Monday, December 31, 2007

Friday, December 28, 2007

Accepting New Agents to sell Oliver's Labels kids labels

If you go to, you will see a couple new sections that we launched this morning.

Here we describe the benefits of becoming an Oliver's Labels agent. For example, you can sell something people need while making money!
At the bottom of the page is a log-in area for existing Agents.
If you're not an Agent yet, you can then follow the "Learn More" link to find out the details on how our Agent program works.
Next, you can click on "Register" and fill out the easy form. Presto! You are an Agent with a password to get into our password-protected Agent area. This area has marketing materials to help you sell. You can download and print whatever you'd like!

Here we describe why having an Oliver's Labels fundraiser will be the best decision you ever make for your school or organization.
You can find out more information by scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking on "Learn More".
Discuss your special needs and register for your fundraiser with Oliver's Labels by emailing us at

We think that these new sections will make it easier to get information on the things you want to know. Please tell your friends about our Agent and Fundraising programs! :)

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas from Oliver's Labels!

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas from all of us at
P.S. We hope the kids liked the labels you got them this year!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Allergy Designs added to Original Labels and Bag Tags

Today we added our Allergy Designs to Original Labels, Large Bag Tags and Mini Bag Tags! We also removed our Allergy Labels which were not personalized. This decision was made so that if you want labels that have "No Nuts" on them, you can also have them personalized with your name!

These are all of our Allergy Designs:

Click on the images to see the products you can get with the design.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Blog feed embedded into

Today we embedded our blogger feed into so that you never have to leave our site to read our blog!

Now you can go to -> Community -> Blog -> and there you are!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Design Improvements Launched on!

On November 15 we upgraded our sticky labels.
Now we launched our improved designs!

Check out our design page to choose your favorite!
It might be a harder decision than you think!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Oliver's Labels are Now Even Better!

How have we improved our already fantastic labels?

Our material: We switched to vinyl and guarantee the image won't rub off because of our new top-secret process!
Our equipment: Our new machines are Eco-friendly!
Our printing: The colors are beautifully glossy and even more vibrant than before!

And, just like before…

They’re durable: Our sticky labels can go from the fridge to the microwave to the dishwasher. You can stick them on anything and it comes back home again!
They’re beautiful: We print in full-color to offer you rich graphics! There’s also a great variety of designs so there’s something for everyone!
They’re smart: Our exclusive Found-it Tracking System™ is an online lost-and-found that enables you to be notified if someone reports your missing item… without sharing any personal information on the label!

Incredibly, after years of researching we found a way to improve on our already amazing labels. There's no reason not to start shopping! Also, remember that our labels are a fantastic gift for the holidays - check out our stunning gift bag and free gift card.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Gift Bag Price Lowered

We just lowered the price of our beautiful gift bag today!
It was $5.99 when we first introduced it and now it is $4.99.
If you're giving an Oliver's Labels gift in person, this gift bag is an absolute MUST! Click here to check it out!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Product Review by Canadian Babies!

Canadian Babies is a fantastic online resource and networking community for new and expecting parents in Canada. It was started by Sara Bingham when she became a new parent and found that her and her neighbors needed a better resource to find the best things in their area. The site has grown since then to include groups, forums and guides. Oliver's Labels was featured in a great section called Product Showcase. Here is what they said about us:

Oliver's Labels

Created by Oliver's aunt Debbie, Oliver's Labels are personalized, colourful and durable labels and tags. Debbie's story...""It all began with a small idea to help Oliver, my nephew, from losing his stuff. After seeing the overwhelming positive reaction from his teachers and other parents, I realized there was a huge demand for good name labels. I used my years of experience in the printing industry to develop a high-quality label that was both durable and beautiful. The business was born and now our full-colour designs and exclusive Found-it Tracking System™ are a few of the things that set Oliver's Labels apart from the competition."

Their Large Bag Tag is especially great for school bags because if your child loses their bag, it will find it's way home, thanks to Oliver's exclusive Found-it Tracking System - an online lost-and-found service. So cool and a great idea! Must have been a mom who thought of it.

