Staples Prepares to Increase E-Commerce Assortment, Revamps Website

Holiday shopping on Staples.com (Nasdaq: SPLS) just got a little easier. The retailer has remodeled its website to make way for 1 million SKUs that it will be offering to include more product categories and make it more than just an office supply destination for the holiday shopping rush.

Currently, Staples.com offers about 200,000 products. New departments that will be coming to the website include power tools, medical devices and garden supplies, some of which will be offered from third-party sellers.

The new website launch comes just as Staples.com has introduced an updated price-match policy that allows customers to score lower prices on items sold and shipped by Amazon.com or other retailers with both retail stores and e-commerce sites beginning Nov. 3. "Almost 100 percent of the site has been tweaked in one way or another," Faisal Masud, executive vice president of global e-commerce told The Boston Globe. "It's a lot less busy and more oriented to finding what you're looking for and checking out."

For more:
-See this Boston Globe article

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