Frequently Asked Question
How do I get my school involved?
Getting started is easy! Tell your teachers to visit our site and register by going to the Teacher Registration tab. Then they can simply add their class(es) and build their back-to-school list(s) by shopping our inventory of supplies. After that, just share with your parents that they can find your school’s back-to-school supply lists on Read-Set-Start.com. Of course, we are here to help. Don’t hesitate to contact us if we can help you in walking through this process.
Can a parent order if a school is not registered?
Absolutely! Select the Shop Our Supplies link at the bottom of the page. Parents can add the items they need to their shopping cart and have them shipped directly to their home.
Are your prices competitive?
Although we may not offer the door buster prices you will find at the big box stores, we feel that the convenience we offer is a valuable savings to our families. During the summer, retail stores offer loss-leaders where they take a loss on a product to get you in their door. To take advantage, you will find yourself going from store to store chasing the deals. This chase could take you weeks of shopping in order to fill your teachers list. When you choose to fill your cart with Ready-Set-Start, you will save yourself hours of shopping in busy stores and money on gas as you drive from store to store. When it is all said and done, you will probably be at the same cost if you would have filled your cart with our convenient, name-brand, hassle-free, shipped to your door back-to-school supplies. Many of us would tip the pizza delivery driver a few extra dollars for the convenience of not having to leave home. Why wouldn’t we do the same for back-to-school supplies? Give us a try!
Do you carry name brand products?
Yes, we sure do! Our inventory is full of an extensive variety of products to choose from, including all of your favorite name brand supplies. You will find products from Crayola, Elmers, Mead, Avery, and Fiskars… just to name a few. To provide a financial convenience to our customers we also offer many generic products as well.
Is your website safe and secure?
Absolutely! We want to ensure you that all transactions are handled with the upmost care. Our website is SSL Certified so you can rest assured that your information is safe with us.
Can parents customize their orders?
With Ready-Set-Start, parents have full control of their shopping carts. If parents decide they do not need something on the teachers list (i.e. they have an extra pair of scissors at home) they can simply delete it. They can also change the quantity of an item. Parents can also add additional lists to one cart for multiple school aged children. They can even shop our inventory for items they may need around the house or office and have it all shipped to their door with one easy click! Parents will love the control they have with Ready-Set-Start.
Do you require a minimum amount of orders?
With Ready-Set-Start, you do not have to worry about meeting minimums. Simply share your supply lists online through Ready-Set-Start.com and offer the convenience to your families. Even if just a handful of families decide to try us your first year, your organization will still receive a give back check for 5% of those sales. Although, we are certain that the following year you will have many more families that will fill their cart with Ready-Set-Start after hearing the recommendations of their friends.
How does my order ship and how long does it take to receive my order once I place it?
Orders are shipped via UPS and are typically received within 1-3 business days. We cannot ship to a PO Box, so please provide a physical address for shipment.
Is there a cut off date?
Nope, not with Ready-Set-Start! Parents can purchase supplies from us ANYTIME! Teacher’s supply lists are visible year round.
What if I am not satisfied with my order?
We guarantee our orders! If you are not 100% satisfied with your order, please contact us and we will work with you on your return. We want all of our customers to be happy with the convenience that Ready-Set-Start has to offer so that they will come back year after year.
When will our organization receive their reward check?
We are very excited to offer 5% of your sales back to your school for offering Ready-Set-Start to parents as a back-to-school supply option. We typically send out checks in October with a BIG THANK YOU!