A Glimpse into the Wondrous World of a Warehouse

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Our warehouse and delivery teams are vital to our success. Working together, they deliver worklife solutions, ensuring our customers’ orders arrive on time and with the utmost level of care. This is no easy feat and it requires many different positions working together. Although we have several roles within our warehouses, from maintenance techs to delivery drivers, I’m going to take a second to teach you about two key fulfillment roles, breakpack pickers and material handlers. In breakpack, workers fulfill online orders with a focus on quality and rate of speed. Essentially, think of what it’s like to go shopping and fill a cart. This is what our breakpack pickers are doing, only the cart is a shipping box and the shopping list is a customer’s online order. Supporting these pickers, material handlers move and replenish products within the warehouse, either manually or by use of equipment, to restock, unload trucks and fulfill orders.

Just like the roles may vary, so do our warehouses themselves. Each warehouse environment is unique. Some are big, some are small, some have multiple floors, some have different equipment. What doesn’t change, however, is the level of teamwork exhibited within. But don’t just take my word for it, hear from some of our warehouse workers themselves:

Boris, Fulfillment Center Manager

“Inclusion is important here. Every associate brings something unique to the table and it’s crucial that they have the ability and the autonomy to be able to do what they do best.”

Michaela, Breakpack Order Picker

“In my role, I like that I can move around and not be tied to a desk all day. I also love the people I partner with.”

Nathan, Material Handler

“I enjoy working at Staples because it’s a family-based atmosphere. A warehouse environment can be a little chaotic, but it’s fun and interesting. No two days are the same and that’s something I love.”


Want to work with Boris, Michaela, or Nathan? Join our warehouse team and partner with incomparable colleagues and innovative technology to deliver worklife solutions to an office near you. Visit our careers site to find your opportunity today.