find yourself leaving things to the VERY last minute this year, we can despatch name labels on Friday 22nd December for delivery before Christmas, providing you upgrade to the Royal Mail’s Saturday Delivery Guaranteed service.

Remember, if you want to upgrade to one of our special delivery options at ANY time during December, you will need to call our Customer Service Team to do so – this allows us to make sure that your sticky name labels are made and despatched on the same day you order.

Last Minute Orders For #backtoschool Name Labels With Stikins ® Name Labels From Label Planet

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Yes, the summer holidays are all but over, which means there’s just enough time for a last-minute-back-to-school order of name labels to safely and securely label all of the uniform, equipment, and other “essentials” that you’ve spent (what feels like) weeks choosing, trying on, arguing about, and (finally) buying.

No one wants to spend time ordering (and applying) name labels BUT they’re a quick and easy way to make sure that your child doesn’t come home mere weeks (or days) into the new school year with a tragic story of how a piece of their brand new school uniform or equipment has mysteriously and inexplicably disappeared.

At Label Planet, we’ve tried to make the process of buying and applying your name labels as simple as possible, so you can receive your labels with plenty of time to spare and get EVERYTHING labelled in minutes – leaving you free to enjoy those precious last days of summer.

You can order online at any time or give us a call during office hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm); your order will be despatched on the SAME working day (up to 3pm) or NEXT working day, with all orders delivered via Royal Mail’s First Class service as standard (orders to non-UK addresses are sent via Royal Mail’s International Standard service). We also offer the choice of a guaranteed next day delivery service – this service costs £5.75 and can be requested by phone.

Our multipurpose Stikins ® name labels are a brilliant way to label school uniform and equipment; these labels simply stick on and stay on – with absolutely NO sewing and NO ironing required – and one pack of labels can be used to label clothing (where they should be applied onto the wash-care label), bags and shoes (where they should be applied onto the side wall or beneath the tongue), and personal items including lunch boxes and water bottles, books and stationery kits, and any other essential extras that your children insist on taking to school.

So, whether you’ve already ordered name labels (but they’ve disappeared or run out) or you haven’t made an order yet (because you forgot or you’ve been putting it off for “another day”), head on over to our website now to place an order for some (more) Stikins ® name labels – and then sit back and relax and make the most of what’s left of the summer!

Check Out What’s New This Summer From Stikins ® Name Labels

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Here at Label Planet, we want our products and services to be the best they can possibly be – which is why we work hard each and every year to find NEW ways to help our customers AND to improve our OLD ways to make them even better than they were before!

Take our Stikins ® name labels; we’ve been selling Stikins ® since 2003 and we really believe that these labels are a brilliant solution to the problem of labelling items safely and securely (you don’t have to take our word for it though – we’ve received over 5,000 independent reviews from parents and families who have already tried our name labels for themselves).

However, we also know that there’s always room for improvement and we’ve launched several new and/or improved versions of our name labels (in 2010, 2013, 2015, and 2017). This year, we’ve actually gone one step further by improving the OLD version of our Stikins ® (by developing a new unique Stikins ® adhesive) AND introducing a NEW version of our Stikins ® (in the form of the Stikins ® Name Label Kit).

The unique Stikins ® adhesive is even better than our previous adhesive and has been developed using the latest materials and manufacturing processes; this adhesive is ONLY available on Stikins ® name labels and is designed to make absolutely sure that our multipurpose name labels will simply stick on and stay on!

The Stikins ® Name Label Kit contains sixty blank Stikins ® name labels and a pen so you can personalise each and every label exactly as you wish – so you can share the pack between as many different people and purposes as you like. These name labels are made with the same material and Stikins ® adhesive as our printed name labels but have a special “write-on” matt finish.

We’ve also been working on our website to make it an even more detailed and useful resource for our customers and fundraising partners.

STIKINS ® NAME LABELS: we’ve updated our information pages to provide customers with everything they need to know about our name labels, including a completely updated Frequently Asked Questions page to help answer questions and queries that parents may have about how to order and/or use Stikins ® name labels. We also offer customer service through our Customer Service Team who are available to help via email and phone – Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Find out more about Stikins ® on our Stikins ® Information Page or get the answers to your questions on our new look FAQs Page.

