Discount School Supply® had its beginning in a small retail store that sold educational products. Founder Ron Elliott connected with enthusiastic educators and parents of young children, and he had creative ideas about how he could supply more and better products to respond to their needs. In 1985, he decided to extend the store’s reach, so he produced a 16-page black-and-white catalog of Arts & Crafts materials. The Discount School Supply catalog was born.
The original focus was simple: offer the highest quality products at the lowest possible prices, supported by an extraordinary level of service.
A true entrepreneur, Ron knew that there was a much larger audience who could benefit from that focus.
Today, you’ll find that focus has not changed.
The Discount School Supply® catalog has grown to over 400 pages with more than 6,000 products from over 25 different categories. The established leader in Arts & Crafts products, Discount School Supply also offers broad assortments in other categories, including Dramatic Play; Active Play; Infant & Toddlers; Furniture, Storage & Equipment; Math; Science; Language; and Special Needs. In addition, we publish a number of specialty catalogs to expand our most popular categories.
The Discount School Supply® Web site offers the most comprehensive presentation of our products in addition to a wide variety of content resources for teachers and families.
As a developer and manufacturer of products, Discount School Supply® brings to customers innovative proprietary products you’ll find nowhere else – including Colorations®, “The Brand Teachers Choose™,” our line of top-quality Arts & Crafts materials; and BioColor® paint, “Creativity in a Bottle.” Discount School Supply also carries popular brands such as Crayola®, Elmer’s®, Fiskars®, Lego®, HighScope®, Angeles®, Carpets for Kids®, Children’s Factory®, and Jonti-Craft® .
Discount School Supply® continues its commitment to offer customers the lowest everyday prices, backed by a 110% Low Price Guarantee: if you find the same item for a lower price from a competitor, we will refund not only the difference, but we’ll add another 10% of the difference!
We have four strategically located Distribution Centers across the country to ensure that your order arrives quickly: 96% of the U.S. population is only two UPS delivery days away from a Distribution Center and most orders for stocked items ship the same day! Discount School Supply®’s headquarters are in Monterey, California.
At Discount School Supply®, good service is more than friendly voices on the telephone or helpful responses on our online chats. Good service also includes having items in stock when your order is placed and shipping those orders as quickly as possible. We’re so confident that we will maintain our service levels that we offer One Invoice: we will not bill you for your order until every product that you ordered has shipped – including drop-ship items!
Current CEO Kelly Crampton began his career at Discount School Supply® in 1989 (the current Senior Management team has been with the company for an average of more than 10 years each). Kelly’s top priority is to ensure that the company does everything it can to continue to offer the widest selection of quality products at the lowest possible prices with the best possible service.
All of our employees share that mission, as we have for almost three decades. And with that focus, we take pride in doing our part to contribute to better education and a better future for children and their families.
We know that you have a choice of suppliers, and we appreciate your choosing Discount School Supply®.