Remember Name Tags for Your Next Open House

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Open House Basic Tips

Summer is upon us, and with the warmer months approaching, many people will be looking to purchase a new home or move apartments. An estimated 80% of moves happen between April and September1 and home buying season usually starts in March and goes through summer.2 As such, hosting an open house during the following months could benefit your real estate agency in securing your next sale.

What is an Open House?

An open house is an event orchestrated by real estate agencies, rental properties, and home owners to open a property to the public to view and show potential interest in purchasing or renting. It allows real estate agents or property staff to meet and interact with prospective clients and potentially secure a sale or rental agreement.

Do Open Houses Work?

Real Estate Agent Displaying House to CoupleThere is some contention on whether open houses help sell houses or seal a new rental. Many agents find that open houses rarely end with buyers purchasing the property while others meet with frequent success. However, the main benefit of an open house is building a repertoire with prospective clients. Nurturing a trusting relationship between agent and buyer is important, and ensuring that your clients remember your name or the name of your agency with a custom real estate name tag will mean a greater chance of buyers coming to you when they become interested in purchasing a new home.

Open House Checklist

To run a successful open house, you will need to prepare ahead of time. A lot can go into these preparations, so here are six basic items to remember.

1. Advertise

Real Estate Agent in Front of Paper ListingsNo one will attend your open house if they don’t know you’re hosting one to begin with. Spreading the word is a vital early step in preparing your event. Share the event on your company’s website and social media pages or distribute outdoor signs to catch the attention of motorists and other by passers to inform them of your property’s location and the date of your open house.

2. Cleanliness

Woman Wiping CountertopEnsure the property is clean. Showing a filthy house or apartment unit will turn people away and leave a poor impression on the capabilities and trustworthiness of you and your company. Sweep and mop any non-carpeted areas, vacuum carpets and rugs, dust and wipe off counter tops, and clean windows and mirrors to show your clients the best version of the property.

3. Staging

Woman Hanging a Framed Print of a SeahorseStaging refers to the process of strategically placing furniture and decor to demonstrate the potential of a living space. It gives clients an idea of how they could arrange their own furniture, what they like or dislike about the current set-up, and how they can emulate or improve upon it. Showing those attending your open house the property’s potential with proper staging helps them imagine themselves living in the space which could mean the difference in a new or lost sale.

4. Refreshments

People Enjoying a Fruit & Cheese PlatterAs previously stated, open houses are primarily for building a relationship with prospective clients, and providing refreshments is a perfect way to do that. Coffee, juice, meat and cheese trays, fresh fruit, and cookies are all wonderful ideas. Bonus points if the cookies are homemade. This provides you an opportunity to connect with and get to know individuals or groups over a snack while they mull over the property and allows them to ask any questions they may have. Getting clients to trust you will mean there is a greater chance of them turning to you should they decide to submit an offer for the property or utilizing you for further house hunting opportunities.

5. Sign-In

Woman Typing on a Laptop KeyboardKeeping track of guests allows you to follow up with them later if they show interest in the property. Setting up a check-in area near the entrance of the house or rental unit is a quick and easy method of logging visitors. Provide a sign-in book, laptop, or tablet and perhaps a stack of reusable chalkboard name tags near the front door for guests to write their names on so you can easily learn their names.

6. Staying Memorable

Business Partners Shaking HandsSince the general purpose of an open house is to stay memorable to potential and future home buyers, wearing an eye-catching name tag from Name Tag Wizard works well in tandem while you host your event. Customized with your name and agency’s logo, a house-shaped name tag is perfect for getting guests to remember you. Be sure to include your name and title as well as your agency’s name and logo so anyone you meet at your open house can easily remember you and your company.

Prepare for your next open house with these tips and a custom real estate name tag from Name Tag Wizard!

References:

  1. help.movinglabor.com
  2. smartasset.com

10 Meaningful Ideas for Honoring Teachers During Teacher Appreciation Week and All Year Long

As Teacher Appreciation Week gets underway, this marks the perfect opportunity to show our beloved teachers just how much they’re valued throughout the school year. Teachers have that special way of caring for our children every day, so we’ve compiled a list of our favorite thoughtful ways to show how much they’re appreciated all year long!

