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NowDocs.com Partners with Staples.com; Same-Day Printing and Delivery Now Available Through the Staples.com Business Solutions Center

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Monday, March 20, 2000 7:00 am EST

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ALISO VIEJO, Calif.

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NASDAQ:
SPLS
"NowDocs provides our customers with an excellent time-saving resource for their printing needs"

ALISO VIEJO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NowDocs.com(TM), Inc. today announced a strategic partnership with Staples.com to bring same-day digital printing and delivery to small businesses through the Staples.com Business Solutions Center. The agreement includes joint marketing opportunities with Staples.com and Staples Inc.'s office supplies superstores.

Through the partnership, for the first time, Staples.com customers can send documents for 2-hour printing and delivery service via Staples.com. Using the NowDocs capabilities, customers can have documents digitally printed, bound and delivered the same day in 13 top U.S. business markets, or next-day and second-day nationwide. Same-day delivery service will soon expand to other U.S. markets.

"NowDocs provides our customers with an excellent time-saving resource for their printing needs," said Jeanne Lewis, president of Staples.com. "Partnering with NowDocs exemplifies our strategy of hand-selecting and partnering with the best, most innovative, services providers to offer Staples.com's customers solutions to help them run their offices more efficiently."

NowDocs is revolutionizing the business of print and delivery. The company converges the convenience and accessibility of the Internet with high-quality digital printing and a worldwide distribution network for a variety of delivery options. In addition, NowDocs provides live customer service 24 hours a day, seven days a week and corporate customers are serviced by personal account managers.

NowDocs, a stand-alone Internet solution in its own right, is also uniquely suited to partner with a broad range of businesses to provide distributive printing and delivery solutions. Recently, NowDocs announced agreements with iCopyright.com (single source for article licensing and reprinting) and Salesforce.com (sales force automation specialists).

"This is another great example of how two leading edge companies can team up to provide innovative business solutions for their customers," said Brad Adamske, CEO and founder of NowDocs. "Now, Staples.com's customers can benefit from the full range of NowDocs' services from anywhere they can access the Internet."

NowDocs lets customers send professionally printed and packaged materials with just a few clicks - whether it's one or many documents to one or many recipients. Customers can access NowDocs from any browser, and there's no software to download. Key customer benefits include:

--Two-hour delivery across town or across the country, which allows several more hours to finish a project - or put it in clients' hands, faster than expected.

--Patent-pending print-preview technology helps catch errors and ensures the document will be printed as expected

--Virtual filing cabinets that provide convenience and security for frequently sent documents, such as contracts or marketing literature; stored on the site and accessible from anywhere

--Online address books that save time and can be private or shared by colleagues

NowDocs' strategic technology providers include FedEx (NYSE:FDX), for delivery, Xerox (NYSE:XRX), for worldwide printing, and Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO), COMPAQ (NYSE:CPQ), Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL), RedHat (NASDAQ:RHAT) and Sun (NASDAQ:SUNW) for enterprise computing.

NowDocs, founded in 1998, is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., with its technology center in Austin, Texas. NowDocs currently has 13 distributive print centers with the largest in Austin and Memphis, Tenn. Its investors include ComVentures, of Menlo Park, Calif., and Mission Ventures, of San Diego, Calif.

About NowDocs.com:

NowDocs.com, (TM) Inc. (www.nowdocs.com) provides corporations, business professionals on-the-road, and the SOHO (small office/home office) market the ability to upload files for virtual storage, digital printing, binding and a wide choice of delivery options including its flagship 2-hour same-day service. NowDocs also offers live customer service, 24-hours a day, seven days a week and corporate customers are serviced by personal account managers. Headquartered in Aliso Viejo (Orange County) California, with its technology hub in Austin, Texas, this privately-owned company currently has 13 print and fulfillment centers strategically located across the United States.

About Staples.com:

Staples.com is creating a leading business-to-business electronic marketplace offering a comprehensive solution for all of the office needs of business customers. Staples.com currently provides an electronic marketplace where small, mid-sized and large businesses can procure office products and business services and obtain business information and expert content. Staples.com includes the operations of all three of Staples Inc.'s (NASDAQ:SPLS) e-commerce sites, Staples.com, Quillcorp.com and StaplesLink.com.

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Contact:

NowDocs.com
Gregory Jackson, 949-448-4341
gjackson@nowdocs.com
or
Corporate Ink
Susan Keliher, 617-969-9192
skeliher@corporateink.com

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