One of the country’s biggest workplace supply chains is coordinating with Apple. Beginning October 1st, Staples will sell iPads and iPods through its online shop, signing up with the ranks of such major merchants as Target, Walmart and Finest Buy.

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According to 9to5Mac, the online circulation offer is a tentative initial step as Staples intends to ultimately sell the iDevices in the physical shops. In order for this to occur, Apple presumably needs to see a specific quota of digital iPad sales met by the end of the year. Those figures will determine whether the business broadens the offer to consist of Staples retail centers.

Staples presently offers the devices online in Canada, and its success there’s thought to be responsible for the extension to the UNITED STATE market. Regis Mulot, Elder Vice President of Global Human Resources for the company, tweeted:

“After Canada, # Apple items are pertaining to # Staples in US. Terrific information!”

The retail chain just recently obtained a deal for accessories such as the Apple TV and the Magic Mouse, which the website’s source states “was a testbed to see if Apple products fit the taste of Staples’ customer base.” The new partnership begins in the nick of time for the launch of Apple’s next line of iPads which is reported to be happen October 15th.