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Shop, Save & Ship: Holidays are Handled Thanks to Staples

November 27, 2018

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 27, 2018--The holidays are busy enough, so let Staples handle one of the most stressful activities: shipping. This season at every Staples store, shop and ship all in one spot with in-store UPS ® shipping services, seven days a week. And to add even more holiday cheer, Staples is offering 15% off all shipping supplies and UPS ® shipping services through December 29, 2018.

When it comes to holiday shipping, 36% i of people wait until just a week prior or later to do their holiday shipping, and millennials are seven times more likely than baby boomers to end up paying extra for express shipping. Last year alone, more than 500,000 UPS ® packages were mailed from Staples stores during the holiday season. This year, Staples has an extra gift up its sleeve for those who ship in stores.

How to Enter the Staples Ship to Win Sweepstakes

Ship a package in stores from now until December 17th and if you enter, you’ll have the chance to win one of ten prizes including a $1,000 shopping spree, free shipping for a year, or a tailored gift bundle. To enter, simply snap a picture of your in-store shipping experience and post it to Instagram or Twitter with #ShiptoWinSweepstakes and tag @Staples to enter for a chance to win! Head here for more details and Official Rules.*

“Finding a holiday gift is stressful enough, so Staples wants to make sure that once you find the right one, it’s easy to get it to your loved ones,” said Peter Scala, Chief Merchandising Officer, Staples. “That’s why Staples, with shipping services available seven days a week, is offering a little extra incentive with 15% savings on all shipping supplies and UPS ® shipping services, plus the chance to win to make your holiday shopping experience that much easier.”

Shipping on the go

Beyond the shipping sweepstakes and added savings, customers can also cut more time during their busy shopping season by starting their shipping labels on the go.

Text “LABEL” to 555444 or go to staples.com/shippinglabel and enter your information. You’ll be given a QR code that ties to your shipment. Go into any Staples store and have the associate scan the QR code to bring up your shipping label. Finalize and pay for your shipment!

Shipping is handled, but what to give?

So, your shipping is set, but you need gift ideas! Thanks to Staples, the holidays are handled, with deals on everything from tech to business essentials to custom holiday cards to get your business or family prepared. Staples also offers an in store 110% price match guarantee, so shoppers can rest assured that they found the best deal for everyone on their list, from little cousins to picky coworkers.

At the Office – Finding an office-appropriate gift (that he or she will actually like!) can be tough – in fact, 31% of employees report they have a hard time picking the right gift for their coworkers/boss or finding a gift for the office Secret Santa. i

Headed to the office gift swap? Deck their desks with organization and storage goodies that they’ll be excited to get from the DwellStudio line. For your boss, give him or her something he or she can use at home and the office like the Tile Mate Tracker, or pair a custom coffee mug with a book to match his or her personality.

For the Tech Lovers – Whether they’re into gaming or photography, Staples has gifts to satisfy their tech cravings.

The Staples Gaming Chair is perfect for the gamer on your list and will be useful all year long. Plus, it pairs perfectly with the Logitech G230 Wired Stereo Gaming Headset for an immersive gaming experience. For the one on your list who’s always taking pictures, give him or her the pocket-sized and portable HP Sprocket – it prints photos from your phone instantly, no matter where you are. Or check out the Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera for a fun and colorful alternative to smartphone cameras.

Fun for the Family – No matter what age, finding a gift for your family can be a challenge. In fact, 53% of people report that they have difficulty picking the right gift for their family. i

For the kids, check out the Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet, complete with an accident-proof case, or in store deals on stocking-friendly slime kits and electronic handheld games. And don’t forget the annual holiday card! Get 20% off all custom Holiday Cards in stores at Staples through Print & Marketing Services.

For the one who’s always planning ahead – 2019 is just around the corner, so help him or her prepare for the back to work season with fun AND functional gifts.

Welcome 2019 in style with a planner or calendar from Staples’ exclusive lines including the Arc System and Emily Ley. Don’t forget the writing tools to go with them – like this 24 pack of Sharpie Color Burst. Get the office ready for the new year with deals on printers such as the Brother Laser Printer or P-Touch Label Maker

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the 48 U.S./D.C., 18 and older who possess a web-enabled mobile device as of 11/26/18. Void in AK & HI and where prohibited. Begins 9:00AM ET on 11/27/18; ends at 11:59PM ET on 12/17/18. Sweepstakes is sponsored by Staples the Office Superstore, LLC. See Official Rules for details.

About Staples Retail

Staples retail stores support businesses and consumers with knowledgeable associates who can provide expertise on thousands of products and services. Since 1986, Staples retail locations have served millions of customers, from busy parents shopping for back-to-school, to local small businesses owners and more. For more information about Staples and to stay up to date on Staples weekly deals, please visit us in stores or online at www.staples.com.

i Research conducted by KRC Research from Nov.12 th - Nov.14 th, 2018 via an online survey of U.S. adults (n=1004).

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CONTACT: Meghan McCarrick

Staples

(508) 253-2379

Meghan.McCarrick@Staples.com

Elena Curran

Weber Shandwick for Staples

(617) 520-7080

ecurran@webershandwick.com

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