We are an independent commercial office supplies company in East Sussex with over 25 years’ experience which means we can offer you unrivalled product knowledge and personal advice coupled with our first-rate next day delivery service.

We invite you to browse online across a wide range of products such as office stationery, copier paper, ink & toner cartridges, furniture, packaging, education supplies and much more.

The range of leading brands we deal with is endless including Bic, Rexel, Pilot, Pentel, Brother, Canon, Post It, Leitz, Jiffy and many more. With free next day delivery, account applications welcome, hassle-free returns & easy online ordering go ahead & feel free to browse our online store or give us a call.

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Who we are

We at Purple Cow pride ourselves on the relationships we build with all of our customers and our aim is to ensure that all your office requirements are fulfilled hassle free.


Ruth Weaver


I have 25 years’ experience in the office supplies industry, 20 of these running my own stationery business.



I run the office.
I keep the team in order.
I watch re-runs of Lassie..

Ruth Weaver


I have 25 years’ experience in the office supplies industry, 20 of these running my own stationery business.



I run the office.
I keep the team in order.
I watch re-runs of Lassie..

What our clients say

Here’s what our happy clients had to say about our products and services:

We’ve been in business for nearly 30 years and in that time we’ve used local suppliers and also some of the internet giants. And there’s one thing we’ve learnt over that time. The internet guys don’t care, to them you are just a number.
Now dealing with you and the Purple Cow we are treated as people, and that added service isn’t costly. In fact, you are the most competitive, beating the internet giants on price as well as service.
And your delivery is also spot on.
It’s really pleasing to me to be able to deal with a local supplier, someone who employs local people and where the money we spend with you stays in the local economy.
Keep up the good work!


Ian Mantel, Manor Insurance

When ordering anything for the office this may seem like a straightforward task, but its not when demands from projects ask for very obscure requests. Having Ruth has helped my team when looking for the best value for money on a whole range of items ranging from stationery to furniture! You ask, they provide.
I can’t praise enough how the customer service goes beyond. Golden loyal customer relationship, I can always rely on Ruth to look out for all our needs and demands!

Jayne Davolls, Pancreatic Cancer UK

Our organisation uses Purple Cow because of the fast service, convenience of having an account set up for easy financial approvals and the customer service provided by Ruth. Any problems, issues or queries regarding anything you are after will be addressed straight away by Ruth and help is always provided. Fantastic, convenient and friendly company! Would recommend Purple Cow to any business who have stationery needs!

Alicia Gordon

I would have no hesitation in recommending Purple Cow Office Supplies to any small to medium sized business.
I have always found them to be extremely helpful, and their promise of next day deliveries has always prove to be correct.
We used to use another well know stationery supplier who often included a free gift, be it a tin of biscuits or something similar. Little dd we realise that we were actually paying for this and a lot more when we did a price comparison between them and Purple Cow. I can honestly say they are extremely competitive, and we now buy our own biscuits with the money we are saving on our stationery.

Malcolm Mew, Sash Window Heritage Ltd

Next to photography, I LOVE stationery, so being able to order and receive it fast is brilliant! It doesn’t seem to matter at what point of the day I order stationery from Ruth at Purple Cow; it always seems to be there the very next day!

Ruth your customer service and the large array of items you stock are second to none. Plus knowing your supporting a local business is an added bonus.

I will never go to any other company for stationery however small my need is.

Thank you again Ruth and I look forward to browsing online for more stationery soon. I have no hesitation in recommending you to other business owners.

Sarah Bennett , Commercial Photography - East Sussex

Hi all, I just want to say what a fantastic customer service I received from Ruth Weaver at Purple Cow Office Supplies. Despite facing incredible disruption and challenges due to many people in her supply chain having to self-isolate at the moment, Ruth kept me informed of the progress of my order every step of the way! What a difference dealing with a human rather than a corporate giant like Amazon.

I was so impressed with the range of products Purple Cow Office Supplies offers that it is definitely going to be my go-to supplier in the future for anything from cleaning products to storage solutions.

I also found the website really easy to navigate and the ordering process was a breeze. In addition to having ordered office staples such as envelopes and post-it notes, I got myself an awesome new laptop case on wheels that I can’t wait to use for weekends away when travel becomes an option again. In the meantime, it’s safely wrapped up in its protective bag and serves as a reminder that brighter days are ahead. Stay safe everyone!

Antoinette Chapelle , AMG Translations Ltd

I’d like to say thank you to Ruth Weaver of Purple Cow Office Supplies.

At GMP we had been ordering stationary from various suppliers, including Amazon to make use of their next day delivery when required.

Following a meeting with Ruth, it was clear that she had extensive knowledge and experience in the industry, was able to supply a vast range of products, and offered next day delivery as long as the product is in stock (which it almost always is!).

We therefore decided to appoint Purple Cow as our supplier to the Bexhill office, but we have since extended that to our other offices and haven’t looked back since.

Ruth is very passionate about her business; she genuinely cares about the customer experience and is always proactively on hand to offer support and advice, striving to make sure that no client would ever want to go elsewhere.

As a local business ourselves, we’re far happier supporting other local businesses to have a positive impact on the local economy, but the fact is that Ruth can certainly compete with the national suppliers on price, whilst they can’t even get near to her on service levels.

I can’t describe our Purple Cow experience any better than by repeating the strapline….Fast delivery; Affordable prices; Personal service.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Ruth and Purple Cow to anyone that uses stationery, but not just stationery……because there is so much more to Purple Cow!

Thank you Ruth for opening our eyes to a better world!

Richard Appleyard , GMP Accountants

I would like to recommend Ruth of Purple Cow, who goes over and beyond to provide a personal service to stationery. Whilst in lockdown a lot of companies are shutdown, but Ruth was able to not only take my order, but kept me informed all of the way through and then hand delivered my stationery requirements to my home using social distancing. I would definately recommend using Purple Cow who are indeed “standing out from the crowd”.

Paula Doyle , Hindsight Directory

I have ordered several items from Purple Cow and can honestly say that both the service and the products are exceptional.

Ruth is both professional and personable, has a very detailed knowledge of her products and is keen to provide the best service possible.

I have ordered files, paper, pens, ink stamps and a label printer all of which were delivered the very next day after the order was placed. I had no idea which label printer to order as there were many sizes, prices and variations – Ruth was able to recommend the right product for my business.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Ruth to other business owners and in fact I have done so already on several occasions. Thank you Ruth.

Jo Hodgson, Taylor Rose TTKW
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