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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. 

Half Term Is Nearly Here But Never Fear; We’ve Got Name Labels For ALL Your Kids’ Gear!

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Yes, the first half term of the school year is almost already over and we’re hurtling with ever increasing speed towards Christmas, which means that it’s a good time to slow down and take stock of your children’s pile of school uniform and equipment to see if you need to make a half term (top up) order of name labels to see you through the next few weeks (and, hopefully, beyond!).

You might already be a name label convert who simply needs to stock up their stash, has been handed a new list of required uniform and/or equipment for the next half term, has found a few items that somehow escaped your September labelling session, or perhaps you need to replace a few items that have (somehow) already been outgrown or damaged beyond repair (in some apparently inexplicable manner). Alternatively, you might be someone who hasn’t tried name labels yet but wants to give them a go after a disastrous half term of things going missing.

Here at Label Planet, we despatch all of our name label orders on the same day (Monday to Friday, up to 3pm) so you can rest assured that your name labels will be on their way to you in no time at all – and you can get everything labelled in a flash and then get on with making the most of your half term holiday.

You can place an order online anytime or give us a call (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm); our Stikins ® name labels are the perfect name label solution for busy families who have a lot of stuff but not a lot of time to spend labelling it all. Our multipurpose name labels simply stick on and stay on – and you can label clothing and fabric items (apply your labels to the wash-care label only) or onto a whole range of personal items and school kit, including bags and shoes (do not apply your labels beneath the heel of the foot), books and stationery kits, P.E. equipment, arts and music supplies, and phones and tablets.

Visit our website now to place a quick and easy online order or contact our Customer Service Team to place an order by phone.

FAQ – How Do I Order Stikins ® & Trons ®?

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

We try to make our name labels as convenient as possible in as many ways as possible so busy parents and families can get their stuff labelled quickly and easily and then get on with the more important things in life – and we’ve applied this to our ordering process as well.

You can choose to order online, by phone, or by post – so you can choose the method that is most convenient for you:

Visit our website ( and get started by visiting our Stikins ® name labels product page or our Trons ® name transfers product page. Simply follow the instructions on the relevant product page to select the product/pack size you prefer and enter the text you would like printing on your labels. Enter your billing/delivery information and then choose to make payment by credit/debit card or via your PayPal account.

By Phone:
Call our customer service team (01270 668076) and let us know what products/pack sizes you would like to order, the text you would like printing, and what your delivery address is – payment can be made by credit/debit card.

By Post:
We also have a parent leaflet, which includes a postal order form. These leaflets are included with each order we send out, are distributed to parents by schools and nurseries who have joined our commission scheme, and you can also download a copy from our website. Simply write out the details of the products/pack sizes you would like to order, the text you would like printing, and your delivery address and post the order form to us along with a cheque for payment.

If you have any questions about ordering name labels from us, would like assistance with placing an order, or have any problems with placing an order, please get in touch with our Customer Service Team who will be happy to help.

FAQ – What Does A Pack Of Name Labels Include?

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Both our Stikins ® name labels and Trons ® name transfers are sold in “packs”, with customers being offered a choice of four pack sizes.

Each pack is individually packed along with a set of instructions for use, so that each pack gives you everything you need to use (and store) your Stikins ® and/or Trons ® as effectively as possible.

FAQs About Packs Of Name Labels:

1. What Pack Sizes Are Available & How Much Do They Cost?
Stikins ® name labels are available in FOUR pack sizes as follows:
N30 – 30 Stikins ® name labels – £6.00
N60 – 60 Stikins ® name labels – £8.50
N90 – 90 Stikins ® name labels – £10.50
N120 – 120 Stikins ® name labels – £12.50

Silver name labels are available in FOUR pack sizes as follows:
SN30 – 30 silver name labels – £6.00
SN60 – 60 silver name labels – £8.50
SN90 – 90 silver name labels – £10.50
SN120 – 120 silver name labels – £12.50

This summer, we also introduced TWO mixed packs as follows:
M120 – 60 Stikins ® name labels + 60 silver name labels – £10.50
M240 – 120 Stikins ® name labels + 120 silver name labels – £18.50

Trons ® name transfers are available in FOUR pack sizes as follows:
T35 – 35 Trons ® name transfers – £6.00
T70 – 70 Trons ® name transfers – £8.50
T105 – 105 Trons ® name transfers – £10.50
T140 – 140 Trons ® name transfers – £12.50

2. What Do I Get In A Pack & How Are They Packed?
Our packs are made up of sheets of either 30 Stikins ®, 30 silver name labels, or 35 Trons ® name transfers on each sheet. Our Stikins ® are packed into plastic wallets, which have Instructions For Use printed on the back, while our Trons ® are packed into plastic wallets, along with a set of Instructions For Use and two sheets of silicon for each sheet of Trons ® (for use during application).

3. Can I Split A Pack?
No; all of the labels within a pack must be printed with the same text. You can, however, use one of our “alternative” suggestions to create a pack that you can share:

  • Just use your family surname (plus a contact number if you wish)
  • Use your family surname and a shared initial (if possible)
  • Add all of the names (for example, enter “Name 1 & Name 2” on the top line and “Surname” on the bottom line)
  • Add two full names and cut your labels in half (or, enter “Name/Initial 1 Surname Name/Initial 2” on one line and cut off one of the names/initials).

