As part of a collaboration with Workbar, office supply chain Staples is introducing a new office-sharing initiative in three of its retail locations. These dedicated in-store spaces will be custom-designed for the Danvers, Norwood and Brighton locations in proximity to Boston, offering everything from conference and private phone rooms to Wi-Fi, printers, plus bottomless refreshments. This new offering from Workbar also perfectly complement Staples printing, marketing, technology and business services.
Since these in-store co-working stations will be operated by Workbar, members will be able to access pre-scheduled meeting spaces and other Workbar locations nearby, as well as an online community network filled with tips and other members.
In order to compete with the convenience of the online market, brick-and-mortar stores are positioning themselves as destinations that can offer more as hybrid retail spaces.