Everyone likes a choice right? If we all did things the same way life would be pretty boring.
Ordering personalised items for several people can be a challenge. Imagine how challenging that can be when the order is for a whole school class, or even the complete year group!
At the School Leavers Company our fantastic back office team like to make things simple for those ordering leavers hoodies. We offer two simple methods for placing your orders. All you have to do is decide which one best fits your requirements.
The two choices really come down to how the hoodies will ultimately be paid for. Lot’s of schools or PTA’s opt to purchase leavers hoodies on behalf of the students, meaning payment is then based on a single invoice. Other schools and organisers ask that the students to pay for the hoodies (yeah yeah, we know it’s most likely the parents that are actually making the payment), this equates to multiple independent payments.
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But first – The Hoodie
Before we get into the ordering method, it’s important to note that certain decisions will need to be made about the leavers hoodies you would like the students to have. We have multiple designs both front and back to choose from. A choice of fonts. A huge range of colours. And then there’s different types of hoodie such as our classic hoodie, two tone hoodies and even full zip hoodies.
Most schools prefer to fix several of these choices before orders are opened up to students. For example a lot of schools prefer to choose a specific colour of hoodie.
You can see the full range of choices available on the website
The Online Shop
We’ll set up your own personalised shop where individuals can view their design, order and pay for their own hoodies – what could be easier!
Requesting to open an Online Shop:
We ask you to complete a simple form which gives us the information we need to set up your online shop. We send you a username and password which you can then share with your students.
Each student orders securely online:
Each student logs in to the online shop, they make the choices which you have agreed they can change (example: the addition of their nickname, or perhaps a choice of colour). They can then order and pay for their hoodie online. meaning you don’t have to handle any money or orders yourself.
We process your order & deliver!
The online shop will have a closing date when students need to have placed their order by. We will then send you an artwork approval form which contains all the names and options which were ordered by the students. Once you approve the artwork our factory will swing into action producing your order. Orders are shipped around 3 weeks after artwork approval.
The Online Form
With this option we create you a form that you log in to and fill in online. You can come back to the form as often as you need to until you have input all the info about the students.
Requesting an Online Order Form:
We’ll ask you to provide some basic information. We will then set-up a bespoke form for you. You will access the form via a secure login.
Complete your Order Online:
You can log in to your form as often as you need. You will need to supply details such as sizes, student names, quantities, colour choices etc. The more options you give your students, the more data you will need to collect. When you’ve finished simply press ‘Confirm Order’ which will then submit the order to our team for final processing.
We process your order & deliver!
Once we have received your Finance Approval Form we’ll process your order for delivery by courier in around 3 weeks.
A note on delivery dates!
Delivery dates can be shorter or longer depending on the time of year, as you can imagine we are at our busiest in May and June which can mean orders take longer to process. The earlier you can get your order completed the less your students have to wait to receive their hoodies. Lot’s of schools have now started to order much earlier so that their students can wear their hoodies during the last few months of school.
Our standard free delivery is based on bulk shipment direct to the school or organiser. But now you can also choose to make covid secure home deliveries available so that students can receive the garment directly to their door.
So it really is that simple!
It really is that easy to get your order in place. This short video breaks down the facts you need to know to place your school leavers hoodie order.
Don’t delay, get your order started today.