about us

About Us

Eeny Meeny (formerly Officeplan) – are dedicated specialist suppliers to New Zealand’s Education Providers

Eeny Meeny is the leading, KIWI-owned, specialist supplier to schools and early education centres. We are a family-owned business with a friendly, tight-knit team. Many of our staff have been with us for at least 5 years and we have trained teachers in our customer service team who understand your requirements. We thrive on doing whatever it takes to satisfy your school’s needs.

Eeny Meeny delivers a brilliant service second to none. Our customers are not numbers, in fact, we quite often even recognize your voice when you call! We enjoy and appreciate the loyal support of hundreds of schools and early education centres throughout New Zealand. So, give us a go today. Register to order or pick up the phone and give us a call - 0800 600 123. (Yes, a real person will actually answer it too!)

 

Our Mission

To help all of us Kiwi's rise to our true potential. We are a nation capable of great things, we need to release & realise that potential, and we believe we have the will, the people, and the brand to help engage the students of today to rise to our true potential. Potential starts with the littlest children, let's inspire them to learn and develop to their potential!

 


 

Brief History...

Eeny Meeny started as "Officeplan" in May 1994. At this time the company had several agencies for writing instruments (edding), planning boards, modelling materials and systems (hence the original name). During the early days, we attempted to reach the users of these products via nationwide retailers and, although this was partly successful, we felt there was a better way to offer consistent supplies and savings.


In 1995 we produced our first mailer giving users the ability to purchase direct. The response blew us away! Obviously there was an untapped need for a supplier that offered prompt, friendly, and personal service coupled with express delivery. Our product range at that time included pens, felt pens, and whiteboard markers, and a range of modelling materials and glue sticks. Although this was very limited, there were a number of unique products that were introduced to schools in New Zealand for the first time.

Edding refillable whiteboard markers

Eeny Meeny has its roots as an environmentally-friendly supplier. In 1995, Officeplan was first with a cost-saving, environmentally sustainable whiteboard marker – still the best available. Instead of throwing away your used marker, you could unscrew the nib and replenish the felt with a dropper bottle of refill ink. This was quickly recognised as an easy way to save money. We now offer two versions of this marker, depending on the refilling preference of the user. Eeny Meeny continues to be a leader and innovator in bringing products to the market which save money and offer a range of benefits.

Mask making kits

Another new and fantastic product for art classes in schools was the Platroc mask making kits. This was a roll of plaster-impregnated bandage that you simply cut to length, dipped in water, and then smoothed over a student’s face, or any other object you wanted to mould. After drying for a few minutes, hey, presto! there was a perfect mask that you could paint. Eeny Meeny has made significant moves to reduce the cost of items and instead of paying $20 you can now get this item for only $4.95 (code 52344).

The name... Eeny Meeny

In 2012 we took the plunge and rebranded our company, changing the name from Officeplan to Eeny Meeny. The thing was, Officeplan didn’t reflect who we are or what we do. (Some people thought we were architects.) And it sounded a little boring. We wanted a name that better expressed our human (or is it monster?) touch and our refreshing approach that carries forward our values on brilliant service with surprise & delight. It wasn’t an easy decision or a quick process. (We asked a lot of people, including our staff and customers).  Eeny Meeny was born and four friendly monsters were added, Eeny Meeny, Miny and Moe! We know you’ll take it in the spirit in which it’s intended: a bright, engaging way to say we’re with you to help on a day-to-day basis.

Brilliant service with surprise & delight

This is the key to the Eeny Meeny success story and remains our focus. In an industry crowded with cumbersome corporates, Eeny Meeny is the kiwi-owned "human" in the room. We give you service customised to your requirements and friendly support staff who follow the rule of exceptional customer service instead of a script. Many of our customers are on first name terms with our staff, and we'd love to add you to our community if you haven't yet joined us.

Ordering student stationery packs online

In 2012, we added another service; our new Schoolpacks website. Now parents can order their child's school stationery pack quickly and easily online. Eeny Meeny will deliver it to their door and the school can have confidence that the students will arrive with the correct stationery at the start of the school year. This has proved very popular, with many schools providing us with their class lists for us to load up to the website.

Contact us now for more information on how this process works - it is easy for both the school and the parent.

 


 

Values

Our values are reliability, fun, team first, extra-mile, and people-smart. We do what we say, make it fun to order & use stationery, work as a team, go further, do more, and act in a responsible and self-aware manner. We believe you'll find that the combination of these values makes us incomparable to anyone else & indispensable to you.