KosherEye has made a new discovery and what a find it is! We try to follow up on suggestions from our readers, and so when a KosherEye friend recommended Papergoods.com we checked it out. We found a huge online store of disposables, paper and plastic goods for entertaining, everyday use, Shabbos and special occasions. In fact, we were so impressed that we contacted the company – requested samples and decided to share this site with our readers. Our sample order was shipped promptly and arrived intact. (According to comments on their site, this is the norm!) We don't know how they do it, but orders $49 and over are shipped free. Freight for orders under this amount, cost only $5. And, for even more savings, yes, KosherEye is very frugal-minded, we love their weekly "steals and deals".
A bit about the company: Sholom, the founder of Papergoods.com was brought up in a family of 9 children. His education includes yeshivas in the U.S. and England. While growing up, he shared many of the weekly supermarket shopping experiences with his mom and siblings, laboriously dragging home groceries and paper goods. So, as an adult, Sholom, realized how convenient, time saving and budget friendly it would be to have paper goods delivered. The option of affordable delivery was common for large offices, but not realistically affordable for families, especially small families. Thus, along with a childhood friend, he founded PaperGoods.com.
According to Sholom: "I am personally a huge online shopper. One day after an especially large shopping (schlepping) trip I decided to find out if there was anyone selling paper goods online. Lo and behold, there was none and I decided then and there that this is what I wanted to do! I started the company, which was originally called papergoodsdirect.com, in my garage about 5 years ago and have been building papergoods.com ever since. Presently, our company has relationships with many of the country's leading paper/plastic companies, but we hope to eventually manufacture our own signature lines."
We asked Sholom to recommend tableware for different occasions and budgets. He graciously complied.
Some choices for the luxury buyer:
One lovely choice is the silver collection white plastic plates with silver rim accent. Paired with detailed silver-like plastic flatware, clear square-bottomed plastic tumblers and color coordinated dinner napkins – the look is elegant.
Some choices for the budget conscious host: Many items can be purchased in money saving bulk quantities. We like these cream square plates, which come in several sizes, and have matching luncheon napkins.
Best Sellers for casual summer entertaining:
Floral ensembles are classic. Plates and napkins are available in many sizes.
And then there are the "hard to find" clear plastic plates and servers, including mini servers as shown here.
For more information and to see all available disposables: papergoods.com
Papergoods.com is partnering with KosherEye and gifting a random KosherEye reader with a $50 gift certificate toward tableware. To enter, click here.