Create a Year of Celebration

What better way to show teachers how much they’re loved than by honoring them each month with an unexpected surprise? These are our favorites for a year-long appreciation celebration.

August – Host a ‘Welcome Back’ Breakfast

Welcome teachers back to the classroom by hosting a ‘Back to School’ breakfast. If you’ve got a gourmet doughnut and coffee shop nearby, an array of sweet treats and lattes are sure to be a delightful morning surprise. If you have access to a nearby kitchen, prepare a hot breakfast of Belgian waffles, bacon and eggs, and fresh fruit and juice to begin their busy day.

September – Let’s Get Acquainted

Click Here to Order Your Teacher's Name BadgeAs the new school year gets underway, what better way to help students and teachers to get acquainted than by giving your teachers personalized name tags or desk plates designed especially for them? Whether you’re looking for design your own name tags that reflect your teacher’s personal style or predesigned name tag templates, your teachers are sure to wear their badges proudly all year long.

October – Host a Pot Luck Dinner before Parent/Teacher Conferences

Between parent/teacher conferences or PTA meetings that are usually scheduled during weeknight evenings, provide a pot luck dinner for teachers at school, where they can relax together, share a hot meal, and be ready to continue their workday as the evening meetings get underway. They’re sure to appreciate a warm, homemade meal prepared especially for them.

November – Thanks and Giving

As Thanksgiving draws near, November is the perfect time to provide your teachers with a pilgrim’s picnic for lunch. Whether you’re planning a traditional turkey feast with all the trimmings or creating a feast of your teachers’ mealtime favorites, this banquet is one they’re sure to be thankful for!

December – Home Cooked Meals for the Holidays

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, make your teachers’ lives just a bit easier by ordering a week of free dinner deliveries. Whether a group of parents takes turns bringing a home cooked casserole or meal that teachers can take home and pop in the oven on a busy weeknight, or the class contributes funds to order a week of dinner deliveries from a local meal delivery service, a nutritious and delicious meal will be ready to heat, eat, and enjoy!

January – Let it Snow!

If your school is in an area that transforms into a blizzardy winter wonderland this time of year, grab your safety patrol team, warm winter coats, and a few snow brushes and head outside shortly before the afternoon bell to brush your teachers’ cars off. This thoughtful gesture is sure to ‘warm’ their hearts!

If there’s no snow in your local forecast, be ready on a rainy day with a bucket of large umbrellas placed conveniently by the door so teachers can easily grab one on their way out the door on a  showery afternoon.

February – Lights! Camera! Action!

Create a movie night bucket for a fun filled at home film fest. When the weather outside is frightful, a bucket of movie night essentials is ‘just the ticket’! Fill a popcorn bowl with microwave popcorn (or a sampling of gourmet popcorn from a local popcorn shop), popular movie munchies, and perhaps a soda or two. Everything your teachers need to sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

March – Celebrate Spring

Welcome spring to your teachers’ classrooms with a bouquet of freshly picked flowers or a bushel of locally grown fruits and vegetables. A small bunch of wildflowers straight from your garden or a basket filled with freshly picked produce is a wonderful way to bring a bit of nature’s bounty to your child’s teachers.

April – Create Handwritten Note Cards

As the school year begins to wind down, give your teachers a meaningful gift that highlights the impression they’ve made on every student they’ve taught throughout the year. Have the students each fill out a card that says ‘I love my teacher because…’ in their own handwriting (and spelling!), something they’re sure to treasure for years to come.

May – Create a Classroom Memory Book

Just before summer vacation begins, give your teachers a gift that will remind them of the fun-filled happenings of the past year. Creating a class scrapbook is a perfect way to highlight special things that took place throughout the year, share favorite photos, or add handmade notes or artwork from each student. Handmade gifts are a meaningful, creative way to thank teachers for the unwavering enthusiasm and dedication they’ve given students all year long.

Prepare for Your Next Family Reunion

Family Celebration at Dinner

Family Reunion Season

With summer approaching, now is the time to begin the final preparations for your family reunion. After months, or even years, of planning and organizing, your family is finally getting together again. The kids are almost out of school and the weather is warm and pleasant, now is the time to solidify your plans.

