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Schools & PTAs – Your Commission Cheques Are On Their Way!

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

We’ve finished totting up our totals and commission cheques are making their way to our wonderful partners who have participated in our fundraising scheme during this, our TWELFTH (and best ever!), year.

We’ve had a brilliant response from our partners, including those who have been members of our scheme for years as well as all of our lovely newcomers who have joined us over the last twelve months.

Your commission cheque is based on orders that we received between 1st October 2015 and 30th September 2016 where your unique fundraising number was quoted and will be awarded at either our basic rate of 15% (for schools, nurseries, and PTAs who have registered as members of our fundraising scheme) or our boosted rate of 30% (for members who have added a link to their website).

We hope that you are happy with your commission total and that your cheque will be a welcome contribution to whatever fundraising projects and goals you are striving to achieve.

If, however, you’re disappointed with the amount that you’ve got (or that you’ve received our basic rate of commission rather than our boosted rate), we highly recommend taking a trip to the Fundraising Section of our website and taking a look at our Fundraising Guide and, in particular, our Booster Plan.

Our Booster Plan was created based on our own experiences of running a commission scheme as well as feedback from existing partners and provides schools and PTAs with a list of simple (and free!) things that they can do to boost the amount of commission they earn. For example:

  • Add a link to your school or PTA website and boost your commission rate to 30%
  • Request free parent leaflets to hand out to parents to make them aware of the scheme
  • Request free posters to put up around the school

Visit our Booster Plan page to find out how you can improve on this year’s commission earnings, use our Linking Information page to find out how to add a link to your website (or let us know that you’ve added a link), take a look through our “Really Useful Downloads” page, or visit our School Requests page to order free Parent Leaflets. 

We will be despatching all of our commission cheques THIS WEEK, so if you DON’T receive your commission cheque within the next few weeks, please GET IN TOUCH with us as soon as you can to let us know.

Free Easy Fundraising With Stikins Name Labels From Label Planet

Friday, October 21st, 2016

We’ve reached that time of year once more where we start pulling together our records to set up this year’s batch of commission cheques to send out to our existing fundraising partners.

If you aren’t already a member of our fundraising scheme, you might be curious about how our scheme works and how it benefits schools and PTAs – which makes this the ideal blog post for you!

EASY Fundraising
Here’s how it works:
1) You REGISTER with us by filling in our one-step registration form online or calling our Customer Service Team.
2) We allocate a unique FUNDRAISING NUMBER to your school or PTA (or nursery or sports club or group etc).
3) Any order we receive where that fundraising number is quoted will count towards your commission total and we will keep track of your commission earnings and send out a commission cheque once a year in October.

And that’s it! You don’t need to re-register every year and you don’t need to set aside time and resources to participate. It’s entirely up to you how much time and effort you put into the scheme – if you like, you can simply register and then forget all about it, although this won’t result in a very big cheque at the end of the commission year. As with everything, the more you put in, the more you get out – which is why we’ve put together a Fundraising Guide and Booster Plan to provide you with a simple list of small, quick, and free things that you can do to make a big difference to your commission total.

FREE Fundraising
There is no fee to join our commission scheme and no ongoing costs to participate. We provide all of our partners with a variety of completely FREE resources that can be used to let parents know about the scheme (and the fundraising number they need to quote) to help them boost the amount of commission they earn, including:

  • Free Fundraising Pack (includes samples of our labels & leaflets and a copy of our Fundraising Guide & Booster Plan)
  • Free Parent Leaflets
  • Free Poster
  • Example Letters To Parents
  • Free Samples For Your Pupils/Members (May, June, & September only)

EFFECTIVE Fundraising
All you have to do is make sure that parents know how to order (and what fundraising number to quote) to earn up to 30% commission – the highest name labels commission rate in the UK. We handle everything else – from processing and despatching orders to keeping track of and paying out your commission each year. Our scheme gives you access to fundraising that just works; parents can order from us anytime all year round and your commission will automatically accrue over the commission year. You may even find yourself with some extra time and resources on your hands as more students arrive on school property with their belongings clearly and securely labelled – reducing the mountain of Lost Property that you have to handle.

