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Sourcing supplies – made simple!

With so much to pack into a short day, you need to minimise time spent on sourcing suppliers, dealing with invoices, chasing deliveries, finding printers and managing over-stretched budgets…..That’s where Viking can help.

With Viking as your supplies partner, we’ll help you manage your budgets, simplify your supplies purchasing and free up time, so that you can focus on delivering a phenomenal educational experience. How?

One shop for all your needs
Save time and effort on procurement administration. At Viking, you can order everything from classroom supplies and office stationery, or furniture, technology and IT. We have a full range of catering and cleaning supplies and even tools and maintenance equipment to keep your school in a safe and clean condition. Plus, we can manage your print requirements for loose and bound printed materials.  

Tailored Educational Range
Classroom essentials in one click. As an educational institution, we understand you want to provide your students with the best school experience possible. At Viking, you will find what you are looking for among our comprehensive selection of educational supplies. With exercise books, arts, crafts and learning essentials alongside presentation boards and classroom furniture, we have everything you need to curate a well-equipped educational setting.  

Competitive pricing
Buy with confidence. Our extensive range of ‘Best Price’ products are keenly priced to consistently offer the best value for money in the marketplace. The ‘Best Price’ icon guarantees you an unmatched balance of quality and affordability on a wide selection of over 900 products that covers all your most common requirements. 

Own brand range
Stretch budgets even further. With incredible prices and quality that is guaranteed to match, or exceed that of the leading brand names, you’ll make your budgets go further without compromising on product performance. Our Own Brand products blend top-notch quality and affordability as every product undergoes rigorous quality control to match or exceed industry standards. Many of our Own Brand products are also an eco-friendly option and our comprehensive range covers everything you need for school be that cleaning and catering, paper and office essentials or furniture. 

Viking One benefits
Enjoy additional benefits as a Viking One member. Safeguard your school from inflation and price increases and squeeze every drop out of your available budget. We’ll fix your prices on the items that you tell us that you buy most frequently. Plus, you can take advantage of a personal account manager and access to a dedicated customer service team, and benefit from exclusive offers and free gifts with your orders. This tailor-made service comes at no extra cost to you when you exceed a minimum annual spend of £3,000 and become a member of the Viking One loyalty program. 

UK based customer service
We’re accessible – Our friendly, UK-based team is here to help. When you need to place an order, or have questions about specific products, request an exchange or a return, our helpful customer service team is easy to reach and ready to assist you. Our customer service advisors can be contacted via our website, chat, email and phone. They are located in Leicester and Chadderton and are available from Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm. Our philosophy is simple: we listen to you and address your needs as quickly as possible. Check out how we measure customer satisfaction on Trustpilot where we score 4.1 out of 5. 

Free delivery and easy returns
Have peace of mind – orders placed before 6pm are delivered on the next working day. You’ll enjoy free next day delivery* on orders over £59 (excl. VAT) and are fully covered with our 30-day no-quibble satisfaction guarantee and free returns*.

Sustainability
Buying responsibly. Running a greener school will not cost you the earth at Viking, visit our Eco Shop to find out more! We ship all products in recycled and FSC-certified packaging and since 2020, we have compensated for CO2 emissions to ensure 100% carbon-neutral deliveries for all our customers.

Collect Nectar points
Be rewarded for your loyalty. We’re the only stationery and office supplier partnered with Nectar that you can collect points with. Boost your balance with regular promotions, then choose which Nectar partner you redeem points with - to get the reward that means the most to your team, or pupils. 

We were proud to be the 2023 winner of the ‘Overall Supplier of the Year’ category in the Education Today - School & Supplier Awards, so we’d love the chance to support you too! 

To find out how working with Viking could help you simplify your supplies procurement, talk to one of our supplies experts or visit our website today. 

Visit: viking-direct.co.uk 

Call: 0330 128 1399¬ ^

* Terms & Conditions apply. See website for full details. 
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