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Schools – Have You Requested Your Free Samples Yet?

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Once again, we’re offering schools and PTAs the chance to boost their fundraising totals by requesting free printed samples of our Stikins ® name labels to hand out to parents. In the past, we’ve found that these samples are a really effective way to get more parents to actually buy and use name labels on their children’s school uniform and equipment – which will both reduce the amount of lost property that your school has to deal with and boost the amount of commission that you earn through the Stikins ® fundraising scheme.

This year, we’re offering free samples to schools in May, June, and September – which means that there are only a few weeks left to request your samples before the summer break.

All you need to do is to request your samples (by emailing us or by filling in our online Request Form) and send us an Excel spreadsheet containing the names you need printing (with the first names in the first column and the surnames in the second column).

If your school has data protection guidelines in place that prevent you from sending full names you can also request samples printed with class names, initials, or just first names or initials and surnames. We only use the spreadsheet of names for the purpose of printing your samples; once your samples have been printed, the spreadsheet is completely deleted from our system.

We pack each sample individually with its own set of instructions and information leaflet. You can request samples for your new intake (who will be starting in September) OR – if you have added a link to your school or PTA website – you can request free samples for the whole school (this offer is available once per school but you can request samples for new intake each year).

Many schools like to send out welcome packs to new starters with information about the school and school uniform requirements, which provides an excellent way to introduce Stikins ® name labels to parents.

Visit our website to Find Out More about our fundraising scheme or to request your Free Samples (and to register if you haven’t already!).

Schools – Have You Requested Your Free Stikins ® Samples Yet?

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

This year, we’re offering schools the chance to receive five free Stikins ® samples for their new intake, with schools who have added a link to their website being eligible to request free samples for the ENTIRE school AND their new intake.

This offer is only available during May and June so time is running out to request your free samples (if you haven’t already done so). Don’t worry if you don’t think you have time – it’s extremely quick and simple to request your samples and we get them printed and packed individually so they’re really easy to distribute quickly before the end of term.

You can request your samples by filling in our simple Online School Request Form or by getting in touch with our Customer Service Team. Simply let us know that you want to request your free samples and then send us an Excel spreadsheet with the names you need printing (please enter the first names in the first column and the surnames in the second column; if you are requesting samples for the whole school you can add the class or year groups in a third column and we’ll make sure your labels are packed into these groups for you).

We will only use this list for the purpose of printing your samples; as soon as your labels have been printed, the list will be completely deleted from our systems.

If your school is unable to release pupils’ names due to your school’s data or privacy policy, simply let us know how many samples you need and we’ll create a set of free samples that are printed with the school name only.

Sending out these samples is a wonderfully easy way to show parents exactly how easy it is to get into the habit of using name labels and how well they work when it comes to making sure that all of their children’s belongings make it home safe and sound – which reduces the amount of time and resources you have to waste on Lost Property and allows parents to avoid having to pay to replace items that are probably only a few months (or days!) old.

To request your free sample, please visit our School Request page or contact our Customer Service Team by phone or email. 

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.

It’s Now Even EASIER To Register Your School & Request Helpful Extras To Fundraise With Stikins ®

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

We’ve always aimed to provide products and services that make life easier – for parents AND school staff members alike.

Our name labels are designed to be as quick and easy to use as possible so parents can get on with the more important (and fun) things in life, while our fundraising scheme is designed to be as simple and fuss-free as possible so school staff and PTA members can raise money for the school without needing to give up a whole chunk of their precious time and resources.

With this aim in mind, we’ve implemented a few small changes to the Schools Section of our website to make it easier for schools and PTAs to find and/or request the resources they need.

Our Schools Section is now simply called “Fundraising”; all of our information and free resources for schools and PTAs can be found here. Simply click on the purple “Fundraising” button on the left hand side of our site and choose from the links in the drop down list.

We’ve also simplified the way schools and PTAs request information and resources (and register) on our website. We’ve set up one easy-to-use “Requests Form”, which schools and PTAs can use to do ANY of the following:

  • Request Fundraising Information
    To find out more about our fundraising scheme and our name labels, you can use this option to request a Fundraising Information Pack to help you decide if you would like to join. The pack contains a copy of our Fundraising Guide (containing information about our products, how the scheme works, and our “Commission Booster Plan” full of tips and advice) along with samples of our name labels, parent leaflets, and A4 posters.
  • Register Our School / PTA
    Use this option to join our commission scheme and receive the all-important unique fundraising number that parents will use to earn commission for your school and/or PTA each time they order name labels from us.
  • Request Parent Leaflets
    We provide our fundraising partners with parent leaflets completely free of charge; these leaflets are a simple way to make parents aware of name labels as a useful tool to reduce lost property and raise money for the school. You can request leaflets for a single class only (e.g. new intake), ask for a few spares to keep in the office or school shop, or request enough leaflets for the entire school.
  • Request Free Samples
    During May and June, we are offering schools the chance to request free printed samples of our Stikins ® name labels to hand out to the new intake in preparation for the new school year. We’ve found that parents are much more likely to actually use name labels when they are able to see for themselves how easy they are to use and how well they work.

