SchoolKidz - Ecommerce

School Supply Company Turns to Hitachi Solutions to Help Make the Grade

Based in Woodridge, Illinois, SchoolKidz provides school supply kits containing school materials and tools according to the specifications of a school, teacher, parent, or other organization. A business unit of global office retailer Staples, SchoolKidz delivers its products to thousands of schools nationwide.

With Hitachi Solutions, SchoolKidz is able to:

  • Utilize an overarching system to effectively maintain the operations of all three SchoolKidz stores simultaneously. Hitachi Solutions’ Software as a Service (SaaS) model allows all three programs on one database and management section
  • Host on the Hitachi Solutions cloud allowing SchoolKidz to not have to dedicate resources on our end to server maintenance and day-to-day server operations
  • Run a report that specifies exactly which product and how many were ordered for that school.
  • Abandon the time consuming process of manually entering sales orders and customer information.


Our customers are seeing a brighter, sharper image with our website compared to prior years. With our new, sharp site, customers are impressed not only with the appearance but with the functionality. The overall user experience was what we were striving for to begin with, and it has been a major benefit that we received going with Hitachi Solutions .
- Joe Grlica, IT/IS Manager