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Office Depot, Chegg form campus headquarters


BOCA RATON, Fla. — Office Depot is not forgetting college students during the highly competitive back-to-school season, and to meet that segment’s unique needs, it has teamed up with Chegg, a student hub that offers various services to college students, including textbook rentals.

Office Depot is leveraging the partnership with the connected learning platform to position itself as a college supply headquarters, and offering college students, including those making the transition from high school to their freshman year of college, deals on essential college products and services, a college checklist and best-in-class advice.

The office supplies retailer is also offering students a chance to win school essentials, including the latest technology devices and supplies, in the Countdown to College Giveaway—sponsored by Chegg and featuring prizes from Office Depot.

“As with all levels of education, college students need to be equipped with the right tools to succeed,” said Bob Moore, EVP and chief marketing and merchandising officer for Office Depot. “At Office Depot, we will not only help them find the latest in technology, services and supplies, but also provide educational guidance in order to make each year fulfilling as possible.”

In association with Chegg, Office Depot will also produce co-authored tips and articles to help students prepare for each school year. The retailer will also have college themed pre-paid gift cards that give students access to Office Depot’s supplies and tech and printing services and products.

Chegg connects students to the people and tools designed to facilitate their college education. Students can use the platform to find homework help, select courses, review eTextbook and textbook options as well as check out school and scholarship connections. Chegg began as a textbook rental company and has evolved into a student hub where students can stay connected.

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