Friday, May 21, 2010

Product Review by My Wee View!

My Wee View is a wonderful website created by a lovely woman named Lynette who is both a wife and a mother. A while back Lynette was kind enough to write this amazing review about Oliver's Labels! Click Here to see our review live (and to check out the rest of Lynette's website!) or simply scroll down to read the full review.

From all of us here at Oliver's, thank you Lynette!

Like most companies, they start when Moms notice there is a need for something new. Oliver’s Labels is no exception. Well, there is a bit of an exception – Debbie, the owner of Oliver’s Labels started this business because her nephew was always loosing his stuff. So although Debbie is not Oliver’s Mom, she is one heck of an Auntie to start a business for her nephew.

Oliver was always losing things, since Debbie had years experience in the printing industry, she decided to make some labels for her nephew. But it didn’t end there. The labels actually have a tracking device. On each label there is a unique number and instructions to visit if the item is found. The finder can then type in the unique code and include their name, email address, and a description of the item they found. Then Oliver’s Labels will send you an email with the finders info. Your email address will never be sent to the finder, unless you contact them to retrieve the lost item. It’s quite a unique and neat system. Great for things for younger kids like jackets, but also good for the older kids who will lose cell phones and ipods!

I tested the system, and 48 hours later, I received an email from Oliver’s Labels letting me know that my lost item had been found!

I dealt with Helen at Oliver’s Labels, the process was very easy to get the labels. I simply had to tell Helen the name on the labels I would like and then pick a design. Oliver’s Labels has many different designs, for boys and girls, or just plain colours if your little one doesn’t want a picture on the label. When you visit the site make sure to check out all the labels, I thought there was only 1 page of designs, but there are 4. I received the fantasy labels with my daughters name on them just a few weeks later – complete with instructions.

Oliver’s Labels sent me their new line of labels, Stick-eez™- so instructions weren’t even really necessary because they are SO easy to use. Just peel and stick! I was sent a few different sizes of labels. I used the mini labels on my daughters sippy cup, it was very easy to peel off the sheet and put on the cup. The cup has been washed, used and well loved and the label remains! I was also sent the clothes Stick-eez™ labels. Once again, I just peel and stick. I put this on the clothing tag as the instructions suggested to make sure I would get the maximum bond. This label can go into the washer and dryer and it still remains on the shirt tag. No ironing, no sewing, just peel and stick. This is great becuasewe all know if somethings means putting extra work, we just wont do it! No extra work here, it’s easy as pie (easier). The hardest part is not sticking your fingers to the sticky part. I was also sent some shoe labels, however since my daughter is yet to be walking, I did not have the opportunity to test out how well these would work with a walking toddler.

I love the idea behind Oliver’s Labels, I could have used these when I was young (and maybe I should put something like this one some of my stuff now – like my purse – I seem to forget it everywhere). I will definitely be using these for my daughter, children’s items are so expensive. It’s great to have names on things, but what if someone finds your items and doesn’t know you? Then what, I guess it means you are out of luck!

Oliver’s Labels also has some great informative stickers for their labels as well, one of my favourites is the No Nuts. I have a co-worker whose son is severely allergic to peanuts. She has to make sure that everywhere shes goes she tells them about his nut allergy. This was especially important when he was too young to talk. How easy would it have been if all his clothing, shoe and backpacks has a label on it with his name and a picture with No Nuts? I think this is a great idea!

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