Click here to read this review directly on Canadian Babies.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

New gift bag available on!

Oliver's Labels are really the perfect gift - they are easy to buy and both kids and parents love them! Most of all, you are seen as so thoughtful for getting something personalized. We know how much you love gifting Oliver's Labels because you order the free gift card... now you can order a gorgeous gift bag too!

This bag is tailored for any Oliver's Labels product and makes it stand out as a high-end, elegant present. The vibrant purple tissue paper is included. You can also get pink or red tissue - just email me to make a special request.

Be sure to consider our new gift bag the next time you have a party to attend!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Product review by Baby Let's Shop!

Baby Let's Shop is a fantastic blog written by "The Mommy", a SAHM who describes herself as an online shopping addict who loves finding deals. All the reviews on Baby Let's Shop are written about products that her family has tested out first hand. They pride themselves on being able to give honest opinions to other parents who are concerned how a certain product will hold up in their everyday life with kids.
Here is her review of Oliver's Labels:

Time To Get Labeling

Oliver's Labels is a Canadian company whose products are great for kids who lose everything, like most kids do haha. Their products include original labels, mini labels, shoe labels, iron-on labels, bag tags, allergy labels and Jewish labels. We use Oliver's Labels on all of The Boy’s school stuff and other important items that leave the house, we even labeled the inside of his shoes (just to be safe). They are well made and come in a variety of colors and designs. We have never had a problem with the labels peeling off even with the ones in his shoes, which receive constant friction. These durable little labels can be put anywhere you can imagine and last longer than you need them too. They are also dishwasher, microwave, fridge and freezer safe. They also withstand outdoor elements if you need to put them on objects that stay outside of the home. The thing we love best about Oliver's Labels is their Found-it Tracking System™. Every label has a code specially for your child, when someone finds your lost item all they need to do is enter the code online and you will be emailed to notify you that someone has found your child’s item and then help you get the item back.
Oliver's Labels ship to Canada, US and International, you can purchase them through their website.

posted by THE MOMMY
Click here to read this review directly on Baby Let's Shop

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Canadian Thanksgiving on Monday, Oct. 8 - Oliver's Labels closed

This coming Monday is Thanksgiving for Canadians. Oliver's Labels will be closed for the day.

According to Wikipedia, on January 31, 1957, the Canadian Parliament proclaimed:
"A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed... to be observed on the 2nd Monday in October."

And so, Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Funny video

Oliver's Labels Blog usually posts things about our company, website, products and reviews but this entry is about none of those things. I had to make this exception because I found something on the internet that was too funny not to share. If you want a really good laugh, CLICK HERE for the link and watch the trailer.

Feel free to share your thoughts by posting a comment!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Happy Rosh Hashanna from!

Oliver's Labels wish you and your family a wonderful Rosh Hashanah.

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. From sunset on September 12 to nightfall on September 14 the Jewish people will be celebrating year 5768. Similar to the North American New Year, Jews reflect on the year that has past and make plans for a better year ahead. For those who observe Rosh Hashanah, no work is permitted on this holiday.

A ram's horn, called a Shofar, is blown like a trumpet in Temple.

Another practice is to eat apples dipped in honey which symbolizes the wish for a sweet new year.

May this new year bring you nothing but good health and true happiness!
All the best from our family to yours.

Oliver's Labels remembers September 11, 2001

Monday, September 10, 2007

Oliver's Labels kids labels FAQ

We just added a Frequently Asked Questions page to the Community section of our website. It includes answers to questions regarding shipping, personalization, becoming an agent and more. We hope it saves you time when you have a question.

Speaking of additions, we are also working on a fun Activity Center that will include educational games and crafts! Stay tuned to our blog and we'll let you know as soon as it's launched!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Swanky Moms writes about going back-to-school with Oliver's Labels!

We love Swanky Moms and our friend Heather just posted a great back-to-school article for all of her loyal readers. Here it is!

