DiscountOfficeItems.com Ranks No. 489 on the 2009 Inc. 500 List

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Inc. magazine ranked DiscountOfficeItems.com number 489 on its 28th annual Inc. 500, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The Columbus, Wisc. business ranked 22nd among all retail stores with a 3-year growth rate of 536.2 percent.

We're excited to be recognized on the Inc. 500 list and it's a testament to the hard work of all of our employees

Inc. magazine ranked Discount Office Items.com number 489 on its 28th annual Inc. 500, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The Columbus, Wisc. business ranked 22nd among all retail stores with a 3-year growth rate of 536.2 percent.

"If you want to know which companies are going to change the world, look at the Inc. 500," said Inc. editor Jane Berentson. "These are the most dynamic, fast-growth companies in the nation, the ones finding innovative solutions to problems, creating smart systems, and inventing products we soon discover we can't live without. The Inc. 500 list is Inc. magazine's tribute to American business ingenuity and ambition."

Past members of the Inc. 500 list include Microsoft, Jamba Juice and American Apparel.

DiscountOfficeItems.com earned more than $10 million through online sales in 2008. The company sells office supplies, office furniture and technology items nationwide through its website http://www.DiscountOfficeItems.com, emphasizing low prices, wide variety and fast shipping.

"We're excited to be recognized on the Inc. 500 list and it's a testament to the hard work of all of our employees," said Tim Horton, CEO of DiscountOfficeItems.com. "It's been an exciting year to be named to the Inc. 500 list as well as one of the Top 500 online retailers according to Internet Retailer magazine. It proves that by offering low prices on office supplies and furniture with a high level of service that you can build a loyal customer following. We are very excited about our future growth opportunities."

Earlier in the year, Internet Retailer Magazine ranked DiscountOfficeItems.com 478th overall on its list of America's top 500 online retail stores.

About DiscountOfficeItems.com
DiscountOfficeItems.com was founded by brothers Tim and Jim Horton in 2004, as a division of Deal Express LLC, and sells over 47,000 office supply products to schools, government agencies, hospitals, and businesses of all sizes. The site carries all major office supply brands including HON, Avery-Dennison, 3M, Sanford, Rubbermaid, Smead and Wilson Jones. DiscountOfficeItems.com ships orders from more than 80 distribution centers throughout the United States to offer next day delivery.

About Inc. Magazine
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures LLC, Inc. (http://www.inc.com) is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today's innovative company builders. With a total paid circulation of 712,961, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology. Visit us online at Inc.com.

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