National contest showcases how small businesses Make More Happen
across the U.S.
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 28, 2016--
Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) is celebrating National Small Business Week
with the launch of unbeatable ink and toner prices on a broad selection
of ink and toner cartridges, effective May 1, and a new in-stock
guarantee. To help small businesses make more happen every day, these
unbeatable prices on ink and toner are here to stay. In addition to the
widespread price reduction, Staples has also unveiled the Make More
Happen Contest that will showcase the work of the small business contest
winners across the U.S.
National Small Business Week, which takes place from May 1–7, annually
recognizes the impact of countless small businesses and entrepreneurs.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, more than half of
Americans either own or work for a small business. As part of its
commitment to helping small businesses get more for less, Staples has
cut prices on thousands of ink and toner cartridges.
“National Small Business Week provides an opportunity to appreciate the
substantial contributions of entrepreneurs and small business owners,”
said Peter Scala, executive vice president, merchandising, Staples.
“Staples has spent the past 30 years helping small businesses on the
path to success, and we are committed to that legacy by continuing to
deliver quality products and services at low prices. These unbeatable
ink and toner prices are here to stay and help our customers make more
happen with their small businesses every day.”
The Make More Happen Contest – which is currently accepting submissions
through May 21 – showcases the winning small businesses. To enter, small
businesses simply visit staples.com/MakeMoreHappenContest
and describe in 200 words or less how their business is “making more
happen.” Five lucky winners will be selected, with each receiving
on-location production of a 30-second spotlight video of their business
to be featured nationally on Staples’ social media channels.
Additionally, all five winners will be awarded a $1,000 Staples Print &
Marketing Services package to help market their business.
“At Staples, we want to recognize and share the great work small
businesses are doing every day across the country,” said Alison
Corcoran, senior vice president North American stores and online
marketing, Staples. “The Make More Happen Contest will help us
acknowledge small businesses and share their success stories.”
Staples is committed to unbeatable ink and toner prices, offering the
best prices both in stores and online. Those purchasing ink and toner at
their local Staples retail location are covered by Staples’ in-stock
guarantee – if a particular cartridge is out of stock, a Staples
associate will order that item at an onsite kiosk and provide a $10
discount and free shipping. Shoppers who buy ink and toner online can
also elect to pick up their cartridges in-store within one hour of
Staples will price match cartridges sold and shipped by Amazon.com, or
any retailer that sells cartridges in retail stores and online under the
same brand. To receive the Staples 110% Price Match Guarantee, customers
who find a lower price on a new, identical cartridge 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
To learn more about Staples and its small business offerings, visit www.Staples.com.
About Staples, Inc.
retail stores and Staples.com help
small business customers make more happen by providing a broad
assortment of products, expanded business services and easy ways to
shop, all backed with a lowest price guarantee. Staples offers
businesses the convenience to shop and buy how and when they want - in
store, online, via mobile or though social apps. Staples.com customers
can either buy online and pick-up in store or ship for free from Staples.com with
Staples Rewards minimum purchase. Expanded services also make it easy
for businesses to succeed with in-store Business Centers featuring
shipping services and products, copying, scanning, faxing and computer
work stations, Tech Services, full-service Print & Marketing Services,
Staples Merchant Services, small business lending and credit services.
Business Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples,
Inc., helps mid-market, commercial and enterprise-sized customers make
more happen by offering a curated assortment of products and services
combined with deep expertise, best-in-class customer service,
competitive pricing and state-of-the art-ecommerce site. Staples
Business Advantage is the one-source solution for all things businesses
need to succeed, including office supplies, facilities cleaning and
maintenance, breakroom snacks and beverages, technology, furniture,
interior design and Print & Marketing Services. Headquartered outside of
Boston, Staples, Inc. operates throughout North and South America,
Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. More information about Staples
(NASDAQ: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com.
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Carrie McElwee, 508-253-1405