Back to School with Oliver’s Labels

Looking for a great way to keep track of "kid" stuff? Oliver's Labels are the perfect solution. Cute designs, high quality, easy to use, and they are the ONLY labels with a unique tracking system. If someone finds something with an Oliver's Label on it, they visit the web address on the label and type in the tracking number that is there as well. You will be notified via e-mail by Oliver's Labels and the person who found your item does not receive your personal info. Very cool! There are tons of designs to chose from. We have the "Outer Space" pattern and they are already on my son's pencils, markers, pencil case, and backpack (the bag tags are a MUST HAVE for back packs). Oliver's Labels also makes clothing labels. Don't let that favorite sweater become an item in the abyss of the school lost and found! Visit Oliver's Labels today and prepare your little ones with their "School Pack." Everything you need to keep track of clothes, shoes, back packs, lunch boxes, school supplies, and more! My son may get lost on the way to his new class, but at least his supplies will be safe and sound. (ha ha....)

School starts in a few days, but no need to worry, Oliver's Labels ship super fast!

posted by swankymomheather on
Click here to see the review on the Swanky Moms website.

Thank you Heather and Swanky Moms from all of us at Oliver's Labels!

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Happy Labour Day from

Hello everyone,
We just want to wish a safe and fun Labour Day long-weekend to everyone!

Labour day is celebrated throughout the world. It originated from the Labour movement which expressed that workers should only have to work 8 hours per day, having 8 hours for recreation and 8 hours for rest. Most countries have their Labour Day in May but Canada and the US have been celebrating it on the first Monday of September since the late 1800's.

I feel that Labour Day is the symbolic marking of the end-of-summer and beginning of school. When I was younger, this holiday turned my tummy into a big nervous knot but now that I'm an adult, it's just another great long-weekend!

Good luck to all you kids out there beginning a new school year! Now's the time get your labels and bag tags so you can walk into class with style!

Photos added to Oliver's Labels Product pages

This week we finally added photos to most of our product pages. This was something I wanted to do for a while because I know that when I'm shopping online, I like to see what I'm getting! We also think that it helps give you ideas for where you can put your Oliver's Labels. We will have photos of every product very soon and will continue to add more to the ones already posted.
By the way, if you have a photo of you or your child using our products we would love to see it!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Oliver's Labels goes Back-to-School!!!

This week we introduced our brand new SCHOOL PACK! We included a little of everything in it so we have your kids covered!

The School Pack contains:
½ pack of Original Labels (21 labels)
½ pack of Mini Labels (42 labels)
½ pack of Shoe Labels (12 labels - enough for 6 pairs of shoes)
½ pack of Iron-on Clothing Labels (28 labels)
and 1 Large Bag Tag
for $46.99

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

New Allergy label design! Now Oliver's Labels is Gluten-free!

This morning we got an email from a woman who suggested that we add an Allergy label design for people with wheat or gluten allergies. She was the first to suggest it and we thought it was a fantastic idea. Food allergies are actually increasing and we know how important it is to protect our children when they leave our sight! This is what we designed and is now available at

We hope that this new design is helpful. We love to hear your suggestions so email us! We actually listen!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Oliver's Labels: Product featured in Tot Trends Weekly!

Oliver's Labels is featured in Tot Trends Weekly Magazine!

Tot Trends Weekly is a great online magazine for style-savvy moms as well as retailers looking for fabulous new products. In their most recent issue they featured children's labels and more specifically, our Allergy Labels. Here's what they wrote:

We're taught not to label children, but we say that labeling
everything they own is a pretty smart idea! Got Allergies?
Then Allergy Labels from Oliver's Labels are just the thing.
With Oliver's Labels, you'll be sure that your child's Allergy
Labels will stay right where you stick them; all labels are
waterproof, weatherproof, dishwasher proof, microwave
proof, and tear resistant.

- Tot Trends Weekly Magazine (click here for a link to the article)

Monday, August 6, 2007

Happy Simcoe Day!

