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Best Tools For Schools

Best Tools for Schools FAQs

How does the Best Tools for Schools program work?

Best Tools for Schools provides customized back-to-school supplies packaged in personalized kits. Each kit is custom made to match teachers supply requests in each grade. Parents order their kits online and their child’s kit is conveniently delivered to their school.

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Why should teachers choose Best Tools for Schools?

Students come to class prepared with the correct supplies, not something that’s “close enough”. It helps to maintain continuity in the classroom. Teachers have years of experience with what works and what doesn’t, they know exactly what products will last and what ones will need to be replaced all too soon. Principals and teachers benefit from the fundraising element that helps supplement where public funding often falls short.

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Why should parents choose Best Tools for Schools?

Back-to-school shopping is a chore many people would really like to have done for them. Convenience, value, and quality time are paramount in our busy lives these days. Most busy parents really appreciate someone else doing the shopping. Many people would rather be enjoying the last days of summer instead of shopping for school supplies. It’s a stress-free experience. Where else can you say that when shopping for school supplies?

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What guarantees do you provide?

We guarantee that your child’s school kit will arrive on time and with the exact items your teacher has requested. We will send you a confirmation of delivery email the day your child’s kit arrives at their school. In the unlikely event that an item is not in the kit we will get it to your child within two business days. Parents have 14 days to inform us of a missing item in a kit.  We also guarantee any non-consumable item for the duration of the school year.

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How does my school get started with Best Tools for Schools?

Once your Principal approves the program, it takes only one person to help co-ordinate with Best Tools For Schools. We'll get all your lists on our website and help make sure our program is a success for your school.

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What happens after I purchase a kit?

Best Tools for Schools puts together your child’s kit according to the supply list provided. Delivery time is arranged with your school and your child’s kit is waiting for them before classes start.

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What guarantees do you provide?

We guarantee that your child’s school kit will arrive on time and with the exact items your teacher has requested. We will send you a confirmation of delivery email the day your child’s kit arrives at their school. In the unlikely event that an item is not in the kit we will get it to your child within two business days. We also guarantee any non-consumable item for the duration of the school year.

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Do you sell name brand or generic items?

We sell brand names like Crayola, Fiskars, UHU, Staedtler, and Hilroy. We stand behind the items we stock 100% so we won’t put anything in your child’s kit that won’t perform.

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How long does it take to place an order?

Depends on how fast you can point and click. StatsCan is reporting that web shopping is up 61% in two years. With all you web-savvy parents out there we’re betting you can be done in under 5 minutes. Talk about stress free.

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Are your prices higher than retail?

You’ll find that we are very competitive with the retail stores. We deal directly with the manufacturer and cut out the middle man. We pass the savings on to you. You get all the benefits we offer and none of the hassles that retail shopping does. Plus your school receives a portion of each kit purchased for fundraising. Not many stores can do that for you.

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What about children who can’t afford to purchase a kit?

Best Tools for Schools is committed to helping every child succeed in school. You can purchase a kit for a child in your school by clicking on the appropriate icon on the purchase page. We subsidize the cost of these donated kits so they are sold to you at a reduced cost. This kit will be delivered to the school and the school will see that it gets to a child in need.

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How does my school benefit from the Best Tools for Schools program?

Best Tools for Schools helps everyone start the school year off right. Teachers get what they ask for, parents are relieved not to have to go looking for it and students benefit by having the best tools available to help them reach their education goals. Finally $4 from the purchase of each kit goes directly to the school to help with fundraising initiatives.

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My child received a different brand name item than specified on the list?

In the rare instance that our suppliers are backordered or out of stock on an item, Best Tools for Schools, reserves the right to substitute an item of equal quality and value.

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Can I purchase a kit after the order deadline?

We have an order deadline in August so we have time to pack your child's kit with care and accuracy. Missed the deadline? We want to help! Contact us by phone or email, and we'll try our best to complete your order. Kit orders will be filled based on stock availability, on a case by case basis. A ten dollar packing premium will be added to all orders taken after the deadline.

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