The holidays are finally approaching and now is a great time to make sure of those final details, including the back to school equipment order. Doing this early, quickly and for the least possible cost will surely help you to relax during your well-earned summer break.
Follow our advice and you will save a huge amount for your school when buying in bulk this summer. Below are some key points when contemplating a bulk purchase in preparation for your return in September…
Avoid buying in bulk without a promotion code
Everybody loves a discount, we search for codes when we are shopping for clothes, event tickets, cars or anything, so why should educational supplies be different? With us, we reward our customers when they choose to buy in bulk.
All you need to is quote “BTSD” when making your order and you can save according to our tiered discount structure: 15% off orders over £7,000 / 10% off orders between £2,500 – £7,000 / 5% off orders between £500 – £2,500*.
Make sure you have a big enough stockroom
We understand that space is at a premium in most establishments, but if you can utilise more space in cupboards and classrooms as well as emptying out any old material from the stockrooms, then it will save you more money. Collect items that need the smallest amount of space and you could save a fortune over the year, for example:
43g Pritt glue sticks (200 pack) x 3, stocked for use over the year @ £184.99 each = £554.97 for 600 sticks
43g Pritt glue sticks (24 pack) x 25, bought as used over the year @ £29.99 each = £749.75 for 600 sticks
Save £194.78 per year just for utilising a small amount of extra space, you can begin to imagine the savings if you managed to do this for other items such as exercise books, board markers, handwriting pens or paper…
Collate orders if possible, the more the better
When using a tiered discount offer such as ours, ask everyone to chip in. Every teacher, any other offices, facilities staff, catering staff, literally anyone who may need a bulk product order. Grouping a large order will ALWAYS save you money in the long run so it doesn’t hurt to try and save together, after all you’re all under the same roof! Plan things in advance and you and your establishment will be very glad you did at the end of the financial year.
Never bulk buy an item you haven’t tried before
The last thing you want is to be left with a whole load of product that isn’t exactly suited to your needs, so try buying a small amount of products to test with your school before making a bulk purchase. You need to know that the products will work for you, your students and teachers for the next few months!
*See our full terms and conditions for this offer at https://www.glsed.co.uk/help-and-advice/about/back-to-school/