Organizational Statistics

Summer is the season for grilling, hiking, camping, and many other activities. People Grilling KebabsStatistically speaking, it is also the season for family reunions. Roughly 66% of family reunions take place during the summer.1 This isn’t surprising considering the warm weather and lack of school. Most people take vacations during the summer anyway,3 so why not plan for a large family get together during the season? What may be surprising is that 66% of reunions last for two or three days.2 Many families spend this time taking photos, playing games, cooking, or generally chatting. With all that time together, you’ll have plenty of time to reconnect with your extended family, right? According to GroupTravel, 57% of family reunions have between 50 and 149 people attending, and, between cousins, aunts, uncles, and any other extended family relation imaginable, you’ll have a lot of people to keep entertained and names to remember.1

Reunion Activities

Your family reunion will need some activities planned. While simply chatting and catching up may be an important and integral part of your reunion, not everyone may be content with just sitting around or don’t know the strangers in your extended family. Perhaps your family is active and would like to go hiking or biking or maybe they prefer to stay in and play board games. Sharing Dry Erase Name Tag with "Jane Smith"family history is a good way to bring everyone closer as you all reminisce or visit childhood homes or locales.4 Another fun idea is holding a family tournament including tug-of-war, sack races, and other outdoor activities. Easily organize your family into teams with dry erase name tags so everyone can get to know each other. Regardless of what you plan, you’ll need to keep up with most if not all of your relatives’ names, and if there are a lot of them, Name Tag Wizard has an idea that could help.

Let Name Tag Wizard Help

Remembering all your relatives’ names may prove difficult if you have enough of them. Name Tag Wizard offers a wide selection of tag and badge styles to help you remember the name of your cousin’s new husband, that one uncle you didn’t know you had, your brother’s newborn daughter, or any other family member you have never met or rarely see. Design your own fully customized photo ID style badges that come with lanyards for easy removal. Maybe you want to affix your family name tags to shirts in the case of high-energy children or forgetful grandparents. Have your name and relationOval Name Tag with Color Image & Text engraved on a simple text only name tag. Upload a custom picture or symbolic family crest or image to a full color, oval badge. Or, if you want each person to write their name themselves as they arrive, we offer reusable dry erase badges so each name tag has a personal touch. With bulk discounts of up to 30% off on select name tag styles, we want to help you keep your next family reunion organized and memorable while staying in your budget!

References:

  1. http://grouptravel.org/family-reunion/family-reunion-statistics/
  2. https://reunionsmag.com/reunion-research-statistics/
  3. https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:Qaa-iUy8bG8J:https://www.scps.nyu.edu/content/dam/scps/pdf/200/200-4/200-4-16/P1718-0036-2017_Family_Travel_Survey.pdf+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us
  4. http://grouptravel.org/family-reunion/activities-things-to-do-at-your-next-family-reunion/

Connect With Others by Celebrating National Name Tag Day

What’s in a Name?

From the day we’re born, our name becomes a core part of our identity. Names can have religious roots, family ties, cultural influences, or reveal trends of the moment (think Apple, Blue Ivy, North or Saint, even Pilot Inspektor). Our names are how we’re recognized by others and what we respond to. On our planet of more than 7.5 billion people, each one of us, and our name, is one of a kind!

What Is National Name Tag Day?

Name lovers everywhere will celebrate National Name Tag Day on March 7, 2019. National Name Tag Day, a part of Celebrate Your Name Week (CYNW),  is observed each year during the first full week of March. The premise is simple: everyone wears a name tag. Started by American onomatology enthusiast Jerry Hill as a way for people to celebrate and appreciate their names, CYNW includes Name Tag Day, Namesake Day, Name Fun Facts Day, Unique Names Day, Learn What Your Name Means Day, Middle Names Pride Day, and Genealogy Day. Hill believed that names should get the attention and recognition they deserve.

Many countries around the world celebrate names each year. Name days, as they’re commonly known, are predominantly European traditions that assign names to particular days of the year. Often, these days correspond to Christian celebrations of the feast days of saints. Small gifts are given and, in some countries, name days hold more significance than birthdays!

Why Wear Name Tags?