It's great to have a long weekend in August... and who cares if you have no idea why you get the day off! :)
Actually, today is Simcoe Day in honour of the first Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada. However, Torontonians are the only ones who actually call it that. Most provinces and territories in Canada also take the first Monday in August off but the day is known by several different names. For instance, in Nova Scotia it's called Natal Day and in Alberta it's called Heritage Day. In general you can call it a Civic Holiday. And if you are in one of those lucky provinces or territories that gets it, you can call it "WOO HOO LET'S GO TO THE COTTAGE!!"

Thursday, July 19, 2007

New Shipping Options on!

I'm very excited to announce that we have now added faster shipping options to our website! These options were always available to our customers by contacting us directly but now you can arrange it right on our Checkout Details page! We can now easily service those moms and dads who need their labels and tags right away.

During the checkout process there used to be only one option... regular Lettermail. This can take 2-4 business days within Canada or 4-5 days to the U.S. Here are the details:

Regular Delivery Service
(Click on the link for specific shipping time to your area.)
DestinationPriceBusiness days
to print
Business days
to ship
Canada$ 1.50about 1-3about 2-4about 3-7
USA$ 3.00about 1-3about 4-5about 5-8
International$ 6.50about 1-3about 7about 8-10

While that's pretty quick, the problem is that it's not guaranteed so there's always a risk that it can take longer. For those parents who are sending their child off to camp or leaving on a trip or starting school etc... that may not be a risk they want to take. Now Express Delivery Service is available with a click of the mouse on our Checkout Details page. Express Delivery Service means knowing exactly when your labels will arrive and getting them quicker than you can say "Oliver's Labels"! Here are the details:

Express Delivery Service
(Click on the links for specific shipping time to your area.)
DestinationPriceBusiness days
to print
Business days
to ship
Canada$ 15.0011-22-3
USA$ 16.0013-5
(major centres)
(other states)
International$ 46.0014-75-8

Need them even FASTER? Can do! We also have Priority Delivery Service that can get you your labels and tags by 10:30am the next morning. You can check out the details here. To arrange this service you must contact us at 1-800-398-2060 or

We hope that providing you these new choices will make your shopping experience at even easier.
If you have any suggestions for other things we can do to make your experience at better, we would love to hear them!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Oliver's Labels off for Canada Day Long Weekend

Oliver's Labels will be out of the office from Thursday, June 28 to Tuesday July 3 for the Canada Day Long weekend. We will still be taking orders online and production time will not be affected. However, there will be no Express or Priority delivery service available during this time.

Happy Canada Day!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Update regarding Thursday's post about Paypal

I just wanted to let you know a quick update regarding the last post about Paypal charging your American Express in US currency even if you have a Canadian account and you're shopping in Canadian dollars at

I received an email this morning from Lindsey at Paypal saying:
"due to American Express and Discover guidelines, these cards can only be charged in U.S. denomination. Visa and MasterCard offer different currencies."
So, even though I was told on the phone that this only happens with American Express, apparently it also applies to Discover card users too.

I hope this information is helpful to my fellow Canadians. When choosing to pay with a credit card, Visa and MasterCard are the way to go!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Canadian customers paying with American Express

We recently got a call from a Canadian customer asking why the charge on her American Express statement was slightly different from her purchase amount (within a dollar). After confirming that the problem was not on our website, we quickly contacted Paypal, the company we use to facilitate all of our online financial transactions. To our surprise, Paypal told us that this issue is unique to using American Express. When someone uses their American Express card, Paypal automatically charges it in US dollars no matter what currency you’re shopping in. In other words, Paypal converts the total Canadian dollars of your Oliver's Labels purchase to American dollars, charges your American Express card and then American Express converts it back to Canadian dollars! With all that converting back and forth, the resulting total is bound to be slightly different. We at Oliver's Labels disagree with this procedure but unfortunately we are powerless to change it. Most of all, we are disappointed that Paypal does not inform you that they are doing it when you’re checking out.

We do not feel that this Paypal procedure fits with Oliver's Labels high standards for customer service for our Canadian customers so we will be researching reputable alternative companies to use for your secure online payments. Our priority is to provide all of our customers with top-quality service, and that includes the companies that we associate with!