For more information about our name labels and name transfers, visit our Stikins ® Information & Trons ® Information pages, visit our Blog and FAQs page for more tips and advice, or visit our product pages (Stikins ® here & Trons ® here) to place an order.

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.


  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).

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:
(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.

FAQ – Can I Split A Pack Between Two (Or Three Or Four Or More) Names?

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

The Short Answer:
No; all of the labels within a single pack must be printed with the same text.

The Long(er) Answer:
No BUT you can get a bit creative with the text that you request so that you can SHARE a pack between two (or more) people.

Here are the most popular ways that our customers create packs of name labels that can be shared:

If you enter just your family surname, you can use your name labels for ANY member of your family, in the knowledge that any lost items will be returned to the right family (if not with the right individual).

You can choose to enter just your surname (select “Name on one line”) or you might want to combine this with a piece of contact information such as a phone number (enter your surname on one line and your phone number on the other line) or perhaps add a friendly message (e.g. “Please Return To”, “Property Of”, or “This Belongs To/The Surname Family”).

If your children share an initial, you could add this initial to help make your labels slightly more personal than adding a surname only AND to help avoid mix ups if your child shares their surname with another child in their class.

You could also choose to enter your surname on the bottom line and enter a blank space on the top line to leave yourself room to write in the name that you need a label for. This way you can decide exactly how many labels within a pack are used for each child. Make sure you use a suitable pen (for example, a laundry pen) so that whatever you write onto your labels will stay in place even after repeat trips through the washing machine.

There are a few ways to create individual name labels from a single pack by cutting your labels in half or by cutting off one end. For example, you could enter one full name on the top line and one full name on the bottom line and then cut your labels in two OR you could enter “name/initial 1” followed by “surname” followed by “name/initial 2” onto one line and then cut off one of the ends to create individual name labels.

If you absolutely want your children’s names to be on their labels and you don’t fancy cutting your labels apart, you can always opt for the simple option of adding all of the names onto your labels. Usually, our customers will do this by adding “Name 1 or Name 2” or “Name 1 & Name 2” to the top line and the surname to the bottom line; if you need to add multiple first names (especially if some or all of them are quite long), you may need to split the first names over the two lines rather than adding them all to the top line.

For more tips & advice, take a read through our Blog Posts or visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. To place an order for your own pack (or packs) of name labels, please visit our Stikins ® product page (to start with a pack of stick on name labels) or our Trons ® product page (to start with a pack of iron-on name transfers).

Helpful Extras Available From The Stikins ® & Trons ® Website

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

As well as placing an order online, you can also visit our website for a whole heap of helpful extras to help you get the most out of your Stikins ® name labels and Trons ® name transfers.

Stikins ® Information & Trons ® Information
These information pages give you a more detailed insight into what our name label products are like and how they work. If you haven’t tried our name labels before, or if you would like to know what makes our labels different from the rest, these pages are a good place to start.

Instructions For Use
Each set of name labels and name transfers that we despatch will be packed with its own set of Instructions For Use; however, if you would like to have an extra set to hand for “just in case” purposes, you can download a copy from our Instructions For Use page.

Parent Leaflets
These leaflets provide a little bit of information about us, our name labels, and how to order, along with an order form on the reverse side if you would like to make an order by post. While every order will include a parent leaflet, you can always download a copy if yours goes missing or if you would like to give a copy to friends or family – or even if you want to let your child’s school know about our labels (and our fundraising scheme that allows schools to raise money from sales of name labels).

Parent FAQs
Over the years, we’ve found that a few key questions tend to crop up again and again, so we’ve taken these questions (and their answers) and put them together to form our Frequently Asked Questions page; if you have a simple question or query about our products or placing an order with us, you’re more than likely to find the answer on this page.

Print Examples
Most parents are used to the idea of “sew-in” labels, which feature one line of text and are cut to the size of the name or information that has been requested. Our labels, however, are one size only (Stikins ® measure 30mm wide by 15mm high / Trons ® measure 35mm wide by 15mm high) and it is the font size that decreases to allow all of the requested characters to fit onto each label.

To help you visualise the font size that will be created by different amounts of text, we have created a page of print examples with different lengths of text arranged over our 1 Line or 2 Line layouts.

Obviously, if you’re reading this blog post you already know that we run a blog! Each week we add new posts full of hints and tips to help you order and use your name labels as effectively and efficiently as possible!

For the majority of people ordering online, having the chance to read reviews from existing customers is a really important part of the buying process. You can find out what experiences other people have had and make a more informed decision about the items that you order; you can view general reviews about us by clicking on the red “Reviews” buttons on the left and right hand sides of our site OR find product specific reviews by scrolling to the bottom of our Stikins ® and Trons ® product pages.

Contact Us
Finally, you can also use our site to find ALL of our contact information so if you do need to get in touch with us for any reason at all you can do so in a way that is most convenient for you. Whether you want to send us an email, give us a call, or even send us a letter, all of the details you need are on this page.

To take a look through our helpful extras for yourself, simply visit our website! Alternatively, if you find you have a question or query that isn’t answered on our site or if you would like to discuss an order, get in touch with our friendly Customer Service Team who will be happy to help!

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.