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Having Trouble Finding Items on Our Website?

Have you ever ordered a product online in the past and it’s no longer showing up on our website? That product is probably still available for you to buy. Do you want know how to find it? Check through our Quick Order feature.

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This entire blog is devoted to helping you learn how to use Quick Order. It is extremely simple and easy to use. Remember, if you ever have any problems or questions, you can Live Chat with us straight from the website.

In your My Accounts tab, you will find Order History, and that is where you will find the products you have ordered in the past. Find the product that you want and can’t find, and copy or write down the Item Number. The Item Number usually starts with three capital letters and ends with various numbers and/or letters. For example: AVE17012.

On the top right corner of the Porter’s webpage there is a tab labeled Quick Order. When you click on that, a new page will pop up, and on that page there are a few areas where you can type. The left text box is where you can type the Item Number; enter the Item Number for the item you are trying to find and hit the Enter key. Soon you will notice that the item description will show up underneath the Comment/Description text box.

You will now want to save the item as a favorite. The reason for this is so that you won’t need to use Quick Order in the future, because the item will always show up in your favorites instead. To do this, click the Add To Favorites button. If you would also like to order the product at the time, you should click Add To Cart And Save To Favorites.

After clicking the Add To Favorites button, come up with a name for your favorites list and type it into the Favorites List Name text box. (Ex: Desk Supplies, Breakroom, Furniture.) Click the Add to Favorites List button, and the item is now a favorite. If you clicked Add To Cart And Save To Favorite To look at your favorites or change list names, hover over the Favorites tab in the top right corner of the page and click on Manage Favorites Lists. Here you can change list names and find items that you have saved as favorites.

Thanks for reading, and I hope you found this useful!
Happy Shopping!

Happy Administrative Professionals Day!

Oh Hiya!

Meg here, and I know just how much work goes into running an office. Not only do you have all the employees, but clients, vendors, property managers and more. Our office administrator is our savior for all these things. Here are a couple reasons we love our office administrator and ways to make their day a little better as we celebrate national Administrative Professionals Day!

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  • Gift Shower: A card is a great start, but this year you can take it a step further and throw a little gift shower. The gifts don’t need to be big, even the smallest personalized gifts can make an impact. Whether you have a basket waiting on their desk at the beginning of the day or have various coworkers stop by with little surprises and notes throughout the day, your office administrator will feel appreciated all day long.

 

  • A Day Off: While it may seem that your office work flow will crumble without them at the helm, your office administrator surely deserves a little break! Whether you can manage an afternoon or even a full day, let your office admin schedule some downtime out of the office. You can also surprise them with tickets to an event, a spa pass or a gift certificate for a sweet treat to enjoy during their time off.

 

  • Help Out: Take a day to walk in their shoes! While your whole office appreciates all the work that your office administrator takes on, it’s a different story when it comes to experiencing it yourselves. Create a schedule and have each member of the office sign up to take over or help out with various tasks that your office admin works through daily. Not only will you give them a break, you’ll have a new appreciation for all the hard work they do every day.

 

  • Update Supplies: It may seem like a small gesture but new supplies will make your office administrator’s job easier. A great place to start is by replacing storage boxes or bringing in a few new ones for those stubborn files that need a home. One of my favorites is Bankers Box®. Those boxes get worn out so quickly with every day use and a few new ones will go a long way in making your office administrator’s job a little less stressful. A new set of pens, a stylish new desk organizer, or even a cute new notepad will make a big difference as well.

 

Administrative Professionals Day is a great opportunity to show your appreciation for all that your office administrator does to make each day flow smoothly. With these tips, your office administrator will feel appreciated all day long. I think it’s a great idea to keep that appreciation flowing all year round by remembering to thank them for their hard work each day. If you’re looking for a few other ways to make this day extra special check out these great ideas CLICK HERE.

 

Until next time,

Meg

 

Crunching for Tax Season!

Oh Hiya!

 

Meg here and if you’re anything like me, you’ve waited for the very last minute to put together your tax information. Thank goodness I have all the supplies I need in order to make this process quick and painless. When it comes to filing a bit late, these steps and tips are great to keep in mind:

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  • Stay Organized: Nothing is worse than dealing with a mess when you’re filing in a rush! To keep my timeline on track and keep my files in a row, I use <a href="http://shop doses of synthroid.portersop.com/product/AVE95930″>Avery® Easy Align Self-Laminating ID Labels. These labels are so quick and easy to print and place that my files are nearly never out of order!

