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The Supplies Guys On-Site Search

The Supplies Guys launched a new on-site search engine today, November 18, 2011. The new on-site search not only brings a nicer look to the Supplies Guys site, but also brings a lot more functionality for our customers. We want to help you find what you need quicker. With the introduction of our new multifaceted search engine, you can refine your search results to match exactly what you’re looking for. Next time you’re looking for your Office Supplies, try using our new search tool.











The Supplies Guys still offers all your Office Supply products with the highest customer service and now will be using a new on-site search engine to help you find all these great products. Notice on the left all the faceting in which you can sort the results by, including refining your search by price.












With these facets, not only can you narrow your search down by pricing ranges, but you can also choose specific brands, categories, sizes of products, and any other detail that is important to your buying decision.

Not only will our search results be easier to sift through for the exact product you’re looking for. Our Category pages will be just as intuitive. If you need coffee and you want Regular Folgers Coffee, it’s easier than ever to find the coffee you want.











So check out the new search engine and any feedback is very appreciated.

Categories: News

Ten Reasons Why you Should Upgrade to the iPhone 4s

So many iPhone 4 users are wondering, is it worth upgrading to the iPhone 4s?

Ten Reasons to Upgrade to the iPhone 4s:

1. More powerful of a Phone

The iPhone 4s comes with a dual-core processor enabling the iPhone 4s to take on more challenging tasks with ease. Allows for the ability for higher quality videos and pictures, and even more multitasking.

2. Siri

Ever want your own robot? Well this phone practically comes with a pocket size robot. No, this can’t actually fold your laundry or cook you dinner, but it can easily help you find quick answers to any question you may have. (Check out the videos posted at the bottom of the page for some funny and useful videos of Siri.)

3. iCloud

While being connected to your home WiFi it will automatically upload your pictures, videos, songs and other multimedia files to your computer without needing to even be connected. Taking wireless to the next stage.

4. Worldwide compatibility

Being compatible with both the GSM and CDMA networks, this iPhone is the first of its kind to be worldwide compatible. Not only does this make it easier on its users, but it really makes it easier for the network providers in the USA considering CDMA is Verizon’s network and GSM is At&t’s network.

5. Battery Life

With a more powerful processor some may think that the battery life would be worse than its predecessors’. But it is the complete opposite, with a faster processor the phone does not need to work as hard for more of the simpler tasks which requires less power to operate the phone and therefore increases the battery life of such a compact device.

6. Better LCD Display

With the iPhone 4 being arguably the best visual display in the mobile phone business, many people will not believe that the iPhone 4s has upgraded its display even more. While decreasing the size of the pixels, it increases the number of pixels that the screen can fit inside of itself, which allows for a more vivid picture.

7. Bluetooth 4.0

As Bluetooth technology advances day in and day out, the adoption of Bluetooth 4.0 enables the iPhone 4s to be leading edge in technology for quite a while.

8. Camera Upgrade

The now eight megapixel camera provides better quality and even better light exposure technologies. This enables for better pictures and videos. The editing software that comes with the camera is also more advanced and allows for more editing features on the fly.

9. Better phone quality

From many users’ reviews, the phone has performed better in all aspects of being a phone. The reception has been better, where I know the iPhone 4 had issues with losing reception for no apparent reason, sometimes for just holding the phone in the wrong location. Other sound quality related issues have been alleviated as well. It may not be perfect, but an improvement is always nice.

10. Newest Apple Product out there

It always seems like no matter what it is, whenever Apple comes out with a new product, everyone must have it. Nothing is different with this product, whoever doesn’t have it, wants it (whether they’d like to admit it or not).  And for those who do have it, they feel more superior to us less fortunate ones who did not time their cell phone plan renewal more in line with Apple’s cell phone releases. (Unfortunately I think we’ll always be behind in technology) I knew I should’ve bought my first cell phone in October instead of March… I would have such better reasons to purchase the iPhone then.

The iPhone 4s is a great phone, it literally brings multitasking to a new level. With the limitless # of applications at your fingertips it would be tough not to be able to find anything you’d want. With the introduction of Siri, it allows you to potentially have the ability to do anything without even needing to type anything. Next time you’re searching for an office supply retailer, or a place to purchase compatible toners, just Siri it.

Check out Siri First hand

Or check out a user kind of pushing Siri to its limits,

And a More fun version of Siri

Categories: News

Google Celebrates Their 13th Birthday!

Google is now officially a teenager, when I look back to when I turned 13 thoughts of maturity comes to mind. Becoming a freshman in High School was a HUGE step. I thought I had achieved so much; graduated from Middle School, set a record for the most goals scored in soccer at my middle school,  I felt as if I accomplished a lot by the time I was 13. Too bad it doesn’t even come close to Google’s major achievements in which they’ve accomplished in the past 13 years. Google was officially incorporated in 1998, and now in 13 years it is the most widely used search engine amongst numerous other achievements. So on Google’s big day, I figured, why not take a look back at some of its great achievements.

Google's First Homepage

1998 – Larry Page and Sergey Brin buy the domain name and incorporate Google, Inc.

1999 – Google opens their first office in Palo Alto, California with just 8 employees, and receive $25 Million from venture capitalists.

2000 – Google ads text ads to their results page which generated revenue but yet kept their page load time fairly minimal due to text-only ads.

2001 – Google expands its search engine into 26 different languages and regions.

2002 – Google overhauls Google Adwords and creates the cost structure on a Cost-per-click structure, also implements Google Labs, a place in which users can test Google’s beta projects.

2003 – Google adds Google AdSense to their line-up of apps, which enables advertisers small and large to strategically place their ads on content pages related to their topics.

2004 – Google filed for an IPO, and raised $1.67 Billion dollars in the process growing their market capitalization to $23 Billion, ultimately leading to Larry Page and Sergey Brin being some of the youngest Billionaires in the US, and the World.

2004 – Gmail was released.

2005 – Google Maps was created and even came out with a mobile version of

2006 – Google came out with 20 new products from Gchat to Google Docs and Spreadsheets.

2007 – Google created Android, the first open source platform for mobile devices.

2008 – Google’s index of unique URLs reached 1 trillion URLs.

2009 – Picasa is released for Mac’s as a photo editor.

2010 – Acquired a 20% stake in two wind farms in North Dakota to try and help find alternative energy.

2011 – Introduction of a new social media platform, Google +, also added +1’s throughout the internet to help develop better search engine results.

2011 – Acquired Motorola Mobility in efforts to further develop a better mobile phone platform and mobile phone hardware.

For a full timeline of Google’s achievements, check out their website here. Google has had the ability to continuously grow at such a fast pace, if this is what they accomplished in the first 13 years of being a company; I can only imagine what Google will accomplish next! What do you think is next on Google’s list of achievements?

Categories: News

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