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Q: a web directory ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: a web directory
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: tony22-ga
List Price: $55.00
Posted: 20 Dec 2003 03:53 PST
Expires: 19 Jan 2004 03:53 PST
Question ID: 288976
i will like to know if there is a web page that depicts all the
vendors of office supplies in the usa?thank you.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 20 Dec 2003 05:25 PST
Hello Tony,

I don't think anyone can promise you a list of ALL the office supply
stores in the US...there's simply no way of making a guarantee like

However, I can certainly steer you to lists that include many
thousands of office supply shops nationwide.

For instance, one nationwide list includes 3,631 office supply shops. 
A typical listing includes name, address, and phone number, but some
have even more extensivse information with web sites or email
addresses.  For example:

Shirley Office Supply 
47th & Us Hwy 130, Pennsauken, NJ 08109 
(856) 662-7080 
(800) 352-9551 (toll-free) Outside NJ Area

Another site offers even more comprehensive lists, but the information
has to be accessed state by state, rather than nationwide.  For
instance, the site lists name, address, and phone number information
for more than 1,500 office supply stores in New York State
alone...another 2,699 are listed in California.

I'd be happy to direct you to these lists as an answer to your
question, if you feel they would meet your needs.

Let me know.

Clarification of Question by tony22-ga on 20 Dec 2003 08:35 PST
hello pafalafa,
i will be delighted if you direct me to such a directory.i betheir
facilities will suffice.please do that as soon as possible.thank you.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 20 Dec 2003 09:03 PST
Hello again,

One of the sites I wanted to make use of appears to be down at the
moment, so I am going to wait a bit before answering your question in
the hopes it will come back up.

If you're in an amazing rush, however, let me know, and I can provide
the information you would need to make use of the site when it's back
up, as well as details about some other useful sites as well.
Subject: Re: a web directory
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 20 Dec 2003 09:34 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
OK, it looks like everything?s up and running again, so thanks for
getting back to me on this, and let?s get going...

There are several sources you should be aware of for getting lists of
office supply stores.  The ones that will provide you the most
detailed information are:


First, head to the online yellow pages site at:

In the box labeled ?Type of Business or Service ? type in: Office Supplies.

You also have to enter a state in the ?State? box.  As an example, I will use NY.

Click on ?Search?.

This will lead you to an intermediate results page that offers a
number of categories you can select from (including ?office supplies?
of course), along with the number of listings in each category:

office supplies (1540) 
Computer Parts & Supplies (581) 
Printers (2198) 

Other Related Categories:

Artists Materials & Supplies (397) 
Corporation Supplies (6) 
Furniture Rental & Leasing (511) 
Music Writers Supplies (9) 
Office & School Supplies (402) 
Office Equipment (2841) 
Office Furniture & Equipment Wholesale (894) 
Office Supplies Wholesale & Manufacturers (2) 
School Supplies Wholesale (33) 
Stationery & office supplies (1018) 
Stationery Stores (2174) 

As you can see, there are lots of listings available.  By clicking on
?office supplies? it takes you directly to a listing of the 1,540
stores included in this category for the state of New York:

The first entry on the list is:

1 Card Store
1139 Jericho Tpke Ste 1
Commack, NY 11725-3000 Phone:  (631) 864-4333 


By clicking through the pages, you can access the entire list, and by
repeating the process for other states, you can access information for
anywhere in the U.S.


At another yellow pages site, Superpages, you can access a
nationwide-list of office supply vendors.  From their homepage at:

click on the yellow tab (near the top of the page) for  ?Nationwide
Search?.  This will take to a search form:

In the box labeled ?Business Name? enter: office supply

This search will find all listed businesses with the words ?office?
and ?supply? (or ?supplies?) in their name -- you may want to
experiment with other word combinations if there is a particular
category of interest to you (e.g. printers).

The search for ?office supply? will take you to a results page with
more than 3,600 listings for the nation:

A number of these include web site and email addresses in addition to
more conventional yellow page information.

By the way, also has a nationwide search function, but
I prefer the one at  However, if you want to give the
Switchboard nationwide search a try you?ll find it at:


The last site I want you to be aware of is the Google Directory
category for ?Office Supplies? that can found at:

Although not nearly as comprehensive as the yellow pages listings, the
directory is a good way of insuring that major suppliers such as
Office Depot and Staples are at the top of your list.  Note, also,
that there are a number of related categories shown near the top of
the page  -- such as ?Computer Printer Supplies ? with additional
listings that may be of interest to you.


I hope this information fully meets your needs.  But if anything here
is unclear, or if you require additional information,  just post a
Request for Clarification and I?ll be glad to help you further.

All the best in your ventures.


search strategy: relied on existing bookmarks of directory sites
tony22-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $35.00
thanks for the advice came in real handy.u are a living
social directory.cheers.

Subject: Re: a web directory
From: pafalafa-ga on 22 Dec 2003 08:11 PST
Hi Tony.  Thanks for your kind words and generous's very
much appreciated.

Glad you got what you needed, and please have a wonderful holiday.


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