 

  • Speak Up: If you have a question or are unsure about something in the documentation or requirements, ask. I think it’s so important to understand the ins and outs of filing taxes and I won’t hesitate to ask if something is a bit confusing. Better to ask and know than guess and make a mistake!

 

  • Check it Twice: Even when you’re in a bit of a hurry it pays to be sure your numbers are on track and in the right order. I always trust my HP 12C Financial Calculator. This trusty mathematic companion has never steered me wrong.

 

  • Keep It or Shred It: It’s important to keep important tax forms after you file, but some of your other sensitive documents can be disposed of safely. I use the Fellowes® Powershred 455Ms Micro-Cut Shredder for my remaining files. But before you shred, always double (and triple) check that you are keeping the correct files.

 

  • Send it: When it comes to sending off the final forms and documents, you want to be certain that your documents are secure when they’re in the mail. My favorite envelopes are these Quality Park™ Bagasse Sugarcane Envelope. When I send off my documents I want to be sure that they’ll be safe on their course.

 

  • Go Digital: I know most of my tips are for filing through paper documents but I’m a bit old-fashioned when it comes to filing! It can be quite easy to e-file your taxes using a digital program. You’ll be able to upload all your important documents to your computer and there’s plenty of helpful prompts to keep you moving in the right direction and filing correctly.

 

  • Relax- This is my favorite step of all! After I’ve sent off every document and form, cleared my desk, and organized and filed away all the extra papers, it’s time to take a break.  Whether you’ve filed through the mail or used an e-filing program, you can congratulate yourself on a job well done!

 

I hope these tips help you stay organized and on track while filing your taxes. For more tips you can take a look HERE. If you’ve already finished filing, I congratulate you!

 

Until next time,

 

Meg

Say Goodbye To Your Messy Workspace.

Oh Hiya! Meg here, to talk about keeping your office organized! Nothing is worse for productivity than a messy workspace. I know better than anyone how hard it is to get started organizing when you’re looking at a mess, but with these tips I promise you’ll be motivated to get tidy in no time!

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  • Toss It Out- it’s so easy to keep to-do lists, old documents and papers, and even knickknacks for far too long. Take some time to go through the papers, files, and lists on your desk to sort through what you need to keep and what can be tossed out. You’d be surprised at how much neater your space can look after a good deep clean!

 

  • Check that Schedule- I’ve found myself writing one too many sticky notes with dates and times for important meetings. Pretty soon, I’ve run out of free space at my desk! Take care of those sticky notes in a snap with this adorable At-A-Glance Monthly Desk Pad Calendar (AAGDMD16632). Of course, I picked out the one with the adorable puppies for my desk.

 

  • Desktop Redesign- Chances are, it’s been a while since you’ve reorganized your desktop. Take a minute to re-organize, and redesign if you will, your desk. Switch things around to create a space that feels new and you’ll be motivated to keep it looking great. I’ve just put a new organizer, the Bankers Box Stor/Drawer Steel Plus (FEL-00311), on my desk to store my mail and loose papers and it’s made such a difference!

 

  • Don’t Forget the Drawers- It’s easy to focus on the surface and forget about the drawers at your desk. This is a full cleaning of your space, so buckle down and sort through your drawers. It can help to use drawer organizers to keep wayward paperclips, staples, and sticky notes in their place.

 

  • Keep a List- Keep a single list of all the things you have to do each day. Whether it’s a notepad or a single sheet of paper, you’ll stay organized and on task when you have a list and a neat desk. I’ve found I’m more motivated to jot down a note if I have a smooth writing pen, like the MR Gel Ink Pen, from the Animal Collection (PIL91234). I chose the White Tiger print, to add some pizzazz to my pen!

 

Now it’s time to congratulate yourself! Organizing your workspace is no easy feat, but after you’ve conquered this list, I’m confident you can take on anything. Enjoy your new workspace and remember; a clean desk is a productive desk.

Get the Benefits of Online Shopping

Well hello! Now don’t these look good? And they would be a nice treat to share with the office. Then again they’d be nice for just you too.

