Harland Business Solutions Signs Agreement with Staples.com to Offer Checks Online
Monday, February 26, 2001
ATLANTA (February 26, 2001) -- John H. Harland Company (NYSE: JH) has signed an agreement with Staples.com, Staples Inc.'s electronic marketplace that provides office supplies, services, content and community over the Internet, to offer computer checks to Staples.com's small business customers at http://staples.harland.net. Through the agreement, Staples.com, becomes the first office supply Web site to offer Harland's Business Solutions online. "At Staples.com, we're doing the same thing in services that we did with office supplies years ago; we save our customers time and money," said J.B. Lyon, vice president of business services for Staples.com. "Harland is the next logical addition in our one-stop destination for the products and services small businesses need everyday. Computer checks help simplify finances by saving customers time and reducing accounting errors." "This agreement is an opportunity for Staples to better serve customers through both its retail locations and Web site," said Elise Scanlan, director of sales for Harland Business Solutions, Harland's business unit focused on serving the small business customer. "Staples is the first of our business customers to offer checks through the Internet, and we are very excited about the potential for growth in this area." Harland Business Solutions has provided traditional and software-compatible checks and related products and services to Staples' customers for three and a half years through Staples' Copy Centers. Harland's computer checks are compatible with all the leading brands of accounting software such as Intuit, Microsoft and Peachtree. Customers will still be able to order checks through Staples Copy Centers but now as part of this agreement, they will have another convenient alternative for placing orders.