Office Depot launches Android app for business customers

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Office Depot announced that it has launched a new Android app designed specifically for Office Depot business account customers. The Office Depot Business Solutions mobile application is now available for free download on the Android Market.

According to Office Depot, the mobile application has been specifically designed to bring Office Depot’s business-to-business website to procurement and administrative professionals within a smartphone device. This innovative application makes the procurement experience convenient, fast and hassle-free for thousands of customers contracting for office supplies through Office Depot’s Business Solutions Division, the company reported.

“Office Depot is always researching new ways to deliver convenience to our customers when it comes to purchasing products for their office,” said Barry Litwin, VP e-commerce for Office Depot. “This new application provides our business contract customers a truly unique way to purchase office supplies and manage their procurement workflow, even if they are outside the office.”

The new Android application delivers many of the same capabilities of Office Depot’s business-to-business website, including access to account specific pricing, the ability to utilize order attributes such as internal cost centers and billing codes, ordering via saved shopping lists, order tracking, and more. The app also features store lookup and allows for easy access to account information.

In addition, the mobile application features built-in approval routing and workflow function that enables managers to review and approve orders and requests while away from the desk via his/her smartphone. To further simplify the experience, the user’s desktop and mobile shopping carts are synchronized at all times, making ordering supplies at the office or on the road a seamless experience, the company said.