Michaels Wins Educational Supplies Contract for Texas Schools

Michaels has been awarded an educational school supplies cooperative contract for Texas’ Region 4, an eight-county area in southeast Texas serving more than 1.2 million students. The retailer will work with purchasing organization Omnia Partners to let schools and other organizations shop for more than 300,000 items through MichaelsPro Education, receiving benefits including low order 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 in a statement. “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.”

Michaels launched its Makerplace by Michaels marketplace in November 2023 and collaborated with PetSmart for a holiday-themed promotion in December.