Happy New Year!

     

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On January 1, 2014, posted in: Latest News by

Christmas 2013 - Opening Times

That time has almost arrived, so here are our opening times for the next couple of weeks;   Christmas Week Monday 23rd December Open. Last day for shipments and local deliveries. Christmas Eve Skeleton crew, processing orders for post Christmas delivery. Christmas Day Closed. Surprised? Boxing Day Still closed. Really. Friday 27th December Skeleton crew, processing orders […]

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On December 19, 2013, posted in: Latest News by

Useless, but fun Desktop Toys

You have your pens, your paper, your stapler and a desk organiser. Maybe even a photo of a loved one. Still, something is missing. A desktop toy! It alleviates boredom and reduces everyday office stress – and as it’s the festive season, what better time to think about toys. So here’s a list of our […]

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On December 18, 2013, posted in: Banners and Information, Front Page, Our Blog by

Pen vs Sword

Pen vs Sword

Wars have been fought with swords but peace treaties are signed with a pen – or an earlier version of one. So what are the facts supporting the claim that that the pen is mightier than the sword? The humble pen was originally made from quills or reeds that were dipped in ink. This dates […]

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On November 28, 2013, posted in: Banners and Information, Front Page, Our Blog by

Stapler, Post-it, Scissors?

Rock, Paper, Scissors… As you know we’re all mad about stationary here, but what is this game about? Scissors beats paper, easy (poor paper always getting cut up). Scissors are blunted by rock. Who would try to cut a rock with a pair of scissors?! Rock is defeated by paper, regardless of size or weight. […]

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On September 11, 2013, posted in: Banners and Information, Front Page, Our Blog by

Happy Birthday to Us!

Well, ain’t no big thing, but Happy 23rd Birthday to Stock In Trade!

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On August 11, 2013, posted in: Latest News by

Praise to the Paper Clip!

As you know here at Stock in Trade we’re just mad about stationery, and one of the most useful and under-rated bits of kit is the humble paper clip. Did you know the paper clip – or “paperclip” as some prefer – was first introduced into the office supplies arsenal in the 1890s. Yep, this […]

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On July 23, 2013, posted in: Banners and Information, Front Page, Our Blog by

Is multifunction the best solution?

A customer was considering multifunction printers and asked us to compare their current setup with a switch to an MFP. Asking us to do the assessment was quite natural as our unique Imprest system monitors their usage, not what was bought (and delivered) as traditional suppliers do, but what they actually used. They do a […]

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On June 17, 2013, posted in: Banners and Information, Front Page, Our Blog by

Are you crazy about stationery?

It is amazing what some people collect. The humble Post-it note? Yes, it’s true. Some people collect Post-it notes. With so many sizes, colours, shades of colours and even printed ones – such as (I kid you not) Michael Jackson Post-it notes. What is the attraction with these? Do people treat them like other collectibles […]

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On May 28, 2013, posted in: Banners and Information, Front Page, Our Blog by

LED Supply & Fitting Service roll out.

Stock In Trade are pleased to announce our LED Supply & Fitting Service is now available to all UK customers. Whether you have an office, café, restaurant, department store, showroom, estate agent, educational building or anywhere else that uses electric lighting. You can reduce your energy costs by 85% and cut down maintenance hassle simply […]

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On April 17, 2013, posted in: Banners and Information, Latest News by