Imagine if everyone that crossed your path each day wore a name tag. Who would you meet? What kinds of stories or conversations would unfold? More days than not, we are more focused on the virtual people living inside our little blue screens rather than on the actual humans around us. We miss valuable opportunities to connect with others, share a few smiles, and perhaps meet someone who will change the trajectory of our lives in wonderful ways!

So, this year, take the time to add a dash of inspired human interaction to your day by proudly wearing a personalized name tag and celebrating the name that is uniquely yours!

Affordable Name Tag Options

At Name Tag Wizard, we’re passionate about names and offer a variety of the highest quality name tags, ID badges, and more. Whether you’re looking for full color name tags with your company’s logo, uniquely shaped name badges, engraved name tags or even name tags adorned with rhinestones, Name Tag Wizard is your one stop shop for quality, affordability, and fast, efficient service. Most orders ship next business day!

In celebration of National Name Tag Day, Name Tag Wizard is pleased to offer 50% off all name tags and photo ID badges for one day only, March 7, 2019. Simply use coupon code NATIONAL50 at checkout.

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What’s in a Name? Turn Your Name Tags Into Conversation Starters

 

What’s in a Name? Turn Your Name Tags Into Conversation Starters

Thoughtful name tags provide a variety of benefits. As representatives of your company, employees are ambassadors for your business. Well-designed name tags will help personnel make a professional first impression, and they can inspire meaningful conversation between guests and staff. Name tags also are terrific options for special events such as conferences, family or class reunions, travel groups, or neighborhood block parties. Name tags are ideal for just about any group gathering, creativity is key!

No matter the reason name tags are worn, they offer many benefits and can be wonderful ways to get the conversations started. Wearing name tags can form a sense of community, create connections and interactive experiences, highlight employee accomplishments, display individuality, and create emotional connections. Name tags are often how you’ll be remembered by others.

Name Tags Aren’t Just for Names Anymore!

Starting the conversation is easy with a creatively designed name tag; curiosity will get that dialogue flowing! We’ve gathered some of our favorite name tag ideas to offer you a bit of communication inspiration.

Hometown

Most famously recognized from Walt Disney World and Disneyland cast member name tags, adding a person’s hometown beneath his or her name(Disney name tags include first names only because Walt Disney himself felt that referring to people by their first names helped to create a family friendly atmosphere) is meant to start a conversation about shared experiences or curiosity about an unknown place.

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Favorite City

Elaborating on the hometown theme, including a city or country that holds significance for the name tag bearer, is an imaginative adaptation. Perhaps it’s the location of a once-in-a-lifetime trip, the city where you ran your first marathon, or the first overseas country you visited. Sharing a memory inspires conversation!

County of Origin

No matter where in the world you live, you will always be connected to the place where you were born. Especially if you’re working in a different country, sharing this information can be a terrific conversation starter.

Nickname

Every name has a story! Nicknames often come by way of an amusing memory that would make an entertaining story for sharing with others.

Position

Add a bit of creativity when including job positions on name tags. Rather than Human Resources Manager, how about Chief People Officer? If barista is a bit too boring, try barista extraordinaire. Instead of the standard Communications Manager, try Ambassador of Communications. You also can set the tone throughout your company by taking a nod from The Walt Disney Company, where staff are known as cast members rather than employees.

Numbers

Add a bit of number fun to name tags by including the date of that special milestone or memory. Perhaps it’s the day of your first skydiving adventure or the day you first saw snow. Or simply add a single number that represents how many miles you’ve logged as a runner or how many pizza slices you conquered in that pie eating contest. No matter the number, curiosity is sure to start a conversation.

Activities

Share a favorite hobby or activity on your name tag. Whether you’re a movie buff, a travel enthusiast, or a resident bookworm, you’re sure to inspire a conversation with someone new. You may even discover a fellow moviegoer or the newest member of your book club!

In addition to interesting text, consider the name badges themselves. Imaginatively designing the outline of your name tags will add visual appeal while making your brand memorable. Specially shaped name tags can range from sea life and zoo animals to cupcakes or leaves, let your imagination be your guide!

 

Ordering Name Tags: When to Save and When to Splurge

There are many options to choose from when ordering custom name tags. When purchasing name tags online, you should consider three key things: price, use or occasion, and who will wear the name tag. At NameTagWizard.com, we have many customization options and name tag styles. To help you decide when to splurge and when to save, we’ve laid out some of our best badges for each situation.

