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Digital Scientists and ShopVisible launch Viking Office Products

May 18, 2010

logo of Viking

We’re delighted to announce the launch of what we would assert is the best place on the web for a business to buy office products – Viking.

So, why should you consider switching to Viking?

Viking has all the brands you love at prices you can’t believe, including regular Hot Deals

There is so much talk about pricing that it can be hard to recognize good deals when they’re right in front of you.

This is indeed one of those times. Viking really does bring together the best of both worlds.

They offer some of the lowest prices on the web, while also being a real company of office product experts. All you need to do is check out some of the latest Hot Deals and you’ll see that this isn’t any puffery.

One good way to get to know Viking and the great pricing would be to go to the email signup at the bottom of the home page. You can sign up to get these hot deals in your inbox every week.

Viking gives you Free Stuff just for buying products that you’re probably already buying for your office

If you’re looking to buy office products these days, you certainly have a lot of choices. When you go through Viking, of course you get what you need at a good price. However, it can’t hurt to get a little surprise for yourself or your office while you’re at it.

We’ve helped them create an area called FREE STUFF where you can get everything from Wii games to candy or boom boxes.

Just buy some paper and maybe get some of your printer ink that you need to have on hand – and you’ll no doubt have spent enough to qualify for some FREE STUFF for yourself.

Here are two of the current options (but they’ll change regularly):

screenshot of a banner ad of jellybellyscreenshot of a banner ad of wiigame

The Wii games run somewhere north of $40 normally, so if you have a Wii at home or maybe know someone who does, this is a pretty attractive bonus for buying the paper and toner that you were probably going to buy anyways.

Viking has loads of tips and tools to help you make it through your crazy day.

Sure you may know all about the printer ink you need or the pens that everyone likes to use. But sometimes life throws you a curve ball, especially in business, and you need to know how to hit it.

Viking includes all sorts of helpful hints and tips, everything from how to make file sharing easier with Dropbox (we’re just completely bonkers about Dropbox – everyone should take a look), to how to use Lubriderm lotion to spiff up your shoes… or even how to be more like Martha with a Brother P-Touch.

Here’s a fun example. Viking does a great job of helping you find what you need – but also helps you have a little fun along the way.

Screenshot of a tip to make an origami fortune tellerViking supports artists like Kate Bingaman-Burt and lets you customize your shopping trip with wallpaper art

The people at Viking are really office product nerds. They just get into this stuff. And, wouldn’t you know that they found other people who also like to geek out with office products.

One of those people is Kate Bingaman-Burt. She was recently featured in the NY Times Style Magazine and referred to as “a happy (if somewhat guilty) grasshopper who likes a good bargain as much as she likes a good burrito.”

You can also check out her new book and very popular blog, both titled Obsessive Consumption.

She creates line drawings, often of office products . So, to help make it more enoyable to shop, we’ve collected some of her drawings and turned them into a wallpaper, to help decorate the site.

Just scroll down on the home page, select the wallpaper of your choice, and you’re good to go.

Here’s a small sample…

Drawing by Kate Bingaman-Burt turned into Viking wallpaperViking was built on the ecommerce platform of ShopVisible – meaning that when you search for an office product on Google, you’re more likely to actually find it on Viking

Viking was built on the search optimized ecommerce platform known as ShopVisible. They’re a combination of search and ecommerce experts who have created a great way to get a store up and running quickly – and most importantly, ensure that when people look for your products on Google, they actually find you.

To sum it up, Viking really does give you the best of both worlds, great prices as you would expect online, backed by a real company filled with office product experts.

So, next time when you’re thinking about buying office products, be sure to check out

Here are some site shots, just so you can check it out from here:

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Just in case you were wondering, this wallpaper features the artist Herb Williams who probably could name all of the crayons in the Crayola 128 pack…

Be sure to give a try.