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About Us

For over 50 years, Theodist has been helping Papua New Guinea do business.  As the nation’s leading office products supplier, we pride ourselves on quality and service and aim to delight our customers with an unbeatable shopping experience. 

What began as a two-person store in 1968 has grown to an organisation of over 250 staff, with corporate branches in Port Moresby, Lae, and Mt Hagen. Carefully selected Resellers throughout the country expand our reach into regional areas while maintaining our strict quality standards.  Our in-house logistics team and multiple warehouses enable us to deliver, install, and support our products in all corners of Papua New Guinea. 

Though best known for office products, Theodist has evolved into much more than just a stationery supermarket.  We have emerged as market leaders in technology, office furniture, commercial printing, survey equipment, and more.  Partnerships with global brands such as HP, Lenovo and Dell ensure that our catalogue consistently evolves to meet market trends.

We are a true one-stop shop for all your business needs.  Whether you require a set of business cards or furniture and technology to outfit your new corporate headquarters, rest assured you will receive the same level of care and expert advice.

Think business?  Think Theodist.

Theodist team 1981 Tabari, Boroko

Theodist team 1995 Spring Garden Road, Gordons


Our original business catered primarily to surveyors and drafters, with two of the most popular tools being Theodolites and distance measurers.  Combining elements of these words gave Theodist a memorable and unique name, which retains the heritage of the business.

As we have grown, we have established taglines that represent our major product and service categories, to assist our customers with finding exactly what they need.

Theodist department logos

Our business

Our business is made up of five main components Stationery, Technology, Office Furniture, Printing Solutions and Survey Solutions with distribution through Retail and Wholesale Channels.


We have three Retail locations within PNG which currently cater to our wide customer base. These Retail locations are in Port Moresby, Lae and Mt Hagan catering to our individual and corporate customers alike.


We have also developed a wholesale arm of our business which accommodates the growing number of resellers which have come up over recent years. The wholesale section of our business caters for the bulk purchasing of everything within our four business components, as well as pushing the Theodist DataMax brand of stationery supplies.

Lae Store


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