When to Spend a Little More on Name Tags

Are you purchasing name tags for executives and long term employees? You should definitely go the extra mile and order badges that will represent your top employees and your company in the best light. We offer full color UV printing on plastic and metal name tags. This allows you to feature color-matched company logos, plus you can add 2 lines of custom text for each staff member’s name and position. Our fancy name tags feature a beveled edge and frame that adds durability and style.

 

Certain businesses can afford to add sparkle to their name tags! If you’re ordering name tags for a salon, jewelry store, fun boutique or similar company type, order bling badges. Our rhinestone framed name tags are available with full color printing or engraving and are designed to highlight your staff members’ names with style.

If you have an important company event, trade show or conference coming up, our high-end name tags are your best option. These badges represent your company name and employees in a professional way.

When to Save Money on Name Tags

Other situations call for affordable or basic name tags. When hiring seasonal or temporary employees or heading to a company event, more affordable options are ideal. Our affordable name tags are still produced with high quality materials, but they’re marked at a lower price because they feature basic customization options.

You can order gold or silver name tags with 2 lines of text and your company logo for $7.95 per tag. (These are available in plastic and aluminum.) Our magnets add an additional $2.00 to each tag, but if you choose a pin backing, you can save more money. We also offer quantity discounts. Click here to order our $7.95 1″ x 3″ logo name tag.

If you’re looking for name tags for seasonal or temporary employees, our small 1-line name tags are the perfect choice. Make sure store associates and staff are represented with simple text-only name tags that feature their name. There are several color choices available.

Reusable Badges for Visitors & More

Looking to keep track of visitors to your campus or building? We have reusable name tags that allow you to easily write names and visitation times in dry erase marker or chalk. You can keep track of who is on your business grounds at all times by ordering affordable dry erase or chalkboard name tags. We can even customize them with your logo or school mascot!

 

Also, instead of ordering “Hello My Name Is” stickers each time you have an event, you can order reusable visitor badges. These are available in the classic red and white and will allow you to write and erase names for many uses. No more stickers to tear off and throw in the trash after they’re used.

Our Unique Name Tags

Also, see our unique offerings. We have leatherette name tags and cool shapes to keep your individualism and branding in place. For restaurants, boutiques, schools and more, you can find unique name tags for your staff. Our UV printing and engraving provides limitless customization options that will help you represent your company and employees in the best way possible.

Let Us Help!

If you have questions about our name tags, or need help placing an order, contact our Customer Focus Team now! We will be glad to assist you.

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Types of Name Tags and Badges at NameTagWizard.com

We offer many types and sizes of name tags and badges, with several different customization options. Our offerings are extensive, so we’d like to explain the key differences between our name tags, badges and customization options.

First and foremost, we’re often asked “what is the difference between a name tag and a name badge?” Badge and tag are often used interchangeably, depending on the customer, however there is a difference. Name tags are worn as a courtesy, to show a person’s name, title and company. Badges, on the other hand, are photo IDs that are primarily used to heighten security in schools and businesses.

About Our Name Tags

At NameTagWizard.com we offer plastic, metal, reusable and leatherette name tags. Our plastic name tags are available in many sizes, shapes and styles. Plastic can be engraved or UV printed. If you want full color names and/or logos on your name tags, choose a full color option.

Engraved plastic. Our engraved plastic name tags are customized with 2 colors. We have many colors of engraving plastic. Your text will be engraved to reveal the color underneath the top layer. So your text and logos will be a single color. If you have a simple logo, our engraved tags are a good choice.

Metal. Our metal name tags are full color printed. Our metal tags are made of a lightweight aluminum, in either silver or gold. We have several sizes available.

Reusable. Reusable name tags are available for businesses who often welcome guests and visitors onto their campus. Our reusable name tags are available in chalkboard material or dry erase material. Order them blank or add your business logo! Easily write names and erase them, and save yourself the time and money it takes to reorder custom name tags.

Leatherette. Lastly, we have recently added leatherette name tags to our inventory! Leatherette tags are available in several colors, even including rose, rawhide and rustic gold. Like our engraved plastic, these leatherette name tags will be customized in 2 colors. Your text and logo will be shown in a single color. Leatherette tags are great for businesses that want a natural or rustic appeal.