If you would like to find out more our commission scheme, please click on the purple “Fundraising” button on our website to take a look through all of our Fundraising pages and resources. To register, click on the “Fundraising” button and select “School Requests” to use our online registration form OR contact our Customer Service Team to register by phone. 

Earn Commission With Stikins ® Name Labels – The Easiest Fundraising Scheme You’ll Set Up This Year!

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

At Label Planet, we’ve been running a fundraising scheme for over 12 years, which allows schools and PTAs (and other groups) to earn commission on orders of name labels.

Like our name labels, we’ve set up our fundraising scheme to be as simple and easy to use as possible, requiring a minimal amount of time and effort from schools and PTAs, who have far more important things to be getting on with, rather than keeping a constant eye on a simple fundraising scheme.

How It Works:
We allocate a unique fundraising number to your school (or PTA) and any order that we receive where that number is quoted will generate commission for your school. We keep track of the commission you’ve earned and at the end of the commission year (which runs from 1st October to 30th September) we send you your commission earnings by cheque – which you can then put towards the fundraising project of your choice.

What You Need To Do:

  1. Let us know that you want to join our fundraising scheme
    (Contact our Customer Service Team or fill in our online Registration Form)
  1. Let parents know about the scheme and your fundraising number

And that’s it!

Our one step registration process gives you instant access to fundraising that runs all year round – with no need to re-register each and every year – and your commission cheque will arrive automatically each October. There’s no fee to join and no ongoing costs to take part – in fact, we also provide schools and PTAs with a number of resources to help them promote the scheme to parents, all of which are completely free.

We handle everything else, from receiving and processing orders throughout the year, to logging and tracking your commission, so there’s really nothing for you to worry about. It’s completely up to you how much time you want to spend on promoting the scheme to parents and there are a number of quick and easy ways to get the message out so that you can get on with other things.

For example:

  • Request parent leaflets to hand out to parents so they know how to order (and what fundraising number to quote).
  • Add a link to your website so that parents can reach our site quickly and easily (increasing the number of orders that count towards your commission total) AND double your commission rate to 30%.
  • Send a letter, email, or text to parents to explain how the fundraising scheme works, how name labels help to prevent the problem of lost property, and perhaps even to give a bit of detail about the specific fundraising project(s) that they will be supporting by purchasing name labels.

If you would like to find out more about our Fundraising Scheme, please visit our Fundraising Information Pages by clicking on the purple “Fundraising” button on the left hand side of our website. Use our “School Requests” page to register or get in touch with our Customer Service Team for more information, advice, or to register today!

Schools – Give Your Fundraising Efforts A Boost With Our Commission Booster Plan

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Tomorrow is the last day of our current commission year, which means that in the next few weeks our fundraising partners will receive their commission cheques to add to their ongoing fundraising projects. If you are one of these schools or PTAs and you decide that you’d like to see if you can beat this year’s earnings next year then we highly recommend taking a look at our Commission Booster Plan.

This Booster Plan is based on feedback from our existing fundraising partners, our experience of running a commission scheme (which has been going now for over 12 years), and from our own research into how well (or not) our partners have done after joining our scheme.

We’ve aimed to create a fundraising scheme that gives schools and PTAs a really easy way to support their fundraising projects with minimal time and effort required to run the scheme; our Booster Plan provides schools with a few simple (and completely free) ways that they can quickly and easily promote awareness of the scheme and boost the amount of commission that they receive.

6 Small Things That Make A Huge Difference:

  1. Schools/PTAs with an individual who is willing to spend a little time promoting the scheme to parents often find that a little passion goes a long way and inspires a much better response from parents – and helps to keep your Fundraising Efforts that extra bit more organised!
  2. Add one of our posters to your PTA or school noticeboard as a reminder to parents; they can take a photo of the poster on their phone, which means they’ll have all the information they need to place an order (along with your fundraising number) whenever they decide they need some name labels.
  3. Put a link to our site on your school or PTA website; this makes it quick and easy for parents to reach our site (which makes it more likely that they’ll take the time to order) AND you can create a link that will automatically fill in your fundraising number on any order placed by following that link (so if parents forget to do it, their order will still count towards your commission total – you’ll also qualify for our higher rate of commission at 30%).
    You may also want to use this link to promote the benefits of ordering name labels to parents; for example, they will be raising money for the school AND buying a product that will help to prevent them (and you) from having to deal with the problem of lost property.
  4. Send parent leaflets home with a covering letter from the school or PTA – again, you can use this letter to promote ALL of the benefits of buying and using name labels, perhaps with some additional details about the projects that will be supported by the commission you earn from our fundraising scheme.
    Alternatively, you may wish to send out an email or text message to let parents know about the scheme.
  5. Rally support amongst the school and PTA; we have a PowerPoint presentation on our website that you can use to explain to interested parties how the scheme works.
  6. Organise your fundraising efforts by making a check list of what you are going to do to promote the scheme along with a note of what needs doing when and by whom.

