Launches Canadian E-Commerce Site

Office supply retailer launched its first
international e-commerce site, 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

“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 Canada is an e-commerce resource run in Canada by
Canadians for Canadians.” Canada, which also operates as Business Depot and Bureau En Gros,
Canada’s largest supplier of office supplies, business machines, computers,
office furniture and business services for the small business and home office

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

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