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Archived Press Releases 2000

  • 5/9/00 7:00 am EDT
    FAIRFIELD, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today Staples.com, a leading e-marketplace for small business, launched a dramatic, customer-driven site redesign with the aid of Human Factors International, Inc. (HFI), experts in usability and ergonomic software design. The new Staples.com site provides small businesses with improved usability, time saving navigational tools and reduced clicks. "Partnering with HFI, we are able to further evaluate our customers' online shoppingmore...
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  • 5/9/00 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Retail and Delivery, the pioneer of the office supplies industry, today announced that its new airport retail store at Philadelphia International Airport was selected as the “Most Innovative Concession” for large-sized airports for 1999 by Airports Council International (ACI). This is the second award Staples has won for the concept since the first store opened in September 1999. “It is an honor tomore...
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  • 5/9/00 7:00 am EDT

    Revamped E-commerce Site for Small Business Features Improved
    Navigation, Drill-down Searching and Persistent Shopping Cart and Lists

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples.com, a leading e-marketplace for small business, today announced a dramatic customer-driven site redesign that significantly increases the performance and efficiency of www.Staples.com. New, best-in-class functionality includes persistently viewable shopping cart and personalized shopping lists, precision searching and an easy to navigate layout. "We have partnered with our customers and created a site designed by smallmore...
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  • 5/4/00 7:00 am EDT

    Breaking Up is Hard to Do When Someone Emails ILOVEYOU

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. has bolted into action to help its customers combat the ILOVEYOU virus. Victims of this latest e-mail virus can purchase software including McAfee Virus Scan and Symantec Norton Anti-Virus 2000 in its 894 stores across the United States or can download the anti-virus software directly from Staples.com's downloadable software section. Customers can also order the software packages for convenient overnight delivery on www.staples.commore...
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  • 4/25/00 7:00 am EDT

    Canadian Office Supplies Web Site Offers Business Customers
    Dual-Language Capabilities And Local Inventory

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Building on the success of its domestic site, Staples.com today announced the launch of its first international e-commerce site, Staples.com Canada, which can be reached at the following URLs: www.staples.ca, www.businessdepot.com, and www.bureauengros.com. The site, available in both English and French, provides local inventory and country-specific content to help Canadian small business customers run their offices more efficientlymore...
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  • 4/20/00 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Retail and Delivery today announced the grand opening of its state-of-the-art 560,000 square-foot retail distribution center at the Vigo County Industrial Park in Terre Haute, Ind. "Terre Haute is a critical link to support our new store growth in the Midwest," said Thomas G. Stemberg, chairman and chief executive officer of Staples. "The new distribution center helps us maintain our industry leadership by increasingmore...
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  • 4/20/00 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Retail and Delivery today announced the opening of a multi-channel fulfillment center in Ontario, Calif. to serve Staples contract, catalog and e-commerce customers. "The Southern California fulfillment center will help us better serve our customers with more efficient, localized service," said Joseph G. Doody, president of Staples Contract and Commercial. "By moving to a multi-channel distribution strategy, we will be able tomore...
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  • 4/3/00 7:00 am EDT

    Nine E-marketplace Technology Providers to Simplify Office Supply
    Purchasing Through StaplesLink.com

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples.com today announced that StaplesLink.com, its e-commerce site for contract customers, will be available through leading corporate procurement solutions and e-marketplaces. Now, medium-to-large-sized businesses can easily take advantage of StaplesLink.com's functionality for purchasing office supplies online through the procurement solution of their choice. "Companies can save a tremendous amount of time and money bymore...
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  • 3/28/00 7:00 am EST

    Quill Communications Changes Domain Name To Quillcom.com

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples.com, Staples Inc.'s (NASDAQ:SPLS) electronic marketplace that provides office supplies, services, content and community over the Internet, today announced it has acquired the Internet domain name, www.quill.com, from San Diego based Quill Communications, Inc., a marketing technology company that integrates strategy, technology and creativity to build brands. Effective April 1, www.quill.com will be the primary domain namemore...
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  • 3/27/00 7:00 am EST

    Students, teachers and parents benefited from NFL coach visits and new
    school supplies

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Retail and Delivery today announced that it donated more than $85,000 in school supplies to schools across the United States during the 1999 NFL season through the Staples NFL Coach of the Week program. As part of the program, 17 public and private elementary, middle and high schools each received a $5,000 Staples gift certificate and a school visit from their local NFL coach. The Staples Coach of the Week program began fivemore...
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