Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), the world's largest office solutions provider and one of the biggest internet retailers, today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Managed by Q, a web-based technology platform that connects business with the services they need to run a workspace and consolidate vendor management, to offer Staples' business customers a one-stop shop for everything an office manager needs, including new services to Staples. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161117005259/en/ Staples will now provide customers in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco access to Managed by Q's suite of office services. The platform lets users hire, communicate with, pay and review providers of over 100 different services, from cleaners and handymen to IT support and even workplace yoga. In the coming months, Staples and Managed by Q expect to expand the service and create more solutions that make it easy to run the office. "Partnering with Managed by Q directly supports Staples' previously announced strategy to focus on providing mid-market customers even more products and services beyond traditional office supplies," said Neil Ringel, executive vice president, Staples Business Advantage. "Office managers at mid-market companies are constantly looking for ways to streamline their workday and save time, and we've now made it easy for them to keep their workplace running by giving them one place to interact with their office management vendors." "We're very excited to accelerate our growth nationally through a relationship with Staples," said Dan Teran, Co-Founder and CEO of Managed by Q. "Staples has built an amazing business around the needs of office managers, so connecting to our market leading services platform is a natural fit and a real win for office managers everywhere" With this partnership, Managed by Q will get access to Staples growing customer base of small and medium sized businesses, while Staples customers can now access a significantly expanded suite of office services. Staples is again bringing an innovative offering to market to solve the pain points of the office manager, similar to the recent announcement of a digital "Easy Button" for ordering and customer service. "The strength of Managed by Q's technology and customer service aligns with Staples' brand promise to help businesses make more happen," said Faisal Masud, executive vice president, global e-commerce, Staples. "Managed by Q is truly a digital platform for the office that gives Staples' customers access to whatever help they need, whenever they need it."