Staples Advantage Launches New Online Catalog of Eco-conscious Products for Business-to-Business Customers
Framingham, Massachusetts-based Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples Inc., announced the launch of its new 2010 Green Guide online catalog for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to Fortune 1000 corporations. As organizations continue to focus on corporate social responsibility, an increasing number are using the power of purchasing to advance their sustainability efforts. Featuring more than 1,100 products from across Staples' EcoEasy product assortment--ranging from paper and toner to furniture, technology, and cleaning and breakroom supplies--the Staples Green Guide supports convenient and efficient purchasing while driving environmentally sound procurement practices.
"From nontoxic, natural cleaning products to a chair with fabric made from 100 percent recycled plastic bottles, the Green Guide is a one-stop shop for a wide variety of office product needs," said Marci Grebstein, vice president of business-to-business marketing and e-commerce, Staples Advantage. "We're committed to providing our customers with the environmentally preferable solutions they need to reach their green procurement goals and gain cost efficiencies with program compliance."
The Staples Green Guide enables customers to reduce the environmental impacts associated with the use and disposal of paper catalogs. Highlights of the new online catalog include:
- User experience enhancements: Interactive features, such as eco-trivia and clickable imagery, help customers research and gather eco-conscious product information to make more informed buying decisions.
- Expanded and innovative product assortment: With more than 1,100 environmentally preferable products offered in the Green Guide customers can easily make purchases that meet specific environmental certifications such as GreenGuard Certification and Energy Star Compliance.
- Green procurement compliance: Easy-to-use features, including keyword and item number search functionality; the ability to bookmark pages and create and e-mail office supply "wish lists;" and click-to-buy functionality allow employees to seamlessly submit order requests to approved purchasers for ordering on Staples' dedicated e-procurement sites for business-to-business customers.