Customers Offered Easy, Secure and Private Way to Pay on
Smartphone, In-Store Functionality Coming Soon
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 20, 2014--
Staples, one of the world’s largest internet retailers, is excited to
announce its Staples
App for iPhone now supports Apple Pay®. Now iPhone
6® and iPhone 6 Plus® users can
conveniently make purchases from within the Staples app using Touch ID,
eliminating the need to fill out forms or enter in a credit card number.
The updated Staples App with Apple Pay is available now as a free
download from the App Store.
Staples also announced that customers will soon be able to use Apple Pay
at Staples stores across the U.S., making it easy to securely and
privately pay for purchases from their iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple
Watch®, upon availability. The in-store roll-out is
expected within a few weeks.
As noted by Apple, security and privacy is at the core of Apple Pay.
When customers add a credit or debit card with Apple Pay, the card
numbers are not stored on the device or on Apple servers. Instead, a
unique Device Account Number is assigned, encrypted and securely stored
in the Secure Element on the device. Each transaction is authorized with
a one-time unique dynamic security code, instead of using the security
code from the back of the card.
“We’re excited about the capabilities that Apple Pay offers our
customers,” said Faisal Masud, executive vice president of global
e-commerce, Staples, Inc. “Innovations like these will help customers
quickly find and pay for the products they need to make more happen.
Apple Pay is the key feature of our updated iPhone app, and is another
example of how we’re making it easier for consumers and small businesses
to shop and check-out whenever and however they want.”
The reinvented Staples App was built with an entirely new design,
offering customers the best omnichannel features possible at a much
improved speed. The app provides a totally new shopping experience with
a faster, more intuitive interface, quicker, simpler checkout and
enhanced search and navigation functionality. Other highlights include:
New Weekly Ad page, redesigned to showcase the best in-store deals and
allowing users to view deals by category
Immediate access to Staples Rewards from the shopping cart, making
them easier to redeem
Customizable search results, sortable by price, category and relevance
Easy Store Finder with the ability to check store inventory
Staples is an authorized reseller of iPhone,
and accessories. Staples also offers free shipping for Staples Rewards
members, up to five percent back in Staples Rewards when purchasing
technology products, the ability to either buy
online and pick-up in store or buy
online and ship to store for pick-up, and a price
The Staples App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone and
iPod touch or at www.AppStore.com/Staples.
®Apple Pay, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Watch and
iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.
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.
Mark Cautela, 508-253-3832