SCHOOL FUNDRAISING WITH STIKINS ®: we run a fundraising scheme that allows schools and PTAs (and other groups) to earn up to 30% commission on sales of name labels. The scheme is completely free to join and provides year round fundraising with only the minimal input required; we allocate each school or PTA with a fundraising number (which parents quote when they order from us) and supply free resources (such as leaflets and samples) to help our partners promote the scheme to parents.

Visit the Fundraising Home Page to find out more.


Please note: we are no longer selling mixed packs of Stikins ® name labels and silver name labels (product codes: M240 and M120); however, both items are still available to buy as individual product packs.

BIG NEWS: introducing the new STIKINS ® NAME LABEL KIT – the most versatile, multipurpose name label pack – ever!

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Yes, the big day is here and we are delighted to announce the launch of a brand new version of our Stikins ® name labels in the shape of the Stikins ® Name Label Kit.

This kit contains 60 blank Stikins ® name labels and a pen, which means that you can personalise each and every name label exactly as you want – allowing you to split your pack however you need between as many different family members as you like.

The name labels in each kit are made with exactly the same material and unique adhesive as our printed Stikins ®; the ONLY difference is they have a matt finish to allow your written names or messages to stay in place – even after you wash your labelled items.

These easy to use name labels simply stick in and stay in, so there’s no sewing and no ironing required. You simply write on the name or message you want with the pen provided, peel the name label off its backing sheet, and stick it onto your item – and you’re done! Stikins ® can be used to label clothing and fabric items, along with other personal items that you want to keep safe, including shoes and bags, lunch boxes and water bottles, books and stationery kits, and digital devices.

Stikins ® should be applied onto the wash-care label of clothing and fabric items and can be applied directly onto personal items. In shoes, they should be applied under the tongue of the shoe or onto the side wall; they should not be applied to the floor of the shoe where they would lie beneath the foot as this will cause the print to disintegrate over time.

The Stikins ® Name Label Kit costs £10 and can be ordered online, by phone, or by post. To order online, simply visit the Buy Stikins ® page and select the Stikins ® Name Label Kit.

We’ve been working on this new product for months and we’re delighted that we finally get to share it with all of our customers – we hope you love it as much as we do.

Head on over to the Stikins ® Page now to place an order for your very own Stikins ® Name Label Kit today.

Get Organised For The Summer Term With An Easter Order Of Stikins ® Name Labels

Friday, April 7th, 2017

With schools closed (or about to close) for the Easter Break, it’s the perfect time to do a quick review of your children’s school uniform and equipment and to make an order for a few extra name labels to make sure that everything stays safe through to the end of the school year.

Here at Label Planet, we make and despatch name labels same day every day, so even if you need to make a last minute order for an emergency top up you can rest assured that your labels will be on their way to you just as fast as a (n Easter) bunny!

Any order we receive before 3pm Monday to Friday will be made and sent out by Royal Mail’s first class service on that same day – with orders received after 3pm or over the weekend being despatched on the next working day.

We will be shutting down for a brief Easter break ourselves, with our office closing at 5pm on Thursday 13th April and re-opening on Monday 24th April. Any orders placed during this time will be made and despatched when we return. If you have any questions or queries during this break, please send us an email and we’ll reply as soon as we can once we’re back.

Stikins ® are a simple solution to the problem of labelling school uniform and equipment and were developed with busy families in mind; these name labels simply stick on and stay on so you can get your children’s things labelled up in minutes, saving you time to spend your Easter break doing things that are a lot more fun!

You can order Stikins ® by phone or by post OR you can simply visit www.stikins.co.uk to place an order online today!

Happy Kindness Day To One & All!

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Here in the UK it’s National Kindness Day, so we’d like to say a massive THANK YOU to all of our customers – whether you’ve just bought your first pack of Stikins ® name labels or you’ve been ordering (and re-ordering) from us year after year.

Another huge THANK YOU goes to all of our lovely customers who have taken the time to leave us a review – reviews are enormously important to us and we use them to assess and improve our products and services to make them the best they can possibly be – we’ve received almost 5,500 reviews so far and we’d like to say thank you for each and every one!

