Staples Signs With Be Free for Affiliate Marketing

Marlborough, MA-based Be Free Inc. signed an agreement with office
supply store operator Staples Inc. to serve as’s exclusive affiliate program

“This agreement with Be Free is part of our strategic plan to grow’s business by partnering with experts in the Internet space,”
said Jeff Levitan, senior vice president of “Be Free’s
technology and services allow us to easily establish and maintain
relationships with leading content sites that already reach our target
business customer.”

Using the Be Free solution, establishes online storefronts on
affiliate Web sites, marketing specific merchandise that is presented in
context. Affiliates earn commissions for each product sold through their Web
sites. will also use Be Free’s beSmart methodology, which
provides online merchants with timely market intelligence on affiliate
programs. Financial arrangements with Be Free were not disclosed.

Launched in the fall of 1998, is Staples’ e-commerce business
unit that serves the home office and small business customer via the

Be Free says it has more than 750,000 affiliates in its sales channels
Clients include, American Greetings, Electronic Newsstand, and Network Solutions.

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