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

Why LED?

Why LED? Well that’s not the real question as I think by now most people are aware of the benefits of LED lighting and the huge energy savings to be made (If not, read this). The real question is why would a long standing Office and IT Supplies company like us be offering an LED Supply […]

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On January 23, 2013, posted in: Banners and Information, Our Blog by

Feel good, work better!

You may be familiar with the Best Companies to Work For list The Sunday Times puts out every year. They’ve been running this for over ten years now, and the awards are highly sought after.  So what makes people vote for the companies they work for? A lot of reasons, I suppose (besides the obvious […]

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On April 10, 2012, posted in: Front Page, Our Blog by