Celebrating 101 Years Throughout August

The best time of the year has arrived…our birthday! This month, we’re taking the opportunity to revisit our roots, lift up our best sellers, and (most importantly!) celebrate you.

The Paper Mart Offices

Without your support throughout the years, we wouldn’t be here. So we’ve planned a few really great surprises this month as a show of our appreciation. Join us as we jump into it.

The Paper Mart History

Paper Mart began in 1921 as California Towel & Linen Supply, family owned and operated, based out of a small, Los Angeles garage. G.A. Frick served as both salesman and delivery man while his wife Emma handled the bookkeeping. Unfortunately the climate in the 1920s was tumultuous and we faced many challenges as a company and as a country, narrowly surviving both the Great Depression and World War II.

Throughout it all, we kept our focus clear and offered quality products that served the needs of our local, Los Angeles businesses. We even expanded our product offerings to consumables like paper towels, janitorial, and shipping supplies. During this time, second generation son Robert Frick assumed leadership and we became known as, Frick Paper Co.

With dreams to grow the company even further, third generation son, John Frick adjusted our business model to a regional discount mail order catalog business. This was a game changing business decision and Paper Mart made its mark.

John Frick was later joined by his brother Tom Frick and under their leadership, we grew our reach even further and took on the world wide web in 1995 as one of the first companies to add images to text, a decision which was novel and innovative. 

As we move forward and continue to build upon the Paper Mart legacy, we look forward to adding more quality products at affordable prices.

Party Time! Upcoming Promos, Giveaways, & More

We’ve got a lot in store for you. We’re taking you on a treasure hunt, continuing the tradition of our (virtual!) Parking Lot Sale, celebrating Paper Mart best sellers, giving away swag, and putting together a great Anniversary Sale!

Here’s what we’ve got planned:

  • 101 Year SMS Treasure Hunt | For one week only, you’ve got the chance to earn an exclusive $15 off $101+ orders. Simply sign up for our SMS text alerts and text BIRTHDAY to start your journey! 
  • $101 Giveaway | We’re giving away $101 for our 101st Anniversary. Enter for a chance to win a $101 Paper Mart coupon via Instagram.
  • The Annual Anniversary Sale | In celebration of our 101st Anniversary, we’re shipping you savings. For a limited time, save 50% on FedEx Ground and Econo shipping with $101+ orders.*
  • Flash Sale | Save 10% on one of our most popular items – Twist Handle Bags! Rewards Members get early access and double points. Sign up to be a Rewards Member today.
  • The Annual Parking Lot Sale | For a limited time, we’re offering everyone the chance to shop specially marked down items!
  • One Day Only: Free Paper Mart Merch | For one day only, we’re adding a free gift with purchase.

For more birthday news and promotions, stay tuned to your email and social media accounts where we will be announcing these throughout the month! To stay up to date on all Paper Mart news and events follow us on social media (@PaperMart), sign up for our email list, and stay tuned to this blog.

*FedEx Ground & Econo Shipping in 48 contiguous states only. Excludes oversized items, drop ship items, and LTL Freight shipments. One Time Use. One coupon per order.

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