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Staples Makes Less Stress, More Savings Happen this Holiday Season with 20 Percent off Shipping Services

One-Stop Shop, Package and Ship Destination, 7 Days a Week

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 2, 2014-- Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) makes less stress, more savings happen this holiday season with 20 percent off shipping services through Dec. 23 with coupon, and an expanded selection of packaging and shipping supplies. New for this holiday season, Staples is offering a choice of shipping options, including United Parcel Service (UPS) and the U.S. Postal Service’s Approved Shipper Program in select stores.

“At Staples, we’re thrilled to offer our customers a choice of shipping services to meet their holiday needs,” said Alison Corcoran, senior vice president, North American stores and online marketing, Staples. “Customers can choose between United Parcel Service or the U.S. Postal Service’s Approved Shipper Program in select stores. We offer amazing gifts at great savings throughout the season and packaging supplies and shipping services for a one-stop shop, package and ship destination.”

Packaging Materials

The expanded assortment of packaging and shipping materials at Staples makes it easy for customers to find the right size box or padded envelope, bubble wrap, packaging peanuts and tape to package a gift correctly before shipping. Customers can purchase their packaging supplies and ship from a Staples store seven days a week.

Choice of Shipping Services

Customers can choose a shipping service option that best fits their needs at Staples with a choice of United Parcel Service (UPS) and the U.S. Postal Services’ Approved Shipper Program at more than 500 select stores by the end of the fiscal year. Visit the store locator to find stores, hours and services at

Staples offers easy shipping with UPS full service in select locations and UPS prepaid drop-off in all locations.

The U.S. Postal Service’s Approved Shipper Program is a long-established program currently available at 6,000 retail outlets across the country including Staples locations. This program provides the most commonly requested postal services including: Priority Express Mail®, Priority Mail®, First-Class Mail®, Standard Post®, Priority Express Mail International®, Priority Mail International®, Delivery Confirmation™, Signature Confirmation™ and Certified Mail™. Staples associates are fully trained to assist with these products and services while providing customers with convenient service from a Staples store seven days a week.

More Ways to Shop & Ship

Staples also offers additional stress-free holiday shipping options with free shipping on for Staples Rewards® members, free shipping from kiosk for items not found in-store, and buy online and pick-up in store within hours.

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

Source: Staples

Kristy Houston, 508-253-8468
Carrie McElwee, 508-253-1405