We’re also happy to talk directly to schools and PTAs to discuss any questions or queries you might have; simply contact our Customer Service Team by phone or by email and we’ll do our best to help.

Presenting The Return Of Our Free Name Label Sample Offer For The New Intake Of 2016

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

We’ve had great feedback from schools who’ve found that parents are much more enthusiastic about using name labels once they’ve been able to see and try them for themselves – which benefits the school by both increasing the amount of school uniform and equipment that is securely labelled (reducing the amount of Lost Property that they have to deal with) AND increasing the amount of commission they receive.

This year, we will be producing free samples for schools during May and June in preparation for the new intake who will be arriving in September.

You can request your free samples either by filling in our new online Request Form or sending us an email.

Simply provide us with your school details along with the names of your new intake (we recommend sending an Excel spreadsheet with the first names in the first column and the surnames in the second column) and we will get your samples printed, packed, and delivered to the school directly.

Each pupil will receive FIVE Stikins ® labels printed with their name and individually packed with a set of Instructions For Use and a parent leaflet with information about how to place an order.

If you are an existing member of our commission scheme and have a link set up on your school or PTA website to our website then you can choose to request free samples for the entire school; simply include all of the names in your spreadsheet and we will produce free Stikins ® samples for all of your pupils – if you include class groups in your spreadsheet, we will pack your samples by classes so they’re easier to hand out. 

The spreadsheet of names will be used only for the purposes of personalising the samples and will be completely deleted from our system as soon as the samples have been printed and packed.

If you have any problems with requesting personalised samples due to your school’s data privacy policy, we are more than happy to send out generic samples that are printed with the school name or class names only.

If you wish, you can handout your samples with a covering letter from the school, explaining a bit more about the benefits of using name labels, how these name labels can raise money for the school, and perhaps even a bit of detail about the specific projects that will be supported by the commission you earn (to raise awareness of and support for these projects to help you reach your targets that much faster!). We have a number of example letters on our website, which you can use as a starting point or guide for your own letter.

To request your free samples, simply visit the Fundraising Section of our website and select the “School Request” page.

What’s New For Spring/Summer 2015

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

You might have noticed that we’ve made quite a few updates and announcements recently, so here’s a quick recap to get you all caught up – just in case you missed anything!

  • BRAND NEW NAME LABEL PRODUCT: SILVER STIKINS ®
    This product is a silver version of our existing Stikins ® name label product and uses the same vinyl and advanced adhesive to create a simple stick on name label – in a brand new shade of silver! These name labels are available in the same four pack sizes as our existing product AND cost exactly the same as the white Stikins ® – when placing your order, you simply need to select your preferred colour: White or Silver.
  • BRAND NEW FUNDRAISING GUIDE FOR SCHOOLS/PTAS
    Our brand new guide includes; a brief overview of Label Planet and our commission scheme; the benefits of joining our commission scheme; the steps to follow to get registered and earning commission; advice on letting people know about the scheme; information about our name label products (including product information, packs and pricing information, despatch and delivery information, and ordering information); our Commission Booster Plan (to get the best from your fundraising); example letters for raising awareness amongst parents; and all of the website links and contact information you might need.
  • BRAND NEW PARENT LEAFLETS
    We’ve given our leaflets a bit of a redesign and brought them bang up to date. The new version is available to download from our website if you find that you need an extra copy.
  • BRAND NEW FUNDRAISING MATERIALS (GUIDE/POSTER/EXAMPLE LETTERS)
    We do our best to help our commission partners get as much out of our fundraising scheme as possible; one of the ways we do this is providing additional materials free of charge to help promote the fundraising scheme AND the reference number of the school. Our new materials include a Fundraising Guide (with information, advice, and tips), a Noticeboard Poster, and example Covering Letters to raise awareness of the scheme amongst parents.
  • BRAND NEW WEBSITE ADDRESS
    Customers can now reach our website either by visiting www.stikins.co.uk as usual or by using our all new URL: www.stikins.co.uk.
  • RETURN OF THE FREE SAMPLES OFFER
    We’re running our free Stikins ® sample offer once again; we will print five Stikins ® for every pupil in your school to help promote our fundraising scheme amongst parents. Simply get in touch with us to request your samples. Please note that this offer is only available until the END OF JUNE.

