Amazon launches office supplies store

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Amazon.com has launched a new office supplies store on its Web site.

 

The store will initially feature around 500,000 products for sale, according to a company release. The new division of the Seattle-based online retailer will carry staplers, envelopes, writing supplies, adhesives, ink and toner and other office supplies.

 

Manufacturers whose products will be featured in the store include Avery, Hammermill, Papermate, Midland Paper, Russell & Hazel and Raymond Geddes.

 

The office supply store will have tools available on the rest of the site including customer reviews and discussion boards.

 

“We are thrilled to offer our customers an easy and convenient way to find and discover everything they need to outfit their office or classroom,” said Chris Rupp, director of merchandising for computers and office supplies at Amazon, in a statement. “With our enormous breadth of selection, we have paper, pencils, sticky notes, pushpins and much more, all available for purchase with the click of a mouse.”

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