Savings through our Preferred Office Supply Vendor
Thanks to the Green Mountain Higher Education Consortium contract with W.B. Mason and its lower prices, Middlebury saved $22,000 on office supplies in 2016. Now, W.B. Mason is making it even easier for us to save with a new program called “Swap and Save”.
When you select a product that has a cheaper equivalent, this is what happens:
- You find a product you want and click on “Add to Cart” to buy this product
- When there is a cheaper alternative, a new screen will pop up showing you which product you selected and the cheaper alternative
- You then have the choice either to “Order Original Item” or to “Order this Instead” (the latter would put the cheaper product into your shopping cart).
W.B. Mason identified 346 products for us on which we can save. In addition, we added 33 products to our preferred items list that are per quantity cheaper than what is currently purchased (but sometimes you really just need one pen, not a dozen, so it’s still cheaper to buy just that one pen).
Remember that all office supplies are supposed to be ordered via W.B. Mason, the more we order through them, the more we save. If you do not have an account yet, contact Nicole Corriveau to be set up. More information is here at www.go.middlebury.edu/purchasing.