Office Depot is adding a new category to its smart device offering.
The office supplies company, which sells Google Home Minis, Nest cameras and smart thermostats, has become a certified installation partner for Google and Nest smart home devices. Technicians employed through Office Depot’s CompuCom subsidiary will connect the units for customers, as well as integrate them with shoppers’ existing smart home devices.
Office Depot’s tech team received exclusive training, tools and live VIP support from Google. Since Office Depot’s Workonomy Tech Services is also a Nest Pro partner, its team of technicians is also available for customer installations. (Office Depot’s Workonomy platform offers comprehensive business services, enhanced with “human touch” expertise, to small- to medium-sized businesses.)
Installation services start at $99. However, during the month of December, customers will receive $20 off in-home or in-office installations. Customers can set up installations services at Office Depot’s approximately 1,400 locations, the company’s toll-free customer service line, or online.
“As a Nest Pro Partner, we are bringing the benefits of these smart devices to our business customers in an efficient, safe and secure way,” said Janet Schijns, chief services and solutions officer for Office Depot. “We want to free up more of our customers’ time so they can focus on their lives and their business, not setting up secure networks and reading installation manuals.”