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Customer Service

Q: What type of products does Compendium create?
A: Compendium specializes in gift books, greeting cards, notebooks, Window Cards™, postcards and desk accessories.

Q. Can you tailor or customize any of your products for my business?
A: Yes, we can add customized elements to many of our products when ordered in large quantities. Depending on your project's needs, the customization will be completed in-house or through a business partner. For more information, please contact our sales department by email at or call us at 800.914.3327.

Q: Do you print a paper catalog?
A: No, as part of our commitment to the environment, Compendium no longer prints a paper catalog—but our consumer catalog will continue to be available online.

Q: Can I place an order over the phone?
A: Yes, retail customers are welcome to place your order by phone. Orders placed online are processed as quickly as orders placed over the phone. Just call our service department at (800) 914-3327 and press “0” to speak with an associate.

Q: Which credit cards do you accept?
A: Compendium accepts Visa, MasterCard or American Express.

Q: What are your standard shipping methods and rates?
A: We ship all orders via ground service, unless otherwise selected in checkout. Rates are based on package weight and destination. See more detailed shipping information here.

Q: Do you ship internationally?
A: Yes. We are now accepting international orders. See more detailed shipping information here.

Q: Is it possible to change an order once it is submitted? (For example, "I just placed an order and would like to add/remove items from the order." Or "I would like to have the order shipped overnight.")
A: We're sorry, we cannot change or modify orders or shipping information once you submit your order. We process orders very quickly, and once an order begins the fulfillment process we're unable to modify it. We apologize for any inconvenience, and we hope that in the majority of cases our faster processing times work to your advantage. If you have questions about your order, please contact us.

If you would like to add to your order, you will need to place another separate order on the website.

Q: What is your return policy?
A: We do accept returns and will issue a full credit on all products returned in "resalable" condition, regardless of the reason. Items that are used, bent or otherwise damaged will not be eligible for credit. Please give us a call for more information on returning items.

Compendium UPS Return Form

Products returned to us in new condition-similar to the condition that you would require if you received them in your next shipment-will be credited for the full purchase price upon receipt of the goods at our warehouse.

Products not eligible for return:

  • Products that exceed 90 days from receipt
  • Products that are/were stickered
  • Products with visible signs of damage (dents, dings, marks, fading, etc.)

Please call your local rep or our customer service team at 1.800.914.3327 if you have any questions. Items returned that do not pass our quality control check will not receive credit and will not be returned to you.


Q: How can I find a store in my area that carries Compendium products?
A: Our products are carried by a variety of local gift shops, as well as some chain stores such as Papyrus, Franklin Covey, Swoozie’s and Fireworks. You can find the retailer nearest to you by using our Store Locator feature. We cannot be certain which of our products any given store carries, so please contact the store near you for product availability.

Q. Do you offer quantity discounts for premium or corporate incentives?
A: Bulk discounts are available; they start at a quantity of 50 of the same item. Our Work Inspired site also shows what kinds of corporate products and customization we offer. For more information, please contact a sales associate at (800) 914-3327 and press “0.”

Q: Can you tell me more about your Positively Green® line of products?
A: Positively Green is a product line with greeting cards, notebooks, gift wrap and gift tags. All of these products are printed as "green" as possible: we use FSC-certified 100% post-consumer waste paper, soy inks and our printing is done at a press that gets their energy from wind-power. Not only do all of our products in this line have educational and informative green tips on how to reduce our environmental footprint, we also donate 10% of the profits to organizations that are working to protect our environment. You can learn more about Positively Green here.

Q: I'm looking for a book I found in Starbucks called 2: How will you create something beautiful together? I can no longer find it at any Starbucks location in my area. Do you sell it?
A: 2: How will you create something beautiful together? was a big hit and sold out in Starbucks very quickly. The special edition for Starbucks had a burgundy cloth cloth cover with "2" embossed on it. Our edition has a metallic silver cover with a large white "2" on it. The books have exactly the same content and the same paper quality. You are welcome to purchase the original edition directly from our website.

Q: Can I order Compendium products wholesale to sell in my own store?
A: Yes! Compendium has a variety of representative groups, and your sales contact will depend on your geographical location.

Q: Do you have any overseas distributors?
A: For customers in Australia and New Zealand, please visit Compendium Australia.

For customers in Canada we have a distributor that can direct you to stores that carry Compendium products. You can contact Design Home for more information at (800) 663-9950. The national chain bookstore Chapters also carries our products.

Q: Where is Compendium located? How long has Compendium been in business?
A: We were founded in 1985 and our corporate headquarters are located in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. Discover more about us at About Compendium.

Q: Is a secure site? What is Compendium’s privacy policy?
A: Yes. Secure website pages begin with “https” and have a small lock icon in the lower right of the browser. Please note that our entire site is not “secure.” However, all the pages that process credit card information are secured and encrypted. When you navigate to those pages from, you will receive a dialog box explaining, “you are about to go to a secure page.” Any pages relating to the credit card number acquisition are protected with the SSL encryption. Compendium will not sell or rent its customer’s names or personal information for any reason.