Staples, Inc. (ticker: SPLS, exchange: NASDAQ Global Market (.O))
News Release -
Staples Makes Last-Minute Tech Holiday Shopping EasyCompany Offers Wide Variety and Incredible Value on the Latest
FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Dec 14, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) is providing customers with the gift of
technology this holiday season no matter when they choose to shop.
Throughout this week and leading up to Christmas Eve, last-minute
holiday shoppers will find a variety of products at great values from
the latest technology to budget-friendly stocking stuffers. In addition,
Staples will be sending out exclusive deals via email with savings up to
50 percent off and promotions such as $50 off select laptops. Customers
can go to www.staples.com/email
to sign-up and save.
"Our goal is to make buying technology easy by offering our customers
expert advice, the newest products, great value and convenience
throughout the holiday shopping season," said Jevin Eagle, executive
vice president of merchandising and marketing at Staples. "Shoppers will
find a wide assortment of choices from high-end technology to affordable
gifts for anyone on their list."
Hot Technology Gift Ideas:
Shoppers will also discover a new and exciting in-store experience
featuring an impressive collection of the latest technology products for
anyone, from business professionals to casual shoppers on the go.
Customers can try out Amazon's Kindle, the popular reading device
that wirelessly downloads books, magazines, newspapers and more to a
crisp, high-resolution electronic paper display that looks and reads
like real paper, even in bright sunlight. See first-hand the Kindle DX,
Amazon's largest Kindle featuring a 9.7" viewing screen
For music lovers, look no further than Beats(TM) by Dr. Dre(TM). These
high-performance headphones capture studio-quality sound in a compact,
stylish design. Available in two models, the Beats
Solo on-ear style (black or white, $179.99 in most stores and
Staples.com) and iBeats
in-ear buds (black or chrome, $99.99 in most stores and Staples.com).
Video(TM) cameras combine pocket-size portability with a 2-inch
viewing screen, making it easy to capture memories on the go and watch
video anywhere, anytime. Available in the Flip UltraHD(TM) and
pocket-sized Flip MinoHD(TM), these video cameras offer
vivid, vibrant HD video ensuring no moment goes missed again
The TomTom(R) XL 340TM and XXL 540TM help everyone on the go
outsmart traffic and road changes with new models offering lifetime map
and traffic updates ($229.99-$259.99).
Stuff Their Stockings:
Staples offers affordable technology for the holiday season perfect for
stocking stuffers, host gifts or an office party swap.
Stay safe on the road with the Omnitech(TM) Bluetooth headset and
hands-free speakerphone, exclusive to Staples, combining
functionality and style at an affordable price. Featuring up to 8 hours
of talk time for the headset and up to 12 hours for the speakerphone
($9.99 for headset and $20.00 for speakerphone).
Stuff everyone's stocking with the colorful, affordable and popular Omnitech
Mini-Speaker. Exclusive to Staples and available in vibrant
jewel tones like pink, green, blue and purple, this expandable palm
sized speaker packs a powerful punch for an amazing price ($10 in-store,
black available at Staples.com).
For fun technology accessories that don't sacrifice quality, give the
gift that sparkles and shines only from Staples with the Omnitech
Bling Mouse ($12.99), 4GB Bling Flash Drive ($14.99) and Omnitech
Bling Earbuds available in silver, pink, and purple ($10- all bling
items in-store only). For the perfect host gift this holiday season, Omnitech
Digital Ornaments add a personal touch to holiday decorating and
displaying holiday memories. (Available as festive ornament ball for $10
in red, gold, green and silver in-store, or seasonal snowflake- $12).
And to Make it Easy:
Can't decide which tech to buy? Give the gift that gives it all - a Staples
Gift Card. Perfect for any budget, Staples Gift Cards can be
purchased in any denomination and used in-store. New this year, Staples
eGift Cards are now available for purchase online at Staples.com and can
reach a recipient's inbox within hours.
Put those digital cameras to work by creating a gift that lasts the
whole year. Holiday calendars ($9.99 via www.staplescopycenter.com
and $15.99 in-store)can easily be created from a template or
customized with personal photos and areperfect to help everyone
remember important dates. Or create fun and personalized holiday cards
for friends and family at Staples Copy and Print Centers. Personalized
photo cards ($9.99 online for 24 cards and blank white envelopes or
$14.99 in-store) feature dozens of unique designs. Plus by going online
to place your order and with same-day service available, it is never too
late to get those holiday or New Year's cards in the mail.
Keep the tech ticking with 100% back in Staples
Rewards(R) on 20-packs of AA or AAA Duracell(R) batteries. During the
holiday season (through 1/1/11), it's like getting batteries for free,
and a great way to ensure all those tech items stay up and running after
the holidays have passed.
And to making shopping easier on-the-go, Staples is letting customers
review and purchase gifts through www.staples.com
on any web-enabled mobile phone. Additionally, customers can also find
the latest deals and learn more about products on the Staples iPhone
Shoppers looking for extra guidance in finding the perfect gift can
visit the Staples
Interactive Holiday Tech Guide or keep up with the latest on savings
In addition, Staples offers customers a price-match
guarantee. If shoppers find a lower price on an identical item,
Staples will match that price or credit the difference within 14 days of
the purchase (see www.staples.com
for more information).
Staples, the world's largest office products company, is committed to
making it easy for customers to buy a wide range of office products and
services. Our broad selection of office supplies, electronics,
technology and office furniture as well as business services, including
computer repair and copying and printing, helps our customers run their
offices efficiently. With 2009 sales of $24 billion and 91,000
associates worldwide, Staples operates in 26 countries throughout North
and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia serving businesses of all
sizes and consumers. Staples invented the office superstore concept in
1986 and today ranks second worldwide in e-commerce sales. The company
is headquartered outside Boston. More information about Staples (Nasdaq:
SPLS) is available at www.staples.com/media.
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SOURCE: Staples, Inc.
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