The OLPRO Rambling Blog
Largest discount for blue light and NHS staffWe're providing all NHS and blue light workers with our largest ever discount of 25% off all products, as a thank you for their ongoing service throughout the coronavirus outbreak.
Daniel Walton, Founder of OLPRO, said: “We know this is a hugely stressful time for our NHS and emergency service workers and providing them with our largest ever discount is just our way of saying thank you for their incredibly selfless work.”
“We’re proud to be able to use our position as an e-commerce business to try to help all parts of society whenever we physically can and we hope that we can inspire other businesses to do their bit to help society in any way that they can.”
As airlines continue to cancel flights worldwide, the camping industry has become a popular alternative for holiday-goers who are looking for an affordable and reliable ‘staycation’.
Reasons to camp in the garden this Spring
Now more than ever, it’s incredibly important to look after yourself. Camping in the garden can be the perfect way for you to enjoy the outdoors while also maintaining your self-isolation and social distancing. As we’re supporting this Spring’s ‘Great Garden Inside or Outside Camp’, we’ve put together some reasons why your next holiday location is in fact in your own back garden.
Right now, there’s nothing people are craving more than the clean air of the outdoors. Just one night out in the garden can help to fill up your lungs with oxygen, which can do a world of good for your physical and mental well-being at a time when self-isolation is so prominent.
A peaceful break from the TV screen
Let’s be honest, there’s only so much Netflix you can watch right? Camping in your garden can be the perfect opportunity to switch yourself off from the stressful situation that we’ve found ourselves in. Whether it’s giving yourself a break from the TV, social media or all electronics for one night only, camping in the garden can be a peaceful way of getting away from it all.
See the starry sky
You’ve always had access to one of the greatest views possible, but might not have always had the time to take a look in our busy day-to-day lives. If you can pick a night to go camping in the garden make sure it’s one where there are no clouds in the sky, we promise it’ll be worth it.
It’s cheaper than ever to camp in the garden (especially with Loan & Go)
You might be used to many aspects of your life becoming more and more expensive, but camping is the opposite! With our recently launched rental service, you can now loan products from OLPRO’s award winning range for as little as $36.06 over the course of 3 days, which is so much cheaper than buying one and having to store it in the garage all year round. Not only that, imagine the amount of money you’ll be saving on hotel rooms, booked flights and even petrol money… hmmm, we’re starting to think that camping in the garden is the future!
So, why not be a part of a HUGE community event...
The OLPRO team are helping to promote ‘The Great Garden Inside or Outside Camp’, taking place on 10th, 11th and 12th April 2020. The group was started to help give people a positive activity to look forward to, just like a normal holiday amidst all the chaos and uncertainty that we find ourselves in today.
We’re sure that the event will help people to enjoy the outdoors in a safe environment and will help to lift people’s spirits. To view the event on facebook, visit the group page here.
New environmentally-friendly rental initiative 'Loan & Go' launchedWant a reliable and environmentally-friendly way to go on your next holiday? Our 'Loan & Go' rental service is now launched and will help you to avoid plastic wastage. The technology empowering this rental proposition was made possible through a partnership with Fat Llama, the UK’s largest rental marketplace.
Our new ‘Loan & Go’ service allows customers to borrow any one of OLPRO’s tents or awnings, which can accommodate 1 to 8 people. The tents are available for borrowing in blocks of three days and must be loaned out via our website.
Rented products will arrive with the customer 2 days ahead of the scheduled rental period and customers are then expected to return the product with the included returns tag via Parcelforce within 1 day of the end of their rental period.
Our ‘Loan & Go’ system is much more cost effective for customers, allowing people to loan the $185.44 Knightwick 2.0s tent for $36.06 over 3 days, or the $689.22 Cocoon Breeze Campervan Awning for $144.24 over 3 days.
Daniel Walton, Founder of OLPRO, said: “We’ve launched our new rental service with the purpose of helping our customers to be more green and give them a cheaper option of borrowing a high-quality, comfortable tent.”
“We expect that as the recognised importance of physical and mental well being continues to grow, more and more people will start to invest in outdoor leisure and camping equipment. Camping is already growing as a popular mainstream option for holiday accommodation throughout the continent and reports show that people in Europe already spend 5 days a year camping."
- Jack Barnett
5 Steps to being Festival-ready!
Get yourself an easy-to-pitch tent
When you're incredibly excited to see your favourite band or performer live, having to set up your tent can feel like a bit of a pain! Fortunately, tents are so easy to pitch and take back down again these days. The most ideal tents for festival season have a ‘pop’ mechanism and can take just a minute to pitch, giving you extra time to take your place at the very front of the crowd and right amongst the action. Sadly, the weather isn’t always guaranteed to be perfect for your big festival, so make sure your tent is waterproof!
Make sure your tent stands out from the crowd
It’s not just about finding a practical tent, it’s about finding the one that Stands Out from the crowd and is easy to find again later. Music festivals like Glastonbury and Coachella are only getting bigger and bigger, and finding your tent amongst the thousands of others can become a tough task. But, if you’re concerned that your tent looks too similar to others then you can find creative solutions like glow-in-the-dark tent pegs.
Consider taking your own food
Festival food can be expensive! If you’re determined to avoid the same old overpriced burger vans and you’re capable of avoiding those tempting donuts, then it might be worth taking your own food and picnic set up. After shelling out a large amount of money on those precious festival tickets, many festival-goers are keen to save their money where possible and packing your trusty melamine set and food is a good way of doing just that. Make sure you don’t forget the bottle opener!
Make sure your phone is always charged
After a long day of travelling to your festival and taking hundreds of photos to capture the memories, the last thing you want is for your phone to run out of battery - especially if you need it to find your family or friends in the crowd! It’s always worth taking a battery pack in reserve for your phone, or even better, buy yourself a phone charger for your car, so you never need to worry about that battery level ever again.
Do your best to get a comfy night’s sleep
After a long day of standing up and maybe even a bit of dancing, you need to make sure that you’re guaranteed a great night’s sleep. Make sure you’re prepared ahead of the event by purchasing the best sleeping bag and air bed set up. Your body will thank you the next morning when you’ve enjoyed a great night’s sleep in comfort. You’ll also have more energy to get back to the front of the festival mosh pit… or maybe you’ll have more energy to avoid it.