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Stationery Supplies, Marple, Cheshire

Stationery Supplies

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Stationery Supplies
44 Stockport Rd

Marple
Cheshire
SK6 6AB

Telephone: 0161 449 0155

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Best Small Shops competition 2020

Best Small Shops Competition - shortlisted
Best Small Shops Competition - shortlisted for Innovation

What makes you the UK's Best Small Shop

"Just the most epic array of stationery & the loveliest owner"

"A stationery addict passionate about stationery & the community" Facebook reviews

I'm involved in local events like fairs, competitions & charities

I produce a Marple calendar using a local photographer & printer with profits to local charity

My customers want sustainability, so I created an 'eco trail' around the shop to highlight products & am changing to eco alternatives where I can

I collect old ink cartridges, pens & postage stamps which I donate to local charities

I have a greeting card loyalty scheme

I am National Stationery Week's Indie retail champion

I run a Facebook page, & am building a website, for the Stationery IndieRetail community

I spoke at the International Spring Fair about how indie shops are part of the local community

What innovations did you initiate to combat the impact of COVID-19

After my shop closed for lockdown I revamped my dormant website adding over 800 products & reinvented myself as a local delivery service. I introduced regular videos & social media 'lives' to keep the face to face contact with customers that we were all missing, alongside posting craft ideas & about community events

I rearranged the interior of the shop to create a one way system & room for social distancing with pencil queue markers painted outside.

I held a best decorated window competition and shaved my head raising over £7k for local struggling charity

Once the shop reopened I have kept up the delivery side for people shielding, added a 'click'n'collect' option & started to offer private appointments for those too anxious or unable to shop within normal hours. By offering products needed by people now working at home I have seen an increase in new customers

Tell us how you engage with the local community


Instead of Black Friday discounts I give back by organising collections food & stationery for those in need.

During lockdown I shaved my hair off for a local charity that had lost all income raising over £7k

Along with the local writing group I've started a yearly Marple Young Person's Writing Competition.

Holding discount shopping evenings for customers, who can't to get to shop during opening hours, & for local groups.

I'm involved with local fairs, charities and community events. I regularly donate prizes for local charities and schools

I am a founding member of a support group for the Marple independent shops.

I use social media to connect with the community & other local businesses by sharing news and events

I produce a Marple calendar using a local photographer & printer with profits to local charity

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How to find us

Directions to this business

-2.0649 53.3949

Opening hours

Monday:09:00 – 17:00
Tuesday:09:00 – 17:00
Wednesday:09:00 – 17:00
Thursday:09:00 – 17:00
Friday:09:00 – 17:00
Saturday:09:00 – 16:00
Sunday:Closed