You can also visit our website to take advantage of our free “helpful extras”, which include the following:

  • Free parent leaflets & labels to distribute to parents so that they know how to order and what fundraising number they need to use.
  • Free poster for your PTA or office notice board.
  • Free Stikins ® name labels as prizes for events such as Christmas or Summer fairs.
  • Free Fundraising Guide with tips and advice for getting the most out of our fundraising scheme.
  • Free example parent letters (or emails) to boost the numbers of parents who order name labels.
  • A fundraising portal on our site that allows you to keep track of how much commission you’ve earned so far.
  • The opportunity to double your commission from 15% to 30% simply by adding a link to your school or PTA website.

You can find all of these resources on our website, by clicking on the purple “Fundraising” button on the left hand side and selecting from the “School Requests”, “Really Useful Downloads”, “Linking Your Site To Us”, and “School Login” links. Alternatively, simply Get In Touch and our Customer Service Team will be happy to help!

Schools – Last Chance To Double Your Commission For 2015/16!

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Friday is the 30th September and the last day in our current commission year, which means that soon we’ll be getting to work adding up all of the commission that our school & PTA fundraising partners have earned this year and preparing to send out those all-important cheques.

It also means that this is your last chance to double the commission that you earn for this commission year!

All of our fundraising partners earn a basic rate of 15% commission on any sale of name labels that we receive where their unique fundraising number has been quoted. To qualify for our higher rate of commission – at a fantastic 30% – all you need to do is add a link to your school or PTA site.

REASONS TO ADD A LINK

  1. Boost your commission rate to 30%.
    Not only will you be moved onto our higher rate of commission but we will also backdate this rate to include any commission that you have earned so far during the current commission year (1st October 2015 – 30th September 2016). Plus, as long as the link remains active, you will remain on the higher rate of commission year after year – with absolutely no need to remember to renew or reactivate your higher rate of commission.
  1. Boost the total amount of commission you earn each year.
    Adding a link is one of the easiest and most effective ways to boost the amount of commission that you receive from our fundraising scheme; the link makes it extremely easy for parents to order from us (they simply click on the link to instantly be directed to our site) AND you can create a link that will automatically add your fundraising number to any order that is placed by following the link (so even if parents forget which fundraising number to use or simply forget to add a fundraising number altogether, their order will still count towards your fundraising total).

HOW TO ADD A LINK
Full instructions can be found on our “Linking Your Site To Us” page; your have a choice of adding a simple text link or a full colour banner that will really stand out.

If you want to add a simple text link, you text should be embodied with a URL as follows:
https://www.stikins.co.uk/?PARTNER=12345
(where the “12345” is replaced with your unique fundraising number)

To add a banner link, you can use our HTML Code Generator; simply select the size of banner you would prefer to use and our website will generate the HTML code that you need to add to your website to create the banner.

You may also want to include a few sentences along with your link to help promote the use of name labels AND boost your fundraising efforts; for example, you may want to explain how name labels can help to reduce the amount of Lost Property that parents and staff have to deal with, explain how buying name labels from us can help to raise money for the school, or perhaps even provide parents with a bit of information about the fundraising projects that will be supported by the commission earned on orders of name labels.

You can add your link to whatever part of your site you like; most of our school and PTA partners will usually add their link to the home page, uniform page, parent page, useful links page, or fundraising page (or some combination of these).

