STAPLES, Inc. Group 3. Introduction. Staples was founded in 1986 by Thomas Stemberg It is currently the #1 office retailer. Staples has annual sales of 11.6 Billion Dollars and employs over 58,000 workers worldwide in over 1494 stores in the US, Canada, UK, Germany.
#1. What is the strategic business value to Staples and their large business clients of the new web-based procurement system?
#2. What is the strategic business value to Staples and the value proposition to their consumer customers of Staples new clicks and bricks capabilities?
#3. What other e-business or e-commerce strategy would you recommend to Staples to help them gain a competitive advantage in their industry? Visit their website and those of some of their competitors to gain ideas. Defend your proposal.