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ORDER AND SHIP EARLY!  Orders may require longer lead times due to post-pandemic shipping and industry-wide supply chain challenges.
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Order And Ship Early!

A massive increase in online shopping and residential deliveries has created record-breaking shipment volumes for UPS, FedEx and USPS. They can't keep up with demand. This can add days to production and delivery times in some instances. As your partner, we are committed to providing you with the best possible experience and service. Planning ahead allows Staples Promotional Products to help you meet your desired timelines. If you have large orders and tight deadlines, please call customer service for extra planning and attention.

On-time delivery could require longer shipping lead times, so order early!

  • Delivery of in-stock orders may be delayed due to longer shipment transit times
  • Custom orders may be subject to double delays. Inventories may take longer to reach decorators. Once decorated, shipment to the customer can take longer too
  • Paying for expedited services no longer guarantees on-time delivery. Shippers have discontinued their “money-back” delivery time guarantees for the foreseeable future

Plan & order early!

While Staples is working with suppliers and freight carriers to secure priority processing, delays cannot be mitigated in all cases. Shipping carriers do not know when shipping volumes and capacities will normalize. We will keep you informed as volumes and shipping times improve.

Have a mandatory in-hands date?

Share it with customer service! They will know the best options to ensure timely delivery.

Order early if you can!

Build a few extra days into your timeline just in case.

Shipping to or from Southern California?

Order even earlier! That region is experiencing the longest delays.
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Branding: Education Edition

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Educating students is the most important initiative of your organization.

 

But it’s also important to provide education about your brand while ensuring it stays intact. The right marketing strategies can help you reach potential students, keep alumni engaged and help faculty and staff feel appreciated, all while promoting your institution.

 

Staples offers unparalleled protection and consistency. We value your brand and the integrity of your assets. All of our vendors are carefully vetted to ensure the highest quality product safety compliance and brand protection, keeping you worry-free on the representation of your brand.

 

No matter the specific goal, promotional merchandise can help you achieve higher levels of engagement from those that matter.

 

Attract new students

Whether your recruitment efforts are focused on the students themselves or their parents, it’s important to get your institution’s name out there. To accomplish this, make sure your school has a large presence at community events. Ensure that your branding is highly visible with logoed products that event attendees will keep and carry often, such as complimentary branded backpacks or bottles. Or consider logoed flash drives pre-loaded with information about your program to keep your institution top of mind.

 

Show school spirit

Your students and alumni should be proud of the education they received at your establishment. Help them show it with products they can use every day. All kinds of apparel, from branded T-shirts to polos and athletic wear, are great options. Also consider bumper stickers, magnets and even such supplies as pens, pencils or notebooks. These products can be offered for sale at campus bookstores or as incentives for alumni and community members who donate funds to your school.

 

Celebrate staff and faculty

Don’t miss the opportunity to show gratitude to those who truly ensure your program’s success: your faculty and staff. Foster a positive culture among your school community with appreciation gifts they’ll love. Sweatshirts make excellent gifts and allow your staff to show off their school pride. Also, be sure to reward employees for milestone service anniversaries with unique, branded gifts. High-quality writing instruments or plaques are perfect for just such situations.

 

Utilize the power of promotional merchandise to educate and raise awareness of your brand.