If you’re not yet a member of our fundraising scheme, then head on over to our Fundraising Section, which includes information about how our scheme works, a registration page, and plenty of (completely free!) helpful extras to help you promote the scheme to parents.

Remember, if you want to receive our 30% rate of commission you must have a WORKING link on your site AND you have to let us know about it! Once you’ve added a link, get in touch with our Customer Service Team OR fill in the Commission Claim Form at the bottom of our “Linking Your Site To Us” page – we’ll confirm that your link is up and working and then upgrade your school to our top rate of commission.

If you’ve already got a link or if you aren’t sure what level of commission your school is currently earning, simply get in touch and we can confirm if your school is set up on our basic or our boosted rate of commission.

Schools – Double Your Commission Rate Before Our Fundraising Year Comes To A Close!

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

If you are signed up to our Fundraising Scheme, now is the perfect time to make sure that you’ve qualified for our top rate of commission – before the current commission year finishes at the end of September.

All schools and PTAs who sign up with us will automatically qualify for our basic rate of commission, which is 15%; to double this to 30% all you need to do is a link to your school or PTA website to our site!

Adding a link to your school or PTA site is a really quick and easy way to let parents know about the all-important fundraising number that they need to quote when they order their name labels AND can help to boost the total commission that you earn – firstly by moving your school onto our higher rate of commission, secondly by making it really easy for parents to navigate to our site, and thirdly by automatically filling in your fundraising number when parents follow the link to place an order (which means the order will still count towards your commission total even if they completely forget to quote a fundraising number!).

If you haven’t already added a link, don’t worry, it isn’t too late to do so!

As long as you have a working link on your site by the end of September (AND you’ve let us know about it), we will upgrade your school to the higher rate of commission and backdate this rate so that it applies to any commission that you’ve already earned during the current commission year (between 1st October 2015 – 30th September 2016).

Visit our “Linking Your Site To Us” page for advice on how to add a link to your site OR to let us know that you’ve added a link and you want your 30%! Alternatively, you can get in touch with our Customer Service Team directly using any of the contact information on our Contact Us page.

Schools – Beat The Summer Rush & Request Your Parent Leaflets Now!

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

With the summer term rushing by, schools will be heaving with end of year activities and many will be looking forward to the summer holidays with glee.

While it might be tempting to put off thoughts of the approach of September and a whole new academic year, it’s the perfect time to put in a bit of forward planning to make the most of the summer name label rush and take advantage of the “Back-To-School” opportunity.

Summer is our busiest time of the year as parents stock up on name labels in preparation for the new school year; schools who have joined our commission scheme can improve the amount of commission they earn this year by ensuring that parents know about our name labels AND the fundraising number they need to quote when they order. Of course, that means that you need to make parents aware of the scheme NOW – before you break up for summer.

We provide parent leaflets to our school and PTA partners to help them inform parents about the Stikins ® commission scheme completely free of charge; all you have to do is let us know how many you need. Schools can request leaflets for their new intake only or request enough to hand out to the entire school. Handing out these leaflets at the end of term is a quick and easy way to make sure parents have the information they need to hand when they come to place their orders over the summer break (and provide a reminder of the Fundraising Number they need to quote).

To request your leaflets, simply fill in our online School Request Form or contact our Customer Service Team.

Schools – Reasons To Be Cheerful (& Join The Stikins ® Fundraising Scheme)

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Fundraising is an important activity for schools and PTAs and we know that most schools and PTAs are already juggling a multitude of different schemes and projects – which doesn’t leave much time and/or money to spend researching and implementing new fundraising opportunities.

Which is why we’ve designed our commission scheme to be as simple as possible to register and participate.

In fact, we do most of the work on your behalf; all you need to do is decide how much time you want to spend promoting the scheme to parents. Our scheme is completely free to join and run and our one step registration process gives you access to fundraising that will run all year round – leaving you free to spend time on other projects.

