Kurt Peters , Executive Editor
Company`s Complete Custom Printing Solutions Now Available to Online Customers
CLEVELAND -- May 3, 2001 -- OfficeMax, Inc. (NYSE: OMX) announced today its e-commerce business unit, OfficeMax.com, has launched a new online CopyMax custom printing service at www.officemax.com or www.copymax.com. The Company said the site`s new CopyMax service offering allows customers to design, proof and order custom-printed stationery products and office supplies from over 32 categories including full-color business cards, letterhead, promotional items, customized stamps, business forms, banners, apparel and more. OfficeMax said the new CopyMax site is powered by iPrint, inc. (NASDAQ: IPRT) and utilizes iPrint`s XML-CommerceConnect(TM) technology to streamline customer transactions.
In addition to a diverse product offering, OfficeMax said its online CopyMax service also helps customers save money and learn valuable information to help their businesses. The site provides exclusive printable in-store coupons that customers can redeem at CopyMax inside OfficeMax retail superstores for special offers on color copying, binding, laminating and much more. CopyMax.com also features helpful articles and tips so customers can get the most out of their custom printed materials.
"The CopyMax services at OfficeMax.com provide both our online and offline customers a complete printing destination," said Ryan Vero, OfficeMax`s executive vice president of OfficeMax.com/Direct. "By integrating the online CopyMax services with our retail locations, we have created a true one-stop shopping solution that can accommodate the printing needs of not only small businesses, but medium-to-large corporations as well."
Mr. Vero also said the new online CopyMax services are consistent with the Company`s mission to be the Productivity Ally for small businesses by providing them the goods and services they need to run their offices more efficiently. Currently, OfficeMax.com is one of the Internet`s top e-tailers, offering visitors over 30,000 items, free delivery on orders over $50 and a credit card security guarantee. Additionally, customers can take advantage of other OfficeMax.com Business Services, online resource centers for small business, offering an array of marketing, finance, communications and eBusiness solutions.
OfficeMax operates 955 full-size U.S. superstores in 49 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In addition to offering office products, business machines and related items, OfficeMax superstores also feature CopyMax and FurnitureMax, store-within-a-store modules devoted exclusively to print-for-pay services and office furniture. Additionally, the Company reaches customers with over 30,000 items through its award winning eCommerce site, OfficeMax.com, its direct-mail catalogs and its outside sales force, all of which are serviced by its 19 delivery centers and two national call centers. Through joint venture partnerships OfficeMax also operates stores internationally in Mexico and Brazil.
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CopyMax is a registered trademark of OfficeMax, Inc.
iPrint is a registered trademark of iPrint.com, inc. CommerceConnect is a trademark of iPrint.com, inc. Other marks are property of their respective owners.
This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any information in this press release that is not historical information is a forward-looking statement which may be identified by the use of language such as "may," "will," "should," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "estimate," "believe," "think," "continue" or variations thereof. The forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those stated, projected or implied in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include those described in Exhibit 99.1 of the Company`s Annual Report on 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 22, 2000, and in other reports and exhibits to those reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following: risks associated with development, implementation and execution of new business processes, procedures and programs (including the SAP installation, the Company`s PowerMax and MaxProcess initiatives and the rollout of the Gateway store-within-a-store program).