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Staples Business Advantage

Top Recognition

 This supplier has received a Supplier Recognition Award from Cornell University for meeting or exceeding performance standards for product and service quality, pricing, order fulfillment, customer satisfaction, and social responsibility for all quarters of the program last fiscal year.

Cornell University has awarded a preferred supplier contract to Staples Business Advantage for the following products and services:

  • Office supplies
  • Desktop copy paper

Contract Benefits to Cornell

  • Deeply discounted pricing
  • Free one-day delivery to your desktop
  • A Web site providing access to thousands of items, designed exclusively for Cornell customers and incorporating the university's special pricing
  • A dedicated, toll-free number connecting you to a representative trained in Cornell needs, pricing, and service
  • No minimum order quantities
  • Use of the procurement card is allowed and encouraged
  • Experienced, dedicated outside sales personnel for any additional assistance

Go Green with Staples at Cornell University

Staples makes conscious efforts every day to address environmental concerns. SMS and Staples encourage you to select recycled copy paper, either 30% or 100%, when placing your paper orders. Visit the Staples punch-out site in e-SHOP to select from over 40 recycled copy paper products.

Ordering Information

Confidential Information: The following information regarding contracts negotiated with suppliers is confidential and must not be shared with anyone outside of Cornell University, as per University Policy 4.6, Standards of Ethical Conduct.

Supplier's Website

Access e-SHOP

Access e-SHOP

Staples Advantage for Cornell Employees

Staples Advantage is Staples' business-to-business Internet ordering solution. With Staples Advantage, you can order supplies electronically from your computer anytime. The site provides immediate access to over 30,000 products, with new additions daily, at your company's negotiated low prices! Gordon Gathany from Staples is your Service Consultant and can be reached at

Before using Staples Advantage for the first time, please register using the registration link below. Once you have registered, you may use the link for Staples Advantage for Cornell employees.

Register for Staples Advantage* (first-time users only)

*This page can be accessed by Cornell employees only.

Staples Advantage for Cornell employees (registered users only)

Order Address

Staples Business Advantage
320 North Jensen Road
Vestal, NY  13850

Telephone: (877) 826-7755
Fax: (877) 609-7770

Customer Service Representative

Gordon Gathany
Telephone: (877) 554-4006, ext. 105

Sales Representative

Maureen Vogt
Telephone: (877) 554-4006, ext. 303
Fax: (607) 387-4189

How to Obtain Information on Products and Pricing

Contact customer service.

How to Place an Order

Place orders through e-SHOP.

Other Applicable Charges

Not applicable.

Cancellation and Return Policy

Cornell may cancel any orders before shipment, without penalty. To cancel an order or return goods, please contact customer service.

Additional Cornell Key Contract Information

  • Contract reference #: RFP-40001-223-03, dated 05/14/2004

Cornell University Contract Administrator

For more information, questions, or comments about this program, please contact the following purchasing agent:

For questions related to individual purchase orders, please contact the SMS Operations Team at (607) 254-5300.


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