Sometimes long term partners have an opportunity to strengthen their business alliances by expanding their overall impact on their customer base – small and medium businesses (SMBs). Xerox and Staples have been working together for nearly 20 years, helping customers and SMB improve the way they work and increase their productivity. The business supply giant has long served as a retail location for customers looking to purchase Xerox printing solutions, while Xerox has provided a fleet of production print devices to support Staples’ nationwide Print & Marketing Service Centers.

Xerox has remained on the cutting edge of technology innovation and to its mission of helping small and medium size businesses (SMBs) improve the flow of work. That evolution continues with the recent introduction of the Staples self-serve kiosk. Built by Staples, Xerox and Electronics for Imaging (EFI), this new kiosk allows customers to scan and print with Dropbox, Google Drive, and USB capabilities in addition to access to email or fax features independent of the print center, on their own time and without the help of a store clerk. Customers can quickly and efficiently handle simple tasks, saving them time and boosting productivity, while still enjoying the quality and reliability of Xerox products with the outstanding service they’ve come to expect from Staples.

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Custom-built exclusively for Staples, the Staples self-serve kiosk is unlike anything else on the market. It offers the printing capabilities of the Xerox WorkCentre 7800 Series Multifunction Printer (MFP) with a new Android-based, easy-to-use touch screen positioned right on top of the MFP. Credit/debit payment, usage and receipt functionality work seamlessly right at the printer. Customers also have the option to scan in coupons or use their Staples customer loyalty card.

Xerox and Staples collaborate to help your business grow

This shared vision for improving productivity for small and mid-size business clients took nearly two years to realize. The result is a breakthrough, industry-defining product that reinforces the commitment both Staples and Xerox have to help their small and mid-size business customers improve enterprise productivity levels.

An impressive 3,000 devices have been placed in Staples stores across the country since August 2016, and Staples is already seeing a positive response from customers and associates. Jose Bernal, Vice President of Production and Operations for Staples said, “The growth of traditional services like printing and copying has exceeded our expectations and new services like scanning and emailing are growing at a surprising clip.”

In addition to the influx of positive feedback from enterprise customers, the development team was honored with the Staples Innovation Award at the annual Staples Supplier Summit. The Innovation Award is given to projects that reflect breakthrough technologies which significantly improve both Staples workflows and the customer experience. The honor was bestowed on the self-service kiosk development team for their boundless commitment to executing this bold vision.

The Staples self-serve kiosk was a labor of love and we’re proud of what we have built together. If partnerships are an evolution, innovation is a journey that we are honored to team with Staples and Electronics for Imaging (EFI).

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