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xpedx Targets U.S. Businesses and Consumers With xpedxstores.com

Press release from the issuing company

CINCINNATI, May 19 -- xpedx has launched xpedxstores.com, a new e-commerce website that offers businesses and consumers a wide variety of quality papers, office products, packaging, party and janitorial supplies in small quantities.

xpedxstores.com is the website of the xpedx Stores Division, which operates a network of 150 retail stores in North America and has more than 75,000 business customers. Stores operate under the names xpedx Paper Store, xpedx Paper & Graphics, Arvey(TM), if it's paper!(TM) and PickQuick Papers(TM). xpedx is the largest North American distributor of printing papers and graphics supplies and equipment.

xpedxstores.com offers more than 15,000 products in the following categories: announcements and invitations, business and office, catering, desktop digital, equipment, filing and storage, gift packaging, graphics, janitorial, pack and ship, paper and envelopes, paper crafting, party, presentation and binding and specialty paper.

The new site offers round-the-clock ordering availability, quick order turnaround and access to the xpedx Stores inventory. It also offers tools to help customers easily select paper and other supplies. Special promotions and discounts are available.

Steve Bowden, vice president and general manager of xpedx Stores, said the new site is a "one-stop source for a wide variety of supplies for your business or home. You can quickly get what you need, in the amount you want."

Bowden added that xpedx "carefully set about developing xpedxstores.com so that it is intuitive, easy to use and helpful for all customers, whether they are a printer, a small or mid-size business or an individual."

"The launch of xpedxstores.com enables businesses to purchase essential supplies -- and, for the first time, invites consumers to be a part of the xpedx retail buying experience online," added David Wallace, xpedx director of customer service and eBusiness. "xpedxstores.com is another important step toward our goal to make it as easy as possible to do business with xpedx."

Businesses that have already used xpedxstores.com say it increases their productivity and streamlines purchasing. Site capabilities include a customized list of frequently ordered supplies and real-time access to purchase, payment and invoicing history. "By delivering information when they need it and in a convenient manner, we also help our customers become more efficient," said Wallace.

Products ordered on the site are available for either store pickup or air/ground delivery. If products are not immediately available, they generally can be within 48 hours.

Customers place orders using a secure credit card payment. xpedxstores.com uses SSL certificate technology from Equifax(R), a global leader in e-commerce security.