World-Class Platform Makes It Easy For Vendors to Sell Through
Staples’ E-Commerce Channels
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 4, 2014--
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, Staples' new e-commerce platform for vendors, features user-friendly dashboards with real time and historical reporting. (Photo: Business Wire)
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.
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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