In its second-largest acquisition, Amazon buys the company for $970 million.
It’s the 21st e-commerce site for the office supply chain.
Staples Inc. has launched an e-commerce site in Australia, the 21st global site for the U.S.-based office supply chain.
The site, Staples.com.au, was launched in early November and is aimed primarily at serving smaller companies in Australia, says Steve Bussberg, senior vice president of Staples Business Delivery, the business unit responsible for the chain’s e-commerce operations.
“The web site was the perfect vehicle to bring our great selection of office products to small businesses,” Bussberg says.
Staples is No. 2 in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide.