Let’s use Staples, the retail giant that’s dominated the Canadian business landscape for years, as a case study. First off, I give them high marks for style, with office furniture and accessories from Joe Mimran, the legendary design talent also responsible for Joe Fresh and Club Monaco. Just look at the pics below for a taste of how handsome the gry mattr line of office gear is. Look for more too in an upcoming POST Media column, in which I talk to Joe Mimran about creating inspiring work spaces.
As an independent creator, I appreciate the services Staples now offers, from printing to workspace design to tech support to delivery to furniture assembly. As hybrid home office models take off, people working from home will need not just office gear, but the practical supports that Staples now offers, from printing to workspace design to tech support to delivery to furniture assembly. On top of that, the local store, which I can walk to, has an extensive program for recycling office consumables, which is very convenient for me.
I like access to lots of great brands, and wide assortment. Because Staples is a retail partner for popular brands like Apple, Samsung, and Epsom, I can reliably order office gear or run over to the store. Bonus for me is that I like the layout, lighting, and assortment in Staples, so that’s never a chore. As a writer, I’ll admit that I’m always excited about shopping for pens, pencils and notebooks. Occupational hazard, I guess. But a relatively harmless one.
NOTE: This is not a sponsored post. I love my walks to Staples (4,600 steps round trip) and I love gry mttr design:)