Material and Supply Store
Supervisor: Erik Simonsen
- Store Hours: 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM
- Store Phone: 715-836-3742
- Store Fax: 715-836-6029
We maintain an inventory of approximately $200,000 in supplies used by various departments. Through the use of combined purchasing power and bulk ordering, we are able to obtain supplies at discounted prices, thereby gaining a better price for you the customer, and maximizing the use of limited budget dollars.
What commodities are stocked is determined in a variety of ways such as customer request, surveys, obvious need, and observation of incoming products from outside sources. Commodities removed from stock are determined by analyzing sales in the past two years and/or if the items have become obsolete. An average of 90% of the commodities are priced equal to or lower than commodities available through outside vendors.
Our mission is to, as a service to the University, provide a quality product at a low cost in a timely and efficient manner, including delivery.
Since 2012, we no longer stock all Office Supplies. Customers gain in a number of ways by ordering most of their office supplies online using the Shop@UW website. There is no markup, the customer knows while ordering what their discounted total is, and the department's funding string is immediately updated versus waiting for an end-of-month chargeback.