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<< Back's Office Supplies Store Is Now Open for Business
New Store Carries More Than 500,000 Unique Products

SEATTLE, Jun 23, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- (Nasdaq:AMZN) today announced the launch of its Office Supplies store ( - a single shopping destination that offers competitive prices on hundreds of thousands of products for the classroom, home office, small office, corporate office and everything in-between. The new store includes a selection of more than 500,000 products from thousands of manufacturers, including both well-known and hard-to-find brands such as Avery, Hammermill, Papermate, Midland Paper, Russell+Hazel and Raymond Geddes.

As an introductory offer, customers will receive special savings on select Sharpie, Uniball, Expo, Mr. Sketch, Papermate, Vision Elite, Pentech and Zipnotes products now through June 29, 2008. For more details, visit

We are thrilled to offer our customers an easy and convenient way to find and discover everything they need to outfit their office or classroom, said Chris Rupp, director of merchandising for computers and office supplies. With our enormous breadth of selection, we have paper, pencils, sticky notes, pushpins and much more, all available for purchase with the click of a mouse, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Office Supplies store provides all of the tools and helpful information that customers have come to know and trust including robust product information, customer reviews, bestsellers, active customer discussion boards, tag communities and image uploading. In addition, thousands of office supplies and products are eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping or free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime.

Visitors to's Office Supplies store will find and discover a deep selection of products and more than 200 brands in the following areas:

-- Staplers and Punches               -- Tape, Adhesives and Fasteners
-- Writing and Correction Supplies    -- Presentation Supplies
-- Paper and Printable Media          -- Education and Crafts
-- Envelopes, Mailers and Shipping    -- Filing Products
   Supplies                           -- Ink and Toner
-- Calendars, Planners and Organizers -- Lab and Scientific Supplies

About, Inc., (NASDAQ:AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection., Inc. seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as books, movies, music & games, digital downloads, electronics & computers, home & garden, toys, kids & baby, grocery, apparel, shoes & jewelry, health & beauty, sports & outdoors, and tools, auto & industrial.

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This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to competition, management of growth, new products, services and technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment center optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption, significant amount of indebtedness, inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud. More information about factors that potentially could affect's financial results is included in's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007, and subsequent filings.

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