December 30, 2010

Oliver's Labels - Review

Their Story

Hello! I'm Debbie, owner of Oliver's Labels. Oliver, my sister Marla's son, is my inspiration for my business.

When Ollie was young, Marla lived in New York City with her husband. When I would come to visit, Marla and I would go exploring the city by foot, with Ollie in his stroller. Like any young child, Ollie just loved to wiggle out of his shoes and toss them out the side of the stroller. Fortunately, we would usually notice soon enough, retrace our steps, and find his tiny shoe somewhere on the sidewalk. I knew there would be a time when we would not be so lucky.

That's when I got the idea to make some simple, homemade labels with Ollie's name and phone number on them. I stuck them on his bottle, inside his shoes, and on anything else Ollie decided he was bringing with him that day.

One day when I was back in my hometown (Toronto, Canada), I got a very excited phone call from Marla. “You will never believe what happened!” she exclaimed. It turned out that as usual, on one of their excursions, Oliver had managed to maneuver out of one of his brand new Nike runners. Marla was so disappointed, having only discovered it missing once they got home. Later that day a woman from the Bronx called saying that she had found the shoe! The shoe was returned and I was so delighted that my labels worked! Marla was so delighted at having saved a $60 pair of shoes!

By the time that Oliver started daycare, attending class with 15 other children, I started thinking about my labels again. This time, I used my 6 years of experience in the printing industry to design a label that would be both waterproof and beautiful. I then came up with the Found-it Tracking System™ to avoid sharing personal information (like a phone number) with strangers. Marla put them on his water bottle, books, and of course his shoes. His stuff always comes home with him. His teachers appreciate the time they save, always knowing what belongings are his. And Ollie’s classmates' parents started to ask Marla where they could get these same labels, both for their own children, and as birthday gifts for their children’s friends.

And so, my business was born.

With Ollie as my inspiration, I bring you Oliver’s Labels! How kids’ stuff finds its way home!

Our Thoughts

I must say I'm a skeptic. I've always known that stickers and water don't mix. I was however pleasantly surprised that Oliver's Labels proved me wrong! We received these labels just in time for a Christmas trial. I was most excited to use them on B & C's cups. B loves to make sure that both cups get put in the fridge after every meal so as not to waste any, my pregnant brain however has a really hard time remembering which cup belongs to which child even if I specifically grab 2 different colors. I was wondering how I was ever going to know when the babysitter is here and we're at school over the next few months. Thankfully Oliver's Labels has solved our problem. 

Oliver's Labels are absolutely adorable. We received a trial package for each boy in the transportation theme. I used one of the Mini Labels on each of the boys cups. They fit great and B loved having a sticker on his cup. He was even more excited when he realized that sticker had a car on it. (It will probably be a while before we quit hearing about this fact at the dinner table :) ). 
After that first use E kept asking me, "are you sure you want these in the dishwasher?" We talked him into it and this is what they came out looking like. I really couldn't tell a difference. B's even has a small wrinkle in it from when I put it on and it didn't do a thing. I am so excited to get this on the rest of their cups and not worry about if I'm giving them back the right one anymore. 

I love Oliver's Labels. They were very helpful and friendly, shipping time was great, and everything is so cute! 

One of my other favorite things about Oliver's Labels is the Found-it system. Here's what they have to say about it.

Found-it™ Tracking System

Get your stuff back!

Found Something? Please click here.

What is it?

Found-it™ is Oliver's Labels exclusive, FREE online Lost-and-Found system.

How does it work?

We give you the option of printing a Found-it™ tracking system code on your labels (as seen in the example below). This unique code connects you to your item via your email address.

How do I get it?

You can choose to have a Found-it™ tracking code printed on your labels or tags when you are filling out the personalization information for the product you're ordering. It's as simple as checking a box. If you decide to participate inFound-it™ for one or more of the items in your cart, you will be asked for an email address for our Found-it™ tracking system when you check out.

Can I get my labels without Found-it™?

Your participation in Found-it™ is totally optional. It's a free value-added service we offer to all our customers.

What happens if I lose something?

If you ever lose an item with a Found-it™ tracking system code, have no fear! When someone finds it they will be prompted to go to a special page on our website (see "A" in diagram below) with instructions to enter the code on the label (see "B" in diagram below). We then match you to your Found-it™ tracking system code and send you a notification email right away. Oliver’s Labels acts as an intermediary between you and the finder so you never have to share any of your personal information!

What does it look like?

Found-it™ tracking system label illustration

Summery of features you can include on your labels are:
  • allergies notes
  • custom colors & fonts
  • pictures
  • Found-It code
Please visit Oliver's Labels today and don't worry about loosing your child's (or your) things again.

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