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Staples invests in e-commerce

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — Staples has announced the opening of a new e-commerce innovation center in Kendall Square in Cambridge, Mass. The office will house teams responsible for designing and implementing innovative new e-commerce solutions for the millions of business customers who shop Staples websites and stores.

Staples is adding IT, product management, usability and creative positions as it continues to invest in the multi-channel customer experience across mobile devices, desktops and stores. The company recently announced the launch of a new smartphone app as well as a top-ranking, new mobile optimized website.

“Cambridge is a hub of innovation, with both world-class universities and technology companies,” said Brian Tilzer, VP e-commerce and business development for Staples.com. “Staples new e-commerce innovation center will become the home to some of the world’s best e-commerce talent with the goal of rapidly bringing breakthrough new ideas to market in emerging online technologies like mobile commerce and social media.”

The center is scheduled to open by May of 2012.