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We wanted to reward our customers with something that would make their day a little better. So we pick out two special items each month that are available to anyone who makes a purchase of $200 or $400. These items are usually candy or tea and coffee or even a special limited promotional item that we think will be useful to you like a water bottle. Click here to see Porter’s Perks

 

More Reasons to Shop Online With Porter’s

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Wouldn’t it be great if you could know what products you can get in a hurry? And wouldn’t it be that much better if you could know how much of that product you can get? Well at Porter’s Office Products online site you can have both of those features. Ideally we would all plan ahead for the supplies we need and order them long before we absolutely needed them but in the real world it doesn’t always work out quiet that way. Sometimes we all need a rush order.

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More Online Benefits!

Porter’s Office Products takes it’s commitment to great customer service online just seriously as does off. When you’re placing an order via our digital catalog there are a few extra features we’ve added to make it the best possible experience. Here are two more reasons we have for you to purchase from us online.

While searching online you can see related items to the item you are currently viewing. This can be very helpful if you aren’t certain what item exactly you need but have a general idea.  It can also help you find something that might be better for your needs that what you originally thought.

 

 

 

Why Should You Shop from Us Online?

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If you’re not already placing your orders online with Porter’s then you are missing out. You may not know it and life may seem pretty good but it could be so much better! You may wonder, how much better? Well I’ll be posting a series of blogs that highlights the advantages that await all who order from us on line. We are constantly looking for ways to improve the experience our customers have when buying from us. If you’ve got an idea for us or a need we don’t currently meet then this is the perfect opportunity to share that with us!

Custom Favorites Lists

You have an account created for you that is directly tied to your company account information and when you log in you can save lists of your favorite items that you frequently purchase. This a quick time saving benefit to online purchasing.

 

 

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Holiday Candy is here!

Our holiday candy is here and it’s the perfect gift for office employees, customers, coworkers, family, and friends! This season we’re offering a little something for everyone. Delicious treats from Florence’s Exquisite Candies, Farr’s Candy, and Sweets will leave you wanting more all winter long! Click on the images below to
place your order today!

Sweet’s Treats

Cinnamon Santas $3.59 Orange Sticks $2.79 Raspberry Sticks $2.79

Farr’s Candy

Cherry Cordials $18.99 Idaho Spud Bars $18.99

Florence’s Equisite Chocolates

1/2 lb. box Nut & Caramel $10.79
1 lb. box Nut & Caramel $18.99
1/2 lb. box asst. Milk Chocolate $10.79
1 lb. box asst. Milk Chocolate $18.99

Welcome M&H Customers!

PORTER’S OFFICE PRODUCTS, IDAHO OFFICE PRODUCTS DEALER, ANNOUNCES MERGER WITH M&H OFFICE SUPPLY IN BLACKFOOT, ID

REXBURG, IDAHO—Porter’s Office Products, one of Idaho’s leading independent office products dealers since 1915, and Blackfoot-based M&H Office Supply have merged. Porter’s President Mark Porter made the announcement.

Under the terms of the agreement, Porter’s is acquiring M&H’s commercial office products business. M&H also operates
a scrapbook store which will continue to operate independently.

M&H owner Rocky Moldenhauer will join the Porter’s organization and serve as account executive for its new Blackfoot
customers.

“Porter’s has been proudly operating as an Idaho-owned and operated company for nearly 90 years and we’re delighted to broaden our footprint in the state by bringing our unique combination of outstanding value and service to our new customers in Blackfoot,” commented Porter.

Combining the two dealerships means Blackfoot customers will now have access to Porter’s comprehensive office furniture
offering—the dealership represents Steelcase, the office furniture industry’s largest manufacturer—as well as Porter’s feature rich online ordering system, giving them 24/7 access to over 37,000 office products items.

ABOUT PORTER’S OFFICE PRODUCTS: A family-owned business since 1915 and Idaho’s fastest growing office products dealer, Porter’s Office Products is the home of Blue Cow Service. Blue cows are rare, never before seen and unique, just like Porter’s. Even if a customer orders something outrageous like a blue cow, we will sit down and think outside of the box in order to meet their needs. For more information, visit www.portersop.com.

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