Schools: Free Samples Of Stikins ® Name Labels For All Pupils

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Yes, we’ve had such a great response to our free sample offer over the last couple of years that we’re delighted to announce this offer is available once again.

We will print FIVE free Stikins ® samples for every pupil in your school; each sample is individually packed along with a parent leaflet, which gives parents information about what our products are and how to order.

Requesting a free sample boosts the number of parents who go on to purchase name labels, which will earn more commission for your school. Most parents are much more likely to go on to purchase something when they have received a sample that they can test for themselves.

TO RECEIVE YOUR FREE SAMPLES:
Get in Touch and let us know:

  • The type of sample you prefer; we offer three types of samples:
  1. Samples printed with the school name only
  2. Samples printed with class/form names
    [Please let us know the class/form names and how many of each you need.]
  3. Samples printed with individual pupils’ names
    [To request personalised samples, simply email us an Excel spreadsheet with the first names in the first column and the surnames in the second column. This file will only be used for the purposes of printing your free samples and will be deleted entirely from our system as soon as your samples have been printed.]
  • If you wish to have the samples delivered to the school directly or if you would like them sending to a nominated address.

We will then get your samples printed, packed, and despatched as early as we can.

If you are requesting free samples for new intake packs and need to have the samples ready by a certain date, please notify us of this when you request your samples.

Please note: our free Stikins ® samples are available to request between April – June 2014.

[Please note that for schools who have already taken up our offer and had free samples for the ENTIRE school, we will offer free samples for new intake pupils only.]

Calling All Schools – Have You Requested Your Free Samples Yet?

Friday, July 11th, 2014

There is still time before the holidays for us to send free printed name label samples and a leaflet/order form for every pupil in your school.

Leaflets are printed with your school number and whenever your school number is quoted by parents ordering name labels up to 25% commission is generated for school funds (which is paid once a year in October).

The samples can either be personalised with each child’s name or printed with the school name or class names.

It’s easy to request your labels: simply visit our website to get started or give us a call on 01270 668076.

Schools & PTAs – Did You Know?

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Yes, we are running our free STIKINS ® samples for schools once more!

We will send five free STIKINS ® for every pupil in your school, individually packed with instructions and a leaflet.

You get to choose the kind of sample you want:
– Personalised samples printed with each child’s name
– Generic samples printed with the school name and/or class names
– Samples printed with sequential numbers

All you need to do is:

[1] Register your school – https://www.stikins.co.uk/schools-pta-registration.php

[2] Send us an email or give us a call to request your sample. You’ll need to let us know how many samples you want and what you want printing. If you are opting for the personalised samples, you’ll need to email us with an excel sheet of the names you need printing, with the first names in the first column and the surnames in the second column. You can also add the class names in the third column if you wish, so that we can group the samples by class to speed up the distribution process once you receive the samples.

[3] Distribute the labels when they arrive!

If you have any questions, or to request your sample, please do get in touch.

Please note: if your school or PTA has already requested free samples we cannot send free samples for the whole school again, although we are happy to provide samples for the new intake.

Calling All Schools! – Have You Requested Your FREE Samples Yet?

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Just a quick reminder to all of the schools out there that we are offering free STIKINS ® samples to every pupil in your school – all you have to do is request them!

WHAT (will I receive)?

Each pupil gets:
– Six STIKINS ®.
– Instructions For Use.
– Information/Order Leaflet.

HOW (do I request a sample)?
1. Register your school – Register Here.
2. Request your sample – get in touch to let us know which sample you want to request. You can have your samples printed with the school name, with class/form names, or personalised with each child’s name – to request personalised samples, you will need to email us with an Excel sheet of the names you need printing.
3. Distribute your samples once they arrive.

[In the background we will print your samples (and delete your Excel sheet from our systems), pack your samples individually, and get them despatched to you.]

WHY (should I request a sample)?
Parents can see and test their samples for themselves so they know exactly what our name labels are like and how they work.
You will be registered in our commission system and you can start earning straight away – and you don’t have to go to great lengths to raise money. Simply let parents know your school code and let them get ordering!