UPS, Staples Partner on New Stores in China

Atlanta, United Parcel Service Inc. and Staples Inc. have teamed up to open a retail store concept together in China called Staples UPS Express.

The store combines office supplies and document-processing services from Staples with packaging and international shipping services from UPS.

The first two Staples UPS Express stores opened Monday in Beijing. Two more are slated to open in Shanghai by the end of 2007.

"The Staples UPS Express concept in China stems from a long-term alliance between the two companies," said Richard Loi, senior VP for UPS Asia Pacific and China District. "Our strengths, interests and commitment to China have led us to develop Staples UPS Express, which will offer customers a convenient, one-stop location for office supplies, document services and international shipping needs.”