Customer Service

On-Account Ordering

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. An easy way to make a product list is to simply create a shopping cart and forward it to the Institutional Sales Department with information identifying your school or business name, your address, and your contact information, with a request to "please quote." You can submit your product list by mail, fax, or email.

Blick Art Materials
Bid Department
P.O. Box 1267
Galesburg, IL 61402-1267
Phone: (800) 704-7744
Fax: (800) 621-8293

School Discounts

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 toward quantity break pricing. However, if you place an open-account order on our website, you will always be given the lowest price between your discount, quantity break, or Web pricing.

Note — discounts do not apply to factory shipped items (FOB factory).

How to Purchase Items On Account

Blick allows businesses and schools to purchase online using approved open accounts.

  1. Select Items for Purchase Locate the materials you wish to purchase and add them to your cart.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.)
  4. 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.

Who can purchase on-account?

Schools and businesses that have established an account with 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 Blick must also know and enter their Blick bid number.

If you know your school or business has an account with 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 Blick representative.

How do I set up an account?

If you are a school or business and have never purchased from us, just follow these simple steps:

  1. Contact our Order Dept. Call the Order Department at 800-447-8192 (6am-11pm CT) to speak with a Blick representative, who will ask you to provide basic information about your school or company and create an account for you on the phone.
  2. 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 when approved (allow 3-5 business days after we receive your fax.)
    Credit App (Microsoft Excel)
    Credit App (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
  3. Complete your Online Order Refer to the instructions shown at left to select and purchase your items online.


Pay 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.

Future Orders

A Future Order is a terrific way to get what you need, when you need it. Just imagine — no scrambling at the beginning of a semester 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:

  1. Put together your future supply list before a semester ends.
  2. 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.
  3. We’ll pack and hold your order until that date — helping you beat the Back to School rush!
  4. 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, fax your order to 800-621-8293, email your order to, or call us at 800-447-8192. We’re ready to take your order 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Downloadable Order to CSV File

When checking out with my school or business account, cart contents may be downloaded in CSV file format which is often compatible for requisitions and approvals within procurement systems.

This action exports data but does not save cart content. To save cart content, select return to my cart then move to list and create a new list. Please note that you must be logged in or create an account if you don't already have one to create a list.

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