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Staples adds Apple Pay support on the mobile web

Staples adds Apple Pay support on the mobile web

Staples now supports Apple Pay on the mobile web, allowing its customers to pay with Apple’s mobile payment system via their smartphone. Assuming they’re shopping on its “m.staples.com” website and using Safari, customers will be able to checkout using their iPhone’s Touch ID, skipping the usually extensive and cumbersome payment process. The mobile web support joins Apple Pay support both in Staples stores and through its iPhone app.

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Amazon Echo heads to Staples as exclusive 3rd-party retailer

Amazon Echo heads to Staples as exclusive 3rd-party retailer

Amazon has officially begun moving units of their hands-free, voice-command home speaker solution "Amazon Echo" with a 3rd party retailer. Staples.com will be the one place online - other that Amazon - where potential users can purchase the device. Amazon Echo will not necessarily be available in Staples physical locations. So in essence, this is just for people who like to shop at Staples online and can't be bothered typing in the full Amazon url to move from one webpage to the other to purchase this very Amazon-centric device.

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Staples Connect hub updated as smart home gets lower point of entry

Staples Connect hub updated as smart home gets lower point of entry

Staples is readying a refresh of its Staples Connect home automation system, with a new hub launching this fall packing more radios, and a price trimming for the existing model. The updated hardware - which adds ZigBee and Bluetooth LE, among other things - will arrive alongside a new in-store push for smart home tech, with Staples planning to put interactive displays in the aisles that will demonstrate how more than 150 connected devices can work together, such as lights, wearables, and thermostats.

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Staples 3D printing launches in two stores

Staples 3D printing launches in two stores

Staples has launched an in-store 3D printing service in two of its locations: New York and Los Angeles. With this, they aim to make 3D printing a service available to anyone who wants to have a product whipped up, and all the while helping get the 3D printing industry's consumer-level ball rolling.

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Staples Connect launches to tame the smart home

Staples Connect launches to tame the smart home

Staples has launched its smart home platform, Staples Connect, bundling third-party sensors, lights, wireless sockets and locks, and more, with a universal control hub that links them together. The $99 Staples Connect hub - which works with Honeywell, Philips hue, Lutron, Yale, GE, First Alert, and other brands of home automation kit - will be sold alone as well as in themed kits, such as for those wanting to take remote control over lighting or security monitoring, with a single iOS and Android app to manage them.

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Amazon Lockers pulled from RadioShack and Staples following nixed partnerships

Amazon Lockers pulled from RadioShack and Staples following nixed partnerships

As we reported last year, Staples agreed to place Amazon Lockers in its stores as part of a partnership that would perhaps be as beneficial for the retail chain as its online competitor. RadioShack also formed a partnership with Amazon, likewise putting the lockers in its stores, but now Bloomberg is reporting that both have nixed the agreements.

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Staples becomes first US retailer to sell 3D printers

Staples becomes first US retailer to sell 3D printers

While 3D printers having been for sale for quite a while now, it seems they're gaining enough popularity to begin selling in major retail stores. Office supplies retail chain Staples has announced that they will begin selling the Cube 3D Printer at its stores, becoming the first major US retail store to sell 3D printers.

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Apple accessories at Staples are available now

Apple accessories at Staples are available now

Earlier this month, Staples announced that it would become an official Apple reseller and would begin selling Apple products in its stores and online in the US. Today is the first day that Staples has begun selling Apple merchandise, and it seems they're starting out small for now, offering only accessories and other smaller products like the Apple TV and AirPort devices.

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Staples to begin carrying Apple devices

Staples to begin carrying Apple devices

It looks like Apple and Staples has come to an agreement that will allow Staple to sell Apple's products through its U.S. retail stores. The first confirmation came from Regis Mulot, Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources at Staples, who sent out a tweet saying, "After Canada, #Apple products arecoming to #Staples in US. Great news!". We assume that Regis Mulot was a little too trigger happy with his tweet because it was deleted soon after. Fortunately for us, many other executives has confirmed the agreement as well.


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Staples Easy 3D printing service set to launch in 2013

Staples Easy 3D printing service set to launch in 2013

Staples is set to launch its own 3D printing service in 2013 called Staples Easy 3D. Alas, however, it is slated for launch in Belgium and the Netherlands, so most of us will have to shelve our 3D models for now. This comes after a deal made between Staples and Mcor Technologies, bringing 3D printing to the average consumer.

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Staples to add Amazon Lockers to US stores

Staples to add Amazon Lockers to US stores

If you like to shop on Amazon.com for gifts or unmentionable items, and you don't want them to be delivered to your home some areas have Amazon lockers as an alternative. The Amazon Locker service is exactly what it sounds like, a locker unit placed in retail locations in some cities where your purchases are delivered rather than your home or office.

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