In spite of the rapid digitization of most paper products like books and magazines, the stationery industry remains a vibrant business sector valued at $25 billion a year. What’s even more interesting is the industry is expected to grow 1.4% per annum over the next four years. This is at the same time other paper media is on the decline due to the growth of digital media.

But why is stationery seeing growth while other media like print books on the decline? For certain products, many of us still enjoy being able to touch, hold and smell physical product. Sending hand-written stationery expresses a different level of thoughtfulness than printed paper. After all, it takes time and effort to write and send a letter or postcard with quality penmanship. There’s a sense of nostalgia trigged when you get a hand-written letter delivered in the mail.

The market for retail stationery products lies jointly with online and physical stores. If you’re a startup though, you’re going to want to be selling your products through social media, an e-commerce website, or on platforms like KickStarter. If you’re thinking about starting an online or retail stationery shop, these are the most inspiring name ideas we compiled based organized into six categories. Stick around until the end of the article and I’ll reveal the exact stationery business I plan to launch.

Stationery Shop Name Ideas

Vintage stationery shop.

While the digital age reduced the amount of physical books, posters and paper products sold in America. But the declines haven’t been even across the board for printed media. For example, cookbook publishing is experiencing a resurgence in the last decade. When it comes to cooking, plenty of people still like to crack open a book to follow the recipe. People feel the same way about stationery like annual planners and postcards. Here are the best name ideas we came up with for an online stationery shop.

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  • Astraldreams Stationery
  • Cards With Care
  • Clever Cardstock
  • Colona Stationery
  • Coronna Stationery
  • Pappa’s Parchment
  • Direct Stationery
  • Equipstat
  • Exquisite Envelopes
  • Fluid Stationery Shop
  • Patriarch Parchment
  • Gridstone Stationery
  • In The Envelope
  • Inked Stationery
  • Inmotus Stationery
  • Letter By Letter
  • Luxurious Letters
  • Main Stationery Shop Co.
  • Out Of The Envelope
  • Paper Products
  • Paper Pros
  • Paper For Me
  • Parchment
  • Parchment Paper
  • Parchment People
  • Personal Stationery Shop
  • Pontex Stationery
  • Premiere Papers
  • Pretty Words Stationery
  • Prime Paperie
  • Proud Paperie
  • Say It In Stationery
  • Simple Station
  • Solo Stationery
  • Sophisticated Station
  • Station Based
  • Stationery Fields
  • Stationery Memories
  • Freedom Cards
  • Stationery Model
  • Stationery Reimagined
  • Stationery Shop Supplies
  • Stationery Stopped Shop
  • Stationery Trend
  • Stationery World Co.
  • Printed in Tradition
  • The Contact Stationery Company
  • The Planetary Stationery Company
  • The Stationery Engineers
  • The Stationery Touch Co.
  • The Unmoving Stationery Shop
  • The Value Stationery Shop

Fun Stationery Brand Name Ideas

A flowery stationery photo.

You can really have fun when naming a stationery shop. There are all sorts of paper-based phrases you can use to make your name both light-hearted and memorable. These are the top names our staff of branding experts came up with to help give your stationery business a fun and easy to remember name.

  • Always Remembered
  • Avalen Stationery
  • Bordered Template Trading Co
  • Card Carrier
  • Clever Cardstock
  • Come Alive Stationery
  • Creative Pages
  • Exquisite Envelopes
  • For Me Paperie
  • Fountain Pen
  • Fountain Pen
  • Fun Times Writing
  • Great Poems
  • Handsome Stationery
  • Handwritten Smitten
  • Happy Paper
  • In The Post
  • Institutional Notepaper
  • Journal Pages
  • Letters Of Love
  • Love Letters
  • Luxurious Letters
  • Notepaper Co
  • Paper Cuts Stationery
  • Parchment Post
  • Pencil Deal
  • Post It
  • Postmarked
  • Proper Post
  • Pure Parchment
  • Purely Paper
  • School Secrets Stores
  • Secret Book
  • Simple Station
  • SunPent Stationery
  • Sunrise Stationery
  • Tell The Tale
  • The Bright Lights Stationery
  • The Caroling Tree Stationery
  • The Fountain Pen
  • The Personalized
  • The Plain Notepaper Trading Co
  • Tip Of The Pen
  • Well Written
  • Wonder Of Writing
  • Writing Ways
  • Written Wonder
  • Written Words
  • Your Writers Love

