Bid & Quote Requests
Our team of institutional sales representatives is available to provide Blick’s competitive pricing on formal bids and quote requests to meet your planning needs. Send your list by mail, fax, or email. An easy list-making process is to simply create a shopping cart and forward it to the institutional sales department with information identifying your school or business, address, and contact information with a request to "please quote".
Dick Blick Bid Department
P.O. Box 1267
Galesburg, IL 61402-1267
Phone (800) 704-7744
Fax (800) 621-8293
If your school purchases a large quantity of art supplies throughout the year, we invite you to call our institutional sales department for details about Blick’s discount program.
Please note that discounts are taken off the school catalog prices, and will not apply towards quantity break pricing. However, if you place an open-account order on the website, you will always be given the lowest price between your discount, quantity break, or web special pricing.
Note — discounts do not apply to factory shipped items (FOB factory).
How to Purchase Items On-Account
Blick now allows businesses and schools to purchase online using approved open accounts.
- Select Items for Purchase
Locate the materials you wish to purchase and add them to your cart.
- Begin On-Account Purchase
Verify that the items you wish to purchase are entered into your shopping cart.
When you are ready, click the School and Business Checkout button to complete your purchase.
- Enter Account & Order Details
During checkout, you will be required to enter your account, your billing and shipping addresses, and other transaction details.
(The complete list of information you will need is shown below.)
- Confirm Pricing & Place Order
Before placing your order, you will have the opportunity to review and approve all details of the order, including your pricing. Discounts and taxes (unless you are a tax-exempt entity) will be applied to your order at this step.
Note that schools who have active bids will not see their pricing on the website, but will receive an order confirmation email.
Who can purchase on-account?
Schools and businesses that have established an account with Dick Blick and have completed a credit application may purchase on-account through our website.
If you have not established an account yet, or have not completed a credit application, refer to the section below entitled "How do I setup an account?"
What information is required to purchase online?
Certain information will be required to complete an on-account purchase on our website. Please collect this information prior to placing your order online:
- Customer Number
- Customer Zip Code
- Billing Address
- Purchase Order #
- Shipping Address
Customers who have active bids with Dick Blick must also know their Bid Number.
If you know your school or business has an account with Dick Blick, but don't have the information handy, call our Order Department toll-free at (800) 447-8192 (6am-11pm CST) to speak with a Dick Blick representative.
How do I setup an account?
If you are a school or business and have never purchased from us, just follow these simple steps:
- Contact our Order Dept.
Call the Order Department at: (800)-447-8192 (6am-11pm CST) to speak with a Dick Blick representative, who will ask you to provide basic information about your school or company and create an account for you on the phone.
- Fill out a Credit Application
Download, print, and fax a completed credit application to our Credit Department at (888) 467-3190. Your order will be filled once approved (allow 3-5 business days after we receive the fax.)
Credit App (Microsoft Excel)
Credit App (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
- Complete your Online Order
Refer to the instructions shown at left to select and purchase your items online.
Pay invoices and manage your account online!
Once your credit account has been approved, you may register on our Statements Management Site for 24/7 access to account details, the ability to download/view/print/email copies of invoices, and pay invoices with credit card or e-check. Credit customers may also register to receive invoices and statements by email.
*Open account customers who don't maintain their accounts within Terms are subject to suspension or cancellation of credit.
A Future Order is a terrific way to get what you need, when you need it. Just imagine — no scrambling at the beginning of the school year to make sure you have all the supplies you need! Plus, product availability is much better when you order in advance!
Here’s how future ordering works:
- Put together your Fall supply list before this school year ends.
- Include the date you’d like your order to ship — this is your "future ship date." If ordering online, select I would like this order to be billed and shipped to me at a future date at the Shipping & Delivery screen.
- We’ll pack and hold your order until that date — helping you beat the Back to School rush!
- You receive no invoice until your order ships, which means your future payment obligation aligns with the upcoming school year.
* To order, choose the method that’s easiest for you: Shop online at DickBlick.com, fax your order to 800-621-8293, email your order to orders@DickBlick.com, or call us at 800-447-8192. We’re ready to take your order 24 hours a day, seven days a week.