School Ready

Using the store can help you with your school stationery needs and also minimise interruptions to your normal routine or busy schedule.

School can be a wonderful place for young minds to learn about the world around them. Especially, with the right resources.

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Soon after New Years’ Day, our children would remind us about their school stationery list. We would then download the list and hunt for pens, paper, binders, highlighter, books etc. in shops to bring them home. Which was not that exciting when we had other priorities on our plate.

However, once we used online technology and home delivery we started saving time and energy. Instead of physically running around, we got our school stationery online and got more time and energy to do fun things instead.

After looking at a few online stores we found that suited our lifestyle. Not only because we were familiar with physically shopping there, but because we could also use our desktop, laptop, tablet and smartphone to get products delivered to our front door.

On the downside, the page was not easy to navigate. Instead of showing all the ‘Back to School’ items, the page only showed a large ad, a few items and some product categories. However, we did find items from our stationery list by hovering the mouse over the ‘Back to School’ tab at the top of the page, which popped up a larger list of products. Then it was a matter of clicking the page we wanted and selecting the item there.

Once we worked this out, we also found that as an ebay store, had other advantages:

  • they had the same “if you find an identical stocked item at a lower price, they’ll beat it by 5%” guarantee (excludes stock liquidations, clearance items, special orders and contract pricing),
  • their products were from their store and catalogue range,
  • they accepted payment by PayPal or Credit and Debit card (via PayPal),
  • they wanted to provide a positive online shopping experience, which most likely reflects why their Feedback from customers is 99.6% positive
  • delivery was quick and returns were meant to be relatively easy, and
  • they could be contacted via their 1300 OFFICE (633 423) number.

To our delight, we got the school stationery within two working days after we ordered, which was a pleasant surprise since they allowed 10 working days for delivery.

So, if you want to get on top of organising school stationery this year and still have time and energy to do other things, using might be what you need to assist your child (or children) get school-ready and also minimise interruption to your normal routine or busy schedule.

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