Frequently Asked Questions
Here is a list of our most frequently asked questions. It includes information about products: ordering, payment, delivery, printing and quality. There is also information on walk to school schemes, cycling and road safety. If you can't find what you need to know please contact us.
Q: How can I order?
Q: Is there a minimum order quantity?
A: For most stock products (ie not custom printed) there is no minimum order quantity, with two exceptions: zip clips have a minimum order quantity of 5 and t-shirts 50. For custom printed items there is a minimum order quantity which varies according to product, eg 50 for custom printed waistcoats, 500 for custom printed zip clips. See individual product descriptions for details.
Q: Is there a minimum order value?
No. Although for all orders under £25 there is a postage charge of £3.95 inc VAT (UK).
Q: How do I pay?
A: We accept payment by Paypal or debit/credit card for online orders. Some organisations can be invoiced and payment made by cheque or bank transfer (see below).
Q: Can you invoice my school/local authority?
A: Yes. We can invoice schools, state pre-schools, local authorities, police and other public sector organisations based in the UK. Payment terms are 15 days for schools and 30 days for local authorities. Payment can be made by electronic bank transfer, cheque, Paypal or debit/credit card.
Q: Can my school/local authority order online and be invoiced?
A: Yes. If you register your school/local authority we will set you up so you can order online and be invoiced. Once you have registered, logged in and made your order, select ‘payment by invoice’ at the payment stage.
Q: Can you invoice my business?
A: For businesses, charities and other non-public sector customers we can send a proforma invoice for payment with order. Payment can be made by electronic bank transfer, cheque, Paypal or debit/credit card.
Q: How much is postage?
A: Standard delivery is free within the UK for all orders over £25. For orders under £25 (inc VAT) delivery is £3.95 (inc VAT) per order.
Q: How long will it take to get my order?
A: We aim to despatch stock orders within two working days. Small orders are sent out by first class Royal Mail. Larger orders (usually orders over 2kg or over £100 value) are despatched by carrier service. Custom printed orders will take longer; details are in product descriptions and we can confirm expected delivery date once you have approved any layouts.
Q: I need the items urgently - how quickly can you deliver?
A: Contact us as we may be able to deliver quicker than usual if you need your order urgently.
Q: Will I get my order in time for my event?
A: Always let us know if you have a deadline or event you need your order by; we will let you know if we are able to meet this deadline when you order.
Q: Can I have waistcoats printed?
A: Yes. We offer a professional printing service - you can have your design printed with a one-colour screen print or full colour digital print in a choice of positions.
Q: Can I have other products printed?
A: Most products in our range can be printed.There is a minimum order quantity for printed products which varies according to product. Please see individual product information for details.
Q: Can I see what the print will look like before my items are printed?
A: Yes. For all custom printed orders we will email you an image of the print layout for your approval once you have ordered and before printing.
Q: What format does my artwork need to be for custom printing?
A: To print images ideally we need an eps or Illustrator file for artwork but we can sometimes work with high res jpeg images. If small changes are needed we can do this free of charge. See individual product descriptions for details on artwork requirements.
Q: How long will printed orders take?
A: It depends on the product and can vary from order to order. See individual product descriptions for more details. As a guide allow 3-4 weeks for printed waistcoats and 4-5 weeks for printed reflectors.
Q: Which products are made in the UK?
A: Many of our products are made in the UK. These are marked with a union jack symbol next to the product image and the country of manufacture is written in the product description.
Walk to School and Cycling Initiatives
Q: I’m starting a walking bus at my child’s school, what help can you give?
Q: How can I get more people to join our walk to school scheme?
Q: My child wants to cycle more; how can I make them safer?
A: We’ve lots of tips on how to make your child safer when cycling; see our Cycle section with information on cycle training, maintaining their bike, cycle helmet safety and being safe and seen. Keep bikes and cyclists bright with our range of high vis.
Q: I’m a teacher planning a class trip out to a city; how can I make my pupils safer?
A: Our high vis waistcoats are a great way to manage a group of pupils when out and about; helping you keep an eye on your group and helping drivers to see them.
Road Safety Education
Q: Can you come to our school fair and run a Brightkidz stall?
A: Sorry, we cannot come to schools to run stalls. However, our Reflector Shop Starter Pack is a great way for pupils to organise and run their own stall.
Q: My child’s school is having a Be Bright Day; what products do you recommend?
A: Let your child have a look through our product range to choose something that appeals to them. Popular items for Be Bright Days include high vis hoodies, stick on reflective tape, reflective badges and baseball caps.
Q: How can I teach children about being safe and seen?
A: See our Be Safe Be Seen information section for lots of information and activity ideas.
Any more questions? Ask us and we will be happy to help.