Set up your workspace with the right office furniture, technology, office essentials, and breakroom products.

Get your business up and running with this list of essential office supplies

Set up your office with the right essentials, furniture, technology, and breakroom supplies.

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Getting a new business off the ground is exciting. But before you’re fully ready to open your doors, you’ll need to get set up with the right office furnishing and supplies.

Need some ideas? Here’s a list of essential office supplies most businesses will need to get up and running.

Office furniture

Choosing the right office furniture is important. A comfortable and ergonomic workplace not only contributes to well-being, it also affects office productivity and entices prospective employees.

Think through how your employees will spend their day. A dynamic work environment requires stand-up desks, sofas for common areas, conference room tables of various sizes with chairs to match, dry-erase boards, multi-purpose filing cabinets, and decorative art.

Consider these three factors as you evaluate office furnishings and equipment:

  1. Size - Purchase furniture and equipment that is proportionate to your office space. Arrange furniture in a way that makes the space feel comfortable and look spacious.
  2. Aesthetics - Your furniture and decor choices should reflect you company’s culture and work style. Choose furnishings that align with your brand and office personality.
  3. Durability - Be willing to spend extra to get equipment and accessories that won’t break down. Furnishings are an investment.


No matter your budget, Amazon Business stocks everything you need to furnish your office space with a wide range of office furniture and lighting.

  • Office desks
  • Conference room tables
  • Office chairs
  • Sofas
  • Whiteboards
  • Filing cabinets
  • Lighting
  • Art and decor


Gear up with office equipment that enables collaboration and efficiency, plus IT accessories that keep everything running smoothly, like power strips, Wi-Fi routers, and backup storage hard drives.

Since so much of small businesses’ essential operations happen through technology, it’s critical that you buy electronics for your office from reliable brands. Here’s a list of tech equipment you might need for your business, along with trusted brands to consider.

Office essentials

Office essentials are all of the consumable supplies you need day to day. Think of office basics like paper, notebooks, toner, folders, mailing supplies, writing instruments, and anything else you’ll need to get work done and stay organized.

A great place to start is with the office supplies Business Plus selection on Amazon Business where you’ll find basic office supplies with 4+ Star Ratings, many with business-only prices for shoppers with a free Amazon Business account.

Here is a list of office essentials to stock up on, including some items you may not have thought about.

  • Paper in various paper sizes
  • Pens
  • Dry erase markers and highlighters
  • Printer ink and toner
  • Staplers, staples, paper clips, and push pins
  • Shipping and packaging supplies like envelopes and tape
  • Organizers
  • Paper shredders
  • Office stationary
  • Business cards


A well-stocked breakroom can help keep your employees happy and engaged. But since breakroom snacks run out fast, it can be a lot of work to keep your breakroom stocked with healthy snacks and beverages, paper products and cleaning supplies.

Save a trip to the store by consolidating your breakroom purchases on Amazon Business. You’ll find more than 2 million breakroom products from a wide selection of top brands with business-only prices and flexible delivery options on eligible items.

Here’s a list of items you’ll need for your breakroom.

  • Snack foods
  • Coffee and tea
  • Commercial coffee maker and supplies
  • Beverages
  • Office cleaning supplies
  • Paper products and disposables
  • First aid


As you’re making a list of essential office supplies you’ll need for your new business, keep in mind that every business is different. The types of products you’ll need for your office and how often you’ll need to replace or restock items will vary widely across industries. Amazon Business is the most comprehensive store for office supplies, with free features that make purchasing easier. 


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