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Archiver’s Opens Online Store

Papercrafting superstore chain Archivers announced last week that they have opened an online version of their store, leaving Michaels as the only major craft/scrapbooking chain without an online sales presence.

The new e-store is named Archiver’s Annex and located at a separate URL from the main Archiver’s website (although the two sites are linked together). It is open for business and offering a wide selection of paper crafting products. Standard shipping starts at $6.95 for orders up to $19.99. The store does not accept Archiver’s store gift cards or honor coupons or sales from the Archiver’s stores.

Archiver’s has over 40 stores in 18 U.S. states, most of which are clustered heavily in the Midwest.

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16 Responses to Archiver’s Opens Online Store

  1. Denise November 7, 2010 at 9:47 pm #

    I wish they’d open a store in NJ. The best of the box stores here is a Micheal’s in Vineland where the entire center is all scrapbooking.

    • Christine Perri November 10, 2010 at 5:07 pm #

      There are two fabulous independent stores in NJ.
      Scrappers Cove in Milltown- who have fabulous classes, super product
      Scrap That! in Burlington Mall – over 5,000sf

  2. Kathy in MN November 7, 2010 at 10:14 pm #

    I glanced around briefly and thought their prices were high compared to other online sites (especially if they aren’t taking coupons) and shipping starting at almost $7 doesn’t help. Anyone else have thoughts on their prices?

  3. Roberta Stafford November 8, 2010 at 5:25 am #

    Prices are high. Looks like paper is in packs. Makes it expensive. Besides, who wants 25 sheets of the same piece of paper? Unless you are a store, but then the prices would be pretty high. I like Archiver’s. I only get to shop in one about twice a year, but I don’t think I will be taking advantage of the on-line store.

  4. Barbara in FLA November 8, 2010 at 6:59 am #

    Nothing unique enough to get me to spend money there. I agree that prices are high. There are too many other sites on line where I can get free shipping or sale prices. But I do wish there was one close enough to me to see the inside of a REAL store!

  5. NIna November 8, 2010 at 7:45 am #

    We have 2 stores in Indianapolis and their online store is not all that new, this is their 2nd attempt at an online presence. I agree with the other comments their prices are nothing to get excited about, online or in the store. The Michaels and JoAnns in my area are starting to carry those products that were once only found in an Archivers.

    After my latest experience with the store I’m boycotting them all together! The staff is rude, don’t know their product or where it is located and spend more time pushing their “Make & Take” sales.

  6. Karen K November 8, 2010 at 8:24 am #

    I haven’t checked out their site yet and the reason is their shipping cost that was stated above. 6.95 on an order up to 19.99 is over 34%. That is outrageous, and if this is indeed their second attempt at an online presence- it will probably fail.

  7. flowerdisco November 8, 2010 at 8:42 am #

    I do not have an Archiver’s locally or close to my area BUT from what I am reading I won’t be ordering from them anyway. I like to buy locally since I do not like to pay high shipping and I LOVE to use my coupons.

  8. Allison November 8, 2010 at 8:51 am #

    I’ve heard so much about them, but there arn’t any near where I live, so this works for me.

  9. Renee Lecatsas November 8, 2010 at 11:12 am #

    I’ve gone to Archivers stores (which are amazing!) when I travel. However, their shipping is really expensive! I really wish they would open an east coast store!!

  10. Vicky November 8, 2010 at 1:28 pm #

    I love going to their stores when I travel, but from what I saw, they are not going to be able to complete in the online world at those prices. Also, they really need to improve on the site organization… to only be able to find products by category (and loosely organized ones at that) is not going to cut it for me… I mean, not when there’s sites with search capabilities like scrapbook.com and addicted to scrapbooking…

  11. Lisa Gurwich-Cutler November 8, 2010 at 4:37 pm #

    I have a local A’s and my issue with them is they don’t carry what I want. I want Echo Park, Bella Blvd, Cosmo Cricket (they’ve had in the past), Studio Calico, etc. NOt the same old schlock. I do have a local store about 45 min from here and they carry all that, so I spend most of my money there when I go. I wouldn’t even think to shop online there – I’d go to scrapbook.com or two peas first as they carry EVERYTHING under the sun and if I have to pay for shipping, I want some really cool stuff.

  12. deanne November 9, 2010 at 4:19 pm #

    Archivers does carry Echo park and Cosmo Cricket……

  13. Julianne November 9, 2010 at 4:36 pm #

    I appreciate them trying. I’ve been sending emails to their corporate office for some time since I’m in Southern Cal and the closest store is CO. I ordered over the phone a couple times, but their shipping was crazy high then too. They used to have Quickutz exclusives, it doesn’t appear they do any longer.

  14. Susan November 11, 2010 at 10:52 am #

    The store is 45 minutes from me alone with a Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, and JoAnn’s. So when I go – with coupons in hand – I get paper when I have a coupon and a Copic marker with a 30%off coupon. I have found some items in the clearance that where good price in the past. Here as of late even their clearance price makes them the price I can get the item at one of the other three stores.
    I do get to see very good ideas of things I can do at home. And have enjoyed some of their make and take items. As for staff, some are good and some well they just don’t get it.
    Looked at the website. It’s pricey. And the mailing cost is high. I can mail for less than what they charge. The website should consider allowing their own coupons and their own gift cards to be accepted. That might get them a few more sales online, and reduce the postage will get them even more sales.

  15. S November 12, 2010 at 8:08 am #

    I think they missed the boat if they aren’t going to honor Archivers gift cards or specials. Either they thought they can capitalize on their good name to charge the premium price online before the Christmas shopping season, or they just didn’t have all the backroom operations ready to be able to do the things they need to do to compete online. I’d bet a paper pack or two that they’ll have to change things up before 6 months have come and gone. Really, this is a disappointing debut.

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