About our Photo ID Badges

Photo ID cards come in two options – design your own and pre-designed templates.

Design your own. Designing your own photo ID requires you to use our design wizard. Click here for instructions and commonly asked questions about our wizard. You can upload photos, text and logos as well as choose your background color, borders and much more. We also allow you to save your design in case you want to re-order it in the future.

 

ID Card Templates. Our pre-designed photo IDs are a quicker and easier option. We’ve done the work for you! All you have to do is fill out the custom fields available for line 1, line 2, stripe color (or other option unique to the design).

ID badges are available with horizontal and vertical layouts, and either double sided or single sided. These badges can feature bar codes, QR codes and full color photos. Our ID badges are popular for all types of businesses from hospitals to retail stores.

Name Tag Backings and Accessories

You can choose from several backing types for name tags and badges. Magnets are our most popular option, but we also have swivel clips, military style clasps and pins. For our ID badges, we offer clear sleeves and lanyards as well.

If you have any questions about our name tags and badges, or you need assistance placing your order, our Customer Focus Team will be glad to help you. Contact us now!

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Help Using our Design Wizard to Create Badges & Name Tags

Are you having trouble using our design wizard to create your own badges or name tags? See our frequently asked questions for quick answers that will get you on your way to placing an order!

1. What kind of files can I upload for my logo?

We strongly recommend PNG and JPEG files. These files are easiest to work with and will provide accurate results. Do not upload PDF files of your design or logo. PDF files show low quality images and inaccurate colors.

2. How do I make another badge like the one in my cart, with different names, titles and photos?

Once you have a design in your cart, click “order a new design based off this design.” (See image below.)

 

Once you click this link, it will bring up the design so that you can make changes and add an additional badge to your cart. To keep the design for future use, remember to save it. (See image below, the save button is highlighted yellow.) Once you save your design, it will be kept in your account under “my saved designs.”

 

In order to make your changes, be sure to select the box that contains the text you want to edit. This will open the text box and you can type into the field available on the right. (See image below.)

We recommend using the backspace button to remove text. Do not use the delete button because it will reset the font as well.

 

 

3. How do I upload multiple photos for more than one badge when using the bulk item wizard?

First, you must design your name tag or badge. Then, to add a new image for each employee, click “show bulk order form” under the design area. You must click “add design” in order to add a new insert for the name, logo and photo. (See image below.) Each entry requires you to upload a different photo. This is also a good time to make sure the names and photos match for each person.

4. Why does the proof not show the background color that I selected? Will it be a white background?

The proof is a simple PDF file that shows you the layout of your text and images, so that you can ensure the information is correct. Some photo IDs may show your colors in the proof, but if you’re not seeing the colors you chose, don’t be concerned. We guarantee that your order will be produced correctly. You can also send us exact color codes to ensure we match them!

5. How do I reorder a saved design?

Log in to your account and on the left, go to “my saved designs,” which is at the bottom of the list. (See image below.)

Click on “order design.” This opens the design up. (See image below.) You may reorder the design as is, or make changes and save them. Once you submit the order, the new design will be produced for you. If you want the new design to be kept in your account, remember to save it.

 

6. I am typing in the text field 1 box, but I can’t see it on the badge. Why isn’t it working?

You must click the yellow “add new text box” button above the text field box. Also, it’s important to add a new text box for each entry. For example, for a name, job title and date-of-hire, you will want 3 separate text boxes.

7. How can I keep the same design but change the names and titles?

Log into your account. On the left, you will see a list of options. At the bottom there is “my saved designs.” Click “my saved designs.” Go to the design you want to change, click on the “order design” button on the right. Select the text box that contains the text you want to change. This will open the text box and you can type new text into the field available on the right. (Shown in image below).

8. Why does my logo have a white background? Will this appear on the printed badge?

The white background will appear if it’s in the file you uploaded. If you don’t want a white background behind the logo, be sure to upload a logo with a transparent background. If you don’t have a file with transparent background, you can request that the white background is removed in the checkout comments. If you have vector art available, be sure to convert it to a PNG file.

