Staples is pretty much the biggest name in stationery and office supplies today. They carry everything that is needed in the home or corporate office, from paper clips to computers. The company has more than two thousand stores in 26 countries. Not bad for a business which was founded in New England as recently as 1985.
The business grew out of the frustration of its founder, Thomas G. Sternberg, when a local dealer was unable to provide him with a printer ribbon. Steinberg decided that the solution was a stationery superstore which would carry everything a firm could possible need.
Within just five years of opening the first store in Boston, Steinberg had expanded into Canada. A year later the first British store opened. By its tenth year of operation, Staples had sales of more than $3 billion and had entered the Fortune 500 list.
Since then, the company has never looked back and now has 2,281 outlets around the world and annual revenue of more than $24 billion.
In 2007, Staples took a step forward in customer relations, introducing the “Staples Rewards” program which provides huge benefits for regular and large-volume customers.
Staples is now going one step further in customer service by conducting a massive survey of people who have recently shopped in its stores. All you need to take part in the survey is a receipt from a recent Staples in-store purchase. And, in return, you have a chance to win the company’s $5000 sweepstake.
How to Take the Staples Survey
- Make sure you have a recent receipt from a participating Staples store.
- Identify the 16-digit survey code near the bottom of the receipt.
- Go to the Staples survey website at www.staples.cares.com
- Enter your 16-digit code in the field on the page.
- Click the red “Start” button at the bottom.
- You will now be taken to the survey site.
Everyone would like a chance to win $5000. And Staples is providing that chance for anyone who takes their survey. Everyone buys stationery, so it’s not going to be a problem to make a purchase at a Staples store and get the 16-digit code which gives you your chance to win.