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Staples sells office supplies and office furniture, along with all sorts of odds and ends you might need for your office or other professional setting.
All about Staples
Staples Inc. is a retailer of office supplies and furniture, serving both domestic and professional customers and with locations throughout the word. The product ranges on offer at your local Staples include general office supplies such as stationary, office furniture, promotional products and cleaning equipment.
Staples also offer a number of services, for example personalisation of stationery, mobile phones and recycling and eco-services. Check the Staples website for information about what your nearest Staples location offers.
Users of the Staples e-commerce can find information on store locations, hours and what services are on offer at their local store. Also online are details on Staples Rewards (which entitles customers to 5% back on every purchase and free delivery) and the Staples printable coupons and weekly ad. Staples catalogs are available to view online and customers can order online directly using the catalog code.
The history of Staples
The very first Staples opened on May 1, 1986 in Brighton, Massachusetts. Its two founders were actually former rivals when they worked in the supermarket business! The idea came about when one of them was frustrated at relying on small neighborhood stores for office supplies.
In 1991, Staples expanded to Canada, followed by the U.K. the next year. In its 10th year of business, it made more than $3 billion, qualifying it to become a Fortune 500 company.
Their slogan for many years was "Yeah, we've got that", but it was replaced in 2003 by "That was easy", its current slogan.
Staples locations find a new use for their spaces
Staples centers are typically spacious and full of office supplies – making them the perfect place to put an actual office!
That’s what’s happening at some Staples stores. Parts of the store are being rented to offices, giving curious shoppers a reason to stop by Staples Office Supplies.
They teamed up with Workbar, a startup that works in office sharing, renting spaces to their subscribers who need things like a conference room or some desks for employees.
How did Staples end up with all this extra space? It’s not due to poor planning - it’s because a lot of their sales have gone to their online store (staples.com). If you’re old-fashioned and trying to find an actual Staples near you anyway, you’ll be able to find one using the Staples store locator on their website.