New Year- do you need new stock?

Now that you have settled back into routine after returning from Christmas, it might be a good time to check if you need to stock up on any merchandise so you are prepared for the new year.

Remember that the Students’ Union handle your merchandise orders and their website should prove handy as it details the process you need to follow and the items you can purchase.

A full range of branded products can be found online and bespoke products (that are supported by a strong business case and approved by Marketing and Communications) can be ordered using an online order form.

Here are some things to remember:

  • Ordering in bulk may offer you better prices so be sure to think of your future needs to allow you to place larger orders for better value.
  • If you are ordering for a specific event such as an Open Day, make sure to do this enough in advance before the event. The Union strives to keep all core range products in stock, but if you are placing a large order be aware you may need to allow up to three weeks for the stock to be delivered to the Union.
  • Lead times and delivery options vary depending on what’s ordered, but you should leave around 3 working days for small standard orders, 3 weeks (15 working days) for standard orders of over 50 items and 8 weeks (40 working days) for bespoke orders to allow for quality checks and delivery. You can refer to the Merchandise Catalogue for more detailed lead times on standard items. Products that are in stock will have quicker lead times and can be collected from the Students’ Union shop.
  • Design for bespoke products need to be approved by the Brand team through the online order form.
  • The University of Portsmouth has strict quality and ethical standards to ensure merchandise appropriately represents the brand.
  • You will need to either pay online with a credit card or raise a purchase order (PO) for the payment. The Union does not use cost codes and cannot process orders until a credit card payment has been made or a PO number has been received.
  • The Union can post small items in the internal mail but for larger items staff will need to arrange delivery with Estates.

Check out this step by step guide to ordering merchandise if you are unsure of how to order.

If you still need some more information, visit UPSU’s website for Official Merchandise.

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