Do you have a question about advertising with us? Browse through our most frequently asked questions to see if you can find the answer that you’re looking for:
What is the Handbook of Procurement?
The Handbook of Procurement is a print-edition business directory designed as a handy reference tool for school business managers and buyers. Find out more about the handbook
What types of adverts are available to me?
There are a number of advertising options available, from simple lineage adverts stating your company name and contact details to full page colour adverts which can be designed to include any artwork or information that you require. For more information contact us.
Can I appear at the top of my category listing?
edFirst.co.uk search results are ordered by distance from the target school, with priority given to our premium advertisers.
Can I place an advert in more than one category or area?
If a company feels that numerous categories describe the product or service that they provide, they are welcome to advertise under more than one category heading. Companies looking to advertise under multiple headings may be able to negotiate discounted rates. For more information contact us.
What if I can’t find a suitable category?
We have made every effort to compile a comprehensive list of categories. However, if you are unable to find a category to suit your business, we are willing to discuss the option of creating a new category heading to suit your requirements.
What details are included on my online listing?
Each of our premium advertisers is entitled to a free dedicated webpage, which is fully editable and can include their company logo, company information, images of their products, contact details, and much more. Schools searching online for the product or service that you supply will return a results page featuring your company name and contact details. By clicking on this listing, they will then be routed to your company's exclusive webpage.
What other online advertising options are there?
There are a number of upgrades available for companies appearing in the online directory. These include the option to increase the visibility of your listing by appearing in a boxed entry, and the option to appear at the top of the listings page by featuring as a sponsored company. In addition, we can arrange for you to improve the usefulness of your results listing by adding additional features such as an email address and a direct link to your own company website. Because the website is such a well-valued and well-used resource for schools, we have made available a number of web-based adverts across the site, including banner adverts and sponsorship adverts. Please contact a salesperson for more information.
Can I just advertise on the online directory?
Yes. Companies that just choose to advertise online will receive all the same online benefits as companies that also feature in the handbooks. Their company details will be fully searchable by schools and they will receive their own dedicated company webpage. Web entries remain valid for one year from the date of purchase.
Is it my responsibility to provide my own artwork?
Purchasing a colour advert in the Handbook of Procurement, or banner advertisements on edFirst.co.uk gives you the freedom to include your company logo, images and text about your company, products and services. These types of adverts are recommended as they allow your company to stand out above the competition, give you the opportunity to convey information about your company and create a strong brand image. To take advantage of these types of advert, you need to supply us with artwork to a certain specification. It is the customer’s responsibility to supply us with artwork to our required specification. However, if you are unable to create artwork yourself and do not have a graphic designer, we can create artwork for you. For more information contact us.
What type of tenders will I receive?
The education sector publish tenders for products and services valued at over £99,000 and School Supplies Service has a license with the Official Journal of the European Union to distribute these tenders to our customers. As a result, we are able to contact our customers regularly, with opportunities that are appropriate to them. Because of the large number of tenders that we receive daily, we filter all the tenders that we receive to ensure that our customers only receive tenders for work that are suitable to their business. Once tenders have been filtered into appropriate product and service areas, we will email our customers with opportunities for work that may be of interest to them.
How much do adverts cost?
The price of adverts varies depending on the size and type of advert that you wish to purchase. For more information contact us.
Can I pay by credit/debit card?
Customers can pay for their adverts by debit or credit card, by cheque or through a bank transfer. To pay by credit card please call 01691 680945 or fax your card details to 01691 680233. Customers wishing to pay by cheque should make cheques payable to School Supplies Service Ltd, mark them with your company name and invoice number and send them to School Supplies Service Ltd, 7 The Cross, Oswestry, SY11 1PN. You can also transfer money to School Supplies Service directly from your bank, using your invoice number as a reference.
Our account details are as follows:
Account Name: School Supplies Service Ltd
Account Number: 00308100
Sort Code: 30-96-33
Is it possible to split the payments?
Yes, customers are able to split payments. For more information contact us.