If you're a Canadian customer and would like to avoid this problem, just use your Visa or another payment method available to you when checking out. If you decide to use your American Express, now you know what to expect to see on your statement. We have also added a note on our Checkout Details page for those customers who do not read our blog.
I know, I also can't believe there are people who don't read our blog! :)

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Product Review by Canadian Mommies!

Canadian Mommies is a wonderful site that is dedicated to inspiring, educating and creating communication forums for Mothers all across Canada. They recently did a product review for Oliver's Labels:

Mommy Reviews

Mommy Reviewer: Amy
Kid Reviewer: Son ~ 4.5 Years Old

More than anything my son was excited about seeing the Dinosaurs. he loved the look and I loved how practical and durable everything was. Once I put them on his things, he was showing all the kids in his JK class what he had and of course the kids than told their moms and than the moms asked me. Great product and incredibly useful. I would love these labels for everything in my house.

Function: 5
Durability: 5
Design: 5
Kid Friendly: 5

Mommy Reviewer: Cynthia
Kid Reviewer: Daughter ~ 6 Years Old

Great Product. Every Mom needs these labels for all of thier children's things. I can not tell you how many times my daughters shoes, hats and lunch box were mistakenly taken form one of thier school mates. Now she has her favorite princess with her name on it and these labels have saved me money. I no longer search for her things. Thanks so much for these and I highly reccomed this for every MOM!

Function: 5
Durability: 5
Design: 5
Kid Friendly: 5

Ratings are done on a scale of 1 to 5.
1 = Poor
2 = Satisfactory
3 = Good
4 = Very Good
5 = Excellent

Click here to see the review on the Canadian Mommies website.

Thank you Amy, Cynthia, Audrey and everyone at Canadian Mommies for taking the time to review Oliver's Labels!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Website additions to

Today we had all of our contact information put on every page of our website. Now instead of having to go to the About Us page and then click on the Contact Information link, all you have to do is look at the bottom of the page and you'll see:

Phone: 1-800-398-2060 | Fax: 416-551-5061
600 The East Mall, P.O.Box 11552, Toronto, Ontario  M9B 4B1, Canada
Web: | Blog: | Email:

I think this will make things easier for visitors and save them time. After all, there's no point in making it hard for you to find our phone number since we WANT to hear from you! Hopefully now we'll have more people getting in touch.

Another thing we uploaded is a new link to our blog on the Community page. It's actually very cute!

Monday, June 4, 2007

Introduction of Rushed shipping options for Oliver's Labels

As it gets closer to the first day of camp, we notice that there are an increased number of people who need their labels "right away!" I'm not surprized that this is happening. Being a parent means multi-tasking and needing to think of about 1,000,000 things at any one time so there are bound to be details that slip through the cracks. No problem. We've found two new and very good options that we can make available to our customers.

First let me start off by saying that when we get an order, it only takes about 1-4 days for production. We then ship it out using our Regular service... but now we will make "Express" and "Priority" services available too. Here are the details...

Regular delivery service (default):
Canada: only $1.50 (production time + 3-5 bus. days)
USA: only $3.00 (production time + 5-10 bus. days)
This is the current service we use for all orders unless otherwise specified. It is both inexpensive and reliable.

New option #1 - Express Delivery service:
Canada: $15 (rushed production time + 1-2 bus. days, click here for your area)
USA: $16 (rushed production time + 3-5 bus. days, click here for your area)

New option#2 - Priority Delivery service:
Canada: $28 (rushed production time + next bus. day by 10:30am)
USA: $44 (rushed production time + next bus. day by 10:30am)

For now these options will only be available by request until we add it to the website. There are a few ways to tell us that you want Express or Priority service... after ordering you can
1) include a "message to the seller" when checking out in Paypal,
2) email us at or
3) call us at 1-800-398-2060.
We will simply send an invoice to your email address with the balance after subtracting the shipping you've already paid.

I hope these new options will answer our customers needs. We continue to look for ways to improve our customers' experience with Oliver's Labels. Now, hopefully, even if you've waited till the last minute, you'll still be able to label and tag your kids' stuff!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Large Bag Tags on sale!!