Stationery and Gift Shop Name Ideas

Annual planners are popular gift giving ideas.

Stationers are often also gift shops with a wide variety of nick knacks for sale. Many sell related writing products like alluding pens, pencils, cards, and cater to a broader target audience than stationery shops. So if you are branching out into stationery and gifts, our name suggestions are below.

  • Background & Company
  • Blue Notepaper & Gifts
  • Bluelight Stationery & Gift Shop
  • BoxSplash Stationery & Gift Shop
  • Cascade Stationery & Gifts
  • CitySpace Stationery & Gift Shop
  • Colona Stationery & Gifts
  • Customize Me Station
  • Daywish Stationery & Gift Shop
  • Doubleray Stationery & Gifts
  • Gridstone Stationery & Gift Shop
  • Handwritten Notes Stationery & Gift Shop
  • Kappaberg Stationery & Gift Shop
  • Neon Shield Stationery & Gift Shop
  • Opencreek Stationery & Gift Shop
  • Paper Curves Stationery & Gift Shop
  • Pegasus Stationery & Gifts
  • Pretty Words Stationery & Gift Shop
  • Silver And Gold Stationery & Gift Shop
  • SquareArt Stationery & Gift Shop
  • SunPent Stationery & Gift Shop
  • Sunrise Stationery & Gift Shop
  • The First Choice Stationery & Gift Shop
  • The Lighthouse Stationery & Gift Shop
  • The Lover’s Desk Stationery & Gift Shop
  • The Maker’s Set Stationery & Gifts
  • The New World Stationery & Gifts
  • The Real Word Stationery & Gifts
  • The Stationery & Present Shop
  • The Stationery Room
  • The Stationery Store & Gift Shop
  • The Written Word Stationery & Gifts
  • Young Minds Stationery & Gift Shop
  • Your Stationery Station & Gift Shop

List of the Top Stationery Brands

These are some of the top stationery brands you’ll find on store shelves.

As with any established industry, there are well entrenched stationery brands filling the shelves of retail and online stores. Many have already been in business for a few decades. These brands should give you the inspiration to come up with a great name for your own brand and provide a competitive analysis opportunity for your business plan research.

  • Accunex
  • Alissa Bell
  • An Organised Life
  • Appointed
  • Artifact Uprising
  • Axon Meridin
  • Bella Verde Designs
  • Bespoke Press
  • Blacklist
  • Bright Stationers
  • Cass Art
  • Cloth & Paper
  • CorpoScale
  • Creative Celebrations
  • Custom Creations and Designs
  • DayBurg
  • Elterran
  • Enigma ventures
  • Essuo
  • Faber-Castle:
  • Fides New York
  • Hachi International
  • Happy Menocal
  • Haute Papier
  • Hileading
  • Hopkins stationery
  • In Haus Press
  • Jillyann Designs
  • Lori Baratta
  • Maurèle
  • MeasureLand
  • Milligram
  • Minted
  • Mrs. Strong
  • New Candle Stationers
  • New Image International
  • NorthEdge
  • Papier
  • Pen and Parchment Inc.
  • PointAxis
  • Pontex Stationery
  • Rifle Paper Co.
  • Simply Beautiful Stationery
  • Smythson
  • Sneider stationery
  • SteveSon stationery
  • Sugar Paper LA
  • The Stationer
  • Virgon stationery
  • YoungBe stationery

Creative Stationery Paper Name Ideas

Get creative with your business name.

