Staples, Inc. is a public company that is listed and traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange. The company is based in Framingham, Massachusetts, and was founded in 1986. With 2,000 stores located in over 20 countries, Staples is one of the largest suppliers of business products in the country and operates an online website for Internet-based purchases. At Staples.com, consumers, small businesses and large enterprises can purchase all of the office supplies that they need for day-to-day operations. The store also sells computers, copy machines, fax machines, office furniture, breakroom supplies and mailing supplies. In addition, Staples.com offers many business services, including cloud computing and copy services.