The other day I was Googling around trying to see if I could find a some place where I could buy a single 602 Palomino Blackwing pencil (I just wanted to try one) and ended up finding the coolest site: Hand-Eye Supply - and they also happen to be an Exaclair retailer. This Portland, OR company has both an online store and a retail location and unfortunately, now I want to buy EVERYTHING they carry.
11 days until Christmas and you could use a few more Rhodia products for under the tree? Meeting Book for Uncle Harry, #8 Shopping List notepads for Mom, Rhodia pencils for your little sister the artist? Check out our list of online retailers on Rhodia-Pads.com. Some of these retailers offer expedited shipping options so you should be able to get everything you need in time for Santa to come down the chimney.
PS: Don’t forget to leave out a treat (typically carrots) for Santa’s reindeer.
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Thank you all for your comments about selling on Amazon. They are interesting to read – pro and con. Thank you so much to the person who originally wrote to us asking to sell on Amazon – it got a good conversation going. Click here to read the original post.
To give you some background: we have been approached by Amazon multiple times through calls, email messages and visits at trade shows. We were getting several calls a month from various Amazon employees who wanted to do business.
Amazon was eager to take our entire line of Rhodia products–something none of our current retailers does. That in itself was appealing, because we always get calls and emails requesting references online retailers don’t stock. Like any other stores, online retailers tend to cherry-pick what their customers want or what they think will sell. That makes sense for them, but sometimes presents issues for us and the random consumer who can’t find what they want.
The Amazon representatives wanted Rhodia, but also expressed interest in Clairefontaine. I have to say it is an intriguing prospect – it would make it very easy for consumers to find us and buy. It will also give our brands exposure to potentially millions of new customers. Several of our retailers sell product on Amazon, including Rhodia, Quo Vadis and others. It seems they do pretty well, but I also know Amazon isn’t their only outlet. Other than their own prospecting via the web and shows, I suspect Amazon buyers called us because “Rhodia” or “Rhodia notepads” appeared enough in their Search bar to prompt the contact.
We ultimately decided not to sell on Amazon for these reasons:
1) It would severely impact our online retailers–especially those who market and support us with their customers
2) Since Amazon is driven on lowest price – ultimately we may not be able to sell them them (and survive) on the price they demand
3) We will not agree to Amazon’s returns policy
The door to selling on Amazon is not nailed shut, since we don’t know what the future will hold. But we are not contemplating selling through them at this time.
Thank you again for your thoughtful and sincere comments, which I have passed along through Exaclair and onto France as well.
Holiday shopping is almost at hand…Black Friday, Cyber Monday, here we go!
For those paper-lovers in your life (including you!) we would like to pass along places we hear of that are offering great holiday shopping and specials for Rhodia gifts.
Please let us know if you would like to recommend a retailer or special website. If you are a retailer, please let us know about any special holiday sales or promotions.
For example, until 11/27 The European Paper Company is including some FREE Rhodia pads with every purchase over $50. http://europeanpaper.com/. We encourage you to hurry on over to their site for some good holiday shopping!
Thank you, and to our US readers, warm wishes for a very Happy Thanksgiving.
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We recently received a comment from a fan who said: “it would be great if you would sell your full product line on Amazon! that would make it much easier for people to find and order your notebooks, and would allow companies that use amazon for corporate purchasing to have an easy way to get all things Rhodia!”
Would you be interested in being able to buy any Rhodia product through Amazon.com? Do you regularly shop with Amazon?
Ever since the introduction of online shopping, I’ve found it a challenge to rely on what my local retailers stock when I want to buy something. Continue Readering »
The full line of Rhodia products can be found at a variety online retailers – many of which are small privately owned businesses like the Mom & Pop’s that so many have come to love. You can find this list of our online retailers here, To find a brick & mortar store near you, click here.
Here are a few holiday specials from some of our online retailers: Continue Readering »
Levenger, a company known for it’s high quality products and useful tools for readers and writers, is now stocking a limited selection of Rhodia products. To see them, you can either enter “Rhodia” into the search box on the top of any page, or click on the “First Look” section from the home page.
JournalingArts is a small family business literally run from several computers and dozens of cabinets in a two-room office. The online shop offers a wide range of notebooks, pens and office supplies from a variety of makers. Continue Readering »
In response to our “Show us where you buy your Rhodia” post, our first two entries come from the land down under. I received the top image from our friends at Crane Brothers in Auckland New Zealand… Continue Readering »