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  • VOTE
    30
    Points
    When looking for an item entering the item name will sometimes cause items that are not wanted to also appear.  It would be great if we could find the basic item and then have a button for "more like this" which would bring up only the items that are similar.  It would allow items from different manufacturers and with different quantities, but exclude items that are not similar.  For example: when looking for expanding file folders, if item I choose item 9017Q1534 and want to see only similar items, it would bring up only the single pocket accordian folder and not multi pocket or other dissimilar types.
    Posted by NatalieT  to  Search / Browse  on 7/24/2018
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  • VOTE
    30
    Points
    My company has an emphasis to purchase products utilizing recycled materials. Recycle content is the first aspect I search on the website. This could be a separate category to view initially, and then the search could expand into other possible products.
    Posted by bhall  to  Search / Browse  on 7/13/2018
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  • VOTE
    60
    Points
    Someway of tracking things i order on a regular basis.  Some items i order frenquently if i don't write down the product number they are not easy to find.  If i had a way of adding them to a favorite tab I could just go there and get what i needed. It would take less time and be less frustrating.
    Posted by Amy Forster  to  Search / Browse  on 12/23/2014
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  • VOTE
    80
    Points
    When I am searching for boots for several different people, I had to look for the different sizes as a different item.  I needed three pair of slush boots, all the same, but different sizes.  It took scrolling thru 3 pages of results to find the proper sizes, and yes, one size was on each page.  Could you just have the slush boots and once you choose that item, have all the sizes offered as a choice at that time.
    Posted by sloi  to  Search / Browse  on 6/27/2018
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  • VOTE
    70
    Points
    Sometimes I refer to the items purchased list to be sure I'm purchasing the correct product. It would be handy to for the items to be clickable to be redirected to that selected item.

    Love the recent changes.
    Eileen
    Posted by Eileen  to  Search / Browse  on 7/02/2018
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  • VOTE
    50
    Points
    You already have country of origin (COO) data for many products in your system. Can you make it searchable? This makes "buy American" much easier! Thanks!
    Posted by norwood  to  Search / Browse  on 5/19/2015
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  • VOTE
    40
    Points
    I really miss the days of the paper catalog. They are a great reference tool for meetings and working with groups to order items to help get organized.
    Posted by Lisa Jewitt  to  Search / Browse  on 1/29/2016
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  • VOTE
    40
    Points
    I would love to see more bundled items. If the site could use my order history to see how and when items are ordered, I imagine it would be as easy as a click of a button to get supplies typically ordered at the same time. 
    Posted by Liz K  to  Search / Browse  on 1/29/2016
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  • VOTE
    30
    Points
    I really wish there was a paper catalog.  I'm sure others do too.
    On-line is great if you know exactly what you want, but if you want to browse, it takes way too long and I end up going to Staples or OfficeMax, etc.

    I would be willing to pay for a catalog

    Please consider.
    Posted by frank  to  Search / Browse  on 12/23/2014
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  • VOTE
    30
    Points
    On the results page ...List the actual price of the item, not the quantity price. Searching for a gen. item is pretty difficult, make filtering options better
    Posted by VH  to  Search / Browse  on 12/23/2014
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  • VOTE
    30
    Points
    When searching online @ Quill for a particular item and you decide you want to check the details of a particular item, then want to go back to where you left off searching you end up starting back at the very beginning of your search.  This gets very frustrating when you've already gone through 2 or 3 pages of viewing items and then have to start all over again.  Like other vendors there should be a tab labeled "back to search" so you can go back to where you left off searching.  No matter how you try to go back you end up back at the very beginning of your search and have to start all over again.  Such a waste of time which I do not have!  Unless I'm doing this wrong, please tell me how to go back to where I left off searching.
    Mary
    Posted by Mary Wynn  to  Search / Browse  on 2/18/2015
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  • VOTE
    10
    Points
    Have one word search items.  I have tried searching for things and never can find them.  I either don't know exactly what they are called or the search just won't come up with the item.
    Posted by shawk  to  Search / Browse  on 3/20/2015
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  • VOTE
    40
    Points
    I have looked at numerous items (and purchased some as well) on the website.  I would love for the descriptions and the specifications to be more detailed. 
    Another problem I see when comparing like products is the inconsistency among the given categories.  There may be a chair dimension size located at varying locations for each like product. (Example).
    If there was better consistency with the writers and better details/specs given I wouldn't have to go to other websites to find specs. 
    Posted by Mr.Water  to  Search / Browse  on 11/13/2015
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  • VOTE
    40
    Points
    I'd like the ability to see when a credit is issued on the Order History page.  Unless it's some place else, I can't find it.
    Posted by MzHeatherS  to  Search / Browse  on 1/29/2016
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  • VOTE
    30
    Points
    What if there was a website, more reliable than Google translate that can be used to translate words, phrases, and popular traditional sayings from any language to any other language? What if it was able to amass all of these languages in all the dialects and slang?
    Posted by nina.kurdi22  to  Search / Browse  on 6/29/2015
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  • VOTE
    60
    Points
    Everyone loves free gifts.So i think you should give a free gift with each order.
    Posted by josie  to  Search / Browse  on 6/27/2015
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  • VOTE
    10
    Points
    Having an alphabetic index would be nice.  We are not always sure what we want, or where it might be located.  I think and index would be handy.  Thanks
    Posted by dnuttall  to  Search / Browse  on 3/20/2015
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  • VOTE
    300
    Points
    Can we partner up with http://www.upcdatabase.com/itemform.asp to help find products for customers. IF we don't have that item we shoudl be able to auto populate a special order form to get that product. we coudl use the data on the aobve site.
    Posted by Jon Rutledge  to  Search / Browse  on 8/26/2014
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  • VOTE
    300
    Points
    I have experienced some frustration when I'm searching for an item and there are several catagories to narrow down.  It narrows down, then you check the next box...it narrows down...then again, etc...   It would be nice to just check all of the boxes that apply to your search and then click on a button for the final results to show.
    Posted by Crystal  to  Search / Browse  on 8/13/2014
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  • VOTE
    310
    Points
    Most of the time, I would like to search by the Quill brand, but the search option includes other brands in the list. Most of the time, I want the cheapest option.
    Posted by Bumblebee Team Sports  to  Search / Browse  on 8/26/2014
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