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Stationery Supplies, Marple, Cheshire

Stationery Supplies

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Stationery Supplies
44 Stockport Rd


Telephone: 0161 449 0155

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Best Small Shops competition 2020

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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Key Services

COVID-19 Details

Shop open Fully Open (customers can visit without appointments for sales and workshop)

Further information about opening during the lockdown

We are open for postal orders and local delivery.

Opening hours during COVID-19

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

How to find us

Directions to this business

-2.0649 53.3949