We can also assist you with your logo. First, place your order and have your order number handy. Second, contact customer service via email or chat. Our contact form allows you to specify what you need help with. So that we can add your logo to your order, be sure to include your order number on the contact form. We can convert your file to the correct format for you.

Also – some products have an option to “remove white background.” Simply click the box provided. (See image below).

9. Why did the color of my logo change after I uploaded it to your website?

This will happen based on the type of file you upload. A PDF file or any vector file will not show your colors accurately. This may also happen based on different monitor settings. You can provide us with exact color codes if you have them available. We can match any colors you want.

10. What does the upload name list mean?

This feature allows you to upload a list of names for a bulk order of badges. We prefer you upload an excel sheet. Once you upload your name list, be sure to change the quantity of badges you’re ordering. If you don’t change this number it will stay 1. The price will not reflect accurately until you change the quantity. For example, if you have 50 names in your uploaded list, be sure to change the quantity to 50.

11. How do I remove something from my name tag or badge design?

Be sure to click on the text box that contains the item or image you want to remove or change. You can also move text boxes around to change their placement. To completely remove a text box, click it and click the “remove” button on the wizard.

12. How do I change a saved design?

Log into your account. On the left side you will see a list of options, at the bottom, go to “my saved designs.” Click the design you wish to change. Once you’re in the design, click the “order design” button on the right of the wizard. Make the text and design changes you want, but be sure to click “save” before placing the order. If you don’t save your changes, the old design will be produced.

Additional help:

Our design wizard has 3 tabs to provide you with design options. There is an options tab, text tab, and images tab. You must select the appropriate tab to get to particular options.

 

Holiday Hiring is at a Peak in 2018

This holiday season is expected to be one of the biggest for retailers in recent history. Even with a shift in shopping habits over the last few years, with many spenders flocking to online sales instead of browsing their favorite brick and mortar shops, big retailers like Target and Macy’s are still expecting 2018 to be huge for in-store foot traffic. Big brands like the aforementioned Target and Macy’s along with Kohl’s and JC Penney have projected to hire the most seasonal workers since 2014 this year. UPS is also expected to hire 100,000 seasonal workers to cover the holiday rush!

Look at the change for each of these retailers just over the last 6 holiday seasons:

What Does the Holiday Rush Mean for Seasonal Employees?

Temporary and seasonal workers are part of the team, and are hired to help retailers meet year-end sales goals and handle the influx of holiday shoppers. This is a huge task, and it’s important to ensure that seasonal workers know that they are contributors to the company’s goals. Name tags provide a simple and quick way to let temporary workers know they’re part of the team.

Providing name tags for holiday staff members has the following benefits:

  • Maintains personal interaction during the hectic shopping season
  • Aids in collaboration by helping new employees work well with seasoned staff
  • Keeps corporate branding intact. (Name tags feature company logos)
  • Lets new and temporary workers feel they are part of the company and its goals
  • Connects names and faces!

How Companies are Competing for Holiday Staff in 2018

With the unemployment rate under 4 percent, retailers have had their work cut out for them to find staff to cover this year’s busy season. According to a September article on CNBC.com, stores, websites and delivery companies advertised more than 330,000 seasonal job openings. To compete with other retailers looking for quality holiday talent, companies are offering more perks, higher wages and recruiting non-traditional workers to fill their openings, economists say. (Read full article here). Some brands are going as far as including temporary employees in performance-based bonus programs, offering them store discounts, including them in cash drawings and giving other incentives to attract holiday help.

Employers are stepping up their game to make sure they have the staff to help them meet sales goals in the 4th quarter – but it’s important that they remember to keep the simple things in place, too, such as requiring name badges. A simple badge with the employee’s name, position and an official company logo goes a  long way in creating a team work environment that is vital for the hectic holiday shopping season.

NameTagWizard.com is THE source for custom name tags and IDs online. We have hundreds of name tags including pre-designed templates for retail,  unique shapes, sizes and materials ready to be customized and shipped next business day.

Sources:
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/21/retailers-are-hiring-but-are-there-enough-workers.html
http://www.challengergray.com/press/press-releases/update-holiday-hiring-plans-signal-hot-year-retail
https://qz.com/1411274/amazon-is-raising-wages-just-in-time-for-the-holiday-rush/

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Types of Backings for Name Tags

The design and contents of a name tag are important, but so is the backing! Customers want to make sure that their name tag or photo ID will stay where it should, without causing damage to clothing or covering up the name, logo or photo on the badge. At NameTagWizard.com we offer 8 options for pinning or holding name tags and badges in place. These include magnets, badge pins, swivel clips, mylar clips, military bars, horizontal or vertical ID badge holders and lanyards.

