Adding solutions such as those provided by Wasp Barcode helps meet the growing requirements of small business and fills a need beyond traditional office supplies.
Plano, Texas (Vocus) October 29, 2009
Wasp Barcode Technologies and Office Depot® (NYSE: ODP), a leading global provider of office products and services, today announced the availability of Wasp's barcoding solutions at Office Depot retail store locations nationwide and online at http://www.officedepot.com.
Office Depot will carry several Wasp products, including WaspLabeler and WaspNest. WaspLabeler is used to quickly create and print barcode labels for product, inventory, shipping and mailing labels. WaspNest is a value-packed suite that includes a barcode scanner, barcode labeling software and tracking software for basic inventory and asset tracking - all for less than $200.
"Office Depot is thrilled to be carrying this truly innovative product that is a must-have for any small business," said John Lostroscio, vice president of merchandising for Office Depot. "Properly managing inventory and assets can be very costly for a small business, but this new solution from Wasp provides a highly effective product that is extremely affordable for the traditional small business customer."
Having solutions on the shelves at Office Depot will be a great benefit to the millions of small business owners who regularly visit the retailer.
"According to our research, office superstores like Office Depot continue to grow as a preferred destination for SMB customers looking for affordable technology," said Ray Boggs, vice president of SMB and home office programs at research firm IDC. "Adding solutions such as those provided by Wasp Barcode helps meet the growing requirements of small business and fills a need beyond traditional office supplies."
Wasp's own customer research confirms the largely unmet need for barcoding solutions among small business owners, as well as the unique affiliation business owners have with their local office superstores.
"Office Depot's recent initiatives to provide tools, resources and support to small businesses demonstrates their commitment and effort to this important, growing segment of the economy," said Tom O'Shea, vice president and general manager for Wasp. "With the introduction of Wasp barcoding products to its retail shelves, Office Depot will be offering solutions that can have a significant impact on productivity and profitability. We are excited to have a retail partner with such passion and focus for helping small businesses."
About Wasp Barcode Technologies
Wasp Barcode Technologies provides data capture and tracking solutions designed specifically for small business. Products include inventory control, asset tracking, time and attendance, barcode scanners, barcode printers, and point of sale (POS) solutions. Wasp products help small business owners manage their companies more efficiently with improved productivity and profitability. Learn more at http://www.waspbarcode.com or call 866-547-WASP (9277).
About Office Depot
Every day, Office Depot is Taking Care of Business for millions of customers around the globe. For the local corner store as well as Fortune 500 companies, Office Depot provides products and services to its customers through 1,593 worldwide retail stores, a dedicated sales force, top-rated catalogs and a $4.3 billion e-commerce operation. Office Depot has annual sales of approximately $14.5 billion, and employs about 42,000 associates around the world. The Company provides more office products and services to more customers in more countries than any other company, and currently sells to customers directly or through affiliates in 47 countries.
Office Depot's common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ODP and is included in the S&P 500 Index. Additional press information can be found at http://mediarelations.officedepot.com.
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