You can really get creative with stationery brand names as there are so many different groups of people that buy these products. From busy moms to entrepreneurs to school teachers, all sorts of people regularly use stationery.

  • Aeronotes
  • Art Post
  • Artist Technic
  • Base Berry
  • Black Cover
  • Black Ink
  • Blank Paper
  • Blue Cover
  • Boston Paper Co.
  • Blue Paper
  • Writers Corner Corporation
  • Collage Book
  • Color Expert
  • Color Sketch
  • Copy Care
  • Craft Board
  • D Kresent
  • Digital Art
  • Elegant
  • FancyPro
  • Fine
  • First Letter
  • Forty Five Papers
  • Golden Lights
  • HeadedPro
  • InkMan
  • LavenderPlace
  • Letter By Letter
  • LevelGrid
  • LightSpot
  • LinedDesign
  • Little Wing
  • Magmar Paper Company
  • Mail Material
  • MailPaper
  • Neon Secret
  • Novelish
  • OakBrook
  • Official
  • PaperTips
  • Parchment Paper
  • Parchment
  • Penstack
  • Personal
  • Postmarked
  • Printed
  • Proud Paperie
  • Pure Parchment
  • Purely Paper
  • Record Replica
  • Red Ink
  • Sessence
  • Silvergrades
  • Sketch Work
  • Skill Sheets
  • Special
  • The Crested
  • The Fancy
  • White Cover
  • White Paper
  • White Coils
  • Write Easy
  • Write Pit
  • Writers Loves
  • Writing Ways
  • The Yellow Template

Tips for Naming Your Stationery Business

How to name a stationery brand.

The stationery market is a unique business and a little old-fashioned in the era of digital media. But that doesn’t mean you can’t start a successful stationery business. So here are a few tips on how to choose the right name for your own stationery business or appointment planner brand. As promised, I’ll be discussing my own stationery business idea here.

The first thing to do is check out the list of competitor brand names. Understanding the list of names to avoid will prevent you from going too far down the wrong path. You can also check out the brands or shops that appear to be most popular to identify gaps in the market and deliver a product that resonates with a certain part of the market.

As an example, I believe there’s a market for developing a food business planner that I could sell to the readers of this blog. This planner would guide people through the process of starting a business by help them organize their ideas in one location. The reason I believe this could be a winning product is I’ve seen the process pulled off successfully already in related entrepreneurial markets.

I’ve also seen a number of different business and motivational gurus selling similar products on Amazon. What stands out with my particular product is the handbook will be specific to people who want to start a food business. The planner will help guide people through the process of identifying a menu, researching suppliers, and accessing the total funds needed to start a business. As you can see, the target market I’ve identified is any person who wants to start a food business.

Another place I like to look for winning stationery ideas is by going to KickStarter. KickStarter has a section dedicated to crafts / stationery. This is an amazing place to find out what’s working in the market right now. Here are two campaigns in this category that really caught my eye:

  • Valentines Day Cards evoking laughter and smiles! Cleverly made Valentines Day Cards. This is something anyone could put their own spin on around any major holiday like Mother’s Day, Christmas, or Father’s Day. This little campaign idea raised $8,179 from 652 backers and was labeled as a staff pick.
  • Cat Greeting Cards: Mark from Washington, D.C., sold $6,425 worth of cat greeting cards with clever sayings like “chairman meow” and “meow is the time!”

If you want to learn more about launching a profitable crowdfunding campaign, check out this in-depth audio lesson on the subject. In this episode, we reveal the biggest mistakes in crowdfunding and how to avoid them.

As a final tip, get feedback from people you know and respect on your new business name. Share the name ideas with friends and family. But don’t ask for their opinion. Instead, come back two weeks later and see if your buddies can remember the name. This will give you an honest gauge of how well your idea might stick. If you identify a name people can actually remember, you can be more confident in a decision to move forward.

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