What you need to do:

  • Decide To Join!
    If you’re not sure if our commission scheme is right for you, we’ve put together an information pack that explains exactly how it all works (along with a few samples for you to take a look at). We’ve created a Fundraising Guide and PowerPoint Presentation for you to use if you need to present this fundraising opportunity to (and get the approval of) a school board or PTA group. You can also get in touch with our Customer Service Team if you have any questions or queries about how it works.
  • Register!
    Simply fill in our one-step Registration Form and we will allocate your school or PTA with a unique fundraising number.
  • Let Parents Know!
    You will earn commission on all orders we receive where your fundraising number is quoted so all you need to do is make sure that parents know the right number to quote when they order.It’s up to you how much time and resources you put into this BUT we do offer a number of (completely free) resources to help you get started:

    REQUEST PARENT LEAFLETS: these leaflets are a quick and simple way to let parents know about name labels AND the fundraising opportunity they provide AND give them the all-important fundraising number they need to use.

    Simply get in touch or fill in our Request Leaflets Form online to request as many leaflets as you need.

    WRITE A LETTER TO PARENTS: you may also wish to send out a letter (or email) to let parents know about how the scheme works, about how useful name labels can be in fighting the problem of Lost Property, and/or to let them know about the projects that will be supported by the commission they help to generate.

    We have example letters on our website written by existing members of our commission scheme, which you can use as a starting point or guide for creating your own.

    ADD A LINK ON YOUR WEBSITE: adding a link on your school or PTA website is a great way to make parents aware of name labels and the chance to earn commission for the school AND make it even easier for parents to place an order. They simply follow the link directly from your site to ours and it is possible to set up a link that will automatically add your fundraising number to the orders that parents place by following the link – so you’ll always earn commission on those orders even if parents forget to enter the number themselves. We have a guide to adding this link on our “Linking Your Site To Us” page along with a form you can use to let us know that you’ve added your link.
    When you add a link to your website, we also DOUBLE THE COMMISSION RATE you earn from 15% to 30%!

What we do:

  • Assign You A Fundraising Number
    Once you’ve filled in our Registration Form, we’ll get you set up on our system and send you your Fundraising Number.
  • Process Orders & Provide Customer Service
    Parents place their orders directly with us and we handle everything to do with processing and despatching orders and providing customer support and service as required.
  • Provide Free Resources To Help You Boost The Amount Of Commission You Earn
    We’ve created a range of free resources to help you promote this fundraising scheme to parents, which can be found on our “Really Useful Downloads” page. You can also use our “School Request” page to request Parent Leaflets or to take advantage of our Stikins ® Sample Offer (available in May & June only).
  • Track Your Commission Earnings Throughout The Commission Year
    We keep track of all the orders received where your Fundraising Number has been quoted; we also provide a Tracking Service so you can keep an eye on how much commission you’ve earned so far.
  • Send Out A Commission Cheque In October
    Our commission year runs from 1st October to 30th September and we send out cheques once a year in October.

You can find all of our fundraising information and resources by visiting our site, clicking on the purple “Fundraising” button on the left hand side and selecting the links you need.

School FAQ – The Whys & Hows Of Adding A Link To Your Website

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

As part of our commission scheme, we offer schools the opportunity to boost their rate of commission to 30% simply by adding a link on the school or PTA website to our website – www.stikins.co.uk.

These links produce a variety of benefits for our school and PTA partners, so we thought it was high time we wrote an FAQ special all about why and how to add this link.

WHY SHOULD WE ADD A LINK?
These links benefit both the school/PTA and parents who need to order name labels for their children’s belongings.

In addition to doubling your commission rate, adding a link to your website makes it extremely quick and easy for parents to order name labels. They don’t need to search for or navigate to our website themselves – they simply visit our site directly from yours – which will boost the number of parents who order name labels in this way.

More parents ordering will increase the amount of commission you earn AND has the added benefit of increasing the numbers of pupils who have their belongings labelled, which will benefit the school by reducing the amount of lost property you have to deal with.

You can also increase the likelihood of parents ordering name labels by thinking carefully about where on your site you add a link. For example, if your website has a school uniform page then parents will be more likely to buy name labels because they are ordering new items of school uniform (and don’t fancy having to replace them in a few weeks because they’ve gone missing) OR, if you have your link on a PTA fundraising page, parents may be more likely to place an order because they know about the projects that they will be helping to support.

Another benefit is the fact that you can create a link that will AUTOMATICALLY add your fundraising number to the order that parents place using your link; this means that even if a parent completely forgets about adding the number or simply can’t remember what the right number is, the order will still count towards your commission total.

