TechWeb Streamlines School Supply Procurement

Apr 30, 2010 (08:04 PM EDT)

New, One-Stop E-Commerce Site Maximizes Your Time & Budget

BOSTON, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 125,000 schools exist in the U.S., and every year, school procurement administrators need to replenish furniture and supplies from May to August for the upcoming academic calendar. But this year, many are facing tighter budgets than ever, making procurement more challenging.

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With these administrators in mind, along with teachers who buy supplies for their classrooms, CSN Stores, the No. 3-largest U.S. home goods e-retailer, has just opened – a new, online destination where school procurement purchases can be made quickly, easily and at reasonable prices for an unrivaled selection of school and education products.  

This new site carries 50,000+ product lines and has several college-educated customer specialists who can guide customers to the right items and also offer select bulk discounts. CSN also has established Rewards, a program giving customers three percent back on all purchases.

"When we say it's a one-stop shop, we mean it," said Ron Gerace, General Manager for CSN Stores LLC and a 12-year school products veteran. "At, we're constantly working to offer the broadest selection of products at great prices and with terrific service, so that we can make procurement more efficient with reduced costs. Few stores anywhere – online or brick and mortar – can say they carry 50,000 product lines and we plan to constantly grow our offerings."'s vast selection covers classroom supplies, lockers, audio-visual, podiums, chairs, desks, tables, bookcases, cubbies, easels, art centers, toys and play furniture, workstations and much more.  

Brands include everything from Virco, Hallowell, Crayola, Penco, Jonti-Craft, National Public Seating, Hamilton, Claridge, Bic, Califone, and Hale to Quartet, Ghent, Sharpie, Purell, Wood Designs, Safco, and Rubbermaid.

To see the latest products, deals and more, go to, the newest site among 200+ CSN Stores.  To speak to a product specialist, call (866) 513-2735 or e-mail

CSN Stores LLC

CSN Stores ( is a $250 million+, privately owned company, comprised of 200+ e-boutiques in North America, the U.K. and Germany providing unparalleled selection, great customer service and significant savings. CSN is the No. 3 online retailer of housewares and home furnishings in the U.S., according to Internet Retailer. Based in Boston, Mass., CSN offers 1.5 million+ products from 4,000 brands.