Must-Give Grad Gifts Include Latest in Technology Products to Stay
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 14, 2014--
This graduation season, Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), makes finding the
perfect gift for graduates easy with a wide variety of technology
products and more. From laptops and tablets to mobile phones and
accessories to gift cards and online shopping, Staples and its new Staples®
College Center online offer all of the latest must-have tech items
to keep graduates wired and connected.
“From the classroom to the dorm room, Staples has great gifts to get
soon-to-be grads ready for college,” said Alison Corcoran, senior vice
president, stores and online marketing at Staples. “Whether shopping in
store, online, on mobile devices or on our in-store kiosks, customers
will find gadgets and gear to get graduates fully prepared for their
next journey in life.”
On Staples.com the all-new College Center online features gift giving
suggestions that range from a huge selection of the latest in technology
to dorm room décor, small appliances as well as snacks and cleaning
Graduating Wired and Connected
According to Student Monitor, 63 percent of student-owned computers are
received as a gift or purchased by parents. Laptops from leading brands
such as Toshiba®, HP®,
Asus® and Lenovo® are
perfect for reading online textbooks, getting school work done, playing
a game or video chatting with friends and family in a dorm, around
campus or in the classroom.
Tablets are becoming must-have accessories for today’s tech-savvy grads.
Whether used for taking notes in lecture halls, keeping up with student
life via social media or reading classroom assignments, tablets such as
the Microsoft Surface Pro 2, Google™ Nexus 7, Samsung
Galaxy Tab4 7” and 10.1”and Kindle Fire HD serve as great
Celebrate graduates accomplishments – and help them stay close with
family and friends – with the new Samsung Galaxy S5, now
available at select Staples stores nationwide and Staples.com. Designed
to be dustproof and water-resistant, the Galaxy S5 is perfect for
students’ everyday needs and more. Its camera includes the selective
focus feature allows users to easily select elements to focus on and the
things to blur out. Samsung’s new phone also packs a fingerprint scanner
and a built-in heart rate monitor. Other great gift ideas include
portable phone chargers and technology accessories.
Keep it Protected
Staples EasyTech Total Support plans are a great way for students away
from home to keep their tech items for both their new and old PCs
protected. The service ensures critical maintenance for PCs with one-
and two- year plans that include virus removal, in-store diagnostics,
in-store software installation, internet security and #1-rated SquareTrade
Accident Protection Plans. Additional services include Data Transfer,
Microsoft Office and Premier PC Setup.
To see the latest technology essentials from all the best brands for
college, visit The
Staples College Center. For additional information on Staples
EasyTech Total Support plans, visit www.staples.com/techservices.
If you’re unsure about what to get someone, a gift card never expires
and they can shop for all of their college essentials even when classes
start. Additionally, graduation gift buyers can save with Staples
Rewards and earn five percent back on everything including technology,
plus free shipping on Staples.com.
Know you’re getting the best price with the Staples Price Match
Guarantee. Staples customers are guaranteed to pay the lowest
price every time they shop, whether it’s in stores or online. Staples
will price match items sold and shipped by Amazon.com or any retailer
who sells products in both retail stores and online under the same brand.
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 or on mobile devices. Staples offers
more products than ever, such as technology, facilities and breakroom
supplies, furniture, safety supplies, medical supplies, and Copy and
Print services. Staples also offers free shipping for Staples Rewards
Members, in most cases overnight. 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.
Source: Staples, Inc.
Kristine Houston, 508-253-8468