Many parts of the UK have been affected by snow and ice over the last few days. Down in Poole, Dorset where we’re based, we very rarely see snow, however we are also currently in the grips of ‘the beast from the east’!
Our team are doing their best to ensure orders carry on being dispatched as normal, however many roads are currently un-passable. The local trunk road, the A31, was also subject to military support on the night of Thursday 1st March causing delays to deliveries.
All orders placed on Thursday 1st March and Friday 2nd March will be subject to a 1-2 working day delivery delay as whilst we have been able to get orders to the depots both DPD and Royal Mail’s lorries have been stuck in the yards meaning nothing has been moving forward. We expect to be dispatching all orders on Monday 5th March as normal.
Depending on conditions in your local area there could still be onward delays however conditions appear to be improving across most of the UK.
Glow sticks can be a quick, easy way of making a few bob. You don’t have to necessarily go big either. The local firework display on Bonfire night, Summer Fairs, or even a nearby outdoor concert, these are just a few ideas to get you started up in selling these great, cheap and effective must-have party accessory.
There a few different ways of going about selling such items. Of course, there’s a free-standing stall or trailer, which you can brand and market. Or, another idea which maybe even more effective if you’re just starting out is becoming a vendor on foot.
Do the Research
Make sure you thoroughly research your chosen event, in particular the demographics, and the times of the event. A summer cake sale that runs from 10am – 2pm will have obvious flaws when it comes to selling glow related products – you don’t want to the summer sunlight to outshine you!
Try and get into an event that runs into the early hours, a big chunk of your sales will be pre nightfall, so bear that in mind when planning the vital logistics.
When it comes to glow products, there are some very different customers. In a nutshell you can kind of categorise your consumers into two sections; Kids, and the hardcore ‘ravers’. But saying that, it won’t stop the parents from getting a little glowingly envious, they might end up buying a Glow Stick Candle, Bunny Ears, Ear Rings or Sword! Anyway, the consumers will vary at each event so it should be a consideration as to the types of products you take to each event. As a suggestion; Glow Stick Tiaras and Glow Stick Caps for the kids, and for the Ravers maybe some LED Sound Reactive Glasses and Glow Batons. Whereas the Glow Sticks, well.. EVERYBODY loves a Glow Stick right?
Also, make sure you work out the logistics, plan everything well in advance. The journey time, driving route, parking, getting the equipment from the vehicle to your stall.. etc etc. Planning ahead will save you a lot of time in the long run, and you could miss out on valuable sales if you’re faffing around trying to park, or build your stall!
Make sure you’ve got a way of logging down your sales, so you don’t loose track of what’s flying out the door, and what isn’t.. Also, bring change! People are bound to show up with £10 or £20 notes and expect a load of change in return.
Marketing your Stall
Ok, so you’ve opted for your own stall. This is great, it’s a great way of marketing yourself (for future events) and it’s easy to make a Glow Stick stall stand out! So make sure you do. It’s maybe worth just splashing out on one or two banners (they’re pretty inexpensive in all honesty), and get a load of multi-coloured writing on there. Maybe your business name (if you have one), or just a simple ‘Glow Sticks for Sale’ sign.
Now to jazz up your stall.. One idea is to snap some of the 6 inch Premium Glow sticks, as they come with a lanyard so you can easily hang them somewhere on the stall. Another idea is blowing up some of our multi-coloured LED Balloons and hanging them from your stall.
Vendor on Foot?
A vendor on foot, refers to a vendor that can be mobile as apposed to being restricted to one area manning a stand or trade stall. Vendors are allowed to branch out and roam free amongst the crowd. It’s often a good idea to have a trade stand/stall as a base, as well as vendors on foot, this way you can cover the whole event. Having people walking around the event, is also more of an incentive for people to buy there and then. With a stall, people may walk past two or three times with the intent of coming back later, whereas a passing vendor may be their only opportunity for a consumer to buy on the spot, encouraging them to buy immediately as opposed to dwelling on a purchase.
