The average office supplies retail store stocks approximately 8,000 items. Online office supply stores often stock over 50,000 different types of office supply products. In early 2004, Office Depot, one of the larget office supply chain stores, announced that they will be 'going green' in regards to how they select paper product suppliers. They will only work with suppliers that practice responsible forest conservation. This is an important step in the world of office supplies. For a large company such as this to be using their power to deny any paper product suppliers that aren't practicing responsible forest conservation is a step in the right direction for large corporations such as this.
Office supplies may range from staplers, to pencils, to paper, to a hole punch. To ensure that your business, be it large or small, is getting a good deal on your office supplies, buying them bulk will probably be a must do. By buying all of your office supplies from one supplier in a large bulk order, you will probably be given a price reduction from what it would have been seeing you're buying such a large amount. Of course be sure to shop around for the best deal before settling on a supplier.