National contest showcases how small businesses Make More Happen across the U.S.
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 purchase.
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 800-333-3330.
To learn more about Staples and its small business offerings, visit www.Staples.com.
About Staples, Inc.
Staples 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.
Staples 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.