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  • Yes, you have organized coupons so that they are confined to one area.  But they require so much purchase that you rule out smaller businesses who cannot order hundreds of dollars at one time.  There should be offers for smaller quantities and dollar amounts to give everyone a chance. Posted by Shirley Temple to  Pricing / Discounts / Coupons  on 2/21/2017

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This was my thought too. Another way would be to do a banking system. So say the free gift was spend $200 dollars get free movie. Today I buy $75 worth of items and next week I spend $50 and the 3rd week I spend $75 that would giving me a banking total of 200 now I should be able to get that movie. 
Posted on 5/09/2017

Agreed - I have to order a month's worth of supplies at once just to get coupons or deals.
Posted on 5/08/2017

Agreed!
Posted on 5/02/2017

Great minds think a like.  I made the same suggestion.

 
Posted on 5/02/2017

Totally Agree.... coupons should take in amount those small orders as well. 
Posted on 5/01/2017

I am a 1 person office and would like better deals as well.
 
Posted on 4/28/2017

LOVE THIS IDEA - We too are a small company in which we share office space with another company.  One is a lawyer with his legal secretary and the other is a CPA with his bookkeeper.  That's right, only 4 people total so we are with you all wherein I only purchase small quantities!  The only time we get a great deal is when one of our machines breakdown and we have to replace it (shredder/10-keys, etc).
Maybe the can catorgorize all us little companies into our own "discount group"!
Thanks as always Quill!  We will always purchase from you!  Love your customer service and ease of use!
Posted on 4/28/2017

There should be a point system. that way everyone can enjoy the freebies
Posted on 4/28/2017

I agree, us smaller offices miss out on must of the nicer gifts, we can't order the bigger quanties. But i do like Quill you have good serivce and most of the time you get it the next business day.
Posted on 4/28/2017

I agree, us smaller offices miss out on must of the nicer gifts, we can't order the bigger quanties. But i do like Quill you have good serivce and most of the time you get it the next business day.
Posted on 4/28/2017

I miss the coupons for dollars off smaller purchases.  I would like to see more either dollars off or a percentage off on smaller purchases but I cannot always wait to place a larger order.
Posted on 4/28/2017

I agree with this too.  We have 7 employees and really only about 3 of us use office equipment.. I only buy in bulk but it's sometimes still not enough to be able to use coupons, so I have to order a little more than we need to be able to apply the coupons and it just creates more clutter than we need.
Posted on 4/28/2017

I also agree.  I love the idea of coupons, but it's hard to use them if you onely buy a few items.  Plus, why not just reduce prices across the board and then eliminate the need for coupons.
Posted on 4/28/2017

I agree with this idea as well! A lot of smaller businesses cannot afford to spend hundreds of dollars and there is no incentive for the things we do buy. Maybe Quill could even offer a point system and those points can be cashed in for coupons or freebies. 
Posted on 4/28/2017

Love this idea
 
Posted on 4/28/2017

  1. Lesser $ spend needed per transaction to qualify for discounts/freebies. 
  2. Choice of freebies vs just 1 item (maybe choice of 1 food, 1 office supply item, and 1 fun item.
  3. If sticking to the higher spend for discounts/freebies - then let the accumulation of purchases be used for it. 
Posted on 4/28/2017

I came on here just to post this comment, I see I'm not alone!  We only have 7 employees. I can never order enough to use coupons or receive the cool stuff. It almost makes me want to just run to the store for the the things we need. I ordered the amount that I need to use a coupon or receive cool stuff, we'd only order every 8 months or so.
Posted on 4/28/2017

i agree with how much we have to spend to get a gift. Sometimes we are a penny short from getting a gift so we don't get anything.
Posted on 4/28/2017

I agree! we are a small clinic, and usually we dont order a lot of things, and we can not use most of the coupons for hundreds of dollars. They should come with some options for lower amounts.
Posted on 4/28/2017

Yes!  Like many have commented being a small business I would have to go without supplies for quite awhile in order to have an order over $175 to be able to use the coupons.  There needs to be coupons and gifts for $50, $75, and even $100 purchases or as one person stated let the purchases accumulate until we have spent the $175 to get the reward.
Posted on 4/28/2017

TOTALLY agree! It's disappointing to miss out on the wonderful items offered, simply because the small storage area in my small business can't hold mass quantities needed to qualify.
 
Posted on 4/28/2017

GB  
Also normally the only "Free" items available for smaller orders, are cookies, popcorn, or other foods.  Smaller giveaway items would be nice. We save up our free gifts and hand them out at our Christmas/holiday party.  The employee's love them.  But if it's food, we ususally put it in our breakroom to share.
Posted on 4/28/2017

Yes! I totally agree! I went to place my second order last week and found that I couldn't use any coupons or even our Quill cash because my order wasn't big enough! I ended up going to the store to buy a few items to hold us over until I could justify ordering enough to at least utilize our quill cash. And going to the store defeats the purpose of having a company deliver them!
Posted on 4/28/2017

We have just started a healthcare office and cannot afford to buy in large quantity.  For a small business account maybe you could have a dollar amount that would accumulate up to a earned coupon or free gift or item.
Posted on 4/28/2017

I USUALLY WAIT UNTIL THERE IS A SALE AND THE 1 CENT ITEMS YOU CAN ADD IN.  I NEVER MAKE IT THE COUPON AMOUNT OF $175.  THAT IS JUST TOO HIGH OF AN AMOUNT FOR US TO ORDER AT ONE TIME.  PLEASE MAKE A SPECIAL AREA FOR SMALL BUSINESS CUSTOMERS TO HAVE COUPONS AND SAVINGS.
THANK YOU
Posted on 4/28/2017

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