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Staples®, the world’s largest office products company, is committed to making it easy for customers to buy a wide range of office products, including supplies, technology, furniture, and business services. With $27 billion in sales, Staples serves businesses of all sizes and consumers in 27 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Staples invented the office superstore concept in 1986 and is headquartered outside Boston. More information about Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com
Our associates are responsible for the company's success. Their commitment to making it easy is helping us build a great company – a company where everyone has a voice, owns their own future and has a strong financial stake in our continuing success. Staples® is a great place to work. Our associates are just one of the many ways we make it easy. Staples offers innovative products, quality services and business solutions, plus fast, friendly delivery.
Staples' three business segments are: North American Delivery, North American Retail and International operations.
North American Delivery
Our North American Delivery business consists of Staples Advantage, Staples Business Delivery® and Quill. This division represents approx 40% of Staples total business.
North American Retail
Staples operates 1,871 retail stores throughout the United States and Canada, offering savings on more than 7,000 office products. This division represents approx 39% of Staples total business.
Staples is a global company with retail and delivery businesses serving customers in 27 different countries. This division represents approx 21% of Staples total business.
North American Delivery
Staples Advantage is the contract business–to–business division of Staples, working with companies of 20 or more employees to develop customized programs with specialized pricing, dedicated account management, and a complete assortment of products and services at a low total delivered cost. In addition to a complete selection of office products, Staples Advantage offers: Business Interiors by Staples, Staples Technology Solutions, Staples Facility Solutions, Staples Print Solutions and Staples Promotional Products.
Staples Business Delivery is a unified selling channel that combines staples.ca and Staples' catalogue business, allowing customers from small to medium–sized business to order office products and services from their home or business at their own convenience.
Quill Corporation is an office supplies direct marketer based in Lincolnshire, Illinois. The company was acquired by Staples in 1998. Quill and quill.com serve small to medium–sized businesses. Quill is known for providing top–notch service to its customers and highly effective marketing to vertical businesses like the legal, medical and educational professions.
North American Retail
Staples operates 1,872 retail stores throughout the United States and Canada, offering savings on more than 7,000 office products. Our stores are designed and associates are trained to make it easy for small business and home office customers to buy the office products and services they need.
The typical Staples superstore is about 20,000 square feet and offers dedicated space for a Copy & Print Center, UPS® Ship Center and an EasyTechSM computer service desk. In–store Internet kiosks allow customers to shop on staples.com®, ensuring they always find what they need.
Staples helped launch the office superstore industry in Canada in 1990. Today, Staples Business Depot is the largest office products supplier to small businesses and home offices in Canada. In August 1994, Staples, Inc. increased its original investment in The Business Depot Ltd. by acquiring the remaining 58 per cent, thereby gaining 100 per cent ownership. In 2001, The Business Depot officially became STAPLES Business Depot. Today, the company operates locations in every Canadian province under the banners STAPLES® Business Depot™ and Bureau en GrosMC, remaining Canada’s largest everyday-low-price supplier of office supplies, business machines, office furniture and business services to small business and home office customers. The company’s more than 13,500 employees are committed to making it easy to buy office products at more than 300 stores, as well as by catalogue or online. In 2008, Marketing Magazine’s prestigious Marketing/Leger Corporate Reputation Survey ranked STAPLES Business Depot/Bureau en Gros number one among Canada’s top 100 companies surveyed. Visit www.www.staples.ca for more information.
Staples makes it easy for small businesses to get high–quality printing and copying at reasonable prices. Our in–store Copy & Print Centers and stand–alone Staples Copy & Print Shops offer our Quality Service guarantee. Learn more.
Staples EasyTech associates can set up a new computer, upgrade an existing computer, troubleshoot problems and create networks.