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Staples invites suppliers to battle online for shelf space

To source new merchandise and services that appeal to customers working out of home offices, Staples is launching a virtual event this winter where suppliers can meet the merchant’s buyers to bid for their business. But first, suppliers must submit product proposals to win a spot at the virtual event.

Ecommerce sales increase 20% at Office Depot

Amid COVID-19 market disruption, third-quarter ecommerce sales rose 20% year over year for combined B2B and retail transactions and are on course to surpass $1.2 billion for the full year, Office Depot executives said last week. In contrast, total Q3 sales fell 9%.

Amazon Business makes it easier to reorder office supplies

Amazon Business is now letting customers automatically reorder office supplies like rolls of packaging tape and toilet paper via a Wi-Fi-connected weight-sensing portable shelf. Above: the Amazon shopping app and the Dash shelf used for stocking paper towels and other items.

The way to win: Adapt quickly and expect the unexpected

More than a decade since its launch, B2B distributor Sustainable Supply thrives by still “thinking like a start up,” says founder and CEO Brian Fricano, who will speak at this year’s virtual B2B Next conference.

Government agency tests $6 billion market with three e-marketplaces

The U.S. General Services Administration has awarded contracts to Amazon Business, Thermo Fisher Scientific and to test the use of commercial e-marketplaces as a secure and modern source of a general range of products purchased by government agencies, the GSA announced Friday.