Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Distance Learning Promos from Mackin

Mackin Classics 

AEA Purchasing vendor partner, Mackin, is now providing hundreds of FREE Mackin Classics, titles from the Gutenberg Project, good until the end of September 2020!

Choose one, two or all of these packages for your school.

Elementary School Classics
Middle School Classics
High School Classics

Major eBook, Audiobook & Database Sale

1. More than 140,000 top-rated eBooks, Audiobooks & Databases
2. Additional 20% - 60% off Mackin's discounted prices
3. Highest quality K-12 digital content from the industry's top publishers

Decisions about how to create a fast, engaging and valuable distance learning program are being addressed and made easier with the help of Mackin and dozens of our publisher partners. With the generous help these publishers, we are providing a selection of thousands of digital titles, at heavily discounted prices, to assist you with putting an affordable program together today.

Contact Mackin Today!

Mackin Customer Service
Phone: 800.245.9540

Mackin Sales Consultant
Mindy Romero, Iowa Sales Consultant
Phone: 319.899.9717

Friday, March 20, 2020

New STEM for 2020

Drone enthusiast? Code you can wear? Internet-of- Things (IoT)? Innovative makerspaces? Have we got your interest? We sure hope so! Head on over to Pitsco Education's blog and check our their "2020 Big Book roundup" post to see what we're talking about.

2020 is sure to bring some pretty awesome things to life!

AEA Purchasing is proud to partner with Pitsco Education. Reference bid code 716331 on all orders to receive additional contract savings.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Vendor Feature:

Since 1956, has delivered office and classroom supplies to schools across the country along with little extras that allow you to treat your students, staff and budget. 

Special Pricing for AEA Purchasing Members

As an AEA member, you receive locked in bid pricing on almost 700 items!  In addition to the locked in items, offers catalog discounts in almost every category, providing competitive pricing across the board to help your organization.  Visit the AEA Purchasing Website to see all of your discounts!

Beyond Just a Great Price

What sets Quill apart is our passion for making every order a rewarding one for you and your school. We take pride in helping you create a positive and caring atmosphere for your staff and students, and our in-house customer service team is ready to help resolve any issue in real time.

With Quill, you can always count on:

The supplies, of course.  Count on Quill for your old favorites plus the latest in school supplies—over 4,000 new products added in the past year alone.

Savings and free gifts. With Quill, you’ll get the supplies you need plus a little extra.  Just visit our Coupon Center to find dozens of free gifts to treat your team with, plus extra savings for your budget.

Expert and accessible support. No matter the issue, we’re always happy to help—we promise attentive support and quick resolutions. Plus, we’re easy to talk to!

Fast, free delivery. Products marked with our Quick Ship icon are guaranteed to be delivered in 1-2 business days. For AEA Purchasing, there are no minimum order requirements.  We are an Illinois based company and have distribution centers throughout the country to get you your orders quickly and efficiently.

Future Ship delivery. Schedule delivery up to four months in advance—no billing until the order is shipped. A popular tool for back-to-school planning.

Quote opportunities.  When special projects arise, you can reach out to us for a quote on a price on larger purchases. Just reach out to Cameron Shapiro (his contact information is below).

Start shopping on the AEA Purchasing Marketplace!

If you have any questions about how Quill can best meet your needs, please reach out to our Contract Manager. He’ll be happy to help!

Cameron Shapiro

Friday, March 13, 2020

Interested in STEM? Check Out Hand2Mind!

Is your school interested in authentic STEM education curriculum and support? Have you heard of Hand2Mind? Check out this company review from Andrew Raupp, founder of

Through a partnership with AEA Purchasing, Hand2Mind offers discounts on their products to Iowa educators. Visit their profile page on our site to learn more!

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Vendor Profile: Facility Solutions Group (FSG)

Did you know facility lighting upgrades can...
-- Save energy = save $$?
-- Help avoid costly maintenance?
-- Improve working and learning environments?
-- Increase school safety?

Facility Solutions Group (FSG) is a vendor partner with AEA Purchasing that specializes in lighting and electrical products and services. As one of the largest lighting distributors in the United States, FSG gives you access to
most major brands and products at competitive contract prices.

Special pricing has been negotiated for Iowa schools via AEA Purchasing and AEPA. For more information on the FSG contract, visit the FSG profile page on the AEA Purchasing website.

Monday, March 2, 2020

It's National School Breakfast Week!

This week AEA Purchasing is joining school cafeterias across the nation in celebrating National School Breakfast Week!

For resources on how your school can participate in the fun, be sure to visit the School Nutrition Association's website!

To  learn how AEA Purchasing an help increase participation in your school breakfast program and save money while doing so, check out the benefits of our Foodservice purchasing program or contact Meg Brink, RD, LD.