We’d also like to say a big THANK YOU to all of our fundraising partners who’ve helped to make our fundraising scheme bigger and better than ever before. Hopefully this year will be our best year EVER – visit our brand new Fundraising Section to find out more.

We hope you have a lovely day today and a lovely weekend, whether you’re hanging out with friends and family or simply aiming to have some peaceful “me time”!


We’d also like to say “keep watching” our blog as we’ve got some pretty big news to share in the next couple of weeks that we’re pretty excited about!

Happy RED NOSE DAY!

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Yes, it is indeed Red Nose Day and we’d like to wish all of our customers and commission partners good luck with all of their fundraising events today.

Whether you’re going traditional with a scrumptious bake sale, a non-uniform day, or a good old fundraising bucket OR you’ve got something a little more unusual planned we hope you raise plenty of money and (most importantly) have a fantastic time doing so.

So grab your red noses and your t-shirts (#TeamSidney&Coco), your baking trays and your buckets, and have some fun for Comic Relief!


Did You Know?

At Label Planet, we run a fundraising scheme for schools, PTAs, nurseries, and youth and activity groups, which allows our partners to receive up to 30% commission on sales of Stikins ® name labels. Our fundraising scheme has no initial or ongoing costs and runs all year round to give schools and groups a really simple way to earn a little bit more for their ongoing fundraising projects. To find out more, simply visit our brand new Fundraising Pages.

Happy Middle Name Pride Day!

Friday, March 10th, 2017

You might not know it but today is “Middle Name Pride Day” – a day for taking all of those middle names that are usually hidden away on forms and official bits of paperwork and bringing them out into the daylight for a big old celebration!

Middle names are often used for “special” names, for example, to honour family members and relatives, to celebrate important things in a family’s life (such as important places, months, or ideals), or simply to have some fun with a slightly “out there” name – that can be used or hidden away depending on whether or not the child finds the name exceptionally good or exceptionally embarrassing later in life.

For most people, their middle name is actually a big part of what makes them “unique” – while you might share your first name with a lot of people, the combination of your first name and middle name can feel much more uniquely “you”.

So, we’ve taken a look at our past orders to have a bit of an investigation into the middle names chosen by our customers…

For girls, the runaway success has to be “Rose”, which was our most popular middle name by far – followed (at a slight distance) by “May/Mae/Mai”. For boys, “J names” proved most popular, with “James” and “John” taking the two top spots.

While traditional names were the most popular choices for middle names, we also found that plenty of parents had decided to get a bit more creative with their middle names, with inspiration coming from all kinds of sources, including animals, nature, myths and legends, and a few pop culture icons as well. Some of our favourites include:

Artemis, Astrid, Belle, Blue, Bluebell, Clover, Cruz, Fox, Harper, Hunter, Star, Storm, Tinkerbell, Valentine, Xena, Wren, Zen, Zephyr, Zigi.

While we don’t get to see all of the middle names that our customers have chosen, we do get a fair amount of initials, and we found a few surprises in our order history:

  • “J” is the most popular letter by far, followed by “A”, “M”, “E”, “L”, and “R”.
  • Least popular is “U”, which had a very unfortunate year in 2016 and appeared in absolutely no orders as a middle initial, followed by “Q”, “Y”, “X”, and “V”, while “Z” proved to be our most popular “unpopular” letter.
  • Girls were most likely to have middle names starting with “R” or “M”, while boys were most likely to have “J” or “A”.
  • While “Q”, “U”, “X”, and “Y” names were all as equally (unpopular) with our customers for boys and girls, “Z” and “C” names had equal popularity.
  • The biggest gaps were between the letters “G”, “I”, and “M” (which were much more popular for girls than boys) and “D”, “H”, and “W” (which were much more popular for boys than girls).

Did You Know: we run a Fundraising Scheme for schools, PTAs, and other activity/youth groups and clubs to allow them to raise money by earning commission on sales of Stikins ® name labels. Schools and groups can earn up to 30% commission on orders of name labels, which they can then put towards any ongoing fundraising goals and projects. There’s no membership fee to pay and no ongoing costs; simply fill in our one-stop registration form to start fundraising all year round!

