FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — Staples has launched its own Windows Store app for Staples.com. The app provides customers with access to Staples Rewards and features tools that make it easier for small businesses to research and shop for everything they need for their business or home office, the company said.
"Staples customers are very excited about the new computers and tablets featuring Windows 8, and we're enhancing the Staples.com experience for Windows 8 users," said Steve Bussberg, SVP Staples.com. "Staples makes things easier for small businesses by using the latest technology, and the Staples Windows Store app enables customers to shop Staples even faster.
Users can pin commonly used features of the Staples app to their Windows 8 Start screen, including an ink & toner finder, a printer finder, and their "lists" section, where they create and share distinctive lists of Staples products, like "my favorites" or "recent orders." With the snap view, users can set up a list of their favorite features from the Staples app on either the left or right-hand side of their screen. The Staples Windows Store app also works in conjunction with Staples other e-commerce properties, allowing customers to view or add items to their cart on the Windows Store app, the Staples smartphone app, the mobile website, the tablet site or Staples.com, making it easy for them to shop whenever and however it's convenient for them.
The Staples Windows Store app supports both touch and more traditional input methods, making the app available to users on all the different form factors that run Windows 8. The app is available for free download in the Windows Store and will serve tablets, laptops and desktop PCs.
The app was created through team collaboration at the Staples Velocity Lab, the company's Cambridge, Mass. facility that houses teams responsible for designing and implementing innovative new e-commerce and mobile solutions across Staples global business units to better serve the millions of customers who shop Staples websites and stores worldwide.