Vendors on foot is an excellent suggestion specifically when it comes to selling Glow Sticks.
What’s that moving glowing object over there standing out from the crowd so prominently in the distance walking towards us? It’s a Glow Stick Vendor! Well don’t they look glowingly awesome, let’s go buy some Glow sticks! That’s usually how it goes. Just make sure you warn your vendors, they’ll probably have to wear the attire!
Staffing the event
This is kind of a big deal. The more enthusiastic your staff, the better. Look at the beaming smiles and how happy those vendors look, dancing around, it must be the Glow Sticks!
If your staff are vendors on foot, left to roam free, make sure they’re aware of the vital selling areas to linger, such as walkways, near food vendors, entrance gates and near the restrooms.
So there you have it, the basics of selling Glow Novelties at an event, it’s always best to start smaller so you can gauge the kind of sales you can make and then work your way up to a bigger event. And do you know what’s even better? Here at Glowtopia, we offer discounts on bulk orders!
Freshers’ Week is a perfect introduction to life on campus at your new university. It is during this week that you are likely to meet the friends that will stick by you during the next three (or more) years, as well as your new flatmates for first year – and possibly beyond. Here, we list all of your Freshers’ Week Glow essentials, because we all know just how wild things can get.
If you’re big on the party scene then you have some serious preparation to do if you want to be ready for the parties that Freshers’ Week has to offer. From late night raves to never ending pre-drinks, you’re going to experience it all.
This week is all about settling in and starting your time at university with a bang – and that bang is sure to include at least one UV party. In order to survive this week and the hard partying that comes with it, you are going to need at least one pair of sunglasses (for the inevitable hangover – here at Glowtopia we’re a fan of the classic Wayfarer Sunglasses), paracetamol and caffeine to get you through the next day. Oh, and lots of glow for the nights out!
The Essential Freshers’ Week Glow Products You Need
Club nights and raves are all about the experience, and glowing objects can help make it a night you will never forget. From the classic to the quirky, we have everything you could possibly need, and you can find it all here at Glowtopia.
#1 Classic Glow Sticks
Our 6″ 15mm Premium Glow Sticks, these are the number one glow item you are likely to find anywhere, and they look fantastic. You can get them in a range of colours and in multipacks to share with your friends. Light up the club when your favourite tunes come on, or use them to paint the town neon when you go out for drinks before or after.
#2 UV Body Paint
UV paint is an absolute must for any student that is celebrating Freshers’ Week. Get in touch with your creative side, and turn your face into a masterpiece. Once you hit the UV party, your face (and even body if you’ve painted that) will glow intensely – making you the centre of attention. Go wild and turn yourself into something spectacular.
#3 Glow Hats and Glasses
What better way to liven up the party with glow hats and glow glasses? Ideal for a night spent raving at your local (or campus) club, as well as those spent in your flat drinking and having a good time with new friends, these nifty accessories are a perfect little extra!
#4 UV Fabric Paint
Almost every single University Freshers’ Week will involve a white t-shirt party, and what better way to stand out at these events than with UV fabric paint? Simply apply to a white t-shirt and once under UV light it will light up producing amazing effects!
Make a glowing impression this Freshers’ Week with our Freshers’ Week Glow Pack
Freshers’ Week is going to be amazing, and you are going to have the time of your life. Check out our Freshers’ Glow Pack for our favourite Freshers’ Glow Essentials. Whether you are partying from the comfort of halls, or heading out into the city for a taste of the nightlife, glow products are going to be there with you to bring that little extra something. Party hard and prepare yourself for your university adventure.
Here at Glowtopia we’re remaining open over Christmas and New Year, giving you plenty of time to get orders in for any celebrations!
Please remember the following key information:
Our same day dispatch cut off is 2pm. Any orders placed after 2pm will be sent out the next working day (Monday-Friday excluding bank holidays).
We are open on all working days over the festive period and our phone lines are open during office hours.
