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Staples Announces Staples Exchange, Bringing More Products and Services to Customers

World-Class Platform Makes It Easy For Vendors to Sell Through Staples’ E-Commerce Channels

Thursday, December 4, 2014 6:57 am EST

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FRAMINGHAM, Mass.

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SPLS
"We want to make things easy for our customers and our suppliers, so they can make more happen with their businesses. I’m proud of the innovation behind our proprietary platform, which will grow in importance as we continue to increase the number of items available on Staples.com."

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS), one of the world’s largest internet retailers, today announced the roll-out of Staples Exchange, a world-class platform that makes it easy for suppliers to offer products to Staples customers.

Staples Exchange is a unified platform that allows vendors to sell through all of Staples’ e-commerce channels, with multiple integration options. Unlike other retailers, Staples does not require vendors to use a third party that charges integration fees, instead giving them a single portal to enroll with all of Staples’ sites, like Staples.com, and coming in 2015, Staples Advantage, Staples Canada and Quill.com. Once enrolled, vendors can upload their products and start receiving orders, with no-cost access to real time alerts, reporting by channel and self-service tools to manage their inventory.

“Staples Exchange allows our vendors to rapidly integrate with us, bringing even more products and services to our customers,” said Faisal Masud, executive vice president, global e-commerce, Staples, Inc. “We want to make things easy for our customers and our suppliers, so they can make more happen with their businesses. I’m proud of the innovation behind our proprietary platform, which will grow in importance as we continue to increase the number of items available on Staples.com.”

Staples Exchange will benefit Staples customers by providing them with a larger product assortment, post-shipment order tracking and even greater visibility into product inventory.

Other features vendors enjoy through Staples Exchange include:

  • Real time and historical reporting dashboard
  • An automated onboarding program provided by Staples
  • Visibility of their order life-cycle
  • The ability to assign access for employees based on their role

Future enhancements to the platform will let vendors update product costs and give them access to their product catalogs. Suppliers interested in working with Staples should visit www.staples.com/staples-exchange.

About Staples:

Staples makes it easy to make more happen with more products and more ways to shop. Through its world-class retail, online and delivery capabilities, Staples lets customers shop however and whenever they want, whether it’s in-store, online, on mobile devices, or through the company’s innovative buy online, pick-up in store option. Staples offers more products than ever, such as technology, facilities and breakroom supplies, furniture, safety supplies, medical supplies, and Copy and Print services. Headquartered outside of Boston, Staples operates throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. More information about Staples (SPLS) is available at www.staples.com.

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Staples Exchange, Staples' new e-commerce platform for vendors, features user-friendly dashboards with real time and historical reporting. (Photo: Business Wire)
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Vendors interested in selling their products through Staples' e-commerce channels can visit www.staples.com/staples-exchange to learn more about the platform's features and functionality. (Photo: Business Wire)
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Contact:

Staples
Mark Cautela, 508-253-3832
Mark.Cautela@Staples.com

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