The backing you choose depends on the type of name tag or badge and the type of clothing to be worn.  You can shop all of our name badge backings here.

These are our most common questions related to backings:

1.What are hole punches for on your photo ID cards? Hole punches are to be used with clips and lanyards. They allow you to attach our bulldog clips or mylar clips to the card and clear holder.

2. When do I need a hole punch? You should choose a hole punch if you intend to use clips and/or lanyards with your ID cards.

3. If I have a hole punch on my clear badge holder, do I also need one on the ID card? No, the holder already has a hole to attach to a clip and/or lanyard. However, if you want to take the ID card out and wear it, you would want a hole in the card.

4. Will the backing I choose cover my company logo or design? If you’re designing your own ID cards, you must pay attention to where the hole punch is located on the template. The hole punches are there as a guide. Keep any pictures or text below the hole punch. For example, our pre-designed template below is safe from being covered by clips or other options.

5. How thick of clothing material can be worn if I choose a magnetic backing? We suggest only wearing magnetic name tags with shirts or thin jackets. These magnets may not hold securely on thick jackets or materials.

Our backing options:

Magnets – Magnetic backings are a popular choice because they hold the badge in place without the use of pins. Pins, over time, can cause unwanted holes in clothing. Magnetic backings can be added to each name tag you order. Simply select the option in the “backing” dropdown. See more information about our magnets here.

 

magnet
Magnet Backing

 

Plastic badge pins – These traditional pins are used for fastening everything from clothing accessories to name tags. Pins are known for their low price, compared to magnets that are a $2.00 additional charge.

 

Plastic Badge Pin

 

Swivel clips – The swivel clip attaches itself via clip to your clothing without puncturing and damaging your clothes. It has an extra stable spring for securing neatly and rests the name tag upon an adhesive plastic swivel base. The clip itself is reusable and comes with the adhesive strip to attach your badge risk and hassle free.

swivel clip
Swivel Clip

Mylar clips – Mylar clips feature an enduring spring that will hold the badge in place and a clear vinyl strap. These clips are used with ID cards that have a hole punch. You can reuse this vinyl badge clip over and over again and with repeated assurance that your name badge will be held securely in place. We offer clear badge holders that can also be used with these mylar clips.

mylar badge clip
Mylar Clip

Military bars – These 2 inch wide bars attach to the back of name tags with adhesive. The metal clutches fasten to the pins to hold the name tag in place. Military bars are a traditional option to pinning badges and accessories, and feature two pins that will leave holes in clothing.

Military Bar

 

 

Horizontal clear ID badge holders – Horizontal clear vinyl holders protect the surface of photo ID cards from scratching and wearing. They display horizontal cards with ease, and will not cover up photos or logos on the card. These sleeves measure 2.75 inches by 3.75 inches and have a horizontal punch at the top that allows you to attach a mylar clip or lanyard.

Clear Horizontal Badge Holder
Horizontal Badge Holder

Vertical clear ID badge holders – Many customers choose to order vertical ID cards. Our vertical clear vinyl holders protect the surface of photo ID cards from scratching and wearing. They display horizontal cards with ease, and will not cover up photos or logos on the card. These sleeves measure 4.5 inches by 2.75 inches and have a horizontal punch at the top that allows you to attach a mylar clip or lanyard.

Clear Vertical ID Badge Holder
Vertical Badge Holder

Lanyards – Polyester lanyards are traditionally used with ID cards and clear badge holders. Our lanyards attach to the holder and ID card with a bulldog clip. You can choose from black, blue or red lanyards, each option measures 36 inches around, and is 1.5 inches thick or wide. Lanyards offer an alternative to clips and pins that can damage clothing. They also offer easy wear and removal for events, conferences, schools and more.

 

Badge Lanyards

Our lanyards feature a bulldog clip that attaches to either a clear ID holder, as shown below, or to an ID card with a hole punch.

 

 

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