Simon McLoughlin, Traditional Category Director, VOW

If you’re a reseller selling to those responsible for school supplies, the run up to the summer holidays is an ideal period to get organised for the next academic year. This ensures a stress-free and smooth transition to the new school year for everyone when September comes around. Read more »

four reasons why pen and pencil are still king

Pens and pencils are still our writing tools of choice for many tasks.

In writing terms, digital devices may be useful for long articles and recording in-depth information, but when we want to plan, make notes, visualise, and simply learn better, there is no competition to the writing instrument. Read more »

When it comes to taking notes or making cards and letters to family, friends and business contacts personal and memorable, handwriting can be invaluable. However the benefits of picking up a pen go far beyond this, with gains for our brainpower and wellbeing when we write by hand. Read more »

Is stationery boring? With 73% of 18-24 year olds saying they like using pens and paper for thinking creatively and 82% of young British businesses and start-ups using these on a daily basis, even our digital generation appear to disagree. Read more »

The countdown to Christmas isn’t just about present shopping and the purchase of food items that you probably won’t eat at any other time of year. Read more »

Gone are the days when stationery was the main opportunity in education for business product resellers. With a digital era that’s fully embraced by teachers, students and administrators – and resellers’ own expertise in technology, facilities supplies and furniture – there is everything to play for. Read more »