Staples Makes it Easy to Get Organized with Expert Tips and Top Products

  Staples Makes it Easy to Get Organized with Expert Tips and Top Products

  Expanded Assortment Helps Small Businesses and Consumers Organize in 2013

Business Wire

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- January 18, 2013

Organization is a top New Year’s resolution, and the right tools and resources
are essential to staying on track. Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), the world’s
largest office products company and second largest internet retailer, makes it
easy to get organized in 2013 with expert tips and an expanded assortment of
products.

“A well-organized office helps you find what you need and to work efficiently,
which reduces stress,” said Julie Morgenstern, an internationally known
organizing and time management expert. “More importantly, staying organized
lets you to spend more of your valuable time on what’s most important to your
business.”

Staples newly expanded product assortment ensures that businesses have every
product they need to succeed. In addition, Staples recommends a few easy steps
- shed, shred, and get ahead - to help customers increase efficiency and
organize the office.

  *Shed – purge unwanted files or papers and organize the documents in
    binders. The Internal Revenue Service recommends keeping important
    business records from three to seven years, depending on the documents.

    Staples recently launched its Binder Recycling Program, which gives
    customers $2 off the purchase of a new binder for each binder they bring
    in to a Staples store to recycle.

  *Shred – protect your business and identity against fraud by shredding
    unneeded paperwork with sensitive information. For larger jobs, consider
    Staples Copy & Print, which offers confidential shredding at great prices.
  *Get Ahead – The New Year is also a good time to make sure electronic files
    are secure and protected. It’s critical for any small business owner to
    have the right organizational tools such as network storage devices to
    back up files especially as tax season gets started.

Staples’ expanded assortment features top organizational products for the New
Year including:

Staples New BETTER^® Binder ^  with removable FileRings™ - the first of its
kind binder features file rings that detach from the shell for easy filing in
any standard filing cabinet. Now available in black, white, red, green and
blue covers exclusively on Staples.com (Staples 1-inch BETTER Binder: $12.99
and removable FileRings: $4.99).

Staples 10-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder – New and improved, the Staples shredder
has several new features including a convenient pull out bin, and a lockout
key that functions as a master power control and renders the shredder
non-functional until the key is replaced.($99.99)

Staples One-Touch™ Aero Stapler – Perfect for the consumer who has an eye for
design and likes to personalize their desk supplies. The 20-sheet capacity
Aero offers contemporary designs with a raised handle that makes stapling
effortless. Available in black, silver or blue. ($14.99)

Martha Stewart Home Office™ with Avery™ – With this beautiful line of
innovative products, customers can keep their office organized and looking
great. Available exclusively at Staples, the collection features an accordion
file, which is perfect for tax organization. (Starting at $11.99)

M by Staples™ Arc Customizable Notebook System –Available in durable poly or
leather covers with premium, heavyweight paper, this customizable notebook has
repositionable sheets that can moved from one section to another making
organization a breeze. (Starting at $7.99)

Relay Flash Drives – The easy and smart way to transfer files from one
computer to another. (64GB-$69.99; 32GB-$49.99; 16GB-$27.99; 8GB-$17.99)

TurboTax® – This tax software makes it easy for anyone to be their own tax
expert. Staples is offering $10 off all deluxe and higher TurboTax solutions
along with FREE software (Intuit Quicken 2013 Starter and McAfee Internet
Security) after rebate.

External Encrypted Portable Drives – For anyone wanting to ensure
confidential, commercially sensitive files are kept secure, Staples has a
great assortment of encrypted drives. Starting WD’s 500GB My Passport ($79.99)
and up to two terabytes ($149.99).

Technology Update - Staples offers a great selection  of the hottest new
computers, laptops, tablets and printers to improve your organization and
productivity in the New Year. Staples customers nationwide can experience the
latest Windows 8 computers and get help selecting the right computer from
certified Staples EasyTech associates.

Martha Stewart Home Office™ Blair Collection - Improve organization, filing
and overall productivity in any workspace with the Martha Stewart Home Office™
Blair Collection office furniture. Available exclusively at Staples and
Staples.com, the streamlined Blair desk (walnut brown or sand gray finishes)
provides a generous work surface with hidden power strip, USB ports and
drop-front center drawer that converts into a shelf. ($299)

About Staples
Staples is the world’s largest office products company and second largest
internet retailer. The company provides products, services and expertise in
office supplies, copy & print, technology, facilities and breakroom and
furniture. Staples invented the office superstore concept in 1986 and now has
annual sales of $25 billion, ranking second in the world in eCommerce sales.
With 88,000 associates worldwide, Staples operates in 26 countries throughout
North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia, making it easy for
businesses of all sizes, and consumers. The company is headquartered outside
Boston. More information about Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) is available at
www.staples.com/media.

Follow Staples on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/staples and on Facebook at
http://www.facebook.com/staples.

Contact:

Staples, Inc.
Carrie McElwee, 508-253-1405
Carrie.McElwee@Staples.com
or
Karen Pevenstein, 508-253-0879
Karen.Pevenstein@staples.com