At the end of last year we introduced a new service so that parents can order school uniform for their children online.
I have been very pleased at how popular this is with our school customers. The have usually taken the option of offering the opportunity for parents to place their orders on line, we then embroider the garments, pack them fro each child and then deliver them to the school. We deliver once fortnightly to greatly reduce delivery costs – and of course carbon emissions!
Ordering online means that the school staff do not have to send out order forms, collect money, collate all the orders and then place a final order with us. Instead we set up a simple website for each school which shows only their uniform and then do the rest of the legwork leaving the teachers to teach.
The extra good thing for us is that it gives even more reason for potential new school customers to select us as their supplier. Along side this as we are just about the only supplier who are committed to holding stock of Fairtrade certified school uniform we are getting more and more schools coming on board. I am just about to write to the Fairtrade Foundation to update them on how well we are doing.
The Welsh and Scottish Fairtrade groups have been particularly active in letting school know about us – so a heartfelt thanks to them. It shows too …….we have many more schools who have selected Fairtrade school uniform who are based in Wales or Scotland.