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DON’T PANIC! With The Stikins Guide To Ordering Name Labels Online #TowelDay #GDPR

Friday, May 25th, 2018

order stikins name labels online towel day

Yes, today is Towel Day – a tribute to Douglas Adams, author of the Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy. For our part, we thought we’d celebrate by putting together our very own guide – on how to order name labels online.

With Stikins, you can keep track of all your family’s stuff. Our multipurpose name labels simply stick on and stay on so you can label clothing, school uniform, P.E. kits, equipment, and all sorts of personal belongings. And yes, they can also be used to label towels – so you too can always know where your towel is.

How To Order Name Labels Online … Visit Our Website

Obviously, the first thing to do is to go online and visit our website. You can find us at www.stikins.co.uk.

How To Order Name Labels Online … Pick Your Packs

Next, you pick your packs and the personalisation you want on each.

You can choose to have one or two lines of text. The default option is two lines and we recommend sticking with this – unless your personalisation needs fewer than 15 characters in total.

You CAN enter up to 35 characters per line – we recommend using 15-20. Leave a line blank by using the space bar on your keyboard to enter a blank space. We can print standard alphanumeric characters (A-Z, a-z, 0-9), basic punctuation marks, and a selection of accented characters (visit our FAQs page to see which characters are available). Unfortunately, we cannot print images (including emoji) or characters from non-English alphabets.

Next you pick your pack size. Stikins name labels are available in packs of 30, 60, 90, or 120 name labels. If you need even more name labels with this particular personalisation, you can increase the quantity of this pack.

If you are ordering further packs with different personalisation, simply repeat this process for each name/text.

We currently give a 10% discount to all customers who order four or more packs. Ideal, if you need to order, say, forty two packs…

At the bottom of the page, there is a box to enter a School Fundraising Number. We run a school fundraising scheme that allows schools and PTAs to raise money by earning commission on sales of name labels. If your school is signed up, enter their number here to contribute to their fundraising total.

How To Order Name Labels Online … Add Your Address

Next, you enter your contact, billing, and delivery information. Check the option to add a different delivery address if you want your order to be delivered to an address that is different from your billing address.

How To Order Name Labels Online … Pay The Price (of your order)

When you order name labels online you can either pay with a debit/credit card or use your PayPal account. The prices on our website are inclusive of VAT and delivery. Our standard delivery service uses Royal Mail’s first class service and is free of charge. This is not a guaranteed service; while most items are delivered next day, it can take up to five working days for your order to arrive. You can upgrade to a next day delivery service for an additional shipping fee. This service guarantees delivery by 1pm on the next working day.

How To Order Name Labels Online … Double Check Your Details

Check ALL of the details of your order before you checkout. Make sure you have entered the correct email (or you won’t receive any confirmation emails from us) and the correct address (or you won’t receive your name labels!). Stikins are a personalised product, which means you need to check the personalisation you have requested VERY CAREFULLY. We will print EXACTLY what you have entered – mistakes (if any) and all.

If you forget to check your details, you can view them on the final confirmation page after you checkout and in your confirmation email. If you do find a mistake you need to let us know AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. We make and despatch orders as quickly as possible (and, while we don’t have an infinite improbability drive, we are pretty quick!). As a result, you need to let us know about mistakes quickly so we can amend your order before it’s printed.

Order Name Labels Online … Today

To get your towels (and everything else) safely and securely labelled, head on over to our order page to start placing an order now. If you need any further advice or assistance, you can get in touch with our friendly customer service team – although please note that we do not have the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything…yet.

A Note On GDPR

Today the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force. We have taken steps to review our data policies and ensure that our processes are compliant with the new regulations.

You can view our GDPR statement on our website. If you have any questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, please contact us directly and we’ll be happy to help.

Last Posting Dates For Christmas Name Labels

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Merry Christmas from Stikins Name Labels

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!

Prepare for the New Year with Stikins ® Name Labels

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 may need labelling in the new year. Maybe you need school uniform labels for someone who’s grown a bit (or a lot) over the last few months, or perhaps you need name labels 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 OVER THE FESTIVE PERIOD

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 do 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 Back to School Name Labels With Stikins ®

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Yes, the summer holidays are all but over! Within a few days children across the country will leave the nest to return to school. As any parent knows this can be a very stressful time. The good news is that if you’re still purchasing essentials, there’s still time to order a few last minute back to school name labels which help to safely and securely label all your children’s belonging, from uniform items and basic equipment, to other “essentials” that you’ve spent (what feels like) weeks choosing, trying on, arguing about, and (finally) buying!

Stikins Name Labels

We make ordering school name labels quick and easy!

No one wants to spend time ordering (and applying) school 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 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 school name labels as simple as possible. We offer same day despatch dependant on orders being received by 3pm and once received, you can easily apply the labels in minutes – leaving you free to enjoy those precious last days of summer!

Our multipurpose 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. 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.

School Name Labels

So, whether you’ve already ordered school 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”), the team here at Stikins ® can help! Simply fill in our online order form, or contact us directly via telephone, email or post and we’ll do the rest of the work so that you can site back 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!

Name Labels New for Summer

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.

If you would like to place an order with us please do not hesitate to get in touch or alternatively if you have any questions speak to one of our team who will deliver helpful and friendly advice.

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

Name Labels for Summer term

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.

Name Labels UK Kindness Day

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!

Speak to a member of the Stikins team to find out more information about our name labels or to ask any questions you may have.

Happy RED NOSE DAY!

Friday, March 24th, 2017

name labels red nose day

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

name labels middle name

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! For more information about our name labels, speak to one of our team today or visit our FAQs page.

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

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Name Labels Top 20

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!

To place an order of Stikins Name Labels see our website. If you need anymore information speak to one of our team today or see our instruction for use here.