Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Buy in Bulk?

Karen

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In the last week we have received emails from two people asking us if they could buy writing pads in bulk.  Here’s a quote from one of them:

“Hello. I am employed as a judicial law clerk in the federal judiciary.  As such, I spend my day researching the law while writing and typing notes. I use fountain pens for all of my research notes. The paper provided by my employer is not well suited to this purpose.  I have, therefore, decided to contact your firm for suggestions…Presently I am using approximately 50 – 60 pages of 8.5 x 11 paper a week. I am looking for pads  similar in size with excellent paper.”

Of course, we would be happy to suggest Rhodia or Clairefontaine!

These emails are not isolated inquiries–we seem to be getting more of them, largely from people who cannot buy Rhodia in an area store and want to stock up.

Here’s my question: would you take the opportunity to buy Rhodia pads in bulk? If so, how many would you order?

I would like to gather information from Rhodia customers before we approach some retailers around the country to see if they would be willing to implement bulk purchases with a break on price and/or shipping charges.

Thank you for any ideas and suggetions you can give us.


28 thoughts on “Buy in Bulk?

  1. I would definitely buy in bulk. You can never have too much Rhodia paper. I did buy a case of Clairefontaine notebooks I couldn’t get in the US. I am running low. I either have to try and order more or go back to Paris.

  2. I would definitely buy in bulk. You can never have too much Rhodia paper. I did buy a case of Clairefontaine notebooks I couldn’t get in the US. I am running low. I either have to try and order more or go back to Paris.

  3. On some of the pads, maybe with free shipping it’s not a bad price but I don’t call what they’ve got in the way of “bundles” much of a bargain. IN fact, they might have a few typos on their Rhodia page. Webbies are $24 each and a bundle of 2 for $29. That’s a Ripoff with a capital R.

    http://www.jetpens.com/index.php/cPath/762_764

  4. On some of the pads, maybe with free shipping it’s not a bad price but I don’t call what they’ve got in the way of “bundles” much of a bargain. IN fact, they might have a few typos on their Rhodia page. Webbies are $24 each and a bundle of 2 for $29. That’s a Ripoff with a capital R.

    http://www.jetpens.com/index.php/cPath/762_764

  5. Just ordered a bundle of 5 at Jetpens: good price, with free shipping.
    As these never hit the B & M shelves around here a bundle is a great merchandising move.
    gary

  6. Just ordered a bundle of 5 at Jetpens: good price, with free shipping.
    As these never hit the B & M shelves around here a bundle is a great merchandising move.
    gary

  7. For me, pocket Webbies, absolutely. I’d buy a case of 10 or 12 in orange without thinking about it. That’s only a six month supply at my current output so maybe I’d go for a 20-24 unit base purchase.

    david boise ID

  8. For me, pocket Webbies, absolutely. I’d buy a case of 10 or 12 in orange without thinking about it. That’s only a six month supply at my current output so maybe I’d go for a 20-24 unit base purchase.

    david boise ID

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