January 29, 2024

Michaels and OMNIA Partners Announce New Purchasing Partnership

The cooperative contract enables schools to easily shop the retailer’s MichaelsPro Education assortment of high-quality supplies and materials at a great value

IRVING, Texas, January 29, 2024 Michaels, the best place for all things creative, has been awarded the new Educational School Supplies cooperative contract through OMNIA Partners, one of the nation’s largest purchasing organizations for public and private sector procurement, by Region 4. The publicly solicited cooperative contract enables public schools, organizations, or other eligible agencies registered with OMNIA Partners to shop more than 300,000 items through the MichaelsPro Education website and receive cost benefits including low minimums and free standard shipping on orders over $49.

“Central to our mission at MichaelsPro Education is making it easier and more affordable for schools to purchase everything they need to infuse creativity into their curriculum and cultivate vibrant learning spaces,” said Bryan Waugaman, Director of Education and B2B Sales at Michaels. “Through our agreement with OMNIA Partners, we’re enabling districts and teachers to spend less time thinking about the supply procurement process and more time fostering their students’ creativity and growth.”

As the leading destination for arts and craft supplies in North America, Michaels is uniquely positioned to support schools and public agencies with all things creative. The MichaelsPro Education division offers items spanning multiple categories as well as bulk items available online with low minimums.

“OMNIA Partners is excited to expand and grow our partnership with MichaelsPro Education, and their wide variety of creative supplies, as a key supplier in our comprehensive portfolio of industry-leading supplier partners, empowering our members to save time and money every day,” said Doug Looney, Senior Vice President of OMNIA Partners Public Sector Sales.

OMNIA Partners works to connect the public sector to collective buying power. The Michaels cooperative contract provides arts and crafts supplies to public sector agencies. When organizations choose Michaels cooperative contracts through OMNIA Partners, they will receive savings and value that goes beyond costs and empowers teachers to foster creativity. By using cooperative contracts, the cost of goods and services are ultimately reduced by aggregating the purchasing power of public agencies nationwide.

To learn more and shop the MichaelsPro Education division, visit https://education.michaels.com/.

About The Michaels Companies, Inc.

At The Michaels Companies Inc, our purpose is to fuel the joy of creativity. As the leading creative destination in North America, we operate over 1,290 stores in 49 states and Canada and online at Michaels.com and Michaels.ca. The Michaels Companies, Inc. also owns Artistree, a manufacturer of custom and specialty framing merchandise, and MakerPlace by Michaels, a dedicated handmade goods marketplace. Founded in 1973 and headquartered in Irving, Texas, Michaels is the best place for all things creative. For more information, please visit www.michaels.com.

OMNIA Partners

As your ally in the purchasing process, OMNIA Partners is dedicated to optimizing procurement for your organization. Our goal is to improve the way your organization identifies, evaluates, and procures what they need at the best value. With free membership, you'll gain full access to our portfolio of leading national supplier contracts, spend visibility, analytics, and subject matter experts. Join thousands of members who are discovering a better way to buy.

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