How will I know whether or not my order has been approved for credit and shipped?
When you place your order on the Internet, your credit card is not "billed" until your order is actually shipped from our warehouse. Most orders are approved for credit; if there are any problems, our credit department will attempt to get approval from your credit card provider first, without bothering you with a phone call. Otherwise, the credit department will call you and let you know as soon as possible so you can decide on another method of payment.
If you have ordered on Staples.com in a store and paid at the register, your credit card will be billed immediately.