We’ve just given our Fundraising pages a bit of a makeover to make them even better and easier to use. To take a look and find out more, simply head on over to our Fundraising Home Page today!

Name News – Label Planet’s List Of Popular Names (2016 Edition)

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Well, the first month of 2017 is already over and we’ve had a great start to the year! To celebrate, we thought we’d have a bit of fun and take a look at our orders from 2016 to see what the most popular names were (for our customers at least).

We’ve trawled through all of the orders we received in 2016 to compile our very own (entirely unofficial and entirely unscientific) Top 20 Lists of names for girls and boys!

Top 20 Names For Girls Top 20 Names For Boys
Emily Harry
Sophie Oliver
Jessica Jack
Olivia James
Grace George
Evie Thomas
Lily William
Ella Joshua
Charlotte Daniel
Amelia Max
Lucy Ben
Chloe Samuel
Ruby Jacob
Hannah Ethan
Isla Joseph
Freya Alfie
Isabelle Matthew
Daisy Henry
Poppy Oscar
Holly Jake

We also had a number of unisex names (the top three being Charlie, Sam, and Alex) and a whole raft of completely unique names inspired by flowers and plants, jewels and colours, places and animals, and all kinds of ideas inbetween!

Remember, when you order name labels from Label Planet, it’s completely up to you what you choose to add to your labels – so you can personalise them with whatever text you like. Whether you prefer to use a full name, short name, or even a fun nickname, simply type in the text that you want and we’ll get your name labels sorted – just remember to double check your spelling before you confirm your order to make sure your labels are personalised perfectly!

December Is Here! Which Means ‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly (& Make A Note Of This Year’s Last Posting Dates)!

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Yes, December has officially begun, which means that even the most “bah humbug” of Scrooges has to admit that Christmas is certainly and most definitely on the way – and that means it’s time for our annual blog about this year’s LAST POSTING DATES!

If you are planning on ordering name labels this month (but haven’t quite got around to it yet), these are the dates that you’ll need to bear in mind if you absolutely positively have to have your labels BEFORE Christmas.

We do print name labels EVERY DAY (Mon-Fri) so every order we receive in December will be despatched on the same or next working day BUT while we can promise a speedy despatch, we cannot guarantee a swift delivery (unless you upgrade to a guaranteed next day delivery option). As always, the post does get less and less reliable as we edge closer to Christmas, so it’s best to get your order placed as soon as you can. If you are especially concerned about receiving your labels in plenty of time, please call our Customer Service Team to request an upgrade to a guaranteed next (working) day delivery service (this shipping option is only available by phone and costs £5.75).

If you do find that you’ve forgotten to order name labels OR that you unexpectedly need a few extras (perhaps you’ve discovered a pile of un-labelled things, have been presented with a list of “required” uniform and equipment for the next semester, or have a friend or relative who needs to move into a nursing or residential care home suddenly), don’t panic: the last and final posting dates for ordering name labels from Label Planet are as follows:

NON-UK ORDERS (Royal Mail’s International Standard Service)
Friday 2nd December: Africa, Middle East
Wednesday 7th December: Asia, Cyprus, Far East, Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia)
Thursday 8th December: Caribbean, Central, and South America
Friday 9th December: Australia, Greece, New Zealand
Wednesday 14th December: Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland
Thursday 15th December: Canada, Finland, Sweden, USA
Friday 16th December: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland

BRITISH FORCES POST OFFICE (BFPO) (Royal Mail’s International Standard HM Forces Mail)
Friday 12th December: Static BFPOs

UK ORDERS
Wednesday 21st December: Royal Mail’s First Class & Signed For First Class
Thursday 22nd December: Royal Mail’s Special Delivery Guaranteed
Friday 23rd December: Royal Mail’s Special Delivery Saturday Guaranteed

PLEASE NOTE: we must receive your order by 3pm on the dates listed above to allow us time to make, pack, and despatch your order.
We would NOT recommend relying on the Saturday Guaranteed Delivery option if at all possible as, in our experience, this service is never as reliable as their Guaranteed Next Working Day Delivery option.

If you have ANY concerns about making a last minute order, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us; visit our website to view all of our contact information or to simply go ahead and make your winter order of name labels today!