In 1985, Staples’ founder Tom Stemberg, a former supermarket chain executive turned entrepreneur, was working on a business proposal over the Fourth of July weekend when his typewriter ribbon broke. Because it was the holiday weekend, local suppliers and stationery stores were closed. After driving from store to store and not finding the correct ribbon, Tom came to a realization: The world needed a supermarket for office products.
Ten months later, Staples, the first office superstore, was open for business. And office supplies became more accessible, and affordable, to all who needed them.
Many things have changed over the past quarter century, from our expanded product selection to our growing number of stores and ways to shop to becoming a truly global company. But one thing has remained the same: Our customers are our priority, and we’re here to help them make more happen, no matter what it is they want to accomplish.
Our customers are busier than ever, with bigger dreams and more to-do lists. They work in hospitals and retail stores, on construction sites and school campuses, at home and on the go. They need everything from office supplies to technology to power tools.
No matter what they need, what business they’re in or what they want to do, we’re here to help them get more done.
We make it easy to make more happen.
We have every product businesses need to make more happen, no matter what business they’re in — and we’re adding thousands more products online every day.
Shop our incredible selection at staples.com®
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If you can’t find what you need, try our Product Concierge
More ways to shop
Shop at your convenience; however you want, whenever you want, plus use our easy shopping tools.
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Restock your favorites with Easy Reorder
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More ways to save
From offers to rewards and more, rack up the savings every time you shop.
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Join our free Staples Rewards program to get 5% back in rewards and free shipping on orders over $14.99. Oversize items excluded.
Learn about our Business Discount Program
See our Price Match Guarantee FAQs — we match any competitor with an online and retail store, plus Amazon
From finding whatever you need to saving and much more, we’re always looking for ways to make things easier for our customers.