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Petersen-Arne started in 1940 as the "Eugene Notions Company" selling general dry goods, including suspenders and wool socks for loggers. The company was purchased by Herman Petersen and Glen Arne in 1959, originating the current name.

In 1998, current owner operators Craig Curtis and Cynthia Morris purchased the company, breathing into Petersen-Arne new enthusiasm, dedication, and fresh perspective to grow the company towards a new generation of distribution. Product offerings have dramatically increased, facilitating the move to a purpose-build facility in 2006.

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Petersen-Arne carries a broad range of creative arts products with over 60,000 skus in our pick and pack warehouse in Eugene, Oregon. We are centrally located on the I-5 corridor with the benefit of a remarkably efficient warehouse. We ship orders quickly throughout the West Coast, the United States and even internationally with one of the highest fill rate standards in the creative arts industry.


Petersen-Arne is your Best Choice!

  • Wide Selection – Over 60,000 skus from 1200 plus vendors means you can order your shopping list with one call or one log-in to our web site - one order and one invoice. Think of the time savings!
  • Save Money – statistics show that on average, each order costs $75 in employee time to process it from start to finish. Rather than placing direct orders with numerous vendors, we offer you one stop shopping.
  • Easy Ordering – Our easy to use website is updated nightly with brand new products just received into inventory. Or use our toll free number to speak with a Customer Service Representative. Ask about our PA Pixie - our hand held bar code scanning device, used in conjunction with our website.
  • Quick Shipping – We do our best to ship your order within 48 hours.
  • Service – Our knowledgeable and friendly Customer Service Representatives can help with a myriad of tasks - answer product questions, check inventory, offer you a list of best sellers, print your sales history, etc.
  • New Products – Our buyers are constantly on the hunt for the latest trends and the hottest products to get them in your hands (and in your customers’ hands) as quickly as possible.
  • We Break Pack on many items so you can order in small minimums to keep your inventory on the floor and minimize your investment dollars.
  • Paper Accents and Accent Design, our proprietary lines, allow you to differentiate your business from the nearby chain store. Paper Accents offers hundreds of smooth and textured cardstocks plus a complete line of card and envelope packs, tags, chipboard and other products to meet your paper crafting needs. Accent Design is a line of craft and floral basics available at a great value.