All delivery times are estimated – we always recommend getting orders placed as early as possible to allow for any possible disruption to delivery services, the postal system and couriers are very busy this time of year which can lead to unforeseen delays outside of our control!
Last delivery dates before Christmas
Next Day Courier: Order by Thursday 22nd December before 2pm for delivery on Friday 23rd December. Saturday Courier: Order by Friday 23rd December before 2pm for delivery on Saturday 24th December.
Any orders placed after 2pm on Friday 23rd December will be dispatched on Wednesday 28th December.
Last delivery dates before New Year
Next Day Courier: Order by Thursday 29th December before 2pm for delivery on Friday 30th December. Saturday Courier: Order by Friday 30th December before 2pm for delivery on Saturday 31st December.
Any orders placed after 2pm on Friday 30th December will be dispatched on Tuesday 3rd January.
Here at Glowtopia we’re remaining open throughout the festive season and can have orders placed right up to 3pm on Wednesday 23rd Decemeber delivered in time for Christmas along with orders placed before 3pm on Wednesday 30th December delivered in time for your New Year’s party! See below for our delivery times over the Christmas period.
Woohoo! Summer is here and that can only mean one thing, wholesale glow sticks! Wait, what? We’re sure your first thought wasn’t to buy wholesale glowsticks, in fact, you’re probably already ripping mint for the mojitos and rinsing the barbeque down. Well let us just stop you right there, because you’re missing a stick, excuse us, trick, well actually, you’re missing out on both!
As we mournfully nibble the last of our Easter eggs, we look forward to a bright and glorious, scorching hot summer (we never said we weren’t dreamers). A summer which even with rain, and wind, and muddy grass will be filled with a ton of outdoor activities, festivals and camping galore.
Buying Wholesale Glow Sticks Applies To You
If you’re in the business of:
Running a festival
Running outdoor summer events
Running childrens summer camps
Running summer fitness camps
Running summer charity runs
Running garden party events
Running camping shops
Running camping grounds
Or you are pretty much running or organising anything where lights could be useful, fun or necessary in the dark, then it is time for you to think about bulk buying glow sticks from Glowtopia.
Getting The Best Price To Make The Most Profit
Soon enough glow sticks are going to be in high demand, it happens every summer and we want you to make the most of our cheaper than cheap wholesale prices, so you can make the most money when you’re selling out of glow sticks left right and centre this summer. We aren’t selective about our discounts either, no tricks or cheats here, we offer wholesale discounts on ALL our products. So whether you buy ten pairs of glow stick glasses, or 1000 LED flashing bunny rabbit ears, you can feel assured you are getting the absolute best price on your bulk buy glow sticks.
Meeting Your Needs All Day Every Day
You’re going to be selling out of glow sticks, no need to worry about that. No need to worry about stocking back up either though as we stock huge quantities of products so that we can offer next day delivery to you. We would never want to see a world where somebody wanted a bit of light in their life and they couldn’t get it!
Making It Your Own
Don’t worry about branding and packaging being specific to our brand, most of the products we buy are generic and unbranded in their packaging making them ideal for resale and totally ready for you to make them your own.
Glowtopia Are Ready To Supply You With Wholesale Glow Sticks This Summer
Whatever the event you are running this summer, we’re ready to help you bring a lot of light to it with our awesome, super affordable wholesale glow sticks. We’re excited to help you and your customers absolutely glow for it this summer!
Our website is now online and open to the public so you can buy glow sticks from the online store now. We are still in the early stages of getting the site up and running; if you have any feedback or suggestions on what you would like to see here then we will be happy to hear what you have to say. The first products have been added to the site, so we are now taking orders. Don’t forget to keep coming back, we will be adding to the catalogue frequently, with some glow accessories being sold for a limited time only.
So, if you are looking to buy glowsticks or any other glow accessories such as glowstick necklaces or glowstick bunny ears, you can find them now on the shop page!