Will This Office Supplier Become the Newest Apple Retailer?

  • Like on Facebook
  • Share on Google+
  • Share on LinkedIn

Staples Easy ButtonOffice supply chain Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS) may become the next major retailer to offer Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) products through its online store. According to 9to5Mac’s exclusive inside source, Apple and Staples have already inked a deal that will allow the Staples Online Store in the U.S. to begin selling the iPad and iPod on October 1.

Although Staples already sells the iPad via its website in Canada, this would be the first Apple device distribution deal for its U.S.-based online store. Earlier this year, Staples began selling various Apple accessories through its website and brick-and-mortar stores in the U.S.

According to 9to5Mac’s unnamed source, the accessories distribution deal was a test run to see if Staples would be able to sell enough Apple products to warrant a full distribution deal. Apparently, the amount of Apple accessories that Staples sold convinced Apple that the office supply retailer should also sell the iPad and iPod products.

More Articles About:

To contact the reporter on this story: staff.writers@wallstcheatsheet.com To contact the editor responsible for this story: editors@wallstcheatsheet.com

Yahoo Finance, Harvard Business Review, Market Watch, The Wall St. Journal, Financial Times, CNN Money, Fox Business