SOURCE: Where2GetIt

September 11, 2007 14:30 ET

Office Depot Reaches Customers With Where2GetIt Mobile Business Locator Service

Mobile Browser Delivers Maps, Driving Directions and Contact Information for Office Depot Retail Stores

ANAHEIM, CA--(Marketwire - September 11, 2007) - Where2GetIt, provider of Web- and mobile-based locator technology, is providing Office Depot (NYSE: ODP), a leading global provider of office products and services, with solutions that enable customers to find their local Office Depot retail store faster than ever before.

The Where2GetIt Mobile Browser serves as a wireless version of the company's Business Locator, both of which are used by Office Depot. The Mobile Browser is specifically designed for smaller mobile screens to allow for quick access to store location information. After logging onto www.officedepot.com on a Web-enabled mobile device such as a cell phone or PDA, users simply enter their zip code or city and state to find nearby Office Depot locations. Users can also click the phone number in the "location results" area to be directly connected to the nearest Office Depot from their mobile phone.

"With the Where2GetIt mobile technology, customers can conveniently use mobile devices to find Office Depot locations in a matter of minutes -- even when they are away from the home or office," said Noah Maffitt, Director of E-Commerce for Office Depot.

The Where2GetIt Business and Mobile Locators are designed to match the look and feel of a retailer's or manufacturer's Web site and can be set up as a hosted solution or with Web Services. More than just interactive maps and driving directions, the Business and Mobile Locators are customizable and configurable to meet a company's specific needs.

"Office Depot shares our dedication to providing excellence in customer service and is one of the many companies that recognize the power of reaching customers anywhere, anytime with our Mobile Browser and Business Locator services," said Manish Patel, Where2GetIt founder and CEO.

Where2GetIt provides a unique combination of usability, robust database management and statistics collection capabilities, making it one of the most versatile and powerful locator solutions available. The Where2GetIt Business Locator offers enhanced features including client administration and reporting and lead management, as well as the capability to post coupons and events within the local listing.


About Where2GetIt

Since 1997, Where2GetIt has helped customers locate products and services, online and locally. The company offers comprehensive Web-based product locators for manufacturers, both online and locally, as well as Web- and mobile-based business locators for, retail stores, restaurants and agencies. Where2GetIt serves more than 550 brands worldwide. Headquartered in Anaheim, Calif., the company also has offices in the greater Chicago area. For more information, visit www.where2getit.com.


About Office Depot

Office Depot provides more office products and services to more customers in more countries than any other company.

Incorporated in 1986 and headquartered in Delray Beach, Fla., Office Depot has annual sales of over $15.4 billion, and employs approximately 52,000 associates around the world. Currently, the Company sells to customers directly or through affiliates in 43 countries.

Office Depot is a leader in every distribution channel -- from retail stores and contract delivery to catalogs and e-commerce. As of June 30, 2007, Office Depot had 1,186 retail stores in North America and another 369 stores, either company-owned, licensed or franchised, in other parts of the world. Office Depot serves a wide range of customers through a dedicated sales force, telephone account managers, direct mail offerings, and multiple Web sites. With $4.7 billion in online sales during the last twelve months, the Company is also one of the world's largest e-commerce retailers.

Office Depot's common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ODP and is included in the S&P 500 Index. Additional press information can be found at: http://mediarelations.officedepot.com.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Vickie McGee
    VP of Marketing & Business Development
    Where2GetIt, Inc.
    714.660.4857
    vmcgee@where2getit.com