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Staples.com Launches Canadian E-Commerce Site

Office supply retailer Staples.com launched its first international e-commerce site, Staples.com Canada, available in both English and French.

The site, provides local inventory and country-specific content to help Canadian small business customers run their offices more efficiently.

"With a strong retail presence, excellent brand recognition, a growing catalog business and efficient call centers, Staples is the clear leader in the Canadian office supplies market," said Jeanne Lewis, president of Staples.com.

"Now we have an opportunity to significantly build on that business with a new site tailored to the needs of the Canadian small business customer Staples.com Canada is an e-commerce resource run in Canada by Canadians for Canadians."

Staples.com Canada, which also operates as Business Depot and Bureau En Gros, is Canada's largest supplier of office supplies, business machines, computers, office furniture and business services for the small business and home office customer.

Staples has 154 retail store locations in Canada, and expects to have 176 stores operating there by the end of 2000. Staples.com