HOW DO WE ADD A LINK?
Adding a link to the school or PTA website is something that your webmaster will be able to do quickly and simply. However, we like to make sure that our commission scheme really is as simple as possible to run, which is why we’ve created a page on our site called “Linking Your Site To Us” to explain exactly how you can add a link to your website.

There are two types of links that you can choose to add:
Banner Links: this kind of link is an image that parents click on to visit our site.
We have included a Code Generator on our site to create the HTML code required to add this to your site – all you need to do is enter your School Fundraising Number and select the type of image you prefer (we offer four different sizes so you can choose one that will fit neatly onto your site); this code can then be copied and pasted to add the banner link to the page (or pages) of your choice.

Text Links: this kind of link is a line of text embedded with a hyperlink that parents click on to visit our site.
The hyperlink text takes the following form: https://www.stikins.co.uk/?PARTNER=12345 (where the 12345 is replaced with your unique fundraising number).

Both of these types of links will automatically add your fundraising number to the order placed when a parent uses your link to reach our website.

HOW DO WE CLAIM OUR 30% COMMISSION?
Simply fill in the form at the bottom of our “Linking Your Site To Us” page!

We will verify that your link is up and working correctly and then update your rate of commission from 15% to 30%. We’ll also backdate this higher rate of commission so ALL orders placed quoting your fundraising number during the current commission year (even if you add your link right before the commission year is due to end) will earn the top rate of commission.

During May and June this year, you’ll also be able to request free samples of our Stikins ® name labels for your ENTIRE school if you have a link on your school or PTA website.

To get started with adding a link to your site simply visit our “Linking Your Site To Us” page; if you have any questions about adding a link or if you have any issues adding your link, please contact our Customer Service Team for help.

Schools – Find Out More About Fundraising With Stikins ® In Our Fundraising Guide

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

If your school or PTA isn’t sure about whether or not our fundraising scheme is the right opportunity for them, we highly recommend taking a look through our Fundraising Guide.

Last year, we spent some time researching and reviewing the results that our existing school partners were getting from their participation in our commission scheme and we used our findings to put together a Fundraising Guide to help newcomers understand exactly how easy it is to take part.

We’ve recently revised our Fundraising Guide to bring it bang up to date for 2016 and it’s a great resource to find out exactly how our scheme works and how it can benefit your school and/or PTA. The guide features information about how our commission scheme works, about our name label products, and tips and advice for getting the best possible results from your participation.

  1. Quick Overview: a brief outline of who we are and the fundraising opportunity that we offer.
  2. Reasons To Be Cheerful: a shortlist of the benefits of joining our commission scheme.
  3. Getting Started: the THREE steps you need to follow to get registered, along with information about how we will keep you up to date on the commission you have earned and how/when you will receive your commission.
  4. Letting People In School Know: we’ve found that our more successful partners tend to be those who have gotten everyone on board; we’ve put together some information about our scheme for all of those involved (including Head Teachers, PTA Members, and Teachers).
  5. Product Information: this section gives you information about our name labels including what they look like, how they work, pack and pricing information, despatch and delivery information, ordering details, and the contents sent out with each order.
  6. Commission Booster Plan: a large part of our investigation last year was to find out why (and how) some schools were achieving higher commission totals than others. We’ve taken the experiences of our existing partners and used them to create a selection of helpful tips to help new and existing members of our commission scheme get the very best results from their fundraising efforts including; “6 Small Things That Make A Huge Difference”, how to take advantage of the “Back-To-School Opportunity”, and our top tips for “Avoiding Catastrophic Failure!”.
  7. Useful Links and Contacts: we’ve put together a special “Fundraising” section on our website, which contains all of our information and resources for schools and PTAs who want to join our commission scheme. We’re also happy to talk to schools and PTAs to discuss any questions or queries they may have about joining and participating in our commission scheme.

You can find our Fundraising Guide online on our Really Useful Downloads page. Alternatively, visit our School Requests page or contact our customer service team to request a Fundraising Information Pack; each pack contains a copy of our Fundraising Guide along with samples of our name labels, parent leaflets, and A4 posters.