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Staples Helps Small Businesses Get More For Less with New 110% Price Match Guarantee for Back-to-Business

Staples Celebrates 30 Years of Helping Small Businesses Succeed

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 28, 2015-- Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) kicks off the New Year with the new back-to-business 110% Price Match Guarantee, giving customers even more confidence in Staples’ commitment to offer the best prices on products in stores and online. Staples is also helping small business owners get more for less with the Business Less List, which offers the lowest prices on 28 essentials that businesses use the most every day.

“The New Year is a crucial time for business owners, and Staples is helping our small business customers make more happen with a broad assortment of products at the lowest prices, expanded business services and easy ways to shop," said Alison Corcoran, senior vice president of North American stores and online marketing, Staples. “At Staples, we have 30 years of experience helping small businesses succeed, and we’re thrilled to build on that history with the back-to-business 110% Price Match Guarantee and Business Less List.”

To coincide with the back-to-business season – a time when small business owners are preparing for the year to come – Staples will price match items sold and shipped by Amazon.com, or any retailer that sells products in retail stores and online under the same brand. As part of the 110% Price Match Guarantee, customers will receive an additional 10 percent off the difference between the Staples price and the competitor price.

In addition, the Staples Business More Account helps customers run their businesses with flexible payment options or deferred financing plans for important purchases. Plus, Staples Rewards® customers can save all year by earning up to 5% back in Staples Rewards on everything and take advantage of free shipping from Staples.com.

#MoreSmallBiz Squad

To help small businesses kick off the New Year, Staples has created the #MoreSmallBiz Squad – small business authorities who will lend their expertise to the Staples small business community. Small businesses can also use the hashtag to seek advice or assistance from the Staples #MoreSmallBiz Squad.

The #MoreSmallBiz Squad will kick off the program with a Twitter Chat on Thursday, January 7 – where they will offer back-to-business advice and best practices – and will continue to support the initiative through blog posts and other content. The group consists of:

  • Chris Brogan (@ChrisBrogan) – CEO of Owner Media Group, a sought-after public speaker and consultant, and New York Times bestselling author of eight books
  • Melissa Stewart (@MelissaOnline) – Founder of She Owns It, a website where female entrepreneurs share success stories and provide motivation for others
  • Melinda Emerson (@SmallBizLady) – Creator and host of #Smallbizchat, the longest running live chat on Twitter for small business owners, and bestselling author of Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months

Staples 110% Price Match Guarantee

To receive the back-to-business Staples 110% Price Match Guarantee, customers who find a lower price on a new, identical item can show it to the Staples Customer Service Desk associate at the time of purchase in a Staples store. For a price match on Staples.com, customers can call 800-333-3330.

Some exclusions apply. Excluded products and services are Staples Tech Services, postage, gift and phone cards, and apps sold on the App Center. Also, Staples does not price match to competitors’ or its own local or special events (e.g., grand opening, anniversary, clearance, timed sales and liquidation sales), or to taxes, warranties, typographical errors, merchandise credits or to contracted prices offered to customers of Staples Advantage. Visit www.staples.com/pricematch for more information.

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 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.

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