Staples adds Instacart delivery
Instacart continues to broaden its reach, striking a partnership with office retailer Staples to offer same-day delivery of its office essentials, cleaning products and breakroom products.
Staples US Retail carries a range of home office essentials, cleaning supplies and back-to-school materials, including its Tru Red private brand that includes notebooks, pens and office items, and Perk, a store brand of breakroom essentials, among other store brands for furniture or technology products.
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Staples’ Instacart delivery service is said to focus on the essentials, particularly in the age of helping shoppers stay safe during the ongoing coronavirus.
“Staples has always taken great pride in connecting our community with the supplies and support they need. As we navigate the next chapter of our new normal together, we have an increased responsibility to provide our customers a safe, clean shopping environment, whether they are coming into our stores, picking up a curbside order or getting that order delivered,” said Mike Motz, Staples US Retail CEO. “As small businesses prepare to reopen, and communities plan for the upcoming school year, we’re thrilled to partner with Instacart to enable a new same-day delivery option that is serviced by local community shoppers through their local Staples store.”
With the community in mind, the retailer also reimagined some stores that carry some of its store brand products and a limited assortment of goods, while using its space more community meeting rooms, co-working and more.