Staples invests in e-commerce

Framingham, Mass. -- Staples announced the opening of a new e-commerce innovation center in Kendall Square in Cambridge, Mass. The office will house teams responsible for designing and implementing innovative new e-commerce solutions for the business customers who shop Staples websites and stores.

Staples is adding IT, product management, usability and creative positions as it continues to invest in the multi-channel customer experience across mobile devices, desktops and stores. The company recently announced the launch of a new smartphone app as well as a new mobile optimized website.

“Cambridge is a hub of innovation, with both world-class universities and technology companies,” said Brian Tilzer, VP e-commerce and business development for Staples.com. “Staples new e-commerce innovation center will become the home to some of the world’s best e-commerce talent with the goal of rapidly bringing breakthrough new ideas to market in emerging online technologies like mobile commerce and social media.”