Staples Business Advantage

Staples Business Advantage (SBA) is UBC’s supplier for office related products.

Staples Business Advantage is the Commercial Division of Staples managing large strategic accounts such as UBC. Since 2003, UBC has collaboratively worked with Staples Business Advantage (SBA), as a Preferred Vendor. UBC and SBA are pleased to offer the Workday/EWAY integrated ordering portal, with streamlined processes, providing quality office supplies, copy paper and related goods at competitive prices, for an enhanced UBC user experience.

Key services

  • Basic office supplies
  • Copy paper
  • Toner and ink (other than for multifunctional devices)
  • Furniture (items that are portable)
  • Breakroom and facilities-related consumables
  • IT supplies (small IT items, accessories related to devices and peripherals)

Key benefits

  • No minimum order requirement for In Stock items
  • Free delivery
  • Live inventory status on Workday link to eway.ca
  • Dedicated Customer Care team to support order specific concerns, returns, warranty claims and order updates
  • New Escalation team to research and resolve complex concerns 
  • Additional benefits from Staples Business Advantage
  • Streamlined access to a wide range of competitively priced, commonly consumed office supplies and other related items
  • Value added benefits (at no cost to UBC): training seminars, sampling of private label products, ergonomic program with UBC Human Resources, best value product recommendations from specialists, site-assessments for furniture projects,  and comprehensive sustainability initiatives
  • Dedicated experienced Account Manager and knowledgeable Product Category Specialists to support users with their office supplies, copy paper, toner, furniture, breakroom, office PPE and technology requirements
  • Distribution of office supplies on the Point Grey campus through the UBC Bookstore delivery service, UBC Campus Mail, reduces the number of large vehicles on campus, which ensures pedestrian safety and enhances UBC’s sustainability values
  • Product research and special price negotiation for new sustainable items like Sugar Sheet copy paper

Purchase all Staples Business Advantage related products with UBC pricing by using the Staples Business Advantage Catalogue in Workday. 

Contact information

Kathleen Hatami
UBC Vancouver Account Manager
Kathleen.Hatami@staples.com 

Alan Homeniuk
UBC Okanagan Account Manager
Alan.Homeniuk@staples.com

Customer Care (for specific order inquiries)
easyservice@staples.com