A couple days ago I was speaking with my sister. She told me how much she loved our Large Bag Tags and wondered why more people weren't buying them. After all, they are large and durable like a real luggage tag plus there are so many great full-colour designs to choose from. She looked at me and said "what about putting them on sale or something?" "That's a fantastic idea" I replied. Later that day I decided that we would put our Large Bag Tags on sale for over 20% off the regular price. They went from $4.99 to $3.99. As soon as we advertised this on our home page we got Large Bag Tag purchases with almost every order! I guess our customers know a good deal when they see it!
You better get your Large Bag Tags before the sale is over!

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Oliver's Labels new website launch

This month we launched our new website design. Check it out at The response has been amazing. Our customers love the new look and how easy it is to navigate. There's proof that people like it too... sales went up immidiately after the launch. That says a lot about the importance of having a great website. After all, for us our website is our storefront. It's the only impression we get to give visitors about the kind of company we are. Google says that when a visitor comes to your site they make the decision to stay or leave within a few seconds. I hope we can continue to improve the number of visitors who decide to stay and take a look around our store. :)

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

New Package for Camp! - great combo of labels and tags

We've added an exciting new package to our website called the Camp Pack.

A lot of time was spent putting this package together so that it has just the right balance of products for a child going away to sleep-over or day camp. We didn't want to have too many or too few of the different labels.

One thing was for sure... there had to be 2 Large Bag Tags and a full order of Iron-on Clothing Labels (56 labels). The other products that we included to round out this combination is a ½ pack of Original Labels (21 labels) and ½ pack of Shoe Labels (12 labels - enough for 6 pairs of shoes). The Camp Package sells for only $47.99.

We think it's a great package and hope it saves our customers time when shopping for their kids' personalized labels and tags. We know, however, that every customer is different so if the Camp Pack is not your cup of tea, it's easy to make your own package by combining our label packs and getting our amazing Combo Discount!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Product review by Swanky Moms!

Heather Sievers from Swanky Moms just posted a review about our products today and gave us a "So Swanky Award" which we are very proud of! She writes for which is a place for moms to find out about new products, chat with other moms and find out about mom trends. Heather also owns her own fantastic online businesses that sell products for kids - and
Here is her review of Oliver's Labels:

Oliver's Labels: The Way Kids' Stuff Finds Its Way Home!

I was recently introduced to Oliver's Labels and I have to say they are truly the best labels on the market. Not only are they durable and super cute, but Oliver's Labels have something that I have never seen on any adhesive children's label. Their Found-It Tracking System is an online lost and found service that never shares your personal information. The website address and a nine digit tracking number are on each label, so if something is lost, the "finder" can visit the site and report it. Oliver's Labels acts as the liaison, so your missing item can safely find its way home.

Oliver's Labels come in several different themed designs. We have the Outer Space and Transportation designs and absolutely love them. I am particularly fond of the mini bag tags and the large bag tag. I put the large bag tag on my son's back pack and the mini tags on a few of my youngest son's diaper bags. The colors are vibrant and the artwork is very well done. Oliver's labels are super handy, you can purchase their original labels, shoe labels, iron-on clothing labels and lots more! I I definitely recommend purchasing one of savings packs, like the starter or sampler pack. It saves you lots of money, and you get a great variety of products.

Oliver's Labels would make a GREAT gift for a new mom and would definitely be appreciated at the next birthday party you attend. I have even used some of the labels for my own items. I stuck one on my digital camera and put one on my cell phone too! If for some reason you do not want to use the tracking system, you can order all products without it. However, there is no additional charge to have and use the tracking system on your labels. I'm so excited to be the first person to review this fabulous product, keep an eye out, Oliver's Label's is going to take over the world of labeling. Just remember you saw it first on Swanky Moms!

posted by swankymomheather on

Thank you very much, Heather and Swanky Moms from all of us at Oliver's Labels!

We are continuing to send our products out to reputable review sites and will post the results as soon as they are published. I think it's great to read objective opinions about products you're interested in so you can make purchasing decisions with confidence!