Providing Customers with an Easy, Secure & Private Way to Pay
--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 9, 2014-- Staples, one of the world’s largest internet retailers, today announced
it plans to bring Apple Pay® to Staples stores across
the U.S., making it easy for customers to securely and privately pay for
purchases from their iPhone 6®, iPhone 6 Plus®
and Apple Watch®. Apple Pay is expected to be
available in Staples stores later this fall. Also this fall, Staples
intends to integrate Apple Pay into its new Staples iOS 8 app
experience, with functionality available for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Apple Pay combines Apple's seamlessly integrated hardware, software and
services to create a unique, incredibly intuitive and elegant experience
for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch users. Apple Pay is easy to
set up and combines hardware and software to keep payment information
protected, for an easy, secure and private way to pay. Users will also
continue to receive all of the rewards, benefits and security offered by
their credit and debit cards. When users add a card with Apple Pay, the
actual credit and debit card numbers are not stored on the device, nor
on Apple servers, and cashiers won’t see the user’s name, credit card
number or card security code.
Apple Pay will be available in the U.S. in October as a free update to
iOS 8. Apple Pay works in stores with iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple
Watch, and paying for physical goods and services in apps works with
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
“Our customers will love the convenience of Apple Pay, which will offer
an easier, faster and secure way to check-out at Staples,” said Faisal
Masud, executive vice president, global e-commerce, Staples Inc.
“Staples planned launch of Apple Pay is the most recent example of our
commitment to innovation that helps our customers make more happen with
Integration with Apple Pay is the latest in a series of omnichannel
updates Staples has made to make it easy for customers to shop however
and whenever they want. These enhancements include the ability to buy
online and pick-up in store, a new iPad app, and enhanced in-store
Staples.com kiosk functionality.
Staples is an authorized reseller of Apple
iPhones, iPads 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 buy
online and ship to store for pick-up, and a price match guarantee.
®Apple Pay, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch
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