About Us

Our Business

Our Core Purpose

Our History

 

Our Business

Warehouse Stationery has changed the face of New Zealand’s retail stationery marketplace.

We’ve grown from 8 stores in 1995 to 67 stores from Kerikeri to Invercargill in 2016.

In 2001 we launched this web site which means you have 68 Warehouse Stationery stores to shop at.

Our multi-channel retail experience means you or your business can shop in-store or anytime online. You can click & collect if you choose.

Warehouse Stationery has almost 20,000 products across multiple categories including Office Supplies, School Supplies, Fashion stationery, Technology, Furniture, Art & Craft, Ink & Toner as well as an extensive Print & Copy service solutions.

 

Our Core Purpose

We set out with one simple concept in mind: put the customer first, and let every business activity and consideration flow from that principle. 

At Warehouse Stationery, we work together well and our team spirit shines through … we enjoy our success and we aim to keep our customers satisfied.

Our vision and values

Our vision and values help us achieve our core purpose and the pledge we make to our customers.

At Warehouse Stationery, we want to be famous for being passionate about making a difference.

 

Our History

Warehouse Stationery has enjoyed huge growth since opening its first store in Wairau Park, Glenfield in October 1991.

We have revolutionised the stationery retail business in New Zealand by replacing the traditional stationer with the larger format stationery supermarket concept. Our customers can conveniently purchase all their stationery, office products, technology and furniture requirements under the one roof.

We are continually looking to drive new initiatives in the stationery, office products and related services markets. We have stores nationwide and are continuously improving our web store to offer the best possible service to our customers. In 2010 we launched our improved Business to Business initiative providing business customers with an exclusive rewards programme, free delivery for most online orders over $40 excl GST and delivery direct to their door.

The success of our business has been significant. Our annual sales growth figures are consistently well in excess of industry averages. The future continues to look exciting and we are constantly exploring new innovations and opportunities. We look forward to you sharing this future with us!

 

Key Dates

  • 1991

    - Stephen Tindall and Miles Cardale open Warehouse Stationery’s first store at Wairau Park – branded in The Warehouse red "The Warehouse Stationery”.

  • 1994

    - The Warehouse is floated on the NZ stock exchange.

  • 1996

    - The Warehouse Stationery is rebranded “Warehouse Stationery”, dropping “The” and a new blue corporate colour introduced to distinguish Warehouse Stationery from The Warehouse.

  • 2001

    - Warehouse Stationery launches business to business and webstore offer.

  • 2006

    - Warehouse Stationery launches new brand logo and Visual Identity at our new format Wairau Park store.

  • 2010

    - Winner of the JRA best workplace award (large business category).

    - 50th store opens in Gisborne.

    - March: Launched BlueBiz Rewards programme for Business Account Holders.

    - September: Introduces Support Your School Programme.

    - Facebook page launched in November.

  • 2011

    - Warehouse Stationery celebrates 20 years in business.

    - September: Launched New Zealand's Most Inspiring Teacher awards, as a way of supporting the unsung heroes in education.

    - 2 new stores open in Levin (April) and Dunedin South (December)

  • 2012

    - June: Launched BizRewards, an expansion of the BlueBiz rewards programme from Warehouse Stationery to extend business account purchasing and rewards earning ability to now also include The Warehouse.

    - 5 new stores open bringing total number to 58 Stores - Plymouth Central (April), Rangiora (July), The Base (July), Warkworth (September), Silverdale (October).

  • 2013

    - Winner of Retailworld Retail Employer of the Year (medium category).

    - Warehouse Stationery Brand re-launched.

    - 4 new stores open bringing total number to 62 Stores - Matamata (April), Hornby (June), Lower Hutt (November), Takanini (December).

  • 2014

    - Winner of Retailworld Retail Employer of the Year (medium category).

    - IBM Kenexa Best Workplaces Finalist in Enterprise Workplaces (750+ employees).

    - Awarded with the IBM Kenexa 5 Year League.

    - Top Shop Award winners:

    - Warehouse Stationery won Large Format Retailer Waikato / Central North Island district.

    - Warehouse Stationery won the OmniChannel in both the Auckland / North Island and Canterbury / Upper South Island regions.

    - Warehouse Stationery The Base store won the OmniChannel award.

    - Launched new Back to School Savers Club.

    - 3 new stores open bringing total number to 65 Stores - Oamaru (April), Auckland City (August), Sylvia Park (November).

  • 2015

    - Winner of Retailworld Retail Employer of the Year (medium category).

    - IBM Kenexa Best Workplaces Finalist in Enterprise Workplaces (750+ employees).

    - Top Shop Award winners:

    - Warehouse Stationery Royal Oak won the 2015 Overall Regional Supreme Award for the Upper North Island district.  The team also won the National Multi-Store category and was runner up in Multi-Store OmniChannel.

    - 66th store opens in Queenstown (October).

    - Get New Zealand Writing – a Warehouse Stationery initiative in collaboration with New Zealand primary schools, students and parents to get our young kiwis writing.

    - Launch of Warehouse Stationery exclusive Adult Colouring book.

    - 6th Year recognising consecutive Same Store Sales.