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School Trade Support Centre

Everything you need to know about School Trade account features and services.

PlanBee School Trade accounts enable education establishments to place orders immediately and then pay within 30 days via invoice: bank transfer or cheque.


Who can apply for a school trade account?

Bursars or business managers may apply for a school trade account. Basically, anyone in school sufficiently senior to authorise and process payments.


How to apply

Apply here. Note that you must apply using an official school email to which invoices can be sent. You will also be asked to provide:

  • Your job title
  • Your school's website address
  • Your school's postal address and phone number


Once we've received your application, we do a few quick checks, and normally get your account set up within 24 hours, Monday-Friday.

How to access your school trade account

Once we've approved your application and set you up, you'll receive a welcome email. After that, you can browse and shop at just like any other customer, but with two important exceptions:

  1. Logging in before shopping is highly recommended. This is because, as a school trade account holder, you may be eligible for different offers and promotions than those offered to regular customers. Logging in before starting to shop and add items to your cart ensures you see the offers and promotions that are relevant to you.
  2. You must use the separate, school trade checkout if you want to pay by invoice. Once logged in to your school trade account, the school trade checkout—visible on the cart page—is enabled:


PlanBee School Trade checkout


If you wish to be invoiced, and pay by bank transfer or cheque, you must checkout via the School Trade Instant Checkout. Once checkout is complete, your order will be available to download immediately.

Alternatively, if you wish to pay for an order using credit/debit card or PayPal, you can do so by clicking on the regular checkout button below the school trade checkout.


How to pay for your order(s)

As soon as you order via the School Trade Instant Checkout you will be emailed an order confirmation with a link to download a PDF invoice for your order, which includes payment information. You can pay by bank transfer or cheque. Payment terms are 30 days.

If you want to know more about what you can and can't do with your account and your purchased resources, please see our Terms of Service.




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