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    I was taking advantage of the free gifts and we were stockpiling them up, and then using them for Employee Drawings.  Over time, someone complained because they do not understand how "Perks" work and I was told to stop, with no further explanation.  Although I know how to explain how perks work and that this is NOT an illegal practice, it would be nice if Quill could supply a document for others who may not understand so that the Purchasing Department would have back up for our explanation.  We are a not for profit and tax exempt but I am being told that the auditors will have a problem with us recieving "free" gifts because we have to pay the taxes on them.  In reality, I know that we aren't even paying taxes on our orders, let alone, the free gifts.  I'm not sure if anyone else out there has run into this unfortunate circumstance.  Oh, now I AM allowed to take advantage of the Quill Cash and Percentage Off Coupons (which are also great perks)...and the powers that be here fail to understand that those are basically one in the same - it's just that one is a physical "gift" and the other is a monetary (dollars off) "gift".
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    It would be very nice to have a selection of products to choose from that are made in America. Not only would it be a promotional tool , but also encouragement for American companies to place products with you.  I would certainly  shop in that category as much a possible.  I am tired of made in China stuff, as we all are. Sometimes in Dollar Tree I am struck by why China must think we are the most foolish people on earth.......they have to create all that trash for us then buy up all our bonds to keep us in debt.  Quill and Staples are huge companies and could lead the way.  Please
    Ms. G
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    Along with some of the national charities out there, it may get the conversation about Quill going at a local level if you adopted similar practices to Amazon, Kroger and many other companies. Whether you donate a small portion of our purchases or give us the option to round up to the next dollar for charity (or both), just getting the conversation going between businesses would benefit Quill in getting the word out that you exist.

    In my circle, most of my fellow business owners either already contribute to local charities each year or they're looking for one that strikes their interest. It's not difficult to ensure that a nonprofit has the proper documentation and build your list of available charities.
  • VOTE
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    theres a lot of sites (like ebay) when, upon checking out you choose to donate some money to a charitable cause. this shoult be the case with Quill as well
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    A lot of larger corporations cannot ethically accept gifts.  More coupons that offer gift or quill cash would be great.  Or gift cards - because we can donate those a lot easier than a muffin pan or additional office supplies. 
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    I think it would be a good idea if you included a place for us, the shopper, to include a place for us to share our Corporate Purchasing Department information so you could reach out to them for possible greater savings for everyone.
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    Offer companies a discount program that their employee's can use.  They could earn rewards/discounts for every employee purchase and the employee would get good pricing for their personal needs.  Each employee would be linked back to their company (during login setup) and still would control and pay for their own products.  The employeer would be able to keep track in dollars how much discount is generated from their employees, thus giving them reason too offer their employees the program.  The employeer could even negotiate special pricing with Quill on behalf of their employees for certain items (like janitorial, snack, computers, etc) which would give them a way to promote to the employees.  Or Quill could provide a promotional sheet for the employeer to distribute to the employees that would tell about the program, discribe the process, and give sample pricing.

    I know for one I would take part if I was able to purchase items I needed everyday (coffee, splenda, cleaning supplies) and could get good pricing.  Currently for example I need fire extinguishers for my house, a toilet brush, and art supplies and if I was able to get all that delivered to me free, from one vender, at a reasonable/discounted price - I would definately take advantage.
  • VOTE
    150
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    Today's economy is our NEW normal since 2008 or so. Please consider discounts and/or gifts for smaller purchases...i.e. $100, $125.
    Smaller Business owners have had to re-group and make the $$$ work for them.
    Office Managers, supply clerks, etc. have a challenge to keep their offices fully stocked with essentials at a cost-effective bottom line.
    EMBRACE us and offer incentives witinin our $$ limit$.

    Thanks!
  • VOTE
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    I'd love to be able to be a part of a group purchase (ie, all Quill customers could participate) to buy and ship donated botled water to Flint. 
  • VOTE
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    Today (1/27/16) I received an email for a free tote to the first 500 business customers who sign up or post an idea.  As you read through the ideas posted, you find ideas posted prior to 2016.  Why are we not invited us sooner (years sooner?)   Why send me an email today for a chance to receive this tote?  
  • VOTE
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    Have the membership with different levels (i.e. bronze, silver, gold and platinum). Each level offers different benefits and the more point accumulated moves the customer to next level.
  • VOTE
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    We could benefit from a program where all of our stores can put their orders on "hold", their district managers can then "approve and release" their orders. Our home office could also order for one of the stores under their own "cost center" if needed. We could also give each store a limit of the amount they are able to spend per quarter as well as a limited list of "approved items" that they are able to order from.
  • VOTE
    30
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    Our company requires MDS sheets for all chemicals.  It would be helpful if they could be included with orders or downloaded from the Quill.com website when ordering cleaning chemicals.
  • VOTE
    30
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    Allow Non Profit organization to establish a registry - allow donors to select items and have them shipped to the organizations or allow the donation of Quill cash to be donated to a designated Non Profit Organization or School.
  • VOTE
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    Week of April 15th, 15% off items.
  • VOTE
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    I run a small nonprofit to help amputees with medical and other expenses.  I would love to see the idea of allowing companies to donate to a charity either by using Quill cash or by being able to add a small amount to their bill before checkout.  You would do a world of good , in addition, you would earn a lot of goodwill from shoppers. 
  • VOTE
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    Quill is totally waisting time and money having marketing Reps.  These are very nice people, but the LAST person I want to see is ANOTHER person wanting my time.  Everyone who has been in business knows Quill.  There is no need for this bother and expense.  Businesses deal with marketing people on a daily basis as some of the bigger office parks.  This turns into dread of seeing them and leads me to NOT use the person that is bothering me on an ongoing basis.  And that is the truth.  It harms your company -- it does not help.  
  • VOTE
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    Hello:

    It would be nice if you all had your account repsresentatives to come out more. It's always nice to have a person to come out see how the ordering process is going and get feedback (positive or negative).

    We originially signed up our church and school several years ago through 2 Quill representatives that were going from company to company in the area. I think a more personable approach even if it's once a year I think that would be great!
  • VOTE
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    I love the free gifts and goodies with purchase.  I wish you had some new options besides the popcorn factory and mrs. fields. A COFFEE free gift would be awesome.  Peet's, Starbucks's??
  • VOTE
    130
    Points
    I think you should